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October 10, 2009

My Cricut settings chart

When using the Cricut with different materials to get optimum results I found that it helped making a chart of the settings and pasting it on my studio wall above my cricut.
I collected the various settings from websites and also from my own personal experience.
So here is the chart I have up on my studio wall.

Settings from Cricut Website
Magnet
 0.35”/0.80mm  - deepcut blade - speed med, pressure max, blade depth 6 and multicut 4
Stencil
0.0155”/0.40mm - standard blade - speed med, pressure max, blade depth 6 and multicut 2
* adhesive backing is repositionable. cover the rest of piece back again.
Chipboard
.059”/0.40mm - deepcut blade - speed med, pressure high, blade depth 6 and multicut 5
Stamp
0.0415”/1.05mm - deepcut blade - speed med, pressure high, blade depth 4 or 5 and multicut 1
Embossing folder
0.0160”/0.41mm - standard blade - speed med, pressure max, blade depth 6 and multicut 2
Iron on fabric
0.023”/0.58mm - standard blade - speed med, pressure high, blade depth 5 and multicut 1
* add iron on transfer to regular fabric set with iron before cutting.
Settings from experience and gleaned from other cricut users
Chipboard settings
A new blade and mat work best
For thicker board like Grafix medium weight I use a old mat which I haven’t discarded then attach it using atg gun and then cut. (have to muticut 8 times)
 .022- this is like a med-heavy cardstock, blade:5-6, pressure:max,
speed: 4, multi cut:2
.024- think cereal box- same as .022, if clay coated, multi cut:3
.028- IDEAL for cricut usage! blade:6, pressure:max, speed: 4-5
multi cut:4
Grafix medium weight chipboard - deepcut blade, speed high, pressure - max, multicut - 8
(to multicut 8 times load mat - multicut with setting 4 then without unloading the mat  press load again and then repeat last)
Paper & speeds
Thin paper -speed  low , blade depth - 3 , pressure - low to medium and multicut 1
Cardstock -speed  low, blade depth - 3, pressure - medium to high, multicut 1
Thicker Cardstock -speed low, blade depth - 3 or 4 , pressure - high or max
Vinyl
kiss cut (i.e not cutting the adhesive backing )
blade depth - 6
speed - 3
pressure 3
Cricut Dan’s recommended setting for vinyl - deep cut blade (angle is important so can also use the deep blade in green housing) , blade depth 4, speed med and pressure medium.


Shrinky dinks
Pressure set to 5
Speed set to 5
Depth set to 5
Multi-Cut set to twice

lots of people ask me where I buy my chipboards from . I get it from either
uline - 12 x 12 and 0.022 thickness - here's the link http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-7909/Pads/12-x-12-x-022-Chipboard-Pads

or if I need just a small amount from
ckresale 0 here's that link http://www.ckresale.com/

** you have permission to copy and use for personal use. Do not upload to your website but you can link my blog to yours.

2 comments:

Brendabee said...

Thanks Pam for your information concerning updating the "G". I did have to uninstall the Gypsy Syn and then install new data. Extremely good information. Will try cutting a design tomorrow. Merry Christmas.

Paula said...

I just purchased the cricut expression and bought chipboard and tried the multi cut 4 and went back over it again as mentioned . Well my 1st go round it skipped and no luck , so I couldn't even begin to think what was goin wrong? Any suggestions?

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