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Problem with 24" vinyl express panther cutter.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by NewSignmaker, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. NewSignmaker

    NewSignmaker Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Downs, ks
    We have an odd problem with our 24" vinyl express panther. I have had this machien since early 2005 and never a problem with it.

    I am working on a job of cutting out 200 small logos the local dealership places on the back of there vehicles they sell.

    I would nest 50 or so together and send them to the cutter.

    The wierd thing is the first row of 3 the cutter would cut all distorted and poor quality. The 2nd row back they would all be perfect.

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
  2. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    throw away the first 3.
  3. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Was this a one-time problem, or does it repeat itself?

    If a repeat problem, try to issolate if it's the software by trying fewer copies or copying into a new file and then step-and-repeat.

  4. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    95% of plotter errors ARE CREATED BY THE OPERATOR)))))))i would bet dollars to dog-nuts, when you DUPLICATED a row.........YOU stacked 2-3 on top on the 1st row!!!! HEHEHEHEHE
  5. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    Ridgely, MD
    I would think the vinyl is not feeding right.

    I know on my Summa, when I cut heat transfer film, it doesn't track through the machine, so I take a 15" core, and hang from the front.

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