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Question Opinion Cutting Through Scrim?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Print & Cut Systems' started by DerbyCitySignGuy, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. DerbyCitySignGuy

    DerbyCitySignGuy Very Active Member

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    Having a heck of a time cutting through banner scrim on a Zund G3 3XL-1600 using a UCT with a Z10 blade. Anybody have any tricks or tips to get through the vinyl and the scrim in one pass? At this point, I'd even be okay with doing a second pass. It's not causing any big problems as the scrim can just be quickly cut or separated by hand, but my anal retentivness is making me stress and it IS adding a bit of hand labor that shouldn't be necessary.
     
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  2. thomlov

    thomlov New Member

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    Should cut trough like butter. Did you try lowering the knife 0,1 - 0,2 mm ?
    Are you using the ZS or ZP module?
     
  3. DerbyCitySignGuy

    DerbyCitySignGuy Very Active Member

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    Yes, have adjusted the depth quite a bit. There are just some bits of scrim that don't seem to want to completely cut. I'm using the ZS module right now. Should I be using the ZP?
     
  4. thomlov

    thomlov New Member

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    ZP gives you a lot more downpressure as it's more powerfull, maybe try it, 30 kg's of downforce.
    Does it cut trough some sections and not other parts? Try going down even more.

    I cut at 1000mm/sec and -0,3 mm, 1 pass.
    Sorry for the metric units :)
     
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  6. DerbyCitySignGuy

    DerbyCitySignGuy Very Active Member

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    I'll give the ZP a shot!

    It cuts through almost the entire way, but leaves the scrim in a few places. I'm at 0.381mm and ~1,000mm/s. I can probably go a bit deeper if I need to, but I'm cutting at almost twice the thickness of the material as it is. I don't want to get too crazy!

    Thanks for the pointers!
     
  7. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    ZP totally worked. Thanks a bunch!
     
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    I just like happy endings. :)
     
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  9. thomlov

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    Great, happy cutting :)
     
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  10. MAC Specialties

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    This was very interesting. I never knew there was a difference between the ZP and ZS modules. I'm using a G3 3XL-3200 model and I've always thought that it didn't matter which module I used for cutting. Also, what tools would you guys recommend using the ZP and ZS modules for? Does one work best with a creasing wheel or does one work best with an oscillating knife? Thanks.
     
  11. thomlov

    thomlov New Member

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    zs - for kiss cut it is alot faster than zp.
    For creasing use zp. Oscilating use zs or zp, doesnt really matter
    Uct on zp

    So essentially everything that needs downpressure on zp, zs for everything else :)
     
  12. MAC Specialties

    MAC Specialties New Member

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    Thank you. Also, which one would you recommend using for the VCT for cutting v cuts?
     
  13. DerbyCitySignGuy

    DerbyCitySignGuy Very Active Member

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    We generally use which ever one is open for the v-cut tool, but I'd say your best bet is the ZS so you can get it done quicker, since you're not (or shouldn't be) cutting all the way through with the VCT.
     
  14. thomlov

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    Shouldn't really matter, doub't you see much difference between them.
     
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