xacto

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lightfire, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Lightfire

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a X-acto knife and tried it w/ a font named CATAPULT.

    i cut it very bad. it has many edges and so on. thought it is precision . um do i have to cut it many times ??

    sorry for bad english ..
     
  2. Markd77

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    What material are you cutting?
    If it's thick then multiple cuts might be better.
    Try different angles of the blade to the material.
    If it's flexible then bending it while you cut can help.
     
  3. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    Be extremely careful with such a knife.
    You will need your fingers and hands longer as today.

    Cutting with a X-acto knife needs some practice.
    The materials you cut may not be as easy as you would like.
    Also the kind of blade you use can influence the result.

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    http://www.mypencil.com/mall/page252xACTO.asp

    Aslo a printed example may help to get a good result, as you can follow your example.

    Bertus
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012