Whenever cutting or trimming paper or film, it is always best to use a cutting mat. The slightly soft but firm surface of the cutting mat protects the tip of the blade and makes it last longer. The smooth, clean, surface is nice to work on and is ideal when trimming prints. Small cuts almost disappear and the mats are normally double sided so will last a long time.
Rhino cutting mats are premium quality and two-sided with excellent self healing properties. They are manufactured from recycled materials with sustainability in mind. The large 1800mm x 900mm mat features a rugged multi-layer construction. Measurements are in both metric and imperial with the green side in inches, grey side in cm. The two colour sides are ideal when working with dark or light sheet materials. Rhino cutting mats are ideal for cutting mountboard and other sheet material.
What is a cutting mat?
A cutting mat is a movable surface that is used to cut various materials such as mountboard. Cutting mats protect the framing work bench and also the blades in use. It is rather self-explanatory, it is a protective workbench layer for use when cutting mount board and other sheet materials by hand. The slightly soft but firm surface of a cutting mat protects the tip of the blade, making it last longer.
Are cutting mats self healing?
Many of the cutting mats stocked by LION are Self Healing Cutting Mats. They are perfect for many tasks around the workshop. They ensure you worktops and surfaces aren't damaged by cutting sheet material. Cutting mats enable you to carry out a wide range of picture framing tasks such as measuring, cutting and painting while protecting the surfaces of your workstation.
Cutting mats help cut the perfect angle, depth and size every time. It features helpful measurements along each side of the mat. Due to the high density material, the mat will prevent blades from slipping, will give you a better cut and will decrease the chances of injury.