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kar

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Cutting masking tape (paper)
« on: March 15, 2017, 11:27:11 AM »
Hi

Have any one experience with cutting masking tape, in this case know as Kabuki tape?
This is a yellow masking paper, very thin on a backing sheet, not vinyl.

Some photos on this model shop: http://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=19194

It's for masking on scale models.
I have a Craft Robo cutter, but not getting the results I'm looking for, so I'm considering getting a DIY laser machine from China.

Please ask if you need any more info, and I'll try to answer.

Thanks for any input from you.

Kjell Arne

Norway

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Re: Cutting masking tape (paper)
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 11:34:10 AM »
I would usually recommend a vinyl cutter for this type of job (like your machine) but for small intricate details the cheaper drag knife machines can have problems. A laser should work OK but I have not tested this type of material.

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Re: Cutting masking tape (paper)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 10:46:43 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

As you mention, my low cost vinyl cutter have problems cutting the detail I'm looking for.
A good vinyl cutter here in Norway costs at least as much as 4-5 DIY laser machines from China, so it's easier to justify one laser from China than a good vinyl cutter.

Any recommendations on the strength I should look at?
I see that the 10W are getting cheaper in price than i was last summer when I was looking at one.

Kjell Arne