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Bomb Sight Alignment Issue with FC8600

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by artbykrigga, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. artbykrigga

    artbykrigga New Member

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    So once I've loaded my media and have begun the bomb-sight alignment with the laser for a Contour Cut, sometimes my plotter head will stop moving across the X axis. The only way around it is to abort the cut job, power cycle the plotter, and start from the top. This usually happens when the head is moving from position 2 to position 3. Does this happen to anyone else? How do I fix this?
     
  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Do the media rollers spin freely?
    We occasionally have an issue with some jobs that will cause the rollers to drag (no idea how or why) and the printer will panic and stop moving until reset.
     
  3. karst41

    karst41 Member

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    Why are you using the Bomb Sight instead of the Type 1 and type 2? Also my understanding from Graphtec is the Bomb Sight Tool was discontinued well before the 8000 was introduced.
     
  4. artbykrigga

    artbykrigga New Member

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    Honestly i'm figuring out how to use this plotter as I go. Unfortunately the folks in my position before me quit unexpectedly, so I haven't had anyone to show me the ropes. I was tinkering around figuring out how to make contour cuts and the bomb sight alignment seemed to work best for me at the time. But no, I have an 8600 and I can choose the bomb sight alignment mark when printing, and I line it up with the laser when it's time to cut. It's been working well for me so far (except for when it doesn't).
     
  5. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    What printer, RIP and software for the plotter are you using? With the FC8600, you should be able to auto read the marks. Then again, I suppose this is not your issue, but setting it up to read marks may incidentally remedy the issue. I've never used the bomb sight marks, does it go from the first to the second automatically, or do you manually adjust between the two?
     
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  6. karst41

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    With the graphtec Type 1 or type 2 registration marks printed.
    When you go to contour cut you will be prompted to move the blade to the first mark, move the blade holder (red tip) to the inside corner of the first mark then hit the ok command on your screen. The ARMs will take over and read all 4 marks.. The 8600 is a Great Plotter,,,,,,,lucky you.
    FlexiSign Pro Subscription is a easy program to get up and running and the Tech support is friendly.
    Write down all the steps.
     
  7. artbykrigga

    artbykrigga New Member

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    HP Latex 315, and Flexi 19 with Prod. Manager 19.
     
  8. artbykrigga

    artbykrigga New Member

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    Ok I'll give this a shot the next time I do a CC.
     
  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    There should be some helpful posts on here about properly setting up registration marks for contour cutting within flexi. I utilize coreldraw and onyx, so for my money it's much easier to set up marks outside of the RIP, and just run through corel for the cutting. I'm afraid I'm not much help with Flexi.
     
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