Perforated Cuts Using Graphtec Cutters

Created by Tom Lockhart, Modified on Thu, 29 Feb 2024 at 10:32 AM by Tom Lockhart

 A normal cutter will simply follow a cut path and only cut through just the media, not the backing. This is called a Kiss Cut. The ability to produce a Perforated cut vinyl graphic, where it is intended to cut fully through both the vinyl and the backing, typically requires a specific tool or specific equipment.

Often your cut path is a "dashed" or dotted line that the cutter on heavier than normal force can follow with a Kiss Cut, creating the effect of a perforated cut, but this method is not ideal and would require you to either change the blade depth or cutter pressure to get through both the media and backing and might damage your cutting strip. To get a true perforation, you would need a machine with the capability to accomodate it such as the FC-9000 Series  or CE-7000 Series  Graphtec Vinyl Cutter. Pouncing or perforating paper material for creating an outline for hand painted signage can be accomplished with a Graphtec pouncing tool.

Here is a link to a video detailing this process and the end result you can expect.

Check out these other videos below on how to create pounced graphics.
Here's the Pounce Production Process.
Application of Pounced Production.


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