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CrafterBear Offline
#1 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:51:59 AM(UTC)
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I am making shower invitations and have cut the words Bridal Shower and started attaching them using my Xyron but I seem to have a lot of excess adhesive to rub off each word.Mad

I did rub the words down with my bone folder before removing the film. I would appreciate any tips on how to make this process quicker and easier. Thank you so much in advance for any help!!!

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#2 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:52:10 AM(UTC)
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I do the same thing. Sometimes I run a pen or something else pointy around the edges of the cut outs before I remove the plastic cover, but I still usually end up with some "goobers". My adhesive eraser makes pretty short work of those though.

You might actually find a Zig glue pen just as fast and less messy!

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#3 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:24:42 AM(UTC)
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I've been having this issue as well. I have been taking a pointy, pencil like tool and cleaning around the letters.

On some paper, especially those with glitter, the Xyron works SO much better than the Zig glue pen.

Might have to check out an adhevise eraser!
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#4 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:40:12 AM(UTC)
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Run your paper through the Xyron before you cut.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:33:50 PM(UTC)
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Thank you ladies, I knew I would get good advice. I will invest in an eraser as I do like the xyron better than the glue pen when doing a large project. Also I had not thought about running the paper through before I cut, that is something to keep in mind as well.

Many Thanks!!BigGrin
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#6 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:03:10 PM(UTC)
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oh my gosh... scrapalette, I never thought of that, ty for that great tip, I have to write it down and stick it to my xyron so I dont forget for next time, lol
I know what you mean, I made 250 ty tickets for a wedding reception about 1 1/2 yrs ago, I thought I would pull my hair out. Although I love scrapalettes idea best and will do that now instead, lol I leave the papers on both sides in places, and squeeze through my fingers several times, then go around the edges and inside cut out pieces with a bone folder or other item, then when I remove the letters from the waxy paper, I use my piercing pen to get any extra glue bits out of the cut out like in the p b d q etc, this usually leaves me with a very clean letter, if any more is left on the top sometimes, I use my eraser, that is the handiest lil thing. Although I love my zig pen, I dont like it for the thin letters cause I always manage to have glue come out and leave a mark on the letter or the background and to me its ruined...eeek, to much time money and energy to waste it
hope all the helpful hints you get to your useful post are seen by many others, especially scrapalette's now off to make that note...lol
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#7 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:42:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: SaraAndrews1 Go to Quoted Post
I've been having this issue as well. I have been taking a pointy, pencil like tool and cleaning around the letters.

On some paper, especially those with glitter, the Xyron works SO much better than the Zig glue pen.

Might have to check out an adhevise eraser!



Get two. You won't want to be without them. The ones I use are white and came in my cricut kits, so I can't give you brand to buy elsewhere.


Happy Cricuting!
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#8 Posted : Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:44:49 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scrapalette Go to Quoted Post
Run your paper through the Xyron before you cut.


You mean the paper with the letters already encased, right? Like putting them through twice?
Confused
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#9 Posted : Friday, April 01, 2011 1:36:58 AM(UTC)
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Before I remove it from the backing... I will rub it down with a piece of a plastic bag to get all the adhesive from the little loops and areas where the adhesive stays. It works well for me.

I might try the run it thru the Xyron first then cut method... IF I remember LOL
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#10 Posted : Friday, April 01, 2011 6:49:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sweetpea1030 Go to Quoted Post
You mean the paper with the letters already encased, right? Like putting them through twice?
Confused


No, run your strip of paper through your Xyron. Leave the backing on. Place it on your mat (if your mat isn't sticky, use tape to secure it). Cut and peel it off.
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#11 Posted : Friday, April 01, 2011 9:15:59 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scrapalette Go to Quoted Post
No, run your strip of paper through your Xyron. Leave the backing on. Place it on your mat (if your mat isn't sticky, use tape to secure it). Cut and peel it off.



Duh! You're saying cut the strip of Xyron - say if I want to say "hello", I cut the strip long enough to get all the letters and then put it on my cricut mat and cut. It takes a village! It takes a village!
LOL


P.S. With DS or Gypsy, you can arrange the letters to save Xryon. I always feel like so much of it goes to waste. Thanks.

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#12 Posted : Tuesday, April 05, 2011 9:22:39 AM(UTC)
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I think what she is saying....

1.take the paper that you want to cut your title/design out of and run it through the Xyron first
2.then put it (with the Xyron backing still on it) on your cricut mat.
3.Cut your title/design out and VIOLA you have your letters with the adhesive on them AND no left-over adhesive globs
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:41:32 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ShannonVary Go to Quoted Post
I think what she is saying....

1.take the paper that you want to cut your title/design out of and run it through the Xyron first
2.then put it (with the Xyron backing still on it) on your cricut mat.
3.Cut your title/design out and VIOLA you have your letters with the adhesive on them AND no left-over adhesive globs


Okay, I'm going to try that. Since my brain is having such a hard time making sense of this I appreciate the help. Thanks.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:16:00 AM(UTC)
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After I remove the backing, I use that nifty dental pick tool (from the Cricut tool kit) to remove 'spider webs' of adhesive. Works like a charm. This happens a lot for small and intricate cuts -- the kind you most need the Xyron for! I use the Xyron a lot for applying glitter and getting that excess adhesive out of the negative spaces is imperative.
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#15 Posted : Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:44:07 AM(UTC)
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JuSt make sure if you run the paper through the Xyron first that you make sure you put the paper in so that the adhesive goes on the WRONG side of the paper!

DCWV also makes lots of adhesive cad stacks so you could use those too. They are awesome for Quickutz also
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I have found that when I use the xyron 150 for thin letters, I get the excess adhesive even after using a stylus going around the edges. So I switched to the xyron 250, works so much better.
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Originally Posted by: K Go to Quoted Post
I have found that when I use the xyron 150 for thin letters, I get the excess adhesive even after using a stylus going around the edges. So I switched to the xyron 250, works so much better.


I just got the 250 and was pleasantly surprised at the difference! It does a great job not leaving excess, and you don't have to remove the sticky paper.
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#18 Posted : Friday, May 06, 2011 3:54:52 AM(UTC)
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Love I never thought about running thru the xyron first duh LOL what a great tip what Pressure do you use? Do you have to use more pressure to make sure it dose not tear the paper?
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#19 Posted : Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:51:01 AM(UTC)
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I saw on the Xyron website that if you have excess glue showing you can use the clear sticky sheet that you remove off of the cut to gently tap at the excess and it comes right up....tried it and it works great and I think quicker than my adhesive eraser (which I love and am sooo glad I have it!)
Hope this makes sense and helps someone!
Rita
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:36:08 AM(UTC)
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YAY!! Thank you for the great TIPS! I haven't been using my Xyron as much as I would like to because of the excess glue gobbers..Will try with new tips!
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