GRRRR!!!! Cameo mat keeps moving while cutting ?

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Posted 3/2/2012 by strawberryfairy in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 3/2/2012 3:45:09 PM
I cut a test of a favor box just fine. Then, on the actual paper I wanted to use, the mat shifted to the point where the project cut really crooked! I tried another test using the same exact paper I did for the test (I had extra), but it also shifted while cutting! I have turned the Cameo off and on hoping to "reset" it somehow, but it's still doing it. Any ideas what might be wrong?



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Posted: 3/2/2012 4:00:51 PM
Maybe you bumped the blue lever next to the power button? It will loosen the metal roller so that you can move the plastic (white) attachments. It should be pointing upwards.
Or the white attachments have slipped from where they should be?
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Posted: 3/2/2012 4:05:03 PM
Have you got your rollers in the right position and locked down? Also, are you sure you've selected load cutting mat and not load media?

Is the mat itself moving, or is the paper shifting on the mat? Is your mat losing its sticky?

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Posted: 3/2/2012 4:13:15 PM
The mat itself is shifting. It's a newer mat, so it's still quite sticky. Papermama, I will check out that lever! Hope that's it!


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Posted: 3/2/2012 5:28:11 PM
Also check how you are loading your mat. I visually check to make sure equal amounts are sticking out on the sides of the rollers.



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Posted: 3/2/2012 5:56:59 PM
The only way possibly I can think that it would be shifting is if it is not secure under both rollers. I just loaded mine unequal on the sides and it didn't shift so they must be loose.


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Posted: 3/2/2012 9:59:31 PM
My mat shifts when I put the cutting pressure on too high a number.

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Posted: 4/21/2014 7:41:11 PM
This just happened to me and I came back to reference this thread.

My problem was that I was using some older mats that I hadn't used in a while and they were not sticky enough to hold the paper. The paper must have shifted and when it did, it looked like the mat was causing the problem. I used a brand new mat and things are working fine.



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Posted: 4/21/2014 8:09:01 PM
You can use washi to hold down the paper on less-sticky mats. It keeps everything from shifting around. I ruined a couple of sheets of nice paper today because I didn't tape the paper down.



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Posted: 4/21/2014 8:21:15 PM
My problem was never the paper. The mats I used were new and the paper was stuck on there good. My Cameo has been mostly sitting on a shelf and I've been using my Cricut when needed. I went back to school last fall, so I actually haven't played with my die cut machines much.



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Posted: 4/22/2014 7:05:54 AM
It does sound like either your rollers are loose, or something else is the issue (other than the mat).

Too much pressure can cause a cut to go wonky, but someone else already mentioned that.

Sometimes it is better to cut with less pressure, but do a double cut instead of increasing pressure and just cutting once.


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