For those who’ve ever tried to chop a extremely small design in your Silhouette you recognize it is not at all times the simplest factor.
Vinyl lifting off the backing and paper tearing are among the many chief complaints. Reducing very small and delicate shapes is one thing the Silhouette can undoubtedly deal with, however it may be quite a bit much less tense – and let’s face it, much less wasteful – when you observe these few ideas for fulfillment.
The very first thing you need to do is gradual the velocity down…prefer to 2 and even one. Within the Ship Panel, decelerate the velocity at which the blade strikes. This might help forestall the tiny cuts from peeling up. Some folks will inform you it is really higher to hurry up the blade so it would not drag within the space inflicting the vinyl or paper to raise. I’ve at all times had luck with slooooooowwww cuts for tiny particulars, but when it would not work you may strive the fast strategy.
Double slicing – or having a couple of move – may also be useful particularly when you’re having
bother weeding the tiny design. Reducing twice simply ensures that the
materials is minimize fully so the design is simpler to switch. When slicing adhesive vinyl, I desire to keep away from double slicing on very small designs, however on HTV double slicing is good.
To double minimize your design enhance the Passes setting within the Ship panel.
Giving your design a very slight offset could be a enormous consider how effectively it cuts. For those who may give the design even a .010 offset to ‘thicken’ it barely with out altering the design noticeably, I can just about assure you may see a distinction in the way it cuts.
Look carefully and you will discover that within the design on the correct the monogram is barely thicker than the non-offset picture on the left.
As soon as your small design is minimize, you have solely received half the battle. Simply look how tiny that design is – and it minimize nice!
However…now it’s essential weed. Seize your Silhouette hook and pair of tweezers. Place your design – nonetheless on the backing – in your slicing mat to maintain it nonetheless whilst you’re weeding. Then rigorously weed the design. In case you are working with paper, the Silhouette spatula is nice for getting tiny designs up off the mat with out tearing them.
You may additionally decide to reverse weed.
Utilizing clear switch tape is a large assist when putting tiny designs…so is securing your goal. (Gotta love painter’s tape).
As a result of you may see by way of the tape and onto the floor the place you are putting your tiny design, you are more likely to get it good! I had the worst time lining up the monograms on these 5/8″ acrylic studs till I switched from switch paper to the see-through clear switch tape.
I hope the following pointers have helped you efficiently minimize even the smallest of tasks along with your Silhouette. I am certain I am leaving just a few out…so please weigh in by leaving a remark!
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