I recently purchased a Seklama 16x24in cutting mat for use in my glowforge, as I had a paper cutting project that required pristine output with no scorch marks.
Here’s the thing. I used the mat on a Universal laser (because it was bigger) and it worked MARVELOUSLY. like magic. I can’t stress how great it was for this project.
However, on then trying to use it in the glowforge (after crying a bit because I had to chop off about 4 inches of the end, or roughly $30 worth of mat…) it absolutely failed to work in the GF.
now at this point it wasn’t as sticky as it was when it was first unpeeled, but I’m not quite sure what the story is. The air assist kept blowing the paper upwards right off the mat, and ruining several successive sheets of expensive paper.
I tried washing it (as it suggests) to remove debris etc so it would regain some of it’s magical tacky properties, and it seemed to, but even so it just didn’t work at all and I ended up removing it.
I’m wondering if anyone else here has had Seklama success in a GF, and if so, what tips/tricks would you suggest for best use?
It’s pretty amazing when it works, and I want to not throw away $200 worth of mat here.