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Xyron and Cameo? Has anyone tried this?
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 2/25/2012 by paniolobrits in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 2/25/2012 5:33:09 AM
Glueing titles to a page can be so tedious, especially when the letters are very thin/fine. Has anyone tried running their cardstock through a Xyron before cutting with their Cameo???

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Posted: 2/25/2012 6:29:05 AM
No, but I have used adhesive backed card stock. Worked like a charm!


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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:06:54 AM
I would think mixing the adhesive backing from the xyron and the adhesive on the cutter might not work out too well? Aside from whether it works or not, it's sort of a waste of xyron glue. I have seen lots of people run the already cut letters through the xyron.

I also have purchased every shade of adhesive backed card stock I have seen. Nice to have a little pile of easy to attach stuff.

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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:33:48 AM
If you don't want to go the route of adhesive-backed card stock, try 3M Spray Adhesive. Much faster than Xyron and no little goobers to get off at the end.


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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:45:40 AM
I haven't used adhesive backed cardstock with the Cameo - do you use the same settings you would for regular cardstock? I've got some adhesive backed DCWV matstacks - anyone tried them in the Cameo?


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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:46:07 AM
I had asked Silhouette about this. They said less intricate shapes are okay to do this with. They also said use a sharp blade.

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Posted: 2/25/2012 10:40:11 AM
I just use the Xyron on the item after I cut it.


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Posted: 2/25/2012 1:56:43 PM
I don't have a Cameo, but I do this with my Cricut. I place it paper side down on the mat with the Xyron backing paper facing up. I then REVERSE my title (so words will not be backwards!) or image and cut. Works like a charm!

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Posted: 2/25/2012 3:12:13 PM
I use my Xyron after cutting with my Silhouette all of the time. I don't know if the adhesive would mess up the blade, but it's great to just run everything through afterwards.


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Posted: 2/25/2012 3:24:11 PM
I cut first then put them through my Xyron.

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Posted: 2/25/2012 6:24:43 PM
I also cut first, xyron second...I like it better than spray cardboard box required to catch the excess!


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Posted: 2/26/2012 5:30:21 AM
Thanks for all the responses. It seems like the majority of you use Xyron after. I was concerned that the adhesive would somehow "gum up" the blade and dull it.


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Posted: 2/26/2012 6:54:29 AM

If you don't want to go the route of adhesive-backed card stock, try 3M Spray Adhesive. Much faster than Xyron and no little goobers to get off at the end.

When using Spray Adhesive is there any problems with fumes? I have asthma. I can open a window when spraying. Would this be good enough? I hate Xyron boogers too. I hate buying the replacement cartridges even more.


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Posted: 2/26/2012 7:12:38 AM
Xyroning first and then cutting will just gum up your blade, making it harder to cut and you'll ultimately ruin your paper. The adhesive doesn't really dull the blade, but it does gum it up and could eventually not allow the blade to turn as freely as it needs to.

I love the spray - I use it in my garage though because of the over spray. I just put things in a box turned on it's side and spray lightly. Kind of a pain to drag stuff around, but worth it!

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