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#1 Posted : Sunday, November 28, 2010 12:15:23 PM(UTC)
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How do I make a perfect cut with the expression when cutting letters, whenever I try to cut letters it ripps the paper and the letters are all messed up I need a trick please.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, November 28, 2010 12:38:21 PM(UTC)
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There are a lot of reasons. What font are you using? Some are easier to cut than others. Some are difficult to cut at small sizes. I have found it helps to slow the machine down and increase the pressure if the paper is ripping. Your blade could also be too dull for detail work.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 28, 2010 12:40:09 PM(UTC)
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well i am using hoot'n holler cartridge, i will try and slow the speed , thanks
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#4 Posted : Sunday, November 28, 2010 7:13:54 PM(UTC)
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you might also try different paper

a different blade

cutting the font bigger
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#5 Posted : Sunday, November 28, 2010 7:57:11 PM(UTC)
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and make sure your mat is clean and the paper is adhered well to your mat...
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#6 Posted : Sunday, November 28, 2010 8:03:42 PM(UTC)
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If you are in need of one, I have a cheat sheet that provides the blade depth, pressure & speed for all different types of paper & other materials.

If you would like a copy, PM me.

BeckiBigGrin
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#7 Posted : Monday, November 29, 2010 5:42:05 PM(UTC)
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sophiegosselin wrote:
How do I make a perfect cut with the expression when cutting letters, whenever I try to cut letters it ripps the paper and the letters are all messed up I need a trick please.
Sophie

Make sure there isn't any paper stuck on the blade.
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#8 Posted : Monday, November 29, 2010 6:47:02 PM(UTC)
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If it's tearing while it's cutting, I would definitly decrease the speed and increase the pressure. Sometimes you increase the pressure and increase the speed. It depends on the type of paper you're using and/or size of the cut.

If it's tearing while you're taking it off the mat, try using the multi-cut feature and the metal spatula. HTH
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