Below is a quick an easy table describing some of the characteristics and uses for more commonly used slitting methods. This table is a guideline and can differ depending on the different materials being cut. As always, we recommend that you conduct tests and research to know the best method for slitting your material.
|easy to set up, inexpensive||widely used, easy to set up, versatile||high accuracy||seals edges to prevent fraying|
|Disadvantage||limited materials||creates a slight ridge on some materials||expensive, harder to set up||less accurate, expensive|
|Ideal Material||films, vinyls||fabrics, non-wovens, laminates, paper||heavy films, paper, most materials||fabrics that fray|