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Setting cut lines in Illustrator for Roland VersaWorks

Discussion in 'Roland' started by rosary0215, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. rosary0215

    rosary0215 New Member

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    In our business, we mainly use Corel 13, but I would like to have the ability to send jobs from Illustrator to Versaworks (for our Roland SP-540V) with cutlines already on them like you can from Corel. If anyone knows how to do this and can help me, it would be much appreciated.
    :thankyou:
     
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  2. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    make your cut line
    then select it and goto your swatch box then select make new swatch
    dbl click and you will get swatch options box rename the swatch:
    CutContour both c's must be capital
    and you can adjust the color if you want and that's it
    you might have to do this each time you do a job it doesn't always save
     
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  4. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    oh yea i bet the info is in the user's manual also
     
  5. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    sorry forgot a step
    you must change the swatch from process to spot color
    in the area where you are changing the name to CutContour
     
  6. rosary0215

    rosary0215 New Member

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    That's awesome, thank you both.
     
  7. Waltnetto

    Waltnetto New Member

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    Got that info and it sends the cut lines and they cut from Illustrator. SO what causes the cuts to repeat -- in other words it cuts each decal twice?
    I think I have tried everything, but most of the time each cut is made twice??????

    grrrr!
     
  8. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Your contour cut is more than likely applied to multiple paths in your artwork file, double check the file to make sure there isn't more than one path grouped together. I can't imagine why else it would cut twice, they basically only do what they are told to do.
     
  9. threeputt

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    Also, in VersaWorks be sure in your cutting controls dialog box that you don't inadvertently have "2" checked in the "cut passes" box.
     
  10. Waltnetto

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    Thanks for the guidance. I blew the illustration up to 1600% and there is no second cut line. Then I just drew a box -- followed the procedures "CutPath" etc... sent the box to print and it cut the box twice. I tried as a PDF and and EPS -- same result. You can actually see the marching ants going around the box in both directions? I'm confounded (well actually I'm Waltnetto)
     
  11. ElJay

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    I realize this is a 4 year old thread but I'm having the same problem...Cut lines created in Illustrator, file ripped with Roland ColorRIP (where it automatically creates the cut file and loads it into a seperate queue), printed on Roland SC-540...After laminating I reload prints into machine, send it to cut and it cuts the file twice...There is only one cut line in the file.
     
  12. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    is it both filled and stroked? or is the stroke larger than .001"?
     
  13. Waltnetto

    Waltnetto New Member

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    After spending weeks trying to figure this out I determined the double cutting was caused by a bug in Illustrator. By saving the file as a pdf with compatibility at 5 (NOT 4), all my double cut problems vanished. Make certain you are setting the cut line up correctly with no fill, .25 stroke and a mitre of 1.
    NOW I have to tell you, I'm a Macintosh guy so this fix may not work on a Windows machine.
     
  14. Meigen

    Meigen New Member

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    I've had some success with this by changing the following Illustrator setting after saving as an EPS file:
    Select All-Object-Flatten Transparency: Un-check these settings: Convert All Text To Outlines, Convert All Strokes To Outlines, and Clip Complex Regions
     
  15. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Here is a video, showing how it done!

     
  16. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    You people are talking to someone from 9 years ago.................:roflmao:
     
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