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WillYurman
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« on: January 19, 2013, 10:45:47 PM »
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Hi,
Does anyone know a company that can cut rolls of canvas into strips? I've got a project where I want to print strips of photos on 40 foot x 13" rolls of canvas. Probably printing 4 or 5 strips on each roll.

Looking for someone who can cleanly and accurately slice the rolls into strips after printing.

thanks for any suggestions!

-Will
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 11:10:50 AM »
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How about taking it to Home Depot to the blinds section and see if it will cut on that machine that cuts blinds to size. It has a cutter wheel that should do it.
You never know till you ask.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 03:18:32 PM »
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Do a search  and buy an inexpensive 10" food slicer blade and put it on a chop saw.(would have to have the right size diameter mounting hole, usually 5/8" bore ). Cover your roll (on the core) tightly with kraft paper and mark the strip increments and cut with the chop saw as you rotate the roll through . Should yield a very clean cut.
 
Be very careful!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 11:18:19 AM »
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David... That's a GREAT idea!! I think I just might do a google for one of those.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 04:26:12 PM »
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Thanks. Those better blades are extremely sharp and some are very expensive.
I nearly sliced off a finger as a teen working in a deli, cleaning one of those industrial grade Hobart slicers.

I forgot to mention that you need to print the roll first of course.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 04:57:54 PM »
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 an even easier and cheaper idea...
 hardest part would be fastening the mat cutter #12  blades securely, and pulling the canvas through at an even -smoothe pace.
A leader strip and pulling the canvas from the two edges at the same time, or even attaching the leader to a strip of wood or roll core to pull it through, should work as long as there isn't too much gap in the slot.    You could practice on a dummy roll of kraft paper.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 07:21:45 PM »
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If you search for "cutting rolls" you should find a few other threads with suggestions too. Occasionally someone will ask this for regular paper, I'm sure those solutions will work for canvas as well.

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