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Need Help Cutting multiple sheets on the flatbed cutter

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by MGB_LE, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. MGB_LE

    MGB_LE Member

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    We are contour cutting about 200 duplex round cardstock cards. We print them 6up on our digital color cutsheet press on 12x18" sheets. We contour cut them a sheet at a time. There must be a way to keep the flatbed cutter gantry near the work while we swap out sheets? Right now it moves alllll the way to the back of the table between sheets. It's a silly waste of time and motion.
     
  2. Greg Kelm

    Greg Kelm Member

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    Which cutter?
     
  3. MGB_LE

    MGB_LE Member

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    Sorry. Colex Sharpcut
     
  4. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I don't have one so I can't say for certain, but couldn't you either tile out the work for multiple pages at a time, or just move the sheets closer to the gantry's return position so at least it makes a shorter journey?
     
  5. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Merchant Member

    On our zunds this is called the park position and it can be set at the beginning of each job. This is where the gantry will go when the job is done. Maybe your machine has something similar?
     
  6. S2S

    S2S New Member

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    when you select "output to device"...there is a park position that will allow you to do this...both x and y
     
  7. MGB_LE

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    Thanks everyone, I will check that out on WinCNC (or OptiScout, I forget which, since I'm not the operator.)
     
  8. S2S

    S2S New Member

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    in the OptiScout program...output to device...window opens for you to set this info...park position X and Y...
    Go to WinCNC...move your beam where you would like it to park....enter the X/Y coordinates from WinCNC into OptiScout.
     
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  9. MGB_LE

    MGB_LE Member

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    Worked like a charm. sorry it took a while to report back. I don't like when I see that on other forums. This'll save us lots of time.
     
  10. S2S

    S2S New Member

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    Wonderful...glad it work and hope that it helps out with your workflow!
     
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