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Gerber envision won’t cut through vinyl

Discussion in 'Labels and Decals' started by Will308decals, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    Hi, I have a gerber envision 375 and I have cut very thin vinyl with it and it works fine with that. But I want to make football helmet decals which has a 21 mil thick vinyl and I have the little blade stuck out as far as it will go and the force turned up all the way on my envision plotter. Does anyone know what the problem is? Do I need a new blade? I am unsure on what to do. Thanks!
     
  2. Fred Weiss

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    You will benefit from using a 60 degree blade for the thicker material. I would also recommend if you are going to be going back and forth between thick and thin that you invest in a second blade holder. Getting the depth of a blade set correctly is time consuming and having a second blade holder all set up eliminates the wasted time.
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    What Fred said.
     
  4. Jburns

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    here are my settings for heavy lam and convex three passes what fred said also
     

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  5. Will308decals

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    This I feel will help a lot, but could you explain what the numbers on the bottom are? Thank you very much!
     
  6. Fred Weiss

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    Those are his advanced plotter settings. In GSPPLot enter F7 and then click the Settings Button for your plotter. S = Speed, G = Acceleration, P = Pressure or Force, and CR = Sharp Corners.

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  7. tbd464

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    I use the Gerber mag setting with a triple cut and it works great
     
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  8. jfiscus

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    Definitely multi-cut this combo.
     
  9. Billct2

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    and you can set the plotter to go back to the start position after cutting in case it needs another pass.
     
  10. Will308decals

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    How do you triple cut it?
     
  11. Will308decals

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    How do you multi-cut it? How do you make it go through several times?
     
  12. Jburns

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    You can select the number of passes in Omega 1, 2 etc. when setting up the machine.
     
  13. Chad clukey

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    Can I make multiple passes in omega 2.6? W the return to start position?
     
  14. Billct2

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    here are the tools in 5.0, I think they were the same in 2.6
     

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  15. Chad clukey

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    You’re the man. Thanks
     
  16. Will308decals

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    What vinyl brand do you use for your heavy laminate? I make football helmet decals and my 21 mil will not form or shape the roundness of my helmets and they bubble up
     
  17. Fred Weiss

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  18. Will308decals

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    Could I just use the convex laminate? Have substance 6 mil vinyl and convex laminate? Do you think that would work? Starting up I need to save a little money. Or do you think I need to use convex vinyl and laminate and just spend the money on it?
     
  19. Fred Weiss

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    The latter would be the appropriate choice. Cutting corners to save money is an express highway to failure.
     
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  20. Chad clukey

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    Is there a way to add and overcut in omega 5 for a gs-15
     
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