INSTRUCTION MANUAL :
· Use your Art Tech Stencil Cutter on a heat resistant support : a glassplate, a metal plate, a ceramic tile.
· Never cut on a plastic or wood support : these could melt or be damaged.
· Hold the cutter like a pen : the extension cord should lay between your thumb and forefinger running over the back of your hand.
· The side of your handpalm rests on the surface just like writing a letter.
· Place your fingers only on the yellow plastic parts; all metal parts becoming hot : up to 390°C.
· The cutting point has to be directed vertically towards the material you want to cut.
· In principal the cutting point has to be torn through the material ; the thickness of it dictates the speed of cutting. Excessive force may damage the cutting point.
· The cutting is done by melting and no by pressure.
· Never put excessive force on the cutter; no scratching noises may be heard during cutting. The mallory point could be damaged.
· After plugging the cutter into the mains it takes 5 minutes to heat up to the normal operating temperature.
· In between cutting the cutter can be placed onto a ceramic plate, a dish etc... or onto the special deisgned metallic support that is available separately.
· Spare cutting point are available separately.
· When the work is finished let the cutter cool down completely before putting it away.
· Following materials up to 0.5 mm thickness can be cut with the stencil cutter :
- polyethylene foils
- PVC foilis ( transparants for overhead projection)
- Mylar foils
· Following materials can not be cut with the stencil cutter :
- calqing paper
- all non-plastics.