Cricut Cake Cord

Decorating By maddyscreations Updated 11 May 2010 , 1:41am by maddyscreations

maddyscreations Posted 10 May 2010 , 9:54pm
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What cord do I use to hook my cricut cake up to my computer to cut designs from MTC?

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Ivy383 Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:04pm
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I use the same cord that connects my printer to my computer. icon_smile.gif

metria Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:12pm
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looks like this:

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Maureen76 Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:17pm
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Don't want to sound dumb, but what's MTC?

metria Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:35pm
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Make the Cut (MTC) is software that allows you to hook up your cricut to your PC and design custom cuts.

http://www.make-the-cut.com/

maddyscreations Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:52pm
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my next problem is I am trying to take a jpeg file and convert it to a SVG file. I took it into inkscape did what I needed in there and then tried to save it as a SVG and thats where I get lost I then opened MTC and tried to pull the image in and couldn't find the SVG file I created.. What am I doing wrong?

metria Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:57pm
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you don't need an SVG file. you can "trace" the image (e.g. jpg) in MTC.

maddyscreations Posted 10 May 2010 , 11:07pm
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How do I do that?

metria Posted 10 May 2010 , 11:17pm
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File -> Import -> Trace from Raster/TWAIN
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maddyscreations Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:14am
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is the mat size always 12x6 in MTC?

metria Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:17am
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no you can change it.

maddyscreations Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:22am
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Thank you Metra you have been so much help, what settings do you find works best when cutting such as pressure and speed? I need a book such as MTC for dummies!!!

metria Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:24am
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i think the cricut manual has a page in the back with those suggestions, depending on what you're cutting. i have found that if you put the pressure too high, it may do squiggles instead of straight lines. try to keep the pressure and blade as low as required. do a test cut with a little heart or some other basic shape that's small so you don't waste too much time or paper. dah, or cake stuff. i only do paper.

BrightDelights Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:14am
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The USB cord that you need is a USB A/B cord. You can find them at walmart between $10-20 depending on the length of cord you want.

maddyscreations Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:41am
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Thank you again Metria! I used an extra printer cord, downloaded the driver and away I went with your help it was so easy. You saved me alot time and effort figuring it out. I am not an expert but you gave me a great start.. Thanks again

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