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Where to buy Mimaki blades?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by Jesse_gvi, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Jesse_gvi

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    Does anyone know where I could get blades for the Mimaki FX series of cutting plotters that aren't "General Vinyl" blades? The one that came with the plotter lasted a lot longer and was better for fine-cutting than the ones from the factory via Advantage.
     
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  3. cleancutblade

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    I guess I know where you can find them and get a 25% discount too. Are looking for the "combo" blade? :Cool 2:
     
  4. Jesse_gvi

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    What is the combo blade? On our old Graphtec, we used a blade that had a more acute angle to it than the "General Vinyl Blade" from Mimaki. The problem is that the serifs on smaller letters stick straight up after they are cut.
     
  5. cleancutblade

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    The combo blade is a cross between the General blade and the small character blade (50° offset .005). The angle is higher (50°) but the cutting edge is longer because it has the same offset as the general purpose blade (37° offset .0012)
     
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    I highly recommend clean cut blades!
     
  7. Jesse_gvi

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    I purchased the combo blades and they seem to be the solution to my problem. The factory blades seem to get exponentially duller at the beginning and then stay dull for a while until they just go bad. I put in these new blades from Clean Cut Blade a while ago and they're still sharp. I'm not having the problem with the serifs sticking up either. I would recommend these blades to any who are tired of continually changing the factory blades.
     
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