The original Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine has an 8¼" wide opening. An 8½ x 11" piece of paper will fit through the machine without trimming the paper. However, the edges of the paper will crinkle as they do so. To use 8½" wide paper without trimming or crinkling, remove the white tray this way:
1.Secure the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine to a table, counter top or other smooth, strong surface by engaging the stability base.
2.Pull the tray out until you are able to grip the sides with both hands.
3.Tug FIRMLY with both hands straight out from the machine.
4.The tray will pop out but will require some firm tugs.
The tray and machine should not be damaged.
NOTE: The tray serves as a guide to align the plates as they feed into the machine. When using the machine without the tray take extra care to load the plates straight into the machine. The die cutting and embossing functionality is not affected by the tray.
To replace the tray:
1.Align the grooves in the tray with the pink "rails" inside of the opening of the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine.
2.Firmly push and tap the tray back into the unit taking care to keep it straight and even with the machine.
3.The tray will then snap into place. If the sides should become unevenly entered into the machine, pull the tray back out and replace it keeping both sides straight.
Machines that ship starting January 2012 have a tray that allows 8½ x 12" mats, now available. The new tray has been redesigned for wider mats. Original sized machines will accommodate wider mats with either the original tray removed or the new tray, available with purchase of a full set of wider mats.