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Gary
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Questions..

Post by Gary » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 2:54 am

Hi, im Gary from singapore,
Im not a framer but an empolyee of my company.. My boss is though.. he's CPF from PPFA..

Im currently using an old model of the valiani CMC Mat pro 120..

i have a question regarding it,
Do u guys place anything on the blueish base of the machine? that's because everytime i do a cut design, the blade will hit the base, & i would get "scars on the base" so to counter the problem i had, i have to use a 8ply mat board to prevent the scarring... i would like to know is there any cheaper/better solution for this matter? 8ply matboard is really expensive in sg..
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Merlin
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Re: Questions..

Post by Merlin » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 10:29 am

Hi Gary

We used to have the older version of the MatPro 120 before upgrading.

We had the same problem and always used 2 (two) sheets of cheap 1400 micron mountboard as slip sheets.

Hope this helps

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Re: Questions..

Post by Jonny2morsos » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 11:09 pm

Hi Gary

We do the same as Merlin and use two sheets of mountboard which we buy as seconds i.e. imperfect from a wholesaler. These cost us GB£1.25 each and less if we buy a quantity. Make sure you use two though as it prevents cutting into the base when you forget to adjust your blade after cutting through two sheets.

I an sure if you ask a supplier for some rejects they will find you some.

John.

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Re: Questions..

Post by Dermot » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 11:43 pm

My supplier gave me 21 damaged sheets free gratis today…some are quite a mess with marks and footprints but they will be fine for under sheets…….they were going to dump them in the skip…. :D

I have the stainless steel under sheet which means I will only have to use one sheet of mount/mat board as a under sheet.

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Re: Questions..

Post by Gary » Thu 16 Apr, 2009 9:34 am

ok, thanks for your kind answers...

i have another question, let's say my boss uses crescent rag-mat boards (cotton based).. i always encountered burred/jagged edges when i cut out the frame window..

how to prevent that from happening, even when i change into a new blade?
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Re: Questions..

Post by Merlin » Thu 16 Apr, 2009 11:46 am

Gary wrote:i have another question, let's say my boss uses crescent rag-mat boards (cotton based).. i always encountered burred/jagged edges when i cut out the frame window..

Does this happen when cutting out standard Rectangle/Square apertures or when you try to cut some of your designs.

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Re: Questions..

Post by Gary » Tue 28 Apr, 2009 2:26 am

standard valani squares/rectangles.. does the softness of ragmats have to do with the jag-ness when cutting?
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