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Old 01-10-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
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Question Cricut settings for SU! cardstock

Hi Can someone tell me what settings you use when cutting Stampin Up! cardstock? (blade depth, speed, pressure). I have wasted a lot of cardstock trying to get it right. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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I generally use medium pressure, medium speed, blade depth 5 and cut twice for SU cardstock. I think there is some variety between machines and even the SU cardstock. I find the multi-cut function makes the difference between a clean, crisp cut and a big old mess.
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I use blade depth 6, speed low and pressure high. These work for me on SU cs, although with black SU cs I use multifunction in order to cut it twice. My CE seems to have a problem with the black cs.
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I just recently discovered this person's blog, where she will tell you what settings to use for every manufacturer's paper. Google "Above Rubies". Forgot to save a link to it.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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I generally use medium pressure, medium speed, blade depth 5 and cut twice for SU cardstock. I think there is some variety between machines and even the SU cardstock. I find the multi-cut function makes the difference between a clean, crisp cut and a big old mess.
Hmmm....where is the multicut function? I must be missing that!
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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I found this link to a small chart you can put on your cricut itself - and it is free -

Settings for Blade/Speed/Pressure for Thick cardstock, Regular cardstock, Patterned paper, Transparency, Chipboard, Vinyl and Vellum.


http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking....ngs-table.html
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I found this link to a small chart you can put on your cricut itself - and it is free -

Settings for Blade/Speed/Pressure for Thick cardstock, Regular cardstock, Patterned paper, Transparency, Chipboard, Vinyl and Vellum.


http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking....ngs-table.html
Dayna, thanks much. I got my Cricut for Christmas and have both wasted paper and scratched up the mat, not being able to figure this out. I'm adhering this chart to my Cricut NOW!
But I'm also interested in how you multi-cut.
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Ladies....I had to stop using Stampin' Up cardstock in my Expression and Cricut. No matter what settings I used it didn't give me a clean crisp cut with any kind of consistency to suit me. I also found it made the layers of the cardstock split apart (layers of the same sheet of cardstock). I am just not happy with the quality of cut no matter what. So I gave up. There are lots of other brands that work very well.

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I used to cut all card at max speed and pressure and never had a problem with SU card. Now I just keep my deep blade in and cut at medium speed and max pressure with the blade set at 6. I get superb cuts even with quite intricate shapes.
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http://www.aboverubiesstudio.com/

There is a guide you can download for all types of paper.
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Above Rubies has the best cutting guide you can print out for FREE!
Megan has taken the time to list all types of papers and made a wonderful,
easy to read format. I put mine in a 3 ring binder and pull it out with my Cricut.
She's great about answering questions too. Oh and she has created a DVD called
A-Z With The Cricut. I have mine and love it.
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Thanks for posting the links, I was going to ask if there was a cutting guide.
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I LOVE Megan's cutting guide and her DVD. You can find both at www.aboverubiesstudio.com

I have had my cricut for almost 4 years and my Expression for almost 2 and the settings she suggested for SU cardstock really work...even on the black and real red which for some reason seem to be thicker than the others. I HATED cutting SU cardstock before I found this guide and had basically given up on anything intricate...but so far I haven't had any problems since I started using her settings.
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