Hi all. I’m looking at making a text stencil on the vinyl cutter, meant for use when spray-painting text onto a metal surface. Having never used a cutter, I’m soliciting any and all suggestions you might have on how to go about it. For example:
What is the most appropriate kind of vinyl for this purpose? I read the cutter’s manual available online, but it doesn’t really suggest materials.
Is there a general guideline for cutting speeds? Similar to above, the manual only suggests testing things out.
and really anything else that comes to mind, esp. if you’ve experienced it firsthand on this machine.
In case it makes a difference, the text I’m looking to spray paint using this stencil will have characters about 2" tall. It won’t be anything too intricate – think military-style block text with sharp lines.