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#1 Posted : Friday, December 20, 2013 3:58:05 PM(UTC)

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I am using the craft room for the first time and I love it. However, i cut out about 3 inch letters and it worked no problems. But i tried to cut very small letters and it tears every time (It is for a card)!!! Any help is needed. Thanks
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#2 Posted : Friday, December 20, 2013 5:13:25 PM(UTC)

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my experience has been that there are several factors that play into how well very small images will cut

some images simply will not cut well at very small sizes no matter what I have tried especially if intricate detailed or thin

the quality of paper will affect how well small images will cut and of course the pressure and depth needs to be adjusted for different paper/cardstock

I would try cutting them at the very largest size that is possible for your project,use quality paper that does not have a lot of fiber content

and if your blade has been used for a while, try using a new blade and a fresh mat. Make sure there is no paper fibers clogging up your your blade housing that is causing it not to rotate correctly.

I just changed my blade a few days ago and made a huge difference in my cuts. I tend to just keep using mats and blades thinking I can get one more cut when actually I need give in and replace more often

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#3 Posted : Friday, December 20, 2013 10:25:31 PM(UTC)

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Hello! Most fonts are not designed to cut smaller than an inch. I hope this helps.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:33:48 AM(UTC)

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Most of the time, when I'm cutting smaller letters/words, I use vinyl. Cuts beautifully and no need to add adhesive since the vinyl already has it!

This little Disney Mini Mini Album is 3 inches x 3 inches, so the letters were small.

Last year, I "monogrammed" ear phones for stocking stuffers for all my nieces and nephews. The space with the letters is smaller than the size of a quarter.

Edited by user Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:35:47 AM(UTC)  | Reason: added photos

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