Materials Guide

Find Out Which Materials Work With Your Dies

As a general guideline, Ellison manually-operated Die-Cutting Machines cut multiple layers of materials. However, it is best not to overload the machine with cutting materials to ensure that the machine performance is optimal. For exact quantities of materials to be cut, please consult the chart below.

The eclips Electronic Shape-Cutting Machine allows you to walk away after pre-setting cuts of a single layer of material with thicknesses ranging from paper and cardstock to vinyl and light chipboard.

A few basic tips when using SureCut and AllStar Dies:

  • The quantity of sheets the machine will cut at once depends on material thickness, as well as size and complexity of die design.
  • When cutting felt or delicate materials, add backing paper to aid the cutting.
  • Use only one sheet of material when cutting with crease rule dies.

Using SureCut Using AllStar & Sizzix Bigz Dies
Prestige
# of sheets
Big Shot Pro
# of sheets
SuperStar
# of sheets
Big Shot Pro
# of sheets;
Materials
1 1 1 1 Aluminum 0.16"
1 1 1 1 Balsa Wood 3/32"
1 1 1 1 Brass .005"
1 1 1 1 Bubble Wrap
8 6 6 6 Butcher Paper
6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 Construction Paper
4-6 3-4 3-4 3-4 Construction Paper, Laminated 1.5mm
1 1 1 1 Cork, Self-Adhesive ⅛"
2 2 2 2 Corrugated Paper
5 4 4 4 Decorator Foil
1 1 1 1 Embossing Rubber
Varies Varies Varies Varies Fabric
1 1 1 1 Fabric, Iron-On
Varies Varies Varies Varies Felt
1 1 1 1 Felt, Self-Adhesive
10 8 8 8 Gift Wrap
1 1 1 1 Leather
1 1 1 1 Magnet, Flexible Sheets
1 1 1 1 Magnet, Self-Adhesive
1 1 1 1 Mat Board
3 3 3 3 Paper Wood
1 1 1 1 Personalized Embossing Plastic (PEP)
1 1 1 1 Plastic, Shrink Film
1 1 1 1 Poly Foam
2 2 2 2 Poster Board/Chipboard
1 1 1 1 Quilt Batting
1 1 1 1 Rubber, Self-Adhesive
1 1 1 1 Sandpaper, Fine 00 (paper side up) Limit usages, can wear rule on die.
4 4 4 4 Sheet Foam ⅛"
1 1 1 1 Sponge, Pop-up
2 2 2 2 Tag Board/Cover Stock
1 1 1 1 Tin .008
6 6 6 6 Tissue, Laminated
3 1 1 1 Vellum Paper
3 3 3 3 Vinyl, Static Cling
5 5 5 5 Wallpaper

We use cookies to personalize content, analyze site traffic and to serve push notifications and targeted ads. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. Click here to learn how we use cookies for a better browsing experience.
OK