Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Cricut Mats

  Have you seen these NEW MATS?

 http://www.cricut.com/home/images/new_mats/1b.jpg

Just what we need more to buy, I have so many mats, but look how pretty these are! Says you can use construction paper with the light grip mat?
 
Best performance with lightweight materials
$9.99 for ONLY 1 Mat? I hope this is a misprint.
The long-lasting Light Grip mat allows you to easily cut and remove common office printer paper, vellum, light cardstock, and more.

Best performance with medium-weight materials
12x12 is $12.99 for 2 and 12x24 is $17.99 for 2
The Standard Grip mat offers improved performance for a wide range of medium weight materials, including patterned paper, vinyl, iron-on, and cardstock.



Best performance with heavyweight materials
$14.99 for ONLY 1 Mat! Yikes! Must wait for sale.
The StrongGrip mat offers a strong hold surface perfect for heavyweight materials. It’s our longest lasting mat featuring double life adhesive technology.


TIPS

 
Storing:
  • Replace the clear mat cover to keep the mat surface free of paper scraps and dust.
  • Never store a mat that still has material attached to it, as this allows time for the mat adhesive to absorb unwanted fibers.
 
 
Applying and cutting:
  • When applying paper to the mat, be sure to securely press down all edges and corners.
  • For best performance, use the recommended material types for each of the three mats.
  • To prevent the blade from cutting deep into the mat, use the recommended cut settings for each type of material.
  • Evenly use the entire surface of the mat by switching off which end you load into the machine first.
 
 
Removing and cleaning:
  • Use Cricut® tools to make removing cuts and cleaning mats easier—the scraper will scrape away excess pieces and the spatula will easily remove cut images.
  • Remove all negative pieces first, and then remove your cut image using the spatula.
  • Remove the material from the mat using an upward motion, rather than pulling it back over the top of itself. This will help prevent the cut image and excess paper from curling.
  • When removing scraps with the scraper, place the mat on a hard surface for easier removal.
 
  So Everyone what do you think? I think Kinda pricey but may save money in the long run if you never tear your paper and use construction paper. hmm? I don't know, If I get some new mats I will be sure to let you know how I like them.