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Roland VP-540 - cut force setting question

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Bobby H, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK
    I've been looking through the documentation on our new Roland VP-540 printer and trying to find some info about cut settings for different kinds of material.

    The default setting in the printer works great for basic print/cut operations. But I can't get a clear answer on what force setting works best for prints that are laminated and then fed back into the printer for cutting.

    The obvious question for other VP-540 owners out there: what settings are you using to contour cut already laminated prints?
  2. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    Blaine, Mn
    3651/3551 with 210/200- 115g
    3951 with 290 90g
    3951RA with 290 100g
    280 (refl) with 290 150g

    These are with a 60° blade. To determine the force for your blade settings
    I create an .eps of the Summacut test cut (attached) and try them. Gene

    Attached Files:

  3. javila

    javila Active Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    We use the same as above on our 545.
  4. chopper

    chopper Very Active Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Big Lake MN
    with the roland that I use, what I have done is after setting the print back into the machine for cutting process (after lamination) I do a test cut on a spot of the material that will be discarded to make sure that the setting is correct which tends to be about 120 grams of force, and as the blade gets dull I bump it up to 125, or more if I am cutting reflective, then just get a small book or make a file on your computer and keep record of what material and what force you were using, the settings above will get you close but vary from machine to machine, and even from one blade to another, also you need to make sure that you have the setting in the software to allow you to change it on the touch pad or the software will just change the settings back and it will not cut correctly (took a few cuts to figure this out) good luck//chopper
  5. zigns62

    zigns62 Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    I set mine to 90grams and cut twice, takes a bit longer to complete but it works fine. Make sure you have a good blade. It's good to have several blades to changes out on thicker material.
    Good luck

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