Decide what size you’d like your logo to be (mine is 3 inches wide)
Click ‘text’ and type the name you’d like on your logo
Change the font to Santana-Black Regular (should appear in DS if you’ve installed the font onto your computer, though you may need to sign out and back into DS for it to appear. See more info about installing fonts here
Use the curve feature to curve your name (if this doesn’t work well you can also click ‘advanced’ and ‘ungroup to letters’ to rotate each letter individually
Once your name is perfectly positioned on the logo, select both the name and the logo and click slice
Delete any extra sliced pieces and you are left with your own personalized logo!
I also made this design 3 inches wide and added a weeding box around it to make weeding easier (more weeding tips here). I duplicated the leaves from the Happy Fall Y’all design a few more times so that I could cover the tumbler with them.
Now I’m all done designing and I can continue on to the mat preview. Here you should check that everything is showing up correctly. You don’t need to mirror your mats if you are using adhesive vinyl.
2. Cut Out Your Designs
For the Explore Air 2: Set the dial to ‘Vinyl’.
For the Maker: Choose ‘Vinyl’ from the material settings in Design Space.
Place vinyl shiny side facing up (backing paper underneath) on your green StandardGrip mat.
3. Weed Your Designs
After everything is cut out you need to remove all the excess vinyl, so that only your designs remain.
As a lot of the pieces in my design were very small (especially the hand-lettering), I decided to reverse weed most things. Reverse weeding can be a life saver for intricate designs!
Here’s a short explanation of how to reverse weed:
Place transfer tape over top of your vinyl design
Peel away vinyl backing paper from the back
Remove the excess vinyl (you are now weeding on the transfer tape instead of the vinyl backing paper)