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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 05/10/2018 ID: faqh00101049_000

Mat, Cutting Blade and Material Combinations

 

The recommended material thickness is 0.1 mm to 0.3 mm for paper and 0.2 mm to 3 mm for fabric.

 

Depending on the machine model, some accessories listed in the chart may not be included.
In that case, they must be purchased separately.

 

Mat

 

Standard Tack
Adhesive Mat

Our standard tack adhesive mat has a high adhesive strength for use with cutting.

* Use the low tack adhesive mat with copy paper and smooth paper. Since the standard tack adhesive mat has a high adhesive strength, materials may remain stuck to the mat, causing the mat to become unusable.

Low Tack Adhesive Mat

Low adhesive mat; suitable for copy paper and smooth paper.

 

 


Blade

 

An auto blade holder is included with this machine. With this blade holder, the thickness of the material is detected, and the blade extension is automatically adjusted.


Thick or hard material will automatically be cut multiple times.

 

Refer to the table in the Table of Mat, Blade and Material Combinations section to select the appropriate blade according to the material that will be cut.

 



 

 

Table of Mat, Blade and Material Combinations


Refer to the following table for the appropriate mat, blade holder and sheet for fabric cutting according to the material to be used for cutting or drawing.
 

Paper

Fabric

Others

 

 

Paper

Material and its thickness Mat (for ScanNCut DX) Auto blade holder
Standard Tack
Adhesive Mat
Low Tack Adhesive Mat
Printer paper 80 g/m²
(0.1 mm)
image image Auto Blade (Black)
Scrapbook paper
(thin)
120 g/m²
(0.15 mm)
  image
Scrapbook paper
(medium-thick)
200 g/m²
(0.25 mm)
image image*1
Cardstock 280 g/m²
(0.35 mm)
image image*1
Vellum,
tracing paper
0.07 mm   image
Poster board 400 g/m²
(0.5 mm)
image image image

*1 When cutting paper with a smooth surface


 


 

Fabric

When cutting fabric, use the sheet for fabric cutting.

Material and its thickness Mat (for ScanNCut DX) Auto blade holder Sheet for fabric cutting 
Standard Tack
Adhesive Mat
Low Tack Adhesive Mat Iron-on Fabric Appliqué Contact Sheet (White Backing) High Tack Adhesive Fabric
Support Sheet
Thin cotton fabric
(for quilt piece)
0.25 mm image   Thin Fabric Auto Blade (Beige)   image
Thin cotton fabric
(except for quilt piece)
0.25 mm image   Auto Blade (Black) image  
Flannel
(for quilt piece)
0.5 mm image   Thin Fabric Auto Blade (Beige)   image
Flannel
(except for quilt piece)
0.5 mm image   Auto Blade (Black) image   
Felt 3 mm image   image  
Denim 14 oz. 0.75 mm image   image  

 


 

Sheet for fabric cutting

Use one of the following two sheets for fabric cutting when cutting fabric.
For details, refer to How to use the Iron-On Fabric Appliqué Contact Sheet or How to use the High Tack Adhesive Fabric Support Sheet.

Iron-on fabric appliqué contact sheet (white backing)

- Thin cotton fabric (except for quilt piece)

- Flannel (except for quilt piece)

- Felt

- Denim 14 oz.

  • Reinforces the fabric so that various patterns can be cut out.
  • Original texture may change because it remains attached to the back of fabric.
    * For use with the standard tack adhesive mat.
    * Do not place fabric backed with iron-on contact sheet directly onto a mat with high tack fabric support sheet.
High tack adhesive fabric support sheet

- Thin cotton fabric  (for quilt piece)

- Flannel (for quilt piece)

  • For best results when cutting fabric, attach the high tack adhesive fabric support sheet to the standard tack adhesive mat in order to increase the strength of the adhesive.
  • Depending on the shape, the pattern may not be cleanly cut.

 


 

 

Others

Material and its thickness Mat (for ScanNCut DX) Auto blade holder
Standard Tack
Adhesive Mat
Low Tack Adhesive Mat
Plastic sheet (PP) 0.2 mm image   Auto Blade (Black)
Vinyl 0.2 mm image  
Magnet 0.3 mm image  
Sticker or seal 0.2 mm image image
Foam sheet 3 mm image  

 

 

 

  • Avoid using craft paper or fabric covered with decorative layer (that can easily separate), such as lamé or foil. The separate layer may stick to the machine’s scanning device or feed rollers during operation, resulting in damage to the machine. It may also damage the cutting blade. When using such material, be sure to clean the scanner glass inside the machine after every use. For details, see Cleaning the scanner glass.
  • Tape material that can easily peel off, such as foam sheets, to secure it in place.
  • Be careful since tape with an extremely high adhesive strength may damage the mat.
  • Do not affix masking tape, etc., over the scanning marks. Otherwise, the mat may not be correctly recognized or images may not be correctly scanned. 
     
    image (1) Scanning marks

     

  • Optional accessories available for your machine differ depending on the country.
  • When using a 12" × 12" (305 mm × 305 mm) mat, the maximum work area for cutting/drawing is 296 mm × 298 mm (11.65" × 11.73").
  • When using an optional 12" × 24" (305 mm × 610 mm) mat, the maximum work area for cutting/drawing is 296 mm × 603 mm (11.65" × 23.74").
  • Some fabrics with uneven surfaces can be cut if turned upside down.

 

Related Models

SDX1200

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