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If you use Schiff or Offray ribbon you should not need to use the cardboard. I use it on the ribbon I buy from Yama since it is more flimsy. I agree that the angle is important as well. Try to angle your ribbon at a 90 degree angle. There are some really good instructions on HG that should help you. I posted the link on here not too long ago.