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SherriMyers2 Offline
#1 Posted : Sunday, February 06, 2011 11:58:23 AM(UTC)

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So I have bought shelf contact paper so I can practice before I invest in actual vinyl but when cutting the inside of the letters are pulled up during the cut. I am not sure what needs to be adjusted. I am cutting letters so nothing fancy. I have it set on medium speed medium pressure and blade at 4. I have tried to slow it down and still not working correctly. I dont think I understand how the setting effect the actual cut. The contact paper is very thin so I am not sure how to adjust. Any thoughts???
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#2 Posted : Sunday, February 06, 2011 2:20:57 PM(UTC)

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Sherry - I love working with contact paper for my cards. In fact, I am using contact paper (I found a dark brown wood-grain look contact paper) on my soffets in my kitchen (so far trying to perfect a Rooster) and I love how the contact paper hugs to the soffet. It might sound a little chintzy; but, I really love how it looks. I had some sample cuts up for about six weeks and they never moved and came off the wall very cleanly at the end of the six weeks.

I actually use Blade Depth 6 on my contact paper. BUT, I have seen that you can do a "kiss" cut by using Blade Depth 2. The "kiss", supposedly, just goes through that top layer, so that the backing stays intact with the cut until you're ready to loosen it. The Blade Depth 6 does go all the way through. I don't mind fiddling with the backing a little to get it to come off.

Make sure the little arrow on your blade housing is pointing straight out at you (or a little left of where the arms clamp shut when you tighten your screw).

Just play around with your settings for a while to see what works best for you.

Good luck. Let us all know what you come up with; it helps us all.

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#3 Posted : Monday, February 07, 2011 2:51:36 PM(UTC)

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Here is a post from my blog about cutting with vinyl. This was my first time, and I think it turned out really well!
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