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Plotter Question, Help Its Driving Me Crazy!!

Discussion in 'Roland' started by PROBIRD, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. PROBIRD

    PROBIRD Member

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    :help: WHAT MAKES MY ROLAND 24 LEAVE A TINY PIECE ON EACH LETTER UNCUT?

    Makes weeding VERY irratating, like when it cuts a zero it leaves a tiny piece where it starts and stops the cut uncut.

    help would be apreciated....thanks in advance...:Cool 2:
     
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  2. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    what roland you got? what program you using to plot to cutter?
     
  3. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    Are All The Uncut Spots At Top Etc?could Be Cutter Strip
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Check your blade offset. It probably needs to be increased for a greater overcut. Or your blade might just need replacement.
     
  5. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    As Fred suggests, try tinkering with blade offset.
    Ken
     
  6. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Usually..

    its best change the blade. As it wears the cutting area moves away from the tip up the incline. Thus it starts to leave uncut nips on the cuttings. Offset is good but when you add in a new blade it wil lneed to be set back..
     
  7. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    If it has always done it, then most likely the blade offset needs to be set. If it just started, and there have been no changes (even the blade is the same), then you most likely have broken the tip off of the blade.
     
  8. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    "then you most likely have broken the tip off of the blade."
    dont you really want to rethink.....this...??????? thinkaboutit..........................
     
  9. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    well mine did that I replaced strip & whooo hoo 10.00 arlos might be same
     
  10. PROBIRD

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    Cx 24, What Should The Offset Be At, Like When Purchased New What Is The Default?

    Did,nt Do This When I Got It So I Figure I Must Have Changed Something On Accident.....thanks To All.
     
  11. Joseph Dunkle

    Joseph Dunkle Active Member

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    My plotter does that two and I find it very annoying...

    How do you change blade offset, is that a setting in flexi?
     
  12. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    it is one of a handful of fairly basic setting on the plotter itself. Not as frequently changed as force, or speed, but often right there among them in the plotter interface
     
  13. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    you tell me a cx-24.....but still no idea of youre CUTTING PROGRAM,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  14. style_od

    style_od New Member

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    Hi guys...
    I'm new to the board so hello to you all..and i appreciate the knowledge here.

    I have recently purchased a roland stika sx-15 which is doing exactly the same thing (very annoyingly) leaving tiny uncut pieces. I've just set it up and i'm using the Dr. Stika software that came with it.

    Would this be the same fix for me.. to configure the offset, or would i need to be trying better software aswell?

    The blade looks fine its just the weeding. Also my stika didn't come with a manual so adjusting the force, is this done manually?

    Any reply would be appreciated, thank you.
     
  15. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

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    I would adjust the blade depth on the Stika, which is done manually. I used one for years, and found this to happen when setting up/changing blades. The online manual is here. Page 31 will show you how to adjust/change the blade. Blades will often "look ok" when indeed they just aren't sharp enough to cut anything besides your finger. Good luck!

    Gene
     
  16. style_od

    style_od New Member

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    Great advice which has been a massive help for me.

    Thank you
     
  17. PROBIRD

    PROBIRD Member

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    using vinylmaster pro that by the way unregistered back at daylight savings and have yet to get it to register again, so calender is set 3 months back.(WHAT A COMPLETE PAIN IN THE .....YOU KNOW)
     
  18. gtcway

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    I have the same setup. If you go to http://vinylmasterpro.com/registration/re_register_vmp.htm
    move the mouse pointer in a counterclockwise circle while patting you head and rubbing your stomach in a clockwise circle, you might be able to reregister.:Big Laugh I haven't tried it yet but disabling auto daylight savings time adjustment might solve the problem.
    I've thought of upgrading to 2.7 to get the dongle but keep holding out hoping version 3 shows up. I've had two scary moments with it. Over a year ago my motherboard died and I was able to get it registered on another pc with the help of Shaun Maurrel. Also, just two days ago, I enable File and Print Sharing on the computer with VMP and it deregistered, in the middle of a job that needed to be finished.
    I've never had the problem you're having but if it helps, my offset is 0.250
     
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