I have had a number of requests for more details on how I print and organise my cricut handbooks, so I have put together a tutorial on how I did this for you. (Click on the images for more detail)
I only wanted to print out the pages that showed all the different cuts on the cartridges and did not want the instructions or different languages. There are two methods of doing this, the quick method and then my preferred method. My preferred method includes the title of the cartridge and allows you to choose the orientation of the pages and how many pages you want to a sheet.
These files have already been organised in a handbook style but many do not always include the title of the cartridge of the first page when you print them out.
here. Find the cartridge you are after and locate where to download it from. NOTE: this method automatically print 6 pages per sheet
2) Download and save to your computer, then simply print out.
MY PREFERRED METHOD FOR PRINTING CARTRIDGE HANDBOOKS
1) The cricut cartridge library is no longer available on Provocraft's website. However, if you go to cricut website shop you can download the handbook there with a few steps. Search the cartridge you are looking for, click on details link, at the end there will be a "digital handbook" link to click and download. Save it to your computer.
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NOTE: Some cartridges either do not have a handbook or are not made available. The handbooks are now watermarked to protect provocraft's copyright.
2) Open the pdf handbook you need. NOTE: For printing the handbooks Do not look at the page number on the actual handbook pages but rather the page number of the actual pdf file at the top as the title is really page1.
Note the page number for the title page (page 1), then search through the handbook for the first page where the cut images begin (note this) and the last page number (note this too)
PAGES PER SHEET - I choose 2 by 4 to save paper but you can 2 by 3 if you want to.
Check the preview is correct then click OK to begin printing.
Place all the handbook sheets into clear pockets and then put into a file in alphabetical order. I always begin the first page of each cartridge in a new pocket then then place the following pages back to back.
I colour co-ordinated mine to match my cartridges
Orange/peach tabs are for font cartridges
Blue for shapes cartridges
Green for lite and seasonal cartridges