Use the Print & Blade Cut Function of xTool M1

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With the Print & blade cut function, you can print a pattern on your material and have it cut from the material.


  • A computer with XCS installed
  • xTool M1
  • A printer that can be used
  • One or more patterns to be processed

Use the Print & blade cut function

1. Connect xTool M1 to XCS

(1) Use the USB cable to connect your device to your computer.
(2) Turn on your device.
(3) Open XCS, click Connect Device, and click your device in those found by XCS to connect it. 

2. Set the processing type

Set the processing type to Print & blade cut.


3. Edit the pattern to be processed

(1) Click Image or choose File > Import image... to import the pattern to be processed.


(2) Set the size of the pattern.

Note: The maximum processing area is 269 mm × 182 mm. Ensure that the pattern to be printed doesn't exceed the maximum processing area

You can set the size of a pattern by dragging it or entering the width and height.


To prevent the pattern from distortion, lock the width-to-height ratio. 



(3) Add an outline for the pattern.

Note: When you use the print & blade cut function, the design elements to be processed must include both a bitmap image and vector path. The bitmap image is to be printed and the vector path is to be cut.

Select the pattern and click Outline, and set the size of the outline. 


(4) Set the processing parameters.

Select the type of the material you are using. In this example, we use brown kraft paper.


After selecting the material, you can use the recommended parameter settings.


(5) Print the pattern on your material.

Place the brown kraft paper into the paper cassette of the printer, and click Process on XCS.


If XCS displays the message "The element is placed out of the processing area", drag all the design elements to the center of the processing area and click Process again.



Click Print. Ensure that all the design elements are within the printing area.


Click Print in the Print dialog box that appears.


If XCS can't connect to your printer automatically, you can click Find Printer to configure your printer manually. 

4. Place and cut the material

As prompted by XCS, align your material with the grids of the cutting mat and place it on the cutting mat, and align the cutting mat with the sides of xTool M1 and place it on the baseplate.

Click Next.

Before you go to the next step, XCS recognizes the material first and goes to the next step only when material recognition succeeds.


Click Framing, and then press the button on xTool M1 to start framing. You can observe the processing area through the lid.

To observe the processing area once more, press the button again.


If the design elements are to be processed in the expected area, click Framing completed.


Click Start in the upper right corner.


After you click Start, XCS sends the project file automatically to xTool M1.

Wait for the sending to complete, and then press the button on xTool M1 to start the processing.


Wait for the processing to be complete, and press Done.


This is the whole print & blade cut process. Use it to make your own creation!

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