Marvy Uchida Cutting Mat
early 21st century
8.4375 in HIGH x 11.8125 in WIDE x 0.125 in DEEP
(21.43 cm HIGH x 30.00 cm WIDE x .32 cm DEEP)
Gift of the artist

printed on surface, BR: "SELF-HEALING / Cutting Mat / MARVEY? / UCHIDA / MADE IN JAPAN"
printed on surface, BR: "SELF-HEALING / Cutting Mat / MARVEY / UCHIDA / MADE IN JAPAN"

This is a self healing cutting mat used by artist Carmen Lomas Garza for paper cutting. It is produced by Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd under the MARVEY / UCHIDA brand of craft supplies. The board has rounded corners and is made from a light blue/gray translucent plastic. A white grid divided into one inch sections is printed on the surface and each section is filled with a 17 x 17 square of dots. Text printed on the surface at bottom right reads: "SELF-HEALING / Cutting Mat / MARVEY / UCHIDA / MADE IN JAPAN."

Description from MARVEY / UCHIDA product page (http://www.marvy.com/product_details.aspx?ProductID=3 ; accessed 2/17/10): Item: CMThe double layered self healing surface remains smooth after many cuts. The surface has an 1 inch square grid pattern to aid in cutting. Good for almost all cutting work. Great for your computer work area because it is static-free. Also can be used as a writing and stamp mat. Specifications: Self-healed Cutting Surface made of rubber like plasticGrid lines give you a graphic guide. Colors & Sizes:Available in Jade Green, White Translucent and Executive Black. Translucent model is designed for cutting work on light box.

Used: Carmen Lomas Garza

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