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Rasterlink 6 White Space Bypass?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by relentlessgraphics, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. relentlessgraphics

    relentlessgraphics New Member

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    I'm working on printed and cut decals that consist of mainly cut lettering on white vinyl with a small print area within the cut design. The issue I keep running into is that in between the registration marks and print area, the printer feeds as though it's printing, at a VERY slow rate. Does anyone know of a feature within Rasterlink 6 that will feed faster through non-printed areas?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    I don't have a copy running right now to play around with it but off the top of my head, my first thought is make sure you have the "Logical Seek" option turned on on the printer itself. It basically makes the head travel only where there is something to be printed. That may only work in the scan direction though and not feed. The other thing I was thinking is make sure where the cut lettering is in your file that it only has the CutContour spot color for the stroke and no white fill. The RIP still sees white as an object to be printed even if it's not printing. That may not fix your issue but worth a shot.
     
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  3. relentlessgraphics

    relentlessgraphics New Member

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    Thanks for replying. I checked and logical seek is turned on, but you are correct that it only seems to affect the scan direction. The white lettering did indeed have while fill (though it wasn't printing white ink), so I'm going to try making the fill transparent and see if that fixes the issue. I'll report back!
     
  4. relentlessgraphics

    relentlessgraphics New Member

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    So recently I've printed two separate files with mostly white space and small areas of printed color. Both files had no white color fill in the areas where the cut paths were. The one file was just over 8 feet long, so it was rather annoying having to wait for the printer to feed until it reached the printable areas. Hopefully I'll find a solution to this, or somebody else comes across the thread with one.
     
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