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Fiskars Fuse Creativity System embossing issue (1/2 embossed project)

ManxmomManxmom Member Posts: 107
edited September 2018 in Off Topic
I recently purchased a used system and I'm practicing making embossed tags and boxes so I'm using the large cutting letterpress plates. Only some of the embossing comes out. It cuts perfect. The manual says nothing about shims etc and I can't find anything online to help me. It only talks about adapters for using other brands of dies/folders. Any help appreciated.
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,362
    @Manxmom - not familiar with this system, and given its a Make The Cut! forum, people wouldn't come here looking to help with your system. Here is a link to the Fiskars website, maybe a good place to start to source help with your system.

  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,541
    edited September 2018
    There have been a few discussions on this machine
    if you search the forum you will find several results

    I don't have a fuse But with have manual dies cutters I think the theory of operation is similar

    By half do you mean some of the details are not embosses across the full area of the die/plate
    or actually one half is emboss more than the other half

    are you using a dies that cut and also embosses, or an embossing plate ?

    some embossing plate require a rubber mat

    Sometime a little more pressure is required so a shim can help

    I use recycled cereal box cardboard and the like

    another tip i was given was the very thin foam used as wood flooring underlay
    this is put behind the material behind cut and act a a sacrificial shim  as it usually gets at least partially cut

    The important thing is when ever your experimenting with varying the height of the stack (sandwich) do not force the machine if it feels like your forcing it stop and make the stack a little thinner 

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  • hwganghwgang Member Posts: 2,806
    I have this system and absolutely love it. Don't ever regard any sandwich recipe as gospel. Your results are more important. A shim can be as minor as a piece of cardstock or much more hefty. I love neoprene as a shim.

    Let us know how you make out.
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