When you receive a large number of orders or when the demand is high, you need to make sure that the customers are satisfied by the quality of your work. Keeping the vinyl cutter in tip-top shape is crucial as you want the process to be effortless and smooth. Here are 5 tips that you can use so that your vinyl cutter is ready to make cuts at any given moment.
- Clean the vinyl cutter Like any other mechanical machine, vinyl cutters need to kept clean to maintain its optimum performance. Wipe the cutter regularly to remove debris and dust. Make it a point to clean the blade and the blade cutter. Another way to avoid build-up of dust is to keep your work area spotless.
- Check the blade The blade is the heart of the vinyl cutter. It is important to know whether a blade has become dull or damaged and needs immediate replacement. As the tip of the blade is quite small, it is hard to check for damages. You can use a magnifying glass to take a closer look. If there is a drop in the cutting performance, check the blade as you may have to get it replaced.
- Take a look at the cutter protection strip Cutter protection strip is a Teflon strip that runs along the cut path. Make sure the strip clear of debris and imperfections. Run your finger along the strip to get a feel of how good the strip is. If the strip is damaged, the cuts you make will come out imperfect which reduces the quality of the job.
- Follow the guidelines for proper cutting Make sure that you or the operator sticks to the guidelines and cutting instructions given by the manufacturer. The chances of the cutting strip or blade getting damaged get reduced. You can either put up a chart on the machine which displays the instructions or you can feed the setting into the cutter. The operators of the vinyl cutters should be trained to use the machine effectively and efficiently
- Always start with a test cut Before you start the process of cutting, always perform a test cut to see how the blade is. Start with low pressure and do a test run. You only need a small bit of the heat transfer material to do the test cut which can save your time and money, making it a viable option.
By using these tips, your machine will have the best performance and it will last as long as possibly can.