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thistwo
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I just got a cricut expression and I was playing around with it and after it cut and I took the paper off of the cutting mat the paper curled up. Is this normal, are you suppose to use a certain type of paper?

Any help would be great!


 
CanadianGirl
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In response to thistwo

that happens to me sometimes when i use a brand new mat


 
ekip2
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  • ekip2 on 07-27-09 03:02 PM
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I think your mat may be too sticky. Take your hands and palms down press them a few times all over the mat to get it a bit less sticky but in a way that little fibers from paper or material don't get stuck on it.

HTH
Andrea


 
johnsusan8
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In response to ekip2

It happens especially with small items you cut.


 
married05
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Definitely normal with a new mat because it is a little too sticky. I don't do anything to the mat when this happens - I just keep using it and eventually things stop curling.


 
live4scrappin
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In response to married05

I notice the paper curls when you have thin paper


 
betsgratiot
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In response to live4scrappin

If this makes any sense, try pulling the mat away from the paper, not the paper away from the mat. This works for me.


 
Diva Scraps
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In response to betsgratiot

its just because you have a new mat...nothing to be worried over...you didn't do anything wrong.

To help prevent it from happening, the first few uses on a new mat use thicker cardstock...or before the first use just put your hands or a tshirt on the whole surface of the mat to unsticky it just a little bit.


 
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  • thistwo Said:
I just got a cricut expression and I was playing around with it and after it cut and I took the paper off of the cutting mat the paper curled up. Is this normal, are you suppose to use a certain type of paper?

Any help would be great!



I have found that if you remove the mat from the paper, as opposed to removing the paper from the mat, the paper doesn't curl. I just bend the mat back instead of bending the paper to get it off. Also, once the mat is less sticky, this will happen less often.


 
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