Photo Etch Mesh Sheet?

The 3rd Placer
01-10-2014, 04:26 PM
What is the best way to cut out a rectangle out of a large PE Mesh Sheet?


01-10-2014, 06:38 PM

01-10-2014, 09:08 PM
I've done it with scissors.

A new blade in the Xacto will do it too if you take your time.

01-10-2014, 09:19 PM
Depends how thick/heavy the mesh is. Tin snips, trama shears, swing arm paper cutter... But if scissors will work, they're a good option.

01-10-2014, 11:28 PM
I bought a pair of these 10 years ago and they still cut through steel sheet like warm butter. I find them great for most photo-etch including mesh and screen: (

01-11-2014, 04:30 PM
if it's very thin PE, and prone to distortion, then I will lay on LT masking first, allows being able to mark dimensions exactly, but also see if lines distort before cutting next side

The 3rd Placer
01-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Thanks all, I figured cutting with scissors but wondered if a cardboard backer or tape would assist with any distortion etc.


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