Piece Together Smaller Stencils Using Registration Marks
Cut Long Lengths of Vinyl Directly from the Roll
TOP TIP 1: Ensure the top of your vinyl is cut crisply and is as straight as possible
Cutting without a mat works just fine, but it's very important to load it straight. If your vinyl doesn't have a nice clean edge it may load wonkily or not at all. Similarly, if not cut square, you'll find the vinyl will eventually slope off it's rollers. The back of your vinyl will likely have a grid to keep you right and I recommend using a rotary cutter if you have one.
TOP TIP 2: Position Clear of Obstructions
I placed my Silhouette Cameo on the floor, making sure there were no obstructions
TOP TIP 3: Use Arrow Keys to Test Feeding
I used the arrow keys on the machine to feed the vinyl through and test that the vinyl would load through for long lengths without any issue. I was tempted to buy the roll feeder, but decided I wouldn't use it enough to merit the outlay (and storage!).
For more tip's check out How to cut without a mat on your Silhouette