Rolled materials may bunch during the loading process, especially if the material is curling downward. This can be especially difficult with wider rolls of 12 inches or more when using larger machines.
In order to successfully load rolled materials into the machine without them bunching, you will need to ensure that:
- The material is held taught from side to side
- The leading edge is being fed into the machine is as straight and uncurled as possible
If the leading edge of your rolled material is very curved, you can try to place it under a heavy book or other heavy object for a few minutes to try and straighten it out.
You may additionally press down on the material slightly as it is being loaded to try and prevent downward curling of the material.
Delayed Loading Method
When using larger material sizes (12 inch width and larger) with the Cameo4 series models (Cameo, Cameo Plus, and Cameo Pro), we recommend loading your cutting mat or material using the delayed loading method. This method allows you to use both of your hands to hold onto both sides of the material as you are loading it into the machine.
To use the delayed loading method:
- Adjust your rollers to match your material size
- Press the load button (UP arrow) on the machine
- The button will begin to flash, indicating that it is ready to load the material
- Line up the left edge of the cutting mat with the left-most guide mark. The right edge of the material should be aligned with the right-hand roller.
NOTE: Make sure the top edge of the mat or material is flush against the roller bar
- After the machine senses the material is in place, the machine will grip the material and load it into the machine