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Plotter blade that can cut bandaid material?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Doyle, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Doyle

    Doyle Very Active Member

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    You know, the cloth bandaids, not plastic, with adhesive on the back side. This is for a medical product prototype for a customer. I am able to print the material, but wonder about cutting it? My first impressions were that the material is probably too thick/tough and the blade would just tear it up.

    Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
     
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    :popcorn:
     
  3. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

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    Dude don't think a plotter is what you need. You are needing a completely different piece of equipment, or cutting system.
     
  4. Dave Drane

    Dave Drane Very Active Member

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    Like laser?
     
  5. Doyle

    Doyle Very Active Member

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    The alternative here is to have the customer send it somewhere to get die-cut. I am just putting this out there to see if anyone has ever experimented with this or has experiences cutting any type of cloth-like material in a plotter.
     
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    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Have you tried it? How much different can if be that Phototex?
     
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    How complicated is it? You said it is just for a prototype, can you cut it by hand?
     
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    Thanks for the link Tre thats some nice machines. Not to be a :thread
     
  10. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I have a Kensol hot stamp press that can die cut up to 4" x 11". I use AutoCAD for designing steel rule dies and my diemaker is in Kalamazoo. It might be overkill for just a prototype.
     
  11. iSign

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    what for?

    ever seen dactac? or insignia cloth?
    These are dacron cloth products, already converted to punched & unpunched rolls, available through various suppliers, like Clarke Systems for example, and can be cut on a plotter, have a very aggressive adhesive, & a very distinct cloth texture (and real threads)
     
  12. Doyle

    Doyle Very Active Member

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    If I could try a different material I would, but the customer is providing this material and it cannot be substituted. I would cut by hand if it were only a few pieces, but it is actually 200 pieces and would take far too long to cut them by hand.

    I am going to do a couple of tests with the material and may have to send this customer to a die-cutter. Thank you for the replies!
     
  13. Colin

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    How did you make out Doyle? I have a customer who just asked for a quote for printing (& cutting) onto some dacron (with adhesive on the back). They will provide the material. It's white, and at first I thought "no problem", but now I'm wondering about the reality of cutting 500 decals.
     
  14. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    Hewow?
     
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