How to Upload a SVG

First of all, you may be wondering…

What the heck is a “SVG”?

Well, it stands for “Scalable Vector Graphic” and is just a fancy name for the file type that works best with cutting machines like Cricut, Silhouette, ScanNCut, etc (almost all cutting machine types can use SVG files).

SVGs are highly preferred over JPG or PNG images for a couple reasons:

  • You can upload them as layered designs where you can easily ungroup the various pieces and cut them out of different colors.
  • They can be resized to any size without getting pixelated. Pretty cool, right?

Now that you understand what they are and why they are the best files to use, let’s walk through how to upload them into your cutting software!

In this video I will cover how to upload for all 3 of the most popular machine types: Cricut, Silhouette, and Brother ScanNCut machines:

Video Timestamps:

  • 0:00 How to Download and Unzip the SVG
  • 1:50 How to Upload to Cricut Design Space
  • 4:10 How to Upload to Silhouette Studio
  • 8:41 How to Upload to Canvas Workspace (ScanNCut)

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1 thought on “How to Upload a SVG”

  1. I don’t have a machine yet and I am trying to decide which one to buy. I need to figure out which one would be the easiest for me since I am not very techie. I am a stamper, die cutter and card maker. I have been trying to figure out the model numbers from the Scan N Cut and it is very confusing. I don’t even know which is the newest machine. I am not into different materials I would be using cardstock for most things. There is a whole new vocabulary to learn with designing. Any recommendations are and feedback are appreciated. Thank you.


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