One of my designs on 210 GSM card stock
- material: 210 GSM A4 Card stock (Quill Brand, available at Officeworks)
- passes: 1
- power: 100%
- feed: 600 mm/min
- current: 1.8A
- cut size: 8x10 inch
- cutting time: 40 mins
This is an 8x10 inch design cut from 210 GSM A4 cardstock.
It'll be backed with coloured card, or handpainted watercolour paper to sell online.
I also tried it at varying power/speed settings,
The settings above gave the smoothest result with cleanest cuts.
- at 1,000mm/min @ 100% power (approx 30mins cutting time) you get a very similar result, but a few of the tiny cuts had to be removed from the card by hand as the cuts become a little more jagged (from the faster stepping of the motors I'm guessing?) Still, an acceptable result and worthwhile.
- at 1,400 mm/min @ 100% power (approx 20mins cutting time) cuts become too jagged and the too many of the pieces have to be removed from the card by hand. Not worthwhile at this speed.
I increased the maximum current to 2.2amps, as suggested, and that allows cuts to happen at much higher speeds. Tested at 1800mm/min and shaved a couple more minutes off the cutting time, **BUT** the cuts are not smooth, and negate the speed increase in smaller/detailed work. And in an odd observation, this design is symmetrical, but you can see the cuts on the right side are more jagged than the left. A design with straighter cuts would probably benefit hugely from the increase, but small detailed work needs a slower cleaner cut speed for best results.
Still fun to test what it can do though