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Need Help Suggestions Question New Guy Help. My vinyl cutter won't complete cuts

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by @ThreeThreeTees, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. @ThreeThreeTees

    @ThreeThreeTees New Member

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    Hello.

    I have recently bought a vinyl cutter to create sticker vinyl decals and cut HTV vinyl for t-shirts. I am totally new and have searched everywhere for this same issue and can't find anything. I think it has to do with my offset but my vinyl cutter doesn't have a way of changing it.

    I have cleaned the blade holder/replaced the blade and cleaned the cutting deck, still having the same issue. Weeding my vinyl is near impossible both thicker HTV and thinner sticker vinyl.

    Any help would mean a lot as I can't keep wasting vinyl and time trying to make it work.
     

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  2. Z SIGNS

    Z SIGNS Very Active Member

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    What kind of plotter do you have?
     
  3. woolly

    woolly Active Member

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    looking at the corners of the box which are not square possibly the machine is in pen mode not knife mode.
    also pen mode does not have a offset possible reason you cant adjust it.
    and what machine is it.
     
  4. @ThreeThreeTees

    @ThreeThreeTees New Member

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    It is an eBay special. The brand is non existent and I know, I know that's what I get for buying a cheap cutter but I am sure it will be able to cut properly if I can work out what is happening (with your help of course).

    I really just wanted to start off and learn before spending too much money.

    There aren't many options on the setting panel. I have messed around with them but it doesn't make a difference.

    Espeed +4 vale
    Baud 9600

    I have reduced and increased the speed as well as the force and it stays the same
     
  5. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    Looks to be like you need to adjust blade offset.

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  6. @ThreeThreeTees

    @ThreeThreeTees New Member

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    Turns out, I had to adjust the plotter compensation by 0.2293inch. Closed the gap up and now I am able to weed the vinyl without any hassles! Fantastic!
     
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