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How to do die-cut on foamboard?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by razak, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. razak

    razak New Member

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    Hi there....I need some tips on how to die-cut on
    foamboard? Hope you guys could assist me.

    Thanks

    Razak / Singapore
     
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  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    by hand with a knife... we just did a half dozen "dancing couples" on coroplast that I had to cut out by hand (what a pain!!!) but if you have knife skills then foamboard would be a lot easier.
    Now if you are talking lettering... well good luck with that :smile: I don't know of any way to diecut it and it would be a nightmare to try to cut out exactly. Maybe someone else has a trick for it...
     
  3. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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  4. razak

    razak New Member

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    Thanks Ms Stacy J i appreciate that.
     
  5. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from Oklahoma!

    :Welcome: to :signs101: I use a Knife.​
     
  6. Alot depends on the cutter you have. Some machines will cut on rigid media, which can give you an outline to trace with your knife. This is how I die cut my magnetic signs (i.e ribbons, scrolls etc)
    The cutter cuts about halfway through the medis and I finish it off with a good knife.

    If your cutter does not cut rigid material, the it's the old fasioned way like the rest of us.
     
  7. SignMan Sez

    SignMan Sez Member

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    I've used a knife blade made for a jigsaw with success.
     
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