Getting a cleaner cut

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  • #3223
    gabe.kopp
    Participant

    Just got a zing air. Up and working fine.

    I am trying to cleanly cut vinyl. I have the zing air set at 10 speed, 7 force, 25 on blade displacement (red blade). The blade depth seems right (not too deep–25 sticky notes). Unfortunately, I’m not seeing sharp corners like on my AI file I imported. Corners are more rounded and the lines are not super straight/sharp in the detailed areas of the ‘F’. I want 90 degree sharp angles. Everything has a more rounded inaccurate look compared to the block right angle text I’m trying to cut. When I use the pen tool, everything looks good. Only happens with the blade.

    I used to have these stickers made from a pro shop and I know how good they can look. Right now, they just don’t luck as tight of cut. Any suggestions?

    #3238
    Chad Youngblut
    Keymaster

    Hi Gabe,

    Try raising the blade offset a bit. Although we have listed blade offset values, sometimes the grind of the blade can be slightly off. Try raising it from 25 to 35 and give it another go. If it still could use improvement, try raising another 10 units.

    Hope this helps!

    #3240
    gabe.kopp
    Participant

    Chad,

    I ended up reading an old string that had someone cutting with a thick material blade that he thought was a thin material blade. I realized that the red and blue caps were switched when my unit was delivered to me. The thick material blade had the red cap on it. I looked at the blade descriptions and sure enough it was true. Now that I have the right blade in there, its 100x’s better.

    #3253
    Chad Youngblut
    Keymaster

    Ah great news! Thanks for the update 🙂

    #3356
    brad
    Participant

    Stupid question…How can I tell the difference between the thick and thin material blade, Is the red cap supposed to be thinner and the blue cap thicker?

    , Brad

    #3357
    brad
    Participant

    Nevermind. I totally realized how stupid that question was.

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