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Cutting stickers out

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by midnightmadman, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman Active Member

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    Whats the best way to cut completely through the vinyl and the backing to make shaped stickers?
    I don;t want to damage the plastic strip or the blade.
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    flexcut or perfcut if that option is available on your cutter
     
  3. Travis Stanley

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    place a backing on your vinyl and adjust the settings as needed.
     
  4. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman Active Member

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    What is this? I have a Q-100
     
  5. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman Active Member

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    Can you elaborate on this?
     
  6. Travis Stanley

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    Place a backing on some scrap vinyl do a practice cut and then adjust the depth as needed. small increments to get the desired cuts
     
  7. Flame

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    Not happening. I've put countless hours into figuring it out, as I make a lot of small decals for customers....and simply put, this WILL put more wear and tear on your blade, as opposed to just cutting vinyl.
     
  8. midnightmadman

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    I understand the cutting part. Im just confused on what your saying about placing a backing on?
     
  9. PressPrintGraphics

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    Are you printing & cutting via registration? I do this daily (printing and cutting the decal, then cutting the backing paper about .13" away from the edge of the vinyl)

    Shoot me a PM and i'll tell you how I do it.
     
  10. CheapVehicleWrap

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    Yeah me too! :). Finally gave up on wanting perf cut. I have a method I cut on a 10 foot cutter bar. I can cut hundreds in minutes perfectly square.
     
  11. jiarby

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    This is best done with a die press
     
  12. midnightmadman

    midnightmadman Active Member

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    Can you tell me how you do this please?
     
  13. JayEverythingsImage

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    yea me too...please
     
  14. natedawg9640

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    we do it. though it's sort of cumbersome.

    we only do it every once it a while, so we just put premask on the back side of the liner and then adjust the blade depth to cut through the vinyl and the liner, but not through the premask. the mask acts as the carrying liner so when it's removed, the decals just fall out.
     
  15. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Ruler and exato, gueo cutter, magic.
     
  16. Williams Signs

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    Got graphtec and download cutting master software. The Q100 is the same machine as a FC7000. Then Make sure your cutter is connected through USB. Next got to you tube and do a search on cutting stickers. There is a video out there that shows you exactly how to do it.
     
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