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Problem with plotter

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Ricsy84, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. Ricsy84

    Ricsy84 Member

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    I have an old chinese cutter plotter.Today i want to cut in Artcut 2005 and when i load the plotter not cutting exactly.I use the general cutting force but missing the fonts and dont cut so deep
    SOMEBODY HAVE AN IDEA WHAT CAN BE THE PROBLEM?
     

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  3. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    new blade or cutting strip?
     
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  4. Ricsy84

    Ricsy84 Member

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    Replace with a new blade.And the same problem..What about cutting strip?
     
  5. balstestrat

    balstestrat Active Member

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    Cutting strip can have wear and tear and sometimes needs to be replaced.
    Just replacing the knife doesn't help if the strip is shot.
     
  6. Ricsy84

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    How can i do?
     
  7. balstestrat

    balstestrat Active Member

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    Order new strip and remove the old one. Then clean the rail and install the new one.
     
  8. Ricsy84

    Ricsy84 Member

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    Can you send a photo?
     
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  9. balstestrat

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    Between the bits
     
  10. Ricsy84

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    With replacing the cutting strip can resolve the problem??
     
  11. Ricsy84

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    Can be other problem?The cutter can t cut so beautiful there are places where cut deeper or at other places only a bit..
    Use coreldraw and artcut 2005.Is there a setting in Artcut which resolve this problem?
     
  12. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    If you're in business, you're using the wrong equipment.

    When most of your time is spent trying to get equipment to work, you're not cutting stone.

    And if you're not cutting stone, you're not getting paid.

    See if you can find a Gerber GS or HS plotter. You'll thank yourself later.
    (They last well beyond 25 years and have very few issues. I don't know how GSP ever managed to stay in business building a plotter so well)


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  13. netsol

    netsol Very Active Member

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    you don't mention whose plotter it is (just chinese)
    many cutting strips can be turned upside down, (or turned 90 degrees) to expose a fresh virgin surface. if you can do this, you would have immediate gratification
     
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  14. JBurton

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    I had a similar problem, going through backing in places and not cutting through the vinyl in others. New cutting strip did wonders. Give it a shot.
     
  15. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I surely assume this is some sort of translation error.....


    JB
     
  16. Ricsy84

    Ricsy84 Member

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    Yes guys can t speak so good english..
    I have a new cutter plotter.I want to repair it to have 2 ...
    Have to order a cutting strip.WHAT DO YOU THINK MEMBERS THIS CAN BE THE PROBLEM FOR CUTTING WELL.Have to adjust the blade or do it automaticly??
    Sorry for my bad english...
     
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  17. netsol

    netsol Very Active Member

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    james, i was trying to drive home the point that if he flips the cutting strip, he will be back to cutting normally.
     
  18. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I totally understand. Here in the US, "gratification" has other connotations associated with it.


    JB
     
  19. ikarasu

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    cutting strip.

    It amazes me how often they get overlooked and never changed. One accidently too deep cut and the strip is garbage and. A uses the issues you're having... And even if you never cut too deep, it still gets worn out.

    Replacing the strip should.be part of your maintenance.... Whether it's every month because you cut rolls, or every 6-12 months because your strip stays prestine. They're cheap, and even if your strip is cutting fine... A new strip can save you tons of time in weeding. It's worth a switch every once in awhile.
     
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  20. Ricsy84

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    Thanks for the answer.Have to order the cutting strip.Somebody have the same problem and resolved with this replacing?
    CAN T BELIEVE..Can adjust the blade?I replace with a new one...
     
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