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CE 5000 Cutting Issue

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by schurms, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. schurms

    schurms Member

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    I just purchased a new plotter that is able to contour cut. It reads all the marks fine and when you go to cut it is a half inch low and a half inch to the left. Is there a adjustment in the plotter to compensate for that? Yes I read the book cover to cover and really do not see anything. Any solutions?
     
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  2. jshiplet

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    Are you using a certain type of rip program to print AND cut? I have read that some rip programs change the size of the image and thats why your contours could be off. There have actually been quite a fex topics on this the last couple weeks. Sorry I cant help much more than that.
     
  3. jiarby

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    make sure you put your sheet in the cutter the right side in.... you could be feeding the wrong side in...

    Could be an offset problem too.
     
  4. bob

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    Of all the things that could be the problem, offset is not one of them.

    Exactly how are the prints being registered? Manually via bomb sight? Full auto from the software? Manually using the plotter's auto registration tackle?
     
  5. schurms

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    The print is being registered using the plotters auto registration . Then the file is being sent from the RIP software to plotter.
     
  6. schurms

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    plotter reads all 4 points
     
  7. bob

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    So you're doing full automatic? Some questions in no particular order: What software? What size are the prints? Do you have any superfluous specifications for the cut like weed boxes, margins, etc? Is the plotter set to use the same type registration mark as you're printing? As in type 1 or type 2? Does it do this all the time or just this job?

    A 1/2 inch off is a mile off. That being the case it's most likely not some adjustment somewhere. It's something else. When you find it it will be a real forehead slapper.
     
  8. schurms

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    Well after a lot of screwing around ended up having to download a with targets on it from signwarehouse and printed it on a laser printer and put it in the plotter and red the marks and plotted the marks with a pen. The marks where pretty close but must of had to calibrate something cause all is well. printed and contour cut a file and all is well.Thats Graphtec , and you too Gerry for the assistance.
     
  9. schurms

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    Should of said Thanks Graphtec and Gerry!!!
     
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