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Question Cutting Master 4 default number of copies

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by sleepyeyed, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. sleepyeyed

    sleepyeyed New Member

    May 11, 2011
    Albany, New York
    Is there any way to set the number of copies a job cuts to a default of 1? The cutting master software retains the same number of copies from the previous job and has caused us to waste material as it's a setting that can easily be overlooked, especially when there's a lot going on in the shop and speed is critical. Oddly the default job properties allows me to change the media size, position, etc.., but the number of copies is greyed out. Any help is appreciated.
  2. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

    Sep 28, 2017
    I've had this issue, my solution was to immediately change the qty back to 1 right after hitting send if you run a multiple copy job. Everyone who runs the plotter knows it's their responsibility. It's the worst when you leaved the plotter running a 2x2 piece of door vinyl and come back to 8 copies...
    Alternately, you can lay out your own multiples obviously. I'll do this when I can fit 3 across the width of the vinyl, and need 30. I'll make 3 copies, check cross cut, then click send 10 times. This way each set of 3 is cross cut individually.
  3. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Port Coquitlam, bc
    Thats when you cut it off, roll it up, and throw it in the trash... it never happened!

    It happens to everyone. I remember cutting 3 4 FT decals... I walk away and come back 10 mins later and it's still cutting. Thought nothing of it... kept doing my thing, then when I turned around and saw a good 50 FT of vinyl on the floor and realized I didn't change the quantity from 20 to 3... that was a bad moment.

    The worst part is when your cutting thick material like diamond grade... you switch the roll to a thin vinyl only to find your screensaver is on... You hit enter and in the back of your head you start hear the plotter going because pressing enter hit enter... and your cutting through your cutting strip.

    I don't believe theres a way to change it to 1 - it's just a life lesson, stuff happens.