Update: Thanks, Minties for all your support on this sale! You rock!
As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for the incredible support you’ve showered upon our planner sticker shop. Your enthusiasm for our designs and dedication to planning and organization have truly made this a remarkable journey. Our Black Friday sale is here to celebrate it!
As shared in our Instagram, to show our appreciation, we’re thrilled to announce a special Black Friday sale just for you! 🦃🍂 Enjoy a fantastic 30% discount across our entire shop. Whether you’re a seasoned planner pro or a newbie diving into the world of creative organization, there’s something for everyone.
Here’s how you can make the most of this gratitude-filled sale:
🛍️ Browse and Explore: Take your time to explore our extensive collection of vibrant and functional planner stickers. From daily essentials to themed sets, we’ve got you covered.
💖 Load Your Cart: Once you’ve found your favorites, load up your shopping cart. Don’t hold back – it’s time to treat yourself or find the perfect gifts for your fellow planning friends.
🎁 Spread the Joy: Share the love! Let your friends, family, and fellow planners know about the fantastic deals happening in our shop. After all, what better way to express gratitude than by spreading joy?
🕒 Limited Time Only: Hurry! This special Black Friday sale is for a limited time. Make sure to complete your purchase before Monday, November 27th to snag the 30% discount.
🚀 Thank You, Once Again: From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being an integral part of our planner sticker community. Your support fuels our creativity, and we can’t wait to continue this journey with you.
🎉 Shop Now and Save! Head over to our shop and enjoy your discount.
Wishing you a joyful week filled with stickers, plans, and gratitude!
Hi Minties! Let’s talk a little about an ongoing issue that’s been on a couple of people minds lately in regards with Silhouette Studio files for printables. This does not apply only to our digital files but seems to affect every file created in the Windows version of Silhouette Studio when opened for printing on the Mac version of Silhouette Studio.
GEEK SPOILER ALERT 👩💻
This post can get somewhat nerdy/geeky as Mr Mint has been doing research on this. Please bear with him as he’s just trying to help explain what is happening and to have you enjoy our digital files as much as possible. 🥰 Onwards with the content!
Who is affected
This is affecting those users on newer Mac computers released with the following processor families:
I’ll try giving some insight into it, from what I’ve gathered so far. 😉
Opening the Silhouette cut files on one of these Mac computers ends up with a “processing” pop up in Silhouette Studio. It never goes away after that. Also, you could try cut files from other companies and not see this behavior.
You’re not alone on this. There is an issue with files developed in Windows and opened in a newer Mac for printing. So far this approach is not working as expected. Unfortunately we do develop our digital files on Windows machines here @ Mr + Mrs Mint. There has been a number of clients contacting us with this issue. Sadly there has not been a solution to this so far.
This is an example of the behavior of the software in one of these newer Mac computers:
These so-new machines often use a translation layer (Rosetta 2) with old/not updated Mac software in order to try to run it on these new processors. This layer translates the usual Intel Mac processor code into ARM (Apple M1/M2 processor) Mac code. These translation layers can/do create issues as the translation is often not transparent or does not include all instructions a software could use and can change the behavior of said software.
This website helps with that: https://doesitarm.com (although I could not find Silhouette Studio there yet). There could be an assortment of these kind of websites trying to give a little scoop of knowledge on software support with M1/M2 Mac.
As a workaround, some clients have successfully opened their designs on a Windows computer without any issue. Dirty workaround though, although available to some. 🙈
There seems to be a version of Silhouette Studio for Mac that helps in this issue. The version in question is 4.5.152 which has been reported to be able to open these files without issue. The latest, as of writing, is V4.5.180 (higher) so you may try updating to the latest version and see if that changes anything.
(Technical workaround when nothing else works: In the case of an M1/M2 mac, my mind would definitely go towards spinning up a Windows virtual machine inside macOS but that is outside of the spectrum for some Silhouette Studio owners although I do know there is a good number of geeky Minties! There are some virtualization software for this, Parallels Desktop comes to mind from my Intel Mac days)
We do not use Mac computers on Mr + Mrs Mint for developing our Silhouette Studio digital files so we have no direct way to test/diagnose this issue ourselves.
(We do use Mac minis as home servers here! Even our original Late 2012 Mac mini is doing its rounds 24/7 as our main server with Unraid! But that’s content for another geeky post! Maybe soon! 😎 )