Pink Wishblade takes forever to cut

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Tita Posted: Sep 6, 2010 5:10 PM

My wishblade used to cut things fast, now it cuts a little bit, stops for 10 minutes, then cuts a little more, then stops for 5 minutes, then cuts a little more, and stops again, when it finishes, it takes another 5 minutes for it to release the mat (meaning the blade stays in the middle of the mat and takes 5 minuts for the blade to go to the side). I am cutting only my daughters name... Do you know what is happening? I am using the cut and create plus. Also, when it cuts, the top part of the word, or shape will not cut all the way, the bottom comes out and the top is still attached to the paper. I am using windows vista 32 bit

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The font you are using is corrupt - try another font. This typically happens with some of the freebies that we all love to download from the internet. When a font is corrupt it will cause the Wishblade to spool because it is trying to decipher the information being sent to it. Also if it doesn't have the complete font information it will cut incorrectly when it is finishes.

If you absolutely love that font there are a few things you can try my fix - 

  • Select the word and outline it using EFFECTS / OUTLINE - set your outline width to a really small outline in design central such as: 0.015in or less AND UNCHECK KEEP ORIGINAL in Design Central
  • Then go to ARRANGE / CONVERT TO OUTLINES 
  • Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but its worth a try.

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I have had the same problem with images created using the wishblade program. I was at a retreat this weekend and the room was literally filled with friends using their Cricut machines to complete scrapbook pages while my machine would take hours to go through the cutting process only to have the paper scored. I was soooooo embarrassed.

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The key is to stick with fonts from reputable companies and avoid loading up on the cheap or freebie fonts. Cricut's can't cut them either. 

Believe me I know, I'm the worst collector of freebie fonts! Print out all your fonts and keep them in a binder - this is great so that you can always look through and choose a font for a project - but more importantly if the font will not cut, or you get an error message trying to print it - then make a notation on your printout so you do not use it for cutting.

If your having problems with files that you downloaded, I would suggest doing the same thing - print the out in a binder and make notes about issues with the file. 

Try cutting the fonts and files before you go to a crop to avoid down time. 

Sandy

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