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Possible Stupid Cutting Question?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by quikseps, May 21, 2007.

  1. quikseps

    quikseps Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    This might sound like a stupid question but here goes..............Since I do primarily small reflective decals with my XC-540....(Scotchlite 680 & 3200)....I was wondering if all the intricate cutting involved on thousands and thousands of decals on heavy material like this will prematurely kill the machine?


  2. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    washington state
    A lay opinion. Roland's are built pretty sturdy. But I gotta believe that the cutting strip will wear and the down force necessary will strain other components. But I don't know for sure.
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    I’ve often wondered the same thing myself. Not the same machine, but the same theory.

    We’ve got some other plotters that have been around for 12 and 13 years and other than new blades, we haven’t seen any sign of the end being near. You’ll probably go through blades quicker, but with regular maintenance…. I would think you’re safe.

    Kinda like if you’re a runner and you run so many miles a day…. since you’re pumping your heart, breathing more and using your lungs and sweating much more are those organs and pores gonna wear out any faster ?? Probably not, but only time will tell. You might need a knee replacement or something else, but like the machines…. that’s considered maintenance I guess. :rolleyes:
  4. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    No different than any other mechanical device.

    The only thing that will happen is that you will wear the consumables faster. PREVENTATIVE maintenance will alleviate any headaches and heartaches. In other words if the machine needs something and you take care of it it should give many, many years of service.

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