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First Circuit

It's time.

It's time to import the first circuit image into **ARC** to check that everything is working properly. We'll complete a test print with no cartridges installed first before continuing onto the first conductive print. [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "The below image is just a thumbnail!", "body": "Make sure you download the full size image by using the download link further down." } [/block] [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/aQ1X388rRRGQ4ZT1ZiQg_D2E1267E-AA17-4D77-B71E-B28D23550C9B.png", "D2E1267E-AA17-4D77-B71E-B28D23550C9B.png", "498", "400", "#dcdcdc", "" ], "caption": "Starter circuit image. Don't download this one, it's just a thumbnail!" } ] } [/block] **ARC** accepts images as print files and prints at 600DPI (**D**ots **P**er **I**nch). When you create your own design, make sure that you export with the correct DPI settings. The starter circuit image is a 600DPI PNG image file. [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Supported Formats", "body": "**ARC** supports the following image formats:\n* JPG, PNG, TIFF\n* SVG, PDF\n* GRB" } [/block] [**Download**](http://wiki.cartesianco.com/images/2/24/LED_light.png) the starter circuit image. Don't forget where you save it to! Now drag and drop the starter circuit image onto the print area in **ARC** **OR** select **File > Import Image** from the top menu. Reposition the circuit into the middle of the print area by clicking and dragging. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/7na8sdW4QRScZpMYzznF_Screen%20Shot%202015-03-05%20at%2012.03.35%20pm.png", "Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 12.03.35 pm.png", "609", "500", "#50a9dc", "" ], "caption": "Starter circuit ready to print." } ] } [/block] Next, we'll try a **dry print** without any of the cartridges installed. In the **Layout** tab of **ARC** click *Print*. A dialogue box will appear giving you the option to enter a number of layers and ask if you want to pause between layers and roll your print. We'll go into more detail about these options later. For now, just choose to print each image **1** time and deselect *Dry the printer after each pass*. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/KQGbvgebREinWvULgWdK_screen_shot_2015-03-05_at_6.29.31_pm.png", "screen_shot_2015-03-05_at_6.29.31_pm.png", "242", "172", "#3f94e4", "" ], "caption": "Print dialogue." } ] } [/block] **ARC** will process the image, upload the processed data to your Argentum, and then commence printing. The carriage will move from front to back as it prints. When finished, the carriage will move back to the *home* position in the front left corner of the print area. Success! Let's do this for real now. [**Next >**](doc:loading-substrate)