Vinyl cutters are some of the most versatile pieces of equipment available for making a wide variety of products. Knowing the maximum cutting thickness of your vinyl cutter can help you choose the right material for your project and ensure that the cutting process will be smooth and accurate.
How thick can a vinyl cutter cut? The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the type of blade you use and the specific model of the vinyl cutter.
In this article, we'll discuss the maximum cutting thickness of vinyl cutters and the importance of cutting depth when using a vinyl cutter. We'll also take a look at some of the factors that affect a vinyl cutter's cutting capabilities and provide you with tips for choosing the right blade for your projects.
Maximum Cutting Thickness
The two most common blades used in vinyl cutters are forty-five-degree and sixty-degree blades. A forty-five-degree blade is best for thinner materials, such as paper or cardstock, while a sixty-degree blade is better for thicker materials like flock or vinyl. A Summa cutter can have a maximum cutting thickness of 0.2 millimetres to 0.32 millimetres, depending on the blade type and model selected.
The maximum cutting thickness of vinyl cutters can also vary depending on the speed and pressure settings. For example, some vinyl cutters have a maximum cutting speed of twenty-five inches per second, while others can go up to forty inches per second. The higher the speed, the thinner the material that can be cut. Similarly, increasing the pressure setting on the vinyl cutter can also allow it to cut thicker materials.
Before selecting a vinyl cutter, consider the maximum cutting thickness of the vinyl cutter recommendations and your project requirements to ensure that you get the best results.
What Is the Importance of the Cutting Depth of a Vinyl Cutter?
The cutting depth of a cutter determines how thick of materials the cutter can handle.
It also affects the accuracy of the cut. If the cutting depth is too shallow, the cutter will not be able to make an accurate cut. On the other hand, if the cutting depth is too deep, it can cause the material to warp or distort.
To get the best results from a vinyl cutter, choose the right blade. Then, set the speed and pressure settings according to the thickness of the material you are cutting. If you're unsure which blade to use or how to adjust the speed and pressure settings, it's best to consult the user manual of your vinyl cutter.
Alternatively, you can seek tech support from licensed technicians. For example, if you use a vinyl cutter from Summa Equipment, Airmark can provide the technical assistance you need. We are experts in Summa products and can help you get the best results from your vinyl cutter. We'll troubleshoot any issues you are having and guide you on how to operate your vinyl cutter.
Why Is My Vinyl Cutter Not Cutting Deep Enough?
If your vinyl cutter is not cutting deep enough, it could be due to several factors:
1. The Blade May Not Be Sharp Enough
If the blade is dull or worn, it won't be able to cut through thicker pieces of material. You may need to sharpen or replace the blade.
2. The Pressure Settings May Be Too Low
The pressure settings of a vinyl cutter determine how deep the blade will cut into the material. If you find that your vinyl cutter is not cutting through thicker materials, you may need to adjust the pressure settings to cut deeper.
3. The Speed Settings May Be Too Low
The speed of a vinyl cutter also affects its cutting depth. If the speed is too slow, it won't be able to cut through thicker materials. You may need to adjust the speed settings of your vinyl cutter to get the best results.
Choosing the right blade and adjusting the speed/pressure settings are important for getting the best results from a vinyl cutter. If you're unsure which blade to use or how to adjust the settings, it's best to consult the user manual of your vinyl cutter or seek tech support from a knowledgeable technician.
Airmark is an authorized Summa Equipment distributor, and we offer comprehensive technical support for Summa products. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the most out of your vinyl cutter!