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Rtape Rainbow problems with Summa OPOS Barcode

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by thebrix, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. thebrix

    thebrix New Member

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    Hi.

    I'm having a lot of trouble, getting the Rtape Rainbow Brite to work on my Summa S2 T140.

    I have calibrated the media, and getting the opos setting around 30-50 in value, tried just about everything form zero and up to 200. - I'm getting a lot closer to getting it to work, if i laminate the barcodes and marks with matt laminate, but still cant get it to read them.

    After reading the barcodes it cant find the marks.

    Does anyone else use this material succesfully on the Summa ?

    We also wants to cut on Gold Metallic/mirrow, but that seems to be very hard to read, cant even get it to read the barcode on that.

    Looking forward go hear from you :)

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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    We don't use barcodes, and we don't have a Summa, but when using materials like that we stick a piece of application tape over the registration marks and trace the marks with a fine tip Sharpie.
     
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  3. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    +1 for this method. But I use a fine fine ballpoint pen. Found out these fit in the graphtec 'felt tip pen holder' and they don't dry out! v7 works well in the plotter, but v5 is my daily writer.
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  4. thebrix

    thebrix New Member

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    JBurton - How does that help with this issue ? dont get it. - The issue is that the cutter can't read the black marks, because the material is to dark og mirrow/glossy like..
     
  5. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    His mentioning the Graphtec is that you can use them to draw patterns on paper. Most normal pens don't fit in Graphtec's pen holder.
     
  6. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Just pointing out that a sharpie will make a registration mark, if you're a perfectionist like me, you want to have the finest point on your pen to trace the reg mark through the premask/masking tape. The graphtec tip is just coincidence that those pens fit perfectly, with the added bonus of not drying out when that one forgetful guy runs a pattern at the end of the day.
     
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