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Kasima
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I just put a new needle into my cricut and was using a new mat but every time i tried to cut out my letters it would tare the paper.I havn't had this issue befor.Any ideas?
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ChansGram
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In response to Kasima

Too much pressure or speed is all I can think of. Or maybe, is the design too intricate or small?


 
HisGEM
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In response to ChansGram

Yep, I would either adjust the blade or the pressure...and maybe the size of the font if you can...


 
Kasima
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In response to HisGEM

It could be that the font was to intricate, any ideas for elegant fonts that will cut nicely,using mtc, I think i was using edwardian script.Mind you being that it is a new blade i may have had too much pressure.


 
CMLeach
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In response to Kasima

The more intricate, the larger the size you need to make the letters/design in order for it to turn out well.

Which is why a lot of people have purchased the Jasmine font cartridge and complained about it... Because you just canNOT cut it small while keeping it whole.

How large/small were you trying to make your letters? Edwardian is very intricate for the uppercase letters, so I just can't see it cutting well for a height of less than probably 1.5" or more (that is, if you're constraining the proportions and not enlongating or shortening the letters).


 
Kasima
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In response to CMLeach

I was trying to do 1/2 inch - 3/4 inch and i welded them together.I need an elegant font for a wedding LO im doing of my mom.


 
CMLeach
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In response to Kasima

Yea... Your font size is way too small. That's why it's ripping.


 
AZscrapnquilt
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In response to CMLeach

I concur (love that word!) CMLeach. Blackladder is 1 in and up. any smaller and issues arise! A new mat sometimes works as well if you need it smaller. Trial and error, I hate to say it! If you are using a pricey cardstock you may want to consider the bigger font size and leave it at that.

Good Luck! Let me know how it goes!


 
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