Print and Cut help

So… i want to cut the green shape, and i want to print the text and not cut the text, but I can’t seem to do that. It appears that the only way I can print the words is too also cut them. I don’t want to do that. I can’t use the writing tool because they will come out as an outline because they don’t have writing options. Just to clarify, I’m working on this on my laptop, but this message us being typed on my phone- I rarely do ds work on my phone. Please help before I lose my mind …

Are you opening the SVG file? If you open the PNG file it should only cut the outline.

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:woman_facepalming: No I didn’t! I made it in DS, sleep deprived and hungry lol. I can’t believe it didn’t occur to me to make a png! Thanks @Kalie :heartbeat:

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You’re welcome, happy to help anytime! :hearts:

Sleep deprived and hungry is a recipe for disaster :laughing:

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This is where the Flatten command comes in handy.

Select the tag and the lettering inside it.
Go to the Actions menu and select “Flatten”.

That will create a single-layer print-and-cut item that will only cut the outer layer.

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Ohhhh great tip @tmana, I didn’t know this! :smiley:

“Flatten” is one of those commands those of us with vinyl blinders tend to forget. It came in handy last year when I made Smokey Bear 75th Anniversary t-shirts for the family.

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