Cut Sets

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Cut sets are very versatile. Here is an easy bullet point list of the uses and benefits:

  • Cut sets come with a variety of file types to cover the file needs for many different types of machines. We include .ai, .dxf, .eps, .gsd, .pdf, and .svg.
  • Our early "Cut sets" were called .svg files. These files are being replaced on LD. They only include .svg format
  • Cut it files may often have many layers. Each layer will be able to be cut out individually.
  • Cut it files are resizeable without a loss in resolution. There will be no pixelization ever. Files stay crisp and clean as they grow as big as you need.
  • Cut it files often include score lines on projects that need folding
  • If you LOVE the idea of Cut sets but don't have a cutting machine, you can use the .pdf files to print and cut the files with scissors.
  • Once you purchase a cut it file, you can download the whole set at once (usually around 15 images) or you can access one image at a time.

We sell a variety of cut it sets:

  • Cut sets: these are files that are meant to be flat and glue together in layers, much like a layered sticker would.
  • Cut projects: these are files that are meant to be built into 3-D objects. Envelopes, cards, paper houses, and cupcake wrappers would be included in this category.
  • Simple shapes: these are files that are simplisitic enough that there is only one layer. They are the easiest and fastest of the files to cut and make into projects of your own.
  • Cut tiles: these are not cutting files at all but are meant to be used in cutting machines. They are small .jpg or .png graphic files of repeating designs that will "tile" themselves over and over to "fill" a shape or image in your cutting machine software.
  • Print and cut: a print and cut file is a little more complicated. It includes a .png file that you print with your printer and a cutting file that you use to "cut around" that image. Every machine handles print and cut differently and it's up to you to learn your own machine and how it would handle a print and cut file.
  • Thin fonts: a thin font is a single-line font. A person can put a pen, crayon, or a number of tools right into the "claw" of a cutting machine rather than a blade and use the machine to "draw" instead of "cut". When you do that with a regular font (.ttf or .otf) the machine traces the outline of the font so rather than having a single line, you get a double line. At this point thin fonts ONLY WORK with Make-the-Cut software.
  • Sketches: a sketch is a file that you use with your cutting machine. Like thin fonts, you use a pen, crayon, pencil, or drawing implement in the "claw" of the cutting machine rather than a blade. The machine will draw whatever the sketch file is.

Examples of projects using cut it sets:

Projects that use Cut Its
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