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Print and Cut ~ Signlab 8 +FC8000-130

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by ucs, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. ucs

    ucs New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    thank you for reading my post, i'm having a challenge figuring something out. Have a 54" solvent printer; just added a Graphtec FC8000 cutter; although running Signlab 8 Vinyl edition, not print and cut edition.

    Would anyone have a guide on how to setup a print to cut file and having it output through signlab? Unfortunately the machine was just dropped off and the gentleman that was training us, didn't know the machine himself :frustrated:

    Would someone be able to help?
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    What printer do you have? Brand and Model
     
  3. ucs

    ucs New Member

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    Its a Mimaki JV3-160SP, Graphtec FC8000-130, Signlab 8 Vinyl edition :S
     
  4. ucs

    ucs New Member

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    What I done so far was create a vector file with some artwork, crop marks, etc, printed the graphic; sent the vector cut file to the plotter (kept the bounding box), and started to cut... now it positions itself correctly "for themost part", but it starts to trail more and more further away from the actual print as it cuts, so the first one will be close, off by 1mm, the 2nd one off my 2-3mm, and so on and so forth.
     
  5. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Upgrade to print/cut.
     
  6. PHILJOHNSON

    PHILJOHNSON Sales Manager

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    +1 need to upgrade to print/cut version
     
  7. ucs

    ucs New Member

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    is that the only option, is to upgrade?
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    "for the most part"
     
  9. ucs

    ucs New Member

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    Very well; thank you everyone!
     
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