The Cut Line Distance calibration is intended to correct any actual measurement issues. 

In very rare cases, your Silhouette machine may be cutting the line distance incorrectly according to the line distance defined in the software.

NOTICE: Cut Line Distance calibration is not related to Print & Cut alignment issues.

When Is Calibration Necessary?

As an example, if you have a square that on-screen is intended to be measured as 2 inches width x 2 inches length, but the resulting cut job creates an object that is 2 inches on one side, but the other side is slightly longer or shorter, this would indicate an error with the Cut Line Distance.

Otherwise, be advised this type of issue is incredibly rare. If you proceed to run this calibration test when there is not actually an error, the resulting lines in your calibration test will always show that they are off.

Distance Calibration

To calibrate the line distance for your machine:

  1. Ensure your machine is powered on and the USB cord is connected to your computer
  2. Open Silhouette Studio
    NOTE: Update to the latest software version if you have not already done so
  3. Go to the SEND panel
  4. Right-click on the machine in the lower left-hand corner of the SEND panel
  5. Select 'Distance Adjustment'
  6. Click on the 'Print Test Page' button to print the calibration page displayed on your screen
    IMPORTANT: Print to a sheet of plain white copy paper
  7. Place the printed page onto your cutting mat exactly as displayed on the screen
  8. Load your cutting mat into the Silhouette machine
  9. Load a blade into your Silhouette machine
  10. Click 'Cut Test Lines'
  11. Measure the distance between the cut lines, between marks A-B and 1-2
    NOTE: Both distances should be exactly 20.0 mm
  12. Move the sliders to match the distance measured between each set of cut lines, as needed
  13. Test your distance adjustment by cutting and remeasuring the distances again.

Resetting Calibration

If for any reason you need to reset the distance calibration to its original setting, you can repeat steps 2 - 5 above, and then select the 'Restore Original Settings' button.