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Media problems

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by emma, May 14, 2009.

  1. emma

    emma Guest

    Is anyone else having problems finding media that will fit the 1204?
    We cannot get our hands on any 48" or 50" media.
    I cannot use anything smaller. I cannot afford the time it takes to slit and ship from Oracal. I really like the 3165RA that Oracal makes but it seems they are out. Does anyone cut/slit there own vinyl. I cannot find anything that will work for me that is a 48" / 50" roll. Please help!
     
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  2. luggnut

    luggnut Very Active Member

    i have a falcon that only takes 48" material i use a chop saw to cut it down from 54". only way i can get 3165ra without some kind of wait on a special order
     
  3. emma

    emma Guest

    Are the cuts pretty clean using the chop saw?
    What type of blade are you using?
     
  4. emma

    emma Guest

    Are there any others out there that are slicing/cutting their rolls down to size.
    For instance a 54" down to a 50" roll.
     
  5. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    like using a chainsaw to cut your turkey. Gonna be messy!!!
     
  6. mcgrawdesigns

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    Absolutely, I cut down every roll of media I get. First thing I do after taking the roll out of the box is roll back the clear plastic bag on the media about 6-8 inches and seal up the edge with masking tape so none of the debris from cutting will get on the rest of the roll. I then mark a cut line all the way around the roll with a stabilo and cut it with a circular saw with a fine tooth blade. Works real good. I always cut the end of the media that will sit on the opposite end of the lever, just so the media has a consistent edge to start with next to the print head (not jagged in case your cuts with the circular saw are not perfect). Hope this helps.
     
  7. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    Signwarehouse has plenty of 48" media, GMI does as well.
     
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