What cord do I use to hook my cricut cake up to my computer to cut designs from MTC?
I use the same cord that connects my printer to my computer.
looks like this:
Don't want to sound dumb, but what's MTC?
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?
you don't need an SVG file. you can "trace" the image (e.g. jpg) in MTC.
How do I do that?
is the mat size always 12x6 in MTC?
no you can change it.
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!!!
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.
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.
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