Full Version: Multi mat, fat-mat, sticky pads

From: Mike (SPACE_ENGRAVERS) [#1]
 3 Apr 2007
To: ALL

Which one should I buy? We just got an EGX 30 and should probably get something to hold the plates down with. There seem to be a few different options available...$75 for a 12x12 seems steep...

Mike


From: Cody (BOBTNAILER) [#2]
 3 Apr 2007
To: Mike (SPACE_ENGRAVERS) [#1] 3 Apr 2007

I have one of the pink mats....not sure of the name (multi mat?).

It does a pretty good job IF you keep it very clean. I was engraving some aluminum plates this morning, and one of them slipped. >.<


From: PenTrophy (PENINSULATROPHY) [#3]
 3 Apr 2007
To: Cody (BOBTNAILER) [#2] 3 Apr 2007

I use a DynaGrip Mat. 15" x 16" $65 Newing-Hall.com

Spray with windex when it gets scummy and it's ready to go again....


From: Cody (BOBTNAILER) [#4]
 3 Apr 2007
To: PenTrophy (PENINSULATROPHY) [#3] 3 Apr 2007

I got mine with my XOT...no clue how much it was.

I generally just wipe it off with a damp rag, and it's fine. The trouble only comes when I get shavings (like the aluminum this morning) on it, and don't want to take the time to clean it between plates.


From: joyce (JLADY) [#5]
 3 Apr 2007
To: Mike (SPACE_ENGRAVERS) [#1] 4 Apr 2007

I use the pink one also (multi mat) and I like it but for really small plates I use tape because the plates move. I tried the ones that quality engravers sells (they are black) but I didn't like them. I know the multi mat is expensive but to me it is worth it.

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From: John (ICTJOHN) [#7]
 4 Apr 2007
To: Cody (BOBTNAILER) [#4] 4 Apr 2007

Cody,

Run that mat under cool water and air/pat dry..... I don't think you want to "rub" on it, it will last MUCH longer. I have had mine 4 years and the other brand I was using was only lasted 10-12 months.

The Multi-Mat is higher in price but well worth it. I thought one of the distributors is our very own Engraving Concepts, but I didn't see them on their web-site, so Jeannette will have to speak up if that is so.


From: Cody (BOBTNAILER) [#8]
 4 Apr 2007
To: John (ICTJOHN) [#7] 4 Apr 2007

That's where I got mine....when they delivered my XOT 912.

From: jeanettebrewer (JEANETTEBREWER2) [#9]
 4 Apr 2007
To: ALL

Jeanette speaking up here!

We are a MultiMat distributor. 12x12 = $85; 12x24 = $170; 16x24 = $249; 24x24 = $329; 24x48 = $645.


From: JHayes55 [#10]
 4 Apr 2007
To: Mike (SPACE_ENGRAVERS) [#1] 4 Apr 2007

Multi- Mat - best way to go - speaking from experience. I have used them for my laser and my 16x25 Xenetech and would not do without them.
As for clean up I do wash mine once in a while but for a quick cheap cleanup with out removing it I use a lint roller - just roll it over the area and pick up the chips - quick easy - I keep it by my Xenetech and use it whenever I see a few stray chips.

Lint roller is also handy if I get lint or chip on my bald head.
Cody are you listening??? 8-O

EDITED: 4 Apr 2007 by JHAYES55


From: Tony (ANTE) [#11]
 4 Apr 2007
To: jeanettebrewer (JEANETTEBREWER2) [#9] 4 Apr 2007

Jeanette,

Do you sell single side Multi-mat, used with lasers.
BTW prices you posted aren't uniform as per square inch.

Tony


From: jeanettebrewer (JEANETTEBREWER2) [#12]
 4 Apr 2007
To: Tony (ANTE) [#11] 4 Apr 2007

Tony,

Multi-Mat only comes in the two-sided variety. I know several folks use it with their lasers too. LaserBits sells something -- you might check their site.

I've never figured out how the MultiMat people figured their pricing but those are the prices they set. FWIW, the prices have remained the same for about 5 years now.

EDITED: 4 Apr 2007 by JEANETTEBREWER2


From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#13]
 4 Apr 2007
To: jeanettebrewer (JEANETTEBREWER2) [#12] 4 Apr 2007

It may have to do with the yield from the blank sheet size that they get from the manufacturer of the material.

From: LaZerDude (C_BURKE) [#14]
 6 Apr 2007
To: jeanettebrewer (JEANETTEBREWER2) [#9] 6 Apr 2007

Being oh so new to this, my question may seem dumb....but...

why is water wet?.... ( tee hee)


Seriously, multimat as I understand it is just something the prevents material from slipping in the engraver? It can be used with my new vision?

Thanks


From: JHayes55 [#15]
 6 Apr 2007
To: LaZerDude (C_BURKE) [#14] 6 Apr 2007

quote:
It can be used with my new vision?

I believe you have answered your own question, if it is a question. (tee - hee)

We would hope with your "new vision" that you could see your way clear enough to purchase a Multimat from Jeanette.

quote:

Why is water wet?


* Water isn't wet. Wetness is a description of our experience of water; what happens to us when we come into contact with water in such a way that it impinges on our state of being. We, or our possessions, 'get wet'. A less impinging sense experience of water is that it is cold or warm, while visual experience tells us that it is green or blue or muddy or fast-flowing. We learn by experience that a sensation of wetness is associated with water.

Water, of course, is molecularly H 2 O and this compound of hydrogen and oxygen is electrically neutral. However, there are also in water many free charged hydroxyls (-OH-, negatively charged) and hydrogen ions (H+ positively charged). These charged particles retain the ability to attract other charged particles (with the opposite charge) just as magnets do. In this way they stick or cling, involving other neutral H 2 O molecules at the same time. If water was made up entirely of neutral particles it would not cling, or wet, because the component elements would 'prefer' to stick to each other rather than to make bonds with other substances.

From: UncleSteve [#16]
 6 Apr 2007
To: JHayes55 [#15] 6 Apr 2007

quote:
rather than to make bonds with other substances


And we all know how important bonding is... especially when wet!! (devil)

From: jeanettebrewer (JEANETTEBREWER2) [#17]
 6 Apr 2007
To: LaZerDude (C_BURKE) [#14] 6 Apr 2007

Chuck,

Yes, MultiMat can be used with your new Vision.

Our server is down for the second day in a row -- can't get email in or out (Grrrrrrr). So ... if I don't respond immediately to a post or PM from EE today, don't be alarmed. I'll try to check in here frequently ...

Have a Happy Hawaiian Easter!


From: John (ICTJOHN) [#18]
 6 Apr 2007
To: JHayes55 [#15] 6 Apr 2007

It's Official!!

Joe has just confirmed his candidacy for President......

He has addressed Chuck's question without really answering the question.

He has expounded and given us facts on a subject nobody really cares about.

and........

He has used up his allotment of $2.00 words (tee - hee)

 

:O)


From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#19]
 6 Apr 2007
To: LaZerDude (C_BURKE) [#14] 6 Apr 2007

Wetting is defined, (loosely), as the ability for a liquid to cling to other substances. Teflon is not a water wettable substance, skin is.

Try a test yourself to see if you are wettable by water. Do not hold your head under too long.


From: LaZerDude (C_BURKE) [#20]
 6 Apr 2007
To: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#19] 6 Apr 2007

quote:
Try a test yourself to see if you are wettable by water. Do not hold your head under too long.


Ok. Will do, but to bring the thread back on track, can I use my Multi mat to dry?

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