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Question about cutting substrate

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by srafferty, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. srafferty

    srafferty New Member

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    I want to know if there's a way to cut substrate from the back without cutting the vinyl. This way I could peel back the substrate from the middle of a decal rather than the edge. Does anyone know if such a tool or machine exists?

    :help

    Thanks!

    -Scott
     
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  2. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Dale from Big Squeegee was making something to do that.


    Here is a video of Dale using is slitter:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/bigsqueegee


    dale@bigsqueegee.com

    :thumb:
     
  3. kffernandez

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    yep. dale has been working on that one. he even sent over a couple for me to try when i bought a few Big Squeegee's.

    however, they are still under prototype stages. so, scary bugs are still lurking. feel free to contact him about it. he's very accommodating. :)


    kelly
     
  4. Hicalibersigns

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  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    test depth of blade on scrap first, but I have used a plotter blade holder with the blade only protruding enough to cut through the backer, but not the vinyl

    AKA "Poor Man's Akukut"
     
  6. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    this is what I was trying to only make it small and light weight enough to attach to a Big Squeegee so it would always be handy. I'm not ready yet to offer it for sale. The plotter blade holder may be your best bet for now.
     
  7. radelta1

    radelta1 New Member

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    +1 for the Akukut
     
  8. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    I want an AKUKUT for Christmas.
     
  9. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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  10. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Sweet! Wonder if they ship to australia
     
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