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Moab Support Forum > Cutting Moab Lasal Photo Matte 235

When I dry mount the Moab Lasal Photo Matte 235 to Gatorfoam and try to trim the edges with a straight edge and a sharp utility knife, about 1/30 inch of the edge gets frayed and pulls away from the Gatorfoam. Any suggestions on getting a clean cut on the paper after it has been mounted to the Gatorfoam? Thanks!!

December 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJay

In our experience it's best to cut the print mounted to gator in multiple passes with light pressure initially then adding more pressure with each pass.This method produces a sort-of score that better cuts the fibers instead of having them tear away. Hope this helps.

December 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoab Paper

We can also recommend using an Xacto knife or matte cutting blade for scoring and trimming. These have thinner blades than a standard utility knife and may give you a cleaner cut.

December 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoab Paper Support

Do you think the edge can be sanded smooth? The Gatorfoam can be sanded but I don't know if the paper can be sanded. Thanks.

December 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJay

We have not tried sanding our photo papers, you'd have to proceed at your own risk. I would instead recommend trimming the edge again if you have the margin to do so. If you do decide to try sanding, start with a 600 grit paper and work from there.

December 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoab Paper Support

I mount to Gatorfoam quite a bit. I find that the gator has a tendency to tear out if the blade is not extremely sharp. I use Olfa blades and a weighted straight edge. I would think you can sand the Lasal. Mount a small one and test it. The advice to use a thinner blade is useful.
I've tried cutting Gatorfoam on the Fletcher wall cutter, but it tends to slip and ruins the piece. Hand cutting is best.

December 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJim Parker