T-Shirt Forums banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've been having a tough time with the settings on my Puma III cutter.

I've been doing t-shirt vinyl for a few years and am now moving into sign vinyl. I'm a creature of habit and don't really know how much my machine can do.

Can anyone help me figure out what force, speed, etc I need to cut thru the sign vinyl? I've tried adjusting settings and seem to keep getting cuts that don't complete. I've changed from 45 degree to 60 degree blade, have changed speed, force, offset. I've been cutting FDC wall vinyl and also Oracal. The FDC seems thicker and the cuts are not going all the way thru.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, L
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,384 Posts
I've been having a tough time with the settings on my Puma III cutter.

I've been doing t-shirt vinyl for a few years and am now moving into sign vinyl. I'm a creature of habit and don't really know how much my machine can do.

Can anyone help me figure out what force, speed, etc I need to cut thru the sign vinyl? I've tried adjusting settings and seem to keep getting cuts that don't complete. I've changed from 45 degree to 60 degree blade, have changed speed, force, offset. I've been cutting FDC wall vinyl and also Oracal. The FDC seems thicker and the cuts are not going all the way thru.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, L
Using a micrometer to correctly set your Silhouette blade
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,884 Posts
A Micrometer?? LOL, for Christ sake, it's not rocket science, it's vinyl, do as Ripcord has stated, tinker with it until you get it to cut properly, at best start with a new blade, with very little exposure, and work from there.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,384 Posts
A Micrometer?? LOL, for Christ sake, it's not rocket science, it's vinyl, do as Ripcord has stated, tinker with it until you get it to cut properly, at best start with a new blade, with very little exposure, and work from there.
Nah, don't listen to mfatty500. Be cool, be modern, be future, use micrometer :D
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,568 Posts
A Micrometer?? LOL, for Christ sake, it's not rocket science, it's vinyl, do as Ripcord has stated, tinker with it until you get it to cut properly, at best start with a new blade, with very little exposure, and work from there.
Nah, don't listen to mfatty500. Be cool, be modern, be future, use micrometer <img src="http://www.t-shirtforums.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
Hmm... I'm with mfatty500. I think using a micrometer for cutting vinyl is an unnecessary complication.

In any case, required force changes with blade wear. It just takes a couple of small trial cuts to work out how much force you need to kiss-cut any particular type of vinyl.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,384 Posts
Hmm... I'm with mfatty500. I think using a micrometer for cutting vinyl is an unnecessary complication.

In any case, required force changes with blade wear. It just takes a couple of small trial cuts to work out how much force you need to kiss-cut any particular type of vinyl.
come on guys. Just admit it. No matter how much op is bad with vinyl settings, he/she can't miss with micrometer :D
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top