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Roland GX-24 not cutting smoothly

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Deevine, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Deevine

    Deevine New Member

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    Hi everyone. I hope that someone out there knows more than I do...LOL
    I have been having a problem with my Roland GX-24. It seems as though it is not cutting "smoothly"...some of the lettering that I am using has kind of a "notched" appearance almost like it didn't make a proper cut. Also, the commercial fonts that I am using do not seem as smooth and curved as they should. It doesn't say much in the manual about this and I have tried changing the blade already. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!:frustrated:
     
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  2. slammedxonair

    slammedxonair Member

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    maybe too much pressure?
     
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    check cutting strip

    check blade for vinyl debris

    check cutting force
     
  4. S'N'S

    S'N'S Active Member

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    1. Check in the Rolands menu and see if "Smoothing" is turned on.
    2. By notched do you mean it cuts slightly jagged? this is because the blade is set too deep. Take the blade holder out and with a blade in it, drag it over a scrap of vinyl like drawing a circle, the blade should cut through the vinyl and leave a faint impression in the backing (adjust until it does). Once you have that right, replace it and cut a 6-7 point star. If it lifts the points it may still be too deep. Mine usually runs around 120g down force, sometimes a little heavier depending on what type and brand of vinyl I'm using..
    3. Re the fonts; I presume you mean when it cuts a O that it's not smooth all the way round, some fonts need node editing before cutting.
    Cheers Gary
     
  5. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    Had the same problem with my GX24. Went to a 60 degree Clean Cut carbide blade, changed the pressure, and I now "test cut" each job. Solved the problem. The pressure can vary as much as 20 grams between vinyls and brands.
     
  6. Deevine

    Deevine New Member

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    Wow. Thank you for all of your input guys! You have been truly helpful!
     
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