The one downfall to creating rhinestone templates is that all the templates are created the same size. This ensures precision alignment and allows the stones to be lineup perfectly every time. However, if there is a small amount of 1 color, we can waste a lot of Magic Flock to make sure the templates line up. In this blog we will learn to save product, thus saving money when creating Rhinestone Templates using our Template separator and Magic Flock.
Magic Flock (Rhinestone Template Material)
TRW Design Wizard
Break it down
After creating your design or importing an already created design we will open the Design Wizard to the “Templates Tab”. (If you are opening a previously created template and it already has the weed boxes you can skip this step). Select the design and click the “Stone 2+ Cut” template option. This will separate each rhinestone color and size into its own template.
Normally we would match all four corners and then brush in each color. However, you can notice on the image above the red part of the hat only takes up a fraction of the template. Essentially, we are wasting the entire red portion of this template and do not need to cut it. Instead we will manually shrink the yellow boxes so look like the image below. (There will be two yellow boxes layered on top of each other because of the double cut. Delete the top layer, manually shrink the yellow box and once it is edited you can copy and paste the yellow box so there are two again). Since this design is closer to the top left corner, we will want to leave that corner untouched and edit the rest of the template to save space.
You can now send your cuts to the plotter as normal. When you line up the templates you will only have to match the smaller template to the left corner of the larger.
In this particular example, we go from a 9.4’’ x 6.3’’ template to a 2.6’’ x 2.8’’ templates. Saving us around $2.50 on just 1 cut! For 4-5 color templates, the savings per design could be $8-$12!