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Self Healing Cutting Mats

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by James Chrimes, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    I am looking to build a 4'x12' work table for the shop and need to find the best source for Self Healing Cutting Mats. Any leads? thanks
     
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  2. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Rhino Cutting Mats from Speedpress is what I have, works great.

    http://www.speedpress.com/products/2/1

    Looks like they now will custom cut them to any required size, when I got mine I just put it on the table and ran a router with a roundover bit all the way around the table.
     
  3. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    I just ordered a new set of Rhinos from Global Industrial. Wasn't for this stupid weather I would of had them today.
     
  4. dirttoo

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    I just got mine from SpeedPress. I got a 4' x 12' and had them cut it to 40" x 12'. Awesome fast delivery.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    +speedpress. I have two 5'x10's back to back on our 20' table. They work great, had them for 6-7 years...maybee more than that even.
     
  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    yep Speedpress here too
     
  7. Tony McD

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    I had three of the speedpress mats at my old job (24' table)
    Used them for over 7 years. Had the grid printed right on them.

    Went on my own in 2002 and bought one for my 4x8 table.
    This one came with a separate grid on thin plastic you lay underneath.
    It's fine till using it. You can flip them when needed.

    Since they come rolled up, it might take a day or two for it to lay flat.

    I set my heat gun on it "one time" .... made it balloon up a little in a 4" area.
    After you use them a while, there may be little sharp spikes show up from cutting.
    Just slice them off with a razor blade.


    Never used any other than the speedpress brand, so can't really say others might be just as good for less money.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  8. Banners Signs Etc.

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    Got a Rhino mat the other day from NGlantz..very reasonably priced...I thought I would be clever and design a grid with .5 inch squares and number the sides, and mark 12 inch sections..

    I printed it on our UV flatbed and it looks great..unfortunately my awesome grid doesn't hold up well to scraping and cutting...DOH! But it feels nice to the touch lol
     
  9. DKgrafix

    DKgrafix Very Active Member

    I just got Xtreme1 Cutting mats from Fellers. They are pretty good too.
    Page 98 in 2013 catalog
     
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