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charivari
« on: October 08, 2013 07:56:44 PM »

So I'm sure there is a super easy solution to my problem and I'm just not getting it. But - if anyone has any idea on how to do this I will be so grateful!

I'm working on a project where I'll be screen printing HUGE sheets of plastic sticker backing film and/or paper sticker backing (I'm making stickers). I need to cut the sheets down to 4 inch by 4 inch squares - and they need to be "professional looking". My problem is I seem to be cursed with crooked cutting! So I think hand cutting with scissors is out. I have a little paper cutter (the kind where you slide the blade across the paper) but somehow that always comes out kinda curvy too.

Does anyone know of a better way to do this?
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dnelsong
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013 06:57:49 PM »

I suggest using a craft knife (like exacto) and a quilting ruler.  You'll need some sort of surface on which to do the cutting--a larger self-healing mat (often used in quilting) would work best.  Not sure how easy it will be to manipulate the larger sheets that you are talking about.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013 12:16:14 PM »

I think a metal ruler and craft knife is the way to go too. You can mark out the lines on the back first if needed too. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013 05:57:20 PM »

Thanks for replying to my post! The good news is the company I will be purchasing the sheets from agreed to cut them to the size I need! Now I don't have to worry about cutting them myself.

Thanks again for your help!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013 03:11:42 PM »

That's great! A whole lot easier Cheesy
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