Holidays are around the corner and many people enjoy taking their hobby of crafting to another level. Personalized gifts are created to show appreciation. Anyone can go to the store and purchase a gift or gift card for someone but a personalized gift shows so much more. If your craft or project requires the use of a rotary cutter or utility knife, you’ll want to be sure you are using a cutting mat.
The main purpose of a cutting mat is to protect the surface of which you are working, from damage. There are hard-surface or soft-surface mats. The hard-surface mats tend to be more flexible and the small cuts that are put into the mat will reclose. These cutting mats are sometimes referred to as self-healing.
If you’re not sure which cutting mat is best for you, you can call the professionals at MyNotions.com at 630-435-0430 or fill out the form on this page. We are happy to walk you through which mat works best for your needs.
The Lifeline of Your Mat
Cutting Mats will eventually wear out and need to be replaced, as they don’t last forever. However, many of them are designed to last several years. The lifeline of your cutting mat will be determined by how it’s being used. The type of knife or the type of material being cut on the cutting mat factors into how long the mat will last.
There are some tips to prolong your cutting mat. If you consider the following guidelines, you may have a cutting mat last longer than normal.
- Consider changing blades often.
- Rotate your cutting mat to avoid cutting in the same area each time.
- Try to refrain from applying too much pressure to your mat.
These few steps, could save you money in the long run, as you won’t be replacing your mat every few months.
MyNotions.com offer a variety of cutting mats in all different sizes. Depending on the project you’re working on, we can help you choose the right mat for you. Contact us today at 630-435-0430 or fill out the form on this page.