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  • Lex edge contour cutting

    Posted by Tim Shaw on July 13, 2002 at 6:41 pm

    We have to produce 2 labels ( 100 of each ) for vehicle dashboards.

    We have to produce them on Lex Velvet on the edge and apply 3m 467 d/sided adhesive to the rear, the print as to be sub-surface.

    As anyone had this same kind of job done, can Lex Velvet be cut or scored
    after the adhesive has been applied. In the past we have hand cut, but these are quite a complicated shape with holes for the heater controls etc.

    If we have to out source can anyone recommend a company who can kiss cut, or produce the job complete.

    Tim

    Glenn Taylor replied 20 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    July 13, 2002 at 7:39 pm

    I might be wrong Tim but if the stuff is made so the edge can print on it then the edge should also be able to cut it.

    I’m not sure what the velvet stuff is, but i know the normal lex edge and lex edge II can be cut on the edge.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    July 13, 2002 at 8:13 pm

    im lost here folks????

    lex ? is that lexan! velvet ? please be more specific. then again maybe you are and i just dont know what you mean!! 😆 😆 😆 😆

    anymore detials would be appriciated

  • Tim Shaw

    Member
    July 13, 2002 at 8:38 pm

    I think I may have miss described it . I think I meant Lexedge 2 with has a velvet finish (mottled not optically clear).

    Just had a look around on the US sites, learnt some stuff there!! thay really know how to set up the edge for differnet matarials.

    Got some good tips for cutting Lex after the 3m adhesive has been applied.

    Tangential knife at 50% speed with the pressure up.

    The trick I never thought off was having the adhesive face up, although this covers the bomb site you trim back the material to expose the cross, cut to score the Lex and hopefully snap it out.

    But any advice you guys haave before I waste materials will be apprciated.

    Tim

  • Glenn Taylor

    Member
    July 14, 2002 at 5:11 pm

    Be sure to use a 45 degree blade. If the adhesive is to be applied before cutting, I like to add a duplicate cut line so that the plotter will score the same place twice.