When test printing using the test label on the vinyl cutter make sure to weed the vinyl and test that the depth of the cut is adequate before cutting large areas. When using a blade depth that is slightly too little you can spend up to an extra 25 minutes weeding a single final piece.
measure twice, cut once,
"Test twice", "vinyl cutter print once"
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Step 1: Knife: 1 Sharp , 1 Dull
With a light amount of pressure a sharp knife will also allow you to cut only the vinly and not the backing to make weeding easier.
Step 2: Weeding Tools
If you use a sharp tool to put the vinyl back in place you can sometimes leave pressure points on the final which looks like a dimple and is difficult to get rid of on the final product.
Step 3: Vinyl Cutting Blade
Step 4: Vinyl Cutter
Step 5: Seal Healing Cutting Board And Clear Ruler
Step 6: Clear Sheeting For Decals
Note: even a small crease in the plastic sheeting will produce an unsatisfactory result.
When using contact sheet (or plastic sheeting) for decals make sure to match the size of your completed set of decals to your cutting surface. Attempting to cut decals on wood or a 2 level surface will produce tier 2 or worse decals.
Take your time, be patient, and get great results.
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