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Reading reg marks with chrome vinyl

Discussion in 'Summa' started by DrunknMonk, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. DrunknMonk

    DrunknMonk Member

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    Hi I'm using S2 T160 with Onyx 18, is there anyway to read reg marks on chrome vinyl ?

    Thanks Gary
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Try printing marks on regular vinyl, then apply them overtop of the marks on the chrome
     
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  3. ProColorGraphics

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    They gave me, what appeared to be a translucent yellow vinyl. I put that over the sensor and it was able to read them on chrome.
     
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  4. pkeshtgani

    pkeshtgani New Member

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    I had the same issue. Who gave you translucent vinyl you are referring too?
     
  5. DrunknMonk

    DrunknMonk Member

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    over the sensor or the marks ?
     
  6. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I got mine from who is now Airmark, that is who I bought my cutter from. It goes over the sensor on the machine. There was a tech/info sheet that came with it. A little how too. I will scan that it and post it.

    Essentially just a .25" by 1" strip of translucent yellow vinyl. Applied over then sensor, then the "tail" went up along the side to make it easy to pull off. You need to adjust the sensor reading after you put it on. I did it once, recorded the new number, then just manually entered that in each time. I reused the same piece over and over until it wouldn't stick.
     
  7. signgirl

    signgirl Member

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    I was able to just put a few layers of scotch tape over the mark and it worked
     
  8. CL Visual

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    I've put matte lamination over the marks and it worked.
     
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  9. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    You'll never get them in exactly the right spot. Never.

    On any media that's iffy for reading registration marks I use 4 point manual marks and my plotter's built-in laser pointer. Your mileage may vary with your software and tackle.
     
  10. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    We put a piece of application tape over the marks and redraw them with a fine point Sharpie
     
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  11. AGCharlotte

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    same here...
     
  12. Marshal

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    If you're only using the little square marks and not the barcode, you can cut a square out of white vinyl, like 10mm or so, with a 3mm square in the middle. Place that square over the reg mark.
     
  13. PHILJOHNSON

    PHILJOHNSON Sales Manager

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    Good afternoon,

    We usually recommend the yellow filters over your OPOS sensor when trying to read marks on chrome or mirror finish vinyl. If you can send me an email to philj@airmark.com with your contact information I can send you information on how to obtain the filters to test out.

    Best regards,

    Phil Johnson
    Airmark Corporation
    (800)527-7778, ext 112
    philj@airmark.com
     
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  14. RG

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    I had the same problem with my D120. It doesn't have a built-in laser pointer. But, the 4 point manual mark method works just fine. I just have to use the mouse to move the knife over the center of each mark and click OK each time. Takes a little practice, but it contour cuts the chrome perfectly.
     
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