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Graphtec FC4100-75 HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by johnny_loves_amy, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. johnny_loves_amy

    johnny_loves_amy Member

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    Hey there I have a Graphtec FC4100-75 and I am having problems getting it to cut properly. Can anyone help. I already changed it from GPGL to HPGL and that finally stopped it from cutting gibberish and now cuts words, but I can't get it to do what I want. I set the origin and speed and then when I go to cut and it flipping moves from Origin and goes super fast. Not only that but I can't get the lines to meet up nicely. It keeps over cutting or curving on me. I really need help guys.
     
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    bump
     
  3. johnny_loves_amy

    johnny_loves_amy Member

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    One more bump
     
  4. johnny_loves_amy

    johnny_loves_amy Member

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    help
     
  5. johnny_loves_amy

    johnny_loves_amy Member

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    still bumping
     
  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    what software?

    did it ever work correctly?

    is it new or used?

    do you have a manual?

    some questions just for starters!
     
  7. johnny_loves_amy

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    Flexi 8.1, and I dont know if it ever worked correctly I bought it used, (a one owner) and it seems to be in BRAND NEW condition, with not a scratch on it, and I have downloaded the online manual but it doesn't tell me how to stop the overcutting or what downforce to use, and the knife offset.. This is my third plotter and everyone is different in the way you set them up. I went into Flexi and slowed down the speed because it wouldn't let me do it on the plotter itself..I am kinda learning it by trial and error, but would love to have a little help if you could.. Thanks, and God Bless!!
     
  8. dlndesign

    dlndesign Active Member

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    Call Graphtec, they will help you out.
     
  9. johnny_loves_amy

    johnny_loves_amy Member

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    I have yet been able to find their 800 number..
     
  10. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Let me take a look tomorrow to see if I can locate the original owners manual for you, I believe it's on the driver disc, quite an extensive manual, I can also give you my recommended settings (force, offset, speed & quality) for various medias. My Graphtec FC4100-75 has been an excellent cutter for me over the past 10 years without ever one single problem.

    I'll also get you their 1-800 number and another tip, use genuine graphtec blades, nothing else compares, if you get your cutter set properly one blade can last for years cutting hundreds of rolls of vinyl, just designate a seperate blade for metalized and or reflective films.
     
  11. johnny_loves_amy

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    I use mostly Shine Rite vinyl for what I normally do. If not Shine Rite then Oracal.. But I do have the disc that came with the plotter, it is just a little vague at giving certian descriptions. I really would appreciate your help.. Thanks and God Bless
     
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