I have several affiliate links in both my posts and on the sidebar. All opinions are mine! Thanks so much for your support.

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.

2 comments:

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!