Our wind slit cutter allows you to easily cut half-circles (or even full circles) ranging from just under 3" to a full 12" in diameter in your custom vinyl banners. As for using it - set the size you need by twisting the base of the knob and using the underside (its a ruler displayed in centimeters) to select the radius from the center where you'll place the knob. Once done, twist the dial on the blade handle and slide it down until the tip of the cutter shows. You're ready to cut some wind slits now.
Lay your banner on a flat surface that you don't mind scratching, upside down and with the bottom of the banner farthest from you. This is so that, if the knob is set too low or you don't keep it in one place, the dimple and/or scratch is done to the non-graphics side. As for standing at the "top" of the banner, you'll see. Select your first cut, 6-8" away from the edge, push down on the knob, and firmly rotate the blade handle up and away from yourself (towards the bottom of the banner) in a clockwise arc. This makes it so you're not trying to cross one hand under the other (if pulling the tool towards yourself) and by positioning yourself at the top of your custom banner, the wind slits will hang down, or "closed" when the wind isn't passing through them.
• Can (or will) eSigns.com Install Wind Slits into My Banner for Me?
We can install Wind Slits into a banner upon request.
Please Note: That adding wind slits does compromise the integrity of the banner. Our company policy states that if you accept the wind slits, we will not be able to honor the Goof Proof Guarantee on the wind slits only. Example: if a wind slit cuts through lettering, the banner tears due to wind slits being added, the life of the banner being shortened due to wind slits, if a graphic is cut through by adding wind slits, etc..
Anything that happens to a banner that is not due to wind slits would still be eligible for the Goof Proof Guarantee. You'll receive an email asking for confirmation of you Wind Slit request. If you would still like to have the wind slits added to your banner please reply to this email stating that you understand you are voiding the goof proof guarantee (on the wind slits only). Once we have received your reply we will be able to promptly process your order.