How do you cut glossy paper with a Cricut?
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Problem: Cricut machines are notorious for not reading the cut sensor marks on glossy printable vinyl surfaces. Glossy vinyl surfaces are too reflective for Cricut machines to read the sensor marks properly. Reading errors prevent the Cricut machine from cutting your printable vinyls.
Solution: Paste a matte tape (such as the Scotch Magic Tape) over the black cut sensor lines to minimize the reflection.
Figure 1. Matte Scotch Magic Tape from 3M. Photo courtesy of 3M.
How: Paste the Magic Matte Tape over the cut sensor lines as shown below. Make sure to cover all 4 edges of the black lines completely. The red lines are where the tapes were placed in this picture:
Conclusion: Works with no problem now!