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Hi All! I've ordered some Oramask 810 and looking forward to playing with it with my Silhouette cutter.

 

I'm curious about using transfer tape to move complex designs (Enterprise Aztec masks, anyone?) from backing paper onto a model. My understanding is that the 810 is pretty low-tack, and the only transfer tape I've used up til now has been pretty strong. I've no idea how that combo would work well together.

 

Is there a better choice than the transfer tape I've been using with Oracal 651?

 

Thanks in advance!


Chris

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Hello Chris.  I mostly use the same as the masking material, Oramask 810 in my case,  but a clear Frisket-type has advantages because you can position the mask more easily due to its clarity.

Max

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On 7/30/2020 at 7:14 PM, Chris Hobbs said:

Hi All! I've ordered some Oramask 810 and looking forward to playing with it with my Silhouette cutter.

 

I'm curious about using transfer tape to move complex designs (Enterprise Aztec masks, anyone?) from backing paper onto a model. My understanding is that the 810 is pretty low-tack, and the only transfer tape I've used up til now has been pretty strong. I've no idea how that combo would work well together.

 

Is there a better choice than the transfer tape I've been using with Oracal 651?

 

 

On 7/31/2020 at 5:17 AM, Mozart said:

..........but a clear Frisket-type has advantages because you can position the mask more easily due to its clarity.

 

 

 

Hey Chris,

I do exactly what Max has listed, and use crystal clear Frisket film, normally used for airbrushing and available at most craft/hobby stores. I have used Oracal 810 as that is what I normally cut my masks out of, but the frisket film has the advantage of letting you see exactly where the mask will be placed.  its a bit tougher with the Oracal stuff to know exactly where you are at. 

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What would really help would be for me is the Silhouette blade settings for Oramask 810.  I just ordered a few feet and have never used it before.

 

Biggest problems I've had learning to use the Cameo 3 is the blade settings.  I've been using Tamiya Washi Tape sheets but I am cutting through them inconsistently..

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I have Frisket film, and I have Cricut Transfer tape which is clear...  The Frisket film is much tackier than the Cricut Transfer tape.  Given a choice, I grab the Cricut.

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22 hours ago, Kevin Futter said:

Excellent, Chris! That looks like just the task that these cutting machines are designed to excel at. Any chance you could upload your file when you're done?

 

Thanks Kev! I borrowed heavily from (OK, I basically traced) a commercial product and wouldn't feel right depriving the creator of his due by posting the files.

 

That said, now that I've gotten some practice and am starting to build up some skill with Inkscape, I'm likely to end up creating my own from scratch before I'm done, and those I will happily make available.

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