We stock MSK500V smart knives that are specifically engineered for use with Mimaki plotters and cutters for use with "normal" vinyls/flex (with a Blue cap for easy identification).
Most of our customers opt for smart knives which are precision engineered for the specific plotter that they have. Changing blades can be time-consuming and intricate, especially blades that have springs, and blades can be easily damaged when being installed. However, our range of smart knives are encapsulated in a pre-cast holder and are pre-set to the required depth so that they can be used immediately (after a test cut).
We also stock Fine Detail/Flock (MSK500F) (with a Red cap) and Heavy Duty (MSK750R) (with a Grey cap) smart knives for Mimaki plotters and cutters - For customers using a wide variety of vinyls/flex, we recommend using a separate blade for thicker or more difficult to cut vinyl to ensure the longevity of the blade. We also recommend having a spare blade to hand in case a blade becomes dull or damaged unexpectedly.
CUTTING TIP: When you insert a new blade or Smart Knife, you should always check your plotter settings and do a test cut before cutting your intended design.
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