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KNK Air how to cut Vinyl still on the roll Help [Resolved]

TheScrapoholicTheScrapoholic Member Posts: 30
edited August 2016 in Resolved Issues
I just got the KNK Air and am slowly mastering it. I have a Large project to cut on vinyl.  I'm cutting the word Imagination which measures 11.5" tall by 27" Long. The way the KNK works with loading your mat in general is different and so I'm not sure how to load my vinyl that is still on the roll. I can't seem to find a tutorial on how to cut vinyl from the roll on KNK. Do I roll it in just over the 27" or do you roll it in similar to the cricut/silhouette?  I've tried googling for tutorials but only stuff for the cricut or silhouette are coming up for me and I know it won't translate to the KNK Air. I hope I explained myself well enough?
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,634
    Chapter 10 in the Maxx Air UM has a section on cutting vinyl and I've cut quite a bit on mine... from a roll.  I place the roll behind the MA and the pull the vinyl forward and slide it under the pinch wheels.   I also have scotch tape on  my tables... a piece in the front and a piece in the back aligned along the right sides so that I can use them as guides for getting the right side of the vinyl as straight as possible. Before you drop the pinch wheels, will pull forward ~ half the length of my cut because that also helps with the initial alignment.

    Once you drop the pinch wheels, go offline and then use the up/down arrows to move the vinyl in and out the full length of the project. Note the ruler that's on the MA... watch the edge of the vinyl relative to that ruler as you're moving it in and out. You'll be able to see if the vinyl is feeding straight or if you need to lift the pinch wheels and rotate it a tiny bit to correct the alignment.

    Once you have the vinyl nice and straight, then use the arrow buttons to back the vinyl out until just the front is under the pinch wheels.  However... I do have the vinyl forward enough to cover the screws for the flat bed. The vinyl can catch on those screws.   Then set your origin using the location of the blade tip and be sure to use Knife Point mode for cutting your project.   If you've not used that mode, then practice first with the test pen and paper on a small project so that you fully understand how it works.
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • TheScrapoholicTheScrapoholic Member Posts: 30
    thank you. i didn't even think of looking in the manual for something like this.  i was confused on where the vinyl needed to be. great explanation. I think I got it?! fingers crossed.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,634
    Definitely post back if you have more questions or run into problems. 
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • GabeGabe Moderator Posts: 4,590
    edited August 2016
    @TheScrapoholic, here's a video, too.  It's for an early Zing, not the Maxx Air, but should still be a little helpful, at least. :)
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,634
    Good job!  Hope you picked up some good experience for the next time.  :)
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
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