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TODO General Frequently Asked Questions

Our ScanNCut experts have shared some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your ScanNCut. If you have a great tip of your own, please share it on our social pages.

The settings are wide to allow for different thicknesses of materials. It is advisable to start in the middle of the range, so you can adjust either way

If you have tried a variety of settings and you are not achieving the desired results please contact our customer services team.

The settings are wide to allow for all different thicknesses of materials. It is advisable to start in the middle of the range, so you can adjust either way.

Around 180gsm to 240gsm works well and uncoated is fabulous!

No, adjusting the settings under pressure can damage the TODO machine. You should take the roller back to the beginning before making any adjustments.

Ensure the TODO roller has been rolled to either end of the unit; the roller cannot be adjusted mid-way – especially if it is still under pressure. Note: The dial cannot be pushed down unless it is in line with either a whole or half number.

If you use your cutting plates one sided this can happen over time. To avoid this, and prolong the life of your plates, you should alternate sides with each use.

Die Cutting Frequently Asked Questions - Click to view answers

Actually this is more to do with the dies you use rather than the machine, but as you can use Sizzix™ dies on TODO it can cut a wide range of materials.

We have tested most of the leading brands of dies with the machine and there were no issues. Some of the more intricate dies may require the use of the D plate.

Click here to download D plate PDF instructions.

Try to run the die through twice and also rotate it. You will feel by the pressure of the machine.

Have you tried cutting with the D plate? The D plate can replace the B plate in your cutting sandwich. This has a smaller surface area so the pressure is more focussed on the die itself.

Click here to download D plate PDF instructions.

Yes, some of the more complex dies may need additional shim; try placing a metal shim under the base plate in the well of the machine. Please note: the metal shim cannot be too thick so as to avoid damaging the electrical point.

Hot Foiling Frequently Asked Questions - Click to view answers

About 12 minutes. When the hot foil plate reaches the correct temperature the light will change from red to green. If, for some reason, the machine fails to heat up/turns green quicker than expected, please contact our customer services team.

Put the selected hot foil stamp onto the hot plate to warm up; this will ensure the heat has distributed through your chosen stamp. Run the TODO roller over the hot foil sandwich – take your time to allow the foil to adhere properly to your media.

Absolutely. Just remember that it will be hot, so be careful.

Always colour side down.

Turn one of the larger hot foil stamps so the pattern is facing down and lay the foil on to this. Then place card over the top and run the TODO roller over the plate. You may get some hot spots, but generally it's really good.

Absolutely. This technique creates real impact!

TODO™ foils are manufactured to work specifically with TODO and they are specific heat transfer foils so you can't use 'regular' foil.

You can also use these foils on double sided tape without using heat, just simply burnish it.

Letterpressing Frequently Asked Questions - Click to view answers

Yes, although some are thicker than others so you will have to adjust the setting dial.

You can emboss and cut by adding your C plate to your normal cutting sandwich (between the card and the B/D plate). You will need to increase your normal cutting level by 4 increments to allow for the extra height. E.g - A thin die normally cut at a roller height of 4.5 should be increased to 8.5 after adding the C plate.

Click here to download D plate PDF instructions.

This may be because the embossing folder can sometimes move when embossing. Try to run the embossing folder through once, adjust the position of the folder and run it back through. We have also found that having both the C & B plate over the top of the folder can improves results.

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