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Plotter Problems

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by Red Baron, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Red Baron

    Red Baron New Member

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    I have a JV33-160 and a CG160FX plotter. I have had this equipment for less than a year. I have not had to make any stickers or do contour cutting as of yet. My current jobs are banners printed direct to banner media.
    Recently, I printed some lettering to be placed on a vehicle. The print turned out fine, but when I went to plot it seemed to be plotting on a much larger scale. The plotter was plotting for approx. 10" letters and I had only printed 4" lettering. It literally was going off of the media. I have tried repeatedly to get straight answers on how to resolve this problem and have had no luck. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. supergecko28

    supergecko28 New Member

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    Can you give me some more info on the steps you went threw to create and cut the letters?
     
  3. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    If your using FineCut you have to use Illustrator to make your cutlines, then print adding the crop marks and contours.
     
  4. Red Baron

    Red Baron New Member

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    I am currently using Adobe CS3 and Fine Cut 7. I have put the cut lines in with Adobe and reg. marks. I used all the standard steps with layering. The print come through perfect, but the plot is much larger than the print on the media. Any ideas?
     
  5. eforer

    eforer Active Member

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    Are you detecting the Reg marks in software and on the plotter itself?
     
  6. Red Baron

    Red Baron New Member

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    All reg. marks are being detected. That's where I'm confused. If they are being detected, then the program should automatically know the size of the area.
     
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