I think that I have possibly cut out the smallest word yet with the Cameo. While working on an idea on Thursday morning, I had to cut out the word "coffee" to fit a 0.325"x 0.4" box. I used the LD Urban font and ended up with a word that is only 0.21" tall and 0.38" wide.
I considered print-and-cut but it seems silly to waste the paper to print such a tiny word. It has been a while since I last used vinyl for a sentiment (see this and this) and it has always worked well for me. But the question is, can the Cameo cut out such a tiny word?
|The ruler shows the measurement in centimeters. In inches, the word is only 0.38" wide.|
I placed a scrap piece of black vinyl on the cutting mat and set my blade to 1. Next, I used the preset cut settings for vinyl in the Silhouette Studio program (Speed 8, Thickness 9) and quietly held my breath while I clicked "Cut" for the Cameo to start cutting.
When the machine stopped, I unloaded the mat and half-expected to find a mini-mess but to my (very pleasant) surprise, the cutout was perfect! The letters were SO TINY!
Previously I had used contact paper and regular transfer paper to transfer the vinyl cutouts onto my cards but this time, I wondered if there was a better way. Since the letters were so small, I thought that a little strip of masking tape would do the trick. Luckily I was right and the tape did the job perfectly. Yippee!
So now that the word is cut out and positioned, what exactly did I make? Nothing much actually. Just a little something to make y'all chuckle...
Hope that made you smile. Have a great Friday! ;-)
Full-colored Stringbeans (Stringbean Ladies, Stringbean Medical)
LD Urban font