Here are some tips on how to use the different types of cut files to craft using your Cricut, Silhouette, or another cutting machine and design software.
A cut file is a digital image that was designed to be used with a cutting machine like a Cricut, Silhouette, Brother Scan n Cut or even a Glowforge.
Typically you'll see an SVG, PNG, EPS and DXF files. The file format you use depends on the cutting machine and design software you have.
TYPES OF FILE FORMATS
SVG files maintain colors and solid shapes as well as maintain the layers of the design if multiple layers exist.
WHAT IS AN SVG
SVG files may be used with Silhouette Designer Edition, Cricut Design Space, Sure Cuts a Lot, and Make the Cut.
HOW TO USE AN SVG
To design a cut file you'll want to use a vector graphics software like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and create logos, icons, drawings, typography, illustrations and more.
HOW TO DESIGN CUT FILES
If you want to create your own designs, then vector graphic software is an essential tool to make high quality files that can easily be cut on any cutting machine.