I've be working with vinyl graphics for over two years - mostly on a large scale for race cars, signs or window banding. I've recently branched out for etching with Armor Etch cream and haven't run into any problems until now. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help cut the vinyl stencils with small text? The letters are peeling up from the backing paper as the cutter moves on to the next part of the design. The smallest text height is around 0.125 inches - vector drawing and imported as an EPS file to Sure Cuts a Lot 3 Pro.
I've tried the following, and nothing seems to help:
Both 45 degree blade and 60 degree blade
Cheap vinyl from eBay & Oracal 651, 751
The offset looks fine, the letters are all cutting as they should - no extra curves or inconsistencies in typeface.
Any and all ideas are welcome, I need to have these items etched by the end of the month to have a little time to spare. Thanks in advance!
I've also included the design I'm trying to cut out.