Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Silhouette Portrait Registrations Marks

Silhouette Portrait Machine

So, I finally managed to play around with my Silhouette Portrait machine that I purchased over a month ago... BUT, for the past couple of days it was driving me bonkers because it wouldn't play nice! It wasn't detecting the Registration Marks, therefore, nothing was happening! The machine just makes some kind of noise like it was trying to do something and then it just sits there not doing anything! I tried adjusting it manually to register - no go. I tried cutting without the marks - no go. Things just didn't align properly - the cutting was so off the mark! Trying to calibrate or adjust the distance of the cut to the print didn't work, either! Grrr.... I was ready to chuck out the machine or sell it or return it... anything, really! I was beginning to hate this Silhouette Portrait that I was so excited to get!

After reading so many blogs and watching Youtube videos and trying out the suggested solutions (more light, calibrate it, etc), I came across a solution in one of the Facebook Silhouette groups that worked for me.

The Solution: Uninstall the latest software that came with the machine and install an older version (legacy v2.9.45). That was all I needed to do to get my machine working properly! O.M.G.

As a note:- the photo I used here is not my own.

Update: I have upgraded my computer and have been using the latest versions of the software for the Silhouette machine. It works well now.

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