Which side of the material should face up when fed into the plotter?

On most materials, the rule of thumb is to load the material into the cutter so the beginning edge comes over the top of the roll, not from the bottom, however, there are exceptions to this, such as, DecoSparkle®, ThermoFlex® Fashion Patterns, & some colors of GlitterFlex® Ultra.

Make sure that the clear carrier is on the bottom when placing it into your cutter. If it’s hard to tell the carrier side from the material side, you can peel back a small portion of the corner. This will help you see more clearly which side is the carrier and which is the material. If you need help with this, please give us a call.

Basically, make sure you’re cutting into the material and not the carrier!