Hingst’s Sign Post: Plotter Cutting Tips

Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes, “VinylEfx®  and EZ Erase™ vinyl films cut as easily as most  glossy, white calendered vinyls. For best cutting results, use a sharp 45° blade at slow cutting speeds with swivel type of cutters. Optimal cutting pressures vary depending on plotter type and blade sharpness.

“Cutting thicker films, such as RTape’s ChalkTalk® or reflective sheeting will require a blade with a much sharper angle, such as a 60° blade. Remember that when you change blade angle, you will also need to change the offset value.

“After changing blade with different angles and adjusting the offset value, you should always perform a test cut.”

To read more, check out the latest “Hingst’s Sign Post” blog.


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