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Graphtec FC8000 + Mimaki help

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by Wily, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Wily

    Wily New Member

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    I have a Mimaki printer & use Raster Link Pro to print. My cutter is a Graphtec FC8000-130. I have a few questions as a newbie to the cutter.


    1. Do I have to have a separate tool holder to perf cut or can I use the regular blue blade holder & switch the blade & move it to tool position 3?
    2. What blade is recommended for perf cutting? I've seen CBU15 - is this correct?
    3. Can I print registration marks on the Mimaki & have the Graphtec read them? If so, how?

    If anyone can answer any or all of these questions it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Robert Boyd

    Robert Boyd Member

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    I have a Mimaki JV3 and a graphtec fc8000. I use Onyx Postershop
    as my RIP. It includes cutting software. You need to check with
    your RIP software to see if it is included or an optional add on
     
  3. vikcho

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    Hi Wily,
    Although I don't have such a setup but, I am planning to have one soon. So I have gathered some details which you might like.
    Use the Cutting Master software to create registration marks and then print on your Mimaki. After printing load the media to Graphtec and sent the cutting command using Cutting Master software again.
    Don't use Mimaki registration marks they are different from the one used by Graphtec and you might experience problems.
    Hope this will help.
    Vikram
     
  4. jasonx

    jasonx Very Active Member

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    1. No you can use the blue tip.
    2. I've used both the CB09 and the CBU15. The CBU15 will last longer.
    3. You need the cutting master plugin for illustrator or corel draw and you add them before sending the job to print to your mimaki.
     
  5. Wily

    Wily New Member

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    Thanks! Now its just a matter of getting it to read the registration marks...
     
  6. Bart

    Bart New Member

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    Graphtec seems to like "type2" reg marks best. There is a setting in cut/print 8.0 to include these marks in setup wizard before you send to rip... Hope that helps.
     
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