Sunday, July 24, 2011

Painters tape and the Imagine - be careful where you put it!

Here's something I stumbled over today. I was using CCR and cutting an image from Sweet Tooth Boxes. (I love that cart by the way). I currently only have the mat that came with my Imagine and it's starting to get less tacky. So to make sure my cardstock stayed put I used some blue painters tape to hold it down (just like I do with my other Cricuts.)

I sent the image off to cut, inserted the mat and pressed the Go button on the Imagine screen (as per the usual instructions on the CCR screen.) The mat was pulled into the Imagine but didn't cut. So I cancelled the cut and tried again. The same thing happened. To me it seemed that the Imagine couldn't work out where to cut the image.

I removed the mat and relocated the tape so that it wasn't covering any of the four registration marks on the mat. This time when I sent the file off to the Imagine it cut without a hitch!

So, if you're using tape to hold your cardstock to your Imagine mat make sure the tape doesn't cover any of the four registration marks.

Here's where you shouldn't place the tape (the same applies to the bottom of the mat):


And here's where you can place it (you can probably also place it anywhere on the border, just not on the registration marks):




Hope that helps!

2 comments:

Gemini-Heather

Use blue scotch glue stick reposition able glue on mat to resticky it. It works better than a new imagine mat. I apply glue to all my not sticky mats and it works wonders.

Guzzi sager

Very informative and worthy post. Thanks for the sharing such a precious updates with us.

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