Are you tired of wasting stencil material and want to know how to identify and fix the problem? I’m here to help! I wasted my fair share of stencil material when I began learning how to use my cutting machines and sometimes it still happens. For the most part, though, my cuts are now successful and I want to share what I’ve learned so you can lower your stress level and increase your triumphs!
Have you ever been cutting cookie stencils (or something for another project) and everything is going great but then, all of a sudden, nothing is cutting correctly? The cutting blade won’t cut through your stencil material or it has missed parts. You are ending up with those small bits of stencil material stuck in the stencil when you remove it from the mat. Or, when you begin weeding the vinyl for a silk screen stencil, the vinyl doesn’t come out easily and is tearing. If this sounds familiar take heart! I’ve been there too and before you give up I have a few things for you to try.
If you are struggling to cut cookie stencils out of traditional stencil material or vinyl and your cutting blade sometimes seems to have a mind of its own, here are some trouble shooting tips to help you solve the problem.
No matter what cutting machine you are using these tips will benefit you. I know that wasting stencil material can be so frustrating and I hope this information will help you to make sure it happens as infrequently as possible!
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