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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cutting & Settings Guide For Your Favorite Material Using The Cricut...

Lately I have noticed that alot of my visitors have been searching for cutting guides and what is the best blade depth, pressure setting, speed and so on when cutting certain materials. So I did some research and found this little cutting guide and it was posted on the Cricut Chirp. I hope this helps those of you who are needing some assistance when cutting certain materials.

The following was posted on the Cricut Chip on 02.23.10:Settings guide for favorite materials



Scrapbook Paper and Cardstock - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Low), Pressure 5 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1



Bazzill, textured paper/cardstock - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 1 (Min), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 1



Fabric (0.023"/0.58mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1 
Note: Use a thin iron-on interfacing with the fabric, set the iron at its highest temperature setting. Apply direct heat and pressure to flocking for approximately 30 seconds. Peel protective liner when cool. Wash and dry garment inside out.


Magnet (0.035"/0.080mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 4


Stencil (0.0155"/0.40mm thick) - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 2 
Note: Adhesive is repositionable. Replace liner to protect adhesive during storage.

Chipboard (0.059"/1.50mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 5 
Note: A fresh mat is needed to hold material. Small pieces of chipboard may require tape to stay in place.

Emboss (0.0160"/0.41mm thick) - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 2



Stamp (0.0415"/1.05mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1 
Note: Use a fresh mat to keep material firmly in place.


Also, while I am posting this I wanted to address the new Cricut Craft Room. I tried and tried to gain access to the CCR but was unable to even after downloading the software. I did some research and found out that only a select few are able to use the beta version and they will slowly send out invitations via email when we will be able to gain access. I am really excited to try it out and see how it will work.

Anyhow, I hope that this cutting guide will help those who have been looking for some kind of cutting guide. I know that this does not include every type of material that you can cut using the Cricut but it covers the most basic. Hope you all are having a great weekend! ~Terri


2 comments:

Ladybug said...

Terri, thanks so much for posting this. I must've somehow missed it in the Chirp.

ScrappingStephanie said...

Very helpful. Thank you for posting this. :)