Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone using CG-130 SRII? Got some questions

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by jimmmi, Jul 1, 2020.

Tags:
  1. jimmmi

    jimmmi Member

    219
    8
    18
    Sep 13, 2013
    Athens Greece
    Hello, i am going to buy a Mimaki CG-130 SRII. Is it accurate? It can perf cut according to website, is it perf cutting well? I know its not Summa S2T so please i would like to read feedback from users that have it.
    Doe it have skew correction like Graphtec for example?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
    Tags:
  2. SALVATORE

    SALVATORE Member

    62
    2
    8
    Feb 2, 2005
    NEW FREEDOM PA
    I have the CG-130 SRIII. with Optic sensor and I love it! it is a new machine so I have no have any problem good machine thought.
     
  3. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

    923
    21
    18
    Sep 27, 2003
    Qld, Australia
    I have one- but never perf cut with it- just ordinary plotting.
    Lovely machine. Of course you need Finecut software with it or it won't work - make sure you get that.
     
  4. jimmmi

    jimmmi Member

    219
    8
    18
    Sep 13, 2013
    Athens Greece
    Thanks. Yes i know. I will get the 8 cd and upgrade to 9. Just they haven't released any Corel 2020 version of finecut yet and planning for November. Too much time.
     
  5. jimmmi

    jimmmi Member

    219
    8
    18
    Sep 13, 2013
    Athens Greece
    Of course the III is much better i suppose as newer with more characteristics.
     
  6. jimmmi

    jimmmi Member

    219
    8
    18
    Sep 13, 2013
    Athens Greece
    Is it accurate in contour cutting digital printed media? For example 2-3m long? Is it correcting skew like Graphtecs?
     
  7. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

    923
    21
    18
    Sep 27, 2003
    Qld, Australia
    It would be... but my story is we bought it cheaply as the previous owner could not get the crop mark detection to work. Mimaki techs came out, replaced a lot of it and it still failed. They then got a print-and-cut machine, and did not need this or their old JV33.

    As a plotter, used with Finecut, it is in my opinion better than the old Rolands we also use. The process of running it is different, but good. (But I still use the PNC1410 just as happily)

    I wanted to get cropmark detection going and 3 weeks ago finally I solved it. A minute piece of gunk had got off the vinyl and blocked the sensor. Fixed that and it DID detect and plot properly. It was an ordeal getting it though- barely a 2 mm gap.

    BUT due to my ignorance, I had the crop marks too far apart, ie just 4, one at each corner of a 1.3 x 1.8metre piece, that had long since warped, shrunk a bit, wrinkled and sat awaiting the moment I got it going.
    I should ideally have had the marks more closely spaced, like around each important element perhaps 40-50cm apart, and had a fatter bleed line. And I need to reregister the offsets more accurately as I'd changed them while trying to figure out how to make it work.
    (That's the offset between where the sensor is, versus where the blade is.)

    It has its own skew correction ability. I've not run another file yet to check it though.
    It locates each corner of the crop marks, and calculates any skew based on where it finds them - if you choose to have it search each corner, rather than just the top two, and mid-lines also.

    You CAN download the user manual, free.

    Hope that helps. I'm NOT speaking from experience, but from 18 months anguish trying to get it right occasionally, and eventually finally succeeding!
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  8. jimmmi

    jimmmi Member

    219
    8
    18
    Sep 13, 2013
    Athens Greece
    Thanks for the feedback. I hope it will cover my needs. I will try to perf also although blade and strip will wear. So Mimaki techs replaced many parts but didn't check the sensor????
     
  9. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

    923
    21
    18
    Sep 27, 2003
    Qld, Australia
    I know only what I was told... and it seems like yes, they didn't check the sensor - but it's hard to get to. I had to wet a handkerchied with isopropyl alcohol, and pass it underneath back and forth a few times, and that did the trick.
    The sensor was not where I thought it was.
    Only after I paid for a service manual and downloaded it, did I figure where it actually was. It's not near the LED pointer at all.

    The user manual is a free download. You can look up your perf cutting in it. :)
     
  10. jimmmi

    jimmmi Member

    219
    8
    18
    Sep 13, 2013
    Athens Greece
    That's very helpful. Thanks
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...