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Frustrating Illustrator PrintCut Problem

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by ElJay, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. ElJay

    ElJay Member

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    Printer: Roland Sol Jet Pro II SC-540
    RIP: Roland COLORIP ver. 2.2

    Sometimes when I add a cut path to images in Illustrator, two identical cut lines, one on top of the other, will appear when I open it in the RIP, causing the plotter to cut the file twice. There is only one cut line in the file. It seems to happen randomly, but possibly more often with complex images with clipping masks and what not. I have no idea why it does this.

    Here's what I do:
    -Select path to be used as cut line
    -Create swatch named CutPath
    -Change to Spot Color
    -Stroke .25
    -Miter Limit 1

    Am I doing something wrong? Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone?

    Guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    make sure "outline strokes" is not checked in the save as options
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Only relevant when transparencies are involved. Cut line will not show unless saved as Adobe 4(1.3) and outline strokes is clicked off under advanced properties.
     
  4. James Burke

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  5. ElJay

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  6. DandM

    DandM New Member

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    Outline isseus

    I have had simaliar isseus i think it is all about looking in de outline you will find a thick line there that will be shown as a in side and a out site line.
    when you look in the image it will probably be white.
    Best way to work around this is make to new line's and torn one in to a different color.
    I hope this will work for you
     
  7. Salmoneye

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    Do you use the flatten transparency option? There is also a outline stroke option there that can get you if it is accidentally checked.
     
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