If you have a KNK Maxx, you will be very interested in know that you can use SCAL3 with your KNK. SCAL3 for Mac is the only Mac program I have been able to find that works with my KNK Maxx cutter.

Note that the Mac and Windows versions work so watch the video for instructions on setting this up.

Everybody is raving about the Print then Cut function on the Explore. Beautiful results with very simple steps. It is truly easy to create fabulous stuff.

Watch my videos on my YouTube channel. Click right here to subscribe. I will tell you how you can win your very own Explore in an upcoming video.

There are also packages of the fantastic new Printable Vinyl and Printable Sticker Paper to be won. You will have them before anyone else because they are not even available through Cricut yet!!!

Good luck everybody.

A number of people have told me that they are not receive e-mail notifications whenever I post a new video to my YouTube channel. This video explains what you need to do to enable these notifications.

Simple for the experienced, but when you first start working with Silhouette Studio, these are critical settings that you need to be able to find.

I am working on some designs for my store and wanted to share these pictures that show how intricately the Cameo can cut vinyl with the right settings. If you look at the grid on my mat, you will see that the main parts of the words are 1/4" in height.

I will share my personal settings, but because every machine is slightly different, you should use my settings as a starting point, but then test with a small design on your machine with your materials. You might need to make some slight adjustments for your machine.

My blade is not brand new. In fact, I have been using it for several months. I always cut with a mat when I cut vinyl with my Cameo because I find it inevitably starts to take the vinyl through the machine crooked if I don't.

Note that I always use Oracal vinyl. This cut was made using 631.

I am using the setting for Silhouette Vinyl in Silhouette Studio, version 3. My blade was set to 2, I changed the speed to 6 and the thickness to 7.

Below is a close-up of the result.