HAPPY NEW YEAR!
With the holidays behind us, I finally have some time to do a couple of videos that I have been planning on for awhile now. So in honor of the New Year, let's get that eCraft cutting! For this first video, I am going to share with all of you how I go about finding the pressure settings for a piece of cardstock. I have seen a few newer eCraft owners online getting frustrated because they can't seem to find the right setting and it really isn't difficult at all, so I thought I would share with all of you my process and a few tips and tricks that I have picked up.
RULE #1 - If your paper is tearing, that means the pressure is too high! If it is not cutting all the way through, that means that the pressure is too low!
RULE #2 - Check your blade and blade safety cap for debris that may be interferring with the cut. This has happened to me numerous times!
RULE #3 - Make sure you are loading the paper in the machine so that the grain is going into the machine. Watch the video, because I show you exactly what I mean!
RULE #4 - Weather and other environmental aspects do affect the settings, so if it has been awhile since you cut a certain type of paper, you may want to get in the habit of doing a small test cut before embarking on a large project just to make sure that your environment hasn't changed enough to affect the settings. I had a piece of paper that I tried to cut in the summer that I could not get to cut right at all. Fast forward to late fall/early winter and suddenly I could cut this paper and it cut great!
Don't forget that you can download the eCraft settings chart (link located in the column to the right). Also, I am looking for some input so that I can keep this chart updated, please e-mail me any pressure settings that you find so that I can add them to the list.
Here's the video...
Thanks for watching and if you have any video requests for me, please let me know. I have a few more planned including some that were suggested so if there is something you want to see, I will do what I can to make it happen for you! Have a great day AND a GREAT YEAR!