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Friday, February 4, 2011

Mat won't load? Edge curled? I may have a tip to fix this!

It drives crazy when I try to load a mat and it just won't get grabbed by the Cricut,.  Or it grabs one edge and pulls it in crooked.  I have fought with this, tried to gently un-curl the edge, push it in, tilt it when loading, clean the rollers, clean the mat - nothing seemed to work. Until now.

The mat was real smooth in that area and it seemed like the Cricut wasn't able to grab on to the mat.  So I thought I would give it something to grab on to - something just a little rough that would make the mat just a bit thickrer there. I grabbed some blue painter's tape and applied it to the edge. It works great!

Since I also do Print-n-Cut, I am thinking of using this to help mark where to place my paper for the best alignment.


DogE.Dazzle said...

Just saw this post. What a great idea....thanks for sharing.

cfine said...

Wow! That's a great idea. I thought I would just have to throw away the mats that were curling up. And any help with Print and Cut is useful since my Cricut seems to always be a little off. Thanks!