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Downforce cutting pressure for Roland SP-540V

Discussion in 'Roland' started by threeputt, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    I'm contract print/cutting some Reflective material for another shop. It's also getting a laminate. The test prints and cuts I've made indicate that at speed 15 and downforce of 135gf, I'm not quite cutting through cleanly.

    It weeds but not well. My question is, does anyone know what the upper limits of downforce are for this machine? (I'm hesitant to make double pass because of the chance of mis-alignment).

    I'm cutting/printing 50 yards of 3M's Reflective CR. And it's 2K per roll so I don't want to mess it up. Nor do I want to hurt the machine with too much download pressure.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Valley_Impressions

    Valley_Impressions Member

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    On my XC when i cut reflective with laminate i use 190gf.
     
  3. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    I cut some laminated Nickolite reflective last week and used 180 with a 60* blade. It cut real nice. Do some small tests because machines will vary depending on the depth your blade is set at.
     
  4. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Thanks Mike and Valley.

    Does anyone know what the safe maximum setting is? It seems like you can arbitrarily tap any number in the box.
     
  5. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Versaworks will go up to 300 gf.
     
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