The Low Tack Adhesive Mat is made for delicate materials such as thin papers, tissue paper, vellum, thin patterned papers, vinyl, computer paper and such. The low tack although not quite as tacky, will still survive through many cuts of varying materials.
The Standard Mat is made for more substantial materials. This mat will assist in cutting items such as painted canvas, chipboard, cardboard, denim, leather, heavy and regular cardstock, glittered cardstock and such. This mat was created to be able to support thicker more difficult to cut materials. In addition to help secure and support fabric while cutting, Brother has created a Fabric Support Sheet that can be used multiple times, removed and re-applied to your purple mat. This Fabric Support Sheet helps to make sure that fabric is secured during the cutting process.