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Die cut - cut through?

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by Joop, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Joop

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    Hey peeps,
    I'm a long time Graphtec user, I've been using a FC7000-160 for 3 or 4 years... but believe it or not I am JUST NOW having the opportunity to use the ARMS feature since I bought my valuejet.

    So my question: when diecutting a print or cutting out a slew of stickers, can I turn the force way up to cut through the vinyl and the backing?

    My concerns are:
    -Leaving the cutter alone and stickers flying everywhere.
    -A whole in the vinyl from a die cut setting off the media sensor.
    -Premature blade wear.

    Does anyone do this? Or do other "sticker printing companies" use a different process for this...

    Thanks for any thoughts! I have yet to even try the arms... maybe tonight I will.

    I'm just thinking ahead here.

    Joop
     
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  2. ProWraps™

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    no, but you can use the perf cut setting. it doesnt work that great. but it was created to do what you are looking for. its not a true die cut. but its the closest you will get with out a die machine and a blacksmith. graphtecusa.com has the tutorials on how to do it. go into their support tab and watch them.
     
  3. Joop

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    Sweet, will do... I didn't even know that option was available. Thanks man!
     
  4. PMG

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    I use it everyday...if you dont have the blade depth and pressure set the correct way you will get a chitty perf cut with jagged edges and and eat up the cut strip real fast.......... its a very fine line on the settings.
     
  5. hoppers

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  6. Joop

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    Yeah I have been watching all those vids for the past hour... lots of good info!
     
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