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Old 11-06-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hi - I have just bought a Silhouette SD and I am having issues with the cutting mat.

According to the instructions I remove the green backing from the clear mat and stick the paper to the adhesive area. OK all well and good but the paper sticks to it (which I guess is the point) but when you take it off the paper stays stuck and tears.

Am I doing something wrong?

Also what is the white mat for?

Sorry if I seem ditzy I have never had anything like this before and it is overwhelming.

Thankful for any advice you can offer.
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I'm not sure about the different mats, since I have the original one and it only has one. It sounds like your mat is too sticky. Maybe take a t-shirt (or something that doesn't produce lint) and dab it on and off the mat to take away some stickiness?

I know QK customer service is really helpful too.
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I think you are using the wrong mat. The white mat is for thinner paper and the green one is for thicker paper like bazzill or kent paper (whatever that is).
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The clear mat is for light paper such as computer print paper or light DP.

The green mat is for your heavier paper.

Don't pat your mat with a towel. It's ok for the Cricut mats. I always use a soft t-shirt when I pat down my Cricut mats. With the Silhouette mats you can gunk up the blade housing and dull the blade. It's a lighter machine and the mats are lighter. It can't take any fuzzies very well.

My green mat was very sticky too. My paper also stuck. I was using my paper scraper to remove the mess it left. That helped get some of the stickies off. I wish I knew how to properly make the mats less stick with the Silhouette too. The Silhouette is so delicate compared to the Cricut machines or other die cutters. I always have to treat mine differently than my Gazelle or Cricut.
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