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Cut plotting on printable magnet

Discussion in 'Materials' started by KH t's n Signs, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. KH t's n Signs

    KH t's n Signs New Member

    May 20, 2019
    Looking for some help. I have a customer looking for 3x2 magnets with clipped corners. I have a HP315 and cutter bundle. I am wondering if my cutter can cut the Diggimaxx after I print on it. If anyone currently does this, what type of knife pressure are you using. Thanks for the help ahead of time.
  2. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

    Dec 3, 2015
    Niceville, FL
    I take it they're asking for many magnets? Clipped corners"? "Rounded" corners?
    Why not outsource it? We do custom magnets in-house but only limited numbers otherwise way cheaper to outsource.
  3. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

    Apr 17, 2012
    Save yourself the aggravation. Cut magnets by hand. Get a corner rounder if you don't have one.
  4. cmoist

    cmoist New Member

    Jul 11, 2016
    Lebanon, OH
    You're not going to get great results using a roll fed cutter. Assuming you'll be printing and cutting 30 mil, it's super heavy. Your pinch rollers will slip and it will require a great deal of babysitting. When I was cutting on a roll fed cutter, I would limit the sheet size to about 30", and would babysit the sheet through the entire cut. Even then, depending on the size of the cut, there may be some slipping. Unfortunately, on that cutter, you cannot add pinch rollers, which go a long way towards increasing accuracy.

    As far as pressure, you'll need around 600-650g with a sharp 60 degree blade. On my roll cutter, 350g (the max) would cut about 1/3-1/2 of the way through, requiring folding and trimming when plucking out. I try to cut about 90% through on my flatbed so they are easier to pluck out.

    I'd echo the above - either hand finish or farm them out. Unfortunately, corner rounders are also a bit pricey to buy for just one job, so depending on the size of the job, it may be best to farm them out.
  5. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

    Sep 8, 2016
    Arlington, TX
    Corner rounder or cut by hand. We recently stopped buying roll stock of magnets and outsource anything over 12x24. Get precut from Grimco, mount, and round. Done. Custom size? 4over. Done. Magnets are a dying product. I wouldn't put too much time and money into producing them. i.e. don't destroy your cutter for a set of magnets.

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