Tip of the Week: How can you tell when your cutter is due for a new blade?

“Typically, when a blade is beginning to wear, you will first notice that inside corners will not weed out cleanly,” Bob Robinson of Imprintables Warehouse tells us. “Most times you can get extended life from the blade by simply increasing your force. At some point, the increased force doesn’t correct the problem, then it’s probably time to switch out the blade. Note that standard films and vinyl are relatively thin and soft and don’t put much wear on the blade, but some of the foils, metallic and reflective films can wear the blade much quicker.”

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