Scanncut Canvas Tutorials

Importing Images for Printing

Scanncut Canvas has a cool image import feature that I really love. Its available to anyone who has purchased the Printable Sticker Starter Kit.

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I used it to make these Mason jar lid toppers.

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To use, import an image file (.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp) into Scanncut Canvas (SNCC) by selecting the Premium tab and then the first icon (paste image). canvas screenprint premium

For my example, I imported this simple apple graphic.

Note: SNCC sees your imported graphic as an object that you can resize, rotate, and align, but it doesn’t know it as something you can cut. 

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Since my goal was to print and then cut round Mason jar lid toppers, I dragged a circle shape onto the interface and resized to 3.25 inches. Then I aligned it centered with the apple graphic and then grouped the 2 objects. The circle will be the cutting line when I cut it using the direct cut process from my Scanncut machine.

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I wanted 4 circles, so I duplicated the grouping 4 times.

apple mason jar topperscreenprint

Name and save your design. Click the PDF icon under the Premium tab. This will export your design as a PDF to your computer. Print and then cut out using the Direct Cut method with your Scanncut.

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This was a very simple example using a very simple image, but it can do much more. Once you do it a few times and wrap you head around the process, you will come up with other uses for this technique. I hope you find it as fun and useful as I do.

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