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gx-24 help

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Darklight, May 30, 2007.

  1. Darklight

    Darklight Member

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    Trying to get my initial instal complete for my new gx-24. The cutter cuts a beautiful test on the first try, the software loaded quickly.....then BAM! When I try to send the test job to the cutter as outlined in the manual, NOTHING! IT seems to spool off into eternity. I have a brand new computer as well, so is this a VISTA issue? Any one have any advice on how to resolve this? I dont like Vista, but needed a new computer. HAs anyone been through this set up that can help? I would greatly appreciate any help! Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    Sounds like you have your cutter set for short pieces of vinyl and it's searching for the end of the piece. You need to change settings on you cut /plot page.
     
  3. Darklight

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    Thanks for the reply! Ill try that and see. Probably some dumb noob thing Im doing. Not used to Vista, so the installs are a little more confusing, not sure if my set up is right or not. Thanks for the input.
     
  4. Darklight

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    Turns out to be a Vista issue....the Roland rocks. Hmmmm....maybe they could buy Microsoft????? Nah, guess not.... Thx for the help!
     
  5. 03mach1

    03mach1 New Member

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    I had the same problem with XP, I had to unplug it from the computer, power down, reboot the computer, plug it back in and it finally recognized it and it cuts now! :)
     
  6. Darklight

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    Thanks 03mach1,

    Initially a small problem, but seems to be over now. Its a great little machine isnt it? Thanks again.
     
  7. 03mach1

    03mach1 New Member

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    I just hooked it up last night and did a few test cuts with lettering....seems to work really well so far.
    Do you know what the tip pressure you are using? I think mine is 60-70grams?
     
  8. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    you want to cut the vinyl ONLY....not the backin paper.
    all machines are different. you have to play with it to get it "just right". 60-70 is good start point. depending on your blade 45 or 60....you need to adjust for this to.
    45 will use more downforce the a 60. as the blade wears you will need to increase downforce......i never go over 150 wih a blade for intermediate vinyl. HP vinly cuts with less down force.
     
  9. 03mach1

    03mach1 New Member

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    Thanks, wasn't sure how much force to go on it and not ruin it. The letters sometimes stick to the waste material, that is why I figured it needed a bit more downforce...will experiment.
     
  10. 03mach1

    03mach1 New Member

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    Gx-24

    A couple of quirky things have happened. The cutter sometimes will cut a very small sample from my print job? It is like Postage stamp size? Even if the image/letters are much bigger?

    Maybe when the computer goes to sleep, it looses it's setup from the printer ? The computer sits idle sometimes and then goes to sleep, then when I go to cut, it makes it really, really, small.

    SO, I re-input the Vinyl Size info from the printer (Cutting Setup, Properties, get from printer) now every time before I go to cut, just in case? Seems to work. :)
     
  11. thetintguys

    thetintguys New Member

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    If you are going to cut anything over 30 inches make sure you turn off high resolution in the printer setting...will save you some time in reading to find a solution

    Chris
     
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