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Sick of my scissors!

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by stoliker, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. stoliker

    stoliker Member

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    Not sure if there is a way of doing this or not, but I sure hope so. I have a customer who orders 1000 to 3000 cut vinyl decals at a time. Easy to weed, one color. I tend to be very anal and like the mask to be trimmed perfectly square and just have a nice appearance. Is there a way to reload the vinyl after weeding and masking and have it re-cut the weed border? I am using omega 4.0 with an envision plotter. Even better if it would perf cut the backing paper.
    Or do I just go buy a 30 pack and tell the employee's we are staying a little late tonight?
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Although there are now tutorials on cutting or perforating the release liner on the GSP site, my understanding is that it will dull your $26 blade pretty quickly. What we've been doing for years is individually trimming out our labels and decals on a 24" Premier paper cutter. We use the squared up edge at the top of the cutter and the engraved lines on the cutter platform to retain the squareness of our cuts. It all goes pretty quickly.

    I've never found this anal. It not only looks more professional but it also gives RTA customers a squared up top and bottom that makes it much easier for them to get the decal applied on the square.
     
  3. stoliker

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    Thanks for the input Fred. I had never thought about using the paper cutter. I'll hafta figure out were it is buried!

    It's also nice to hear that I am not completely bat @#$% crazy for wanting them perfect when they go out the door.
     
  4. Ditchmiester

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    Have you ever used the back cut feature? I use it so I don't even have to weed my vinyl decals. I cut the front side them flip the material and cut through the backside with a .125" border all the way around. This holds it to the vinyl while it cuts them out. Then after cutting you just peal from the back side and your stickers are complete. Perfectly square.
     
  5. stoliker

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    I haven't tried that but I will start playing with it to see how it works. Any other pointers to that feature?
     
  6. tsgstl

    tsgstl Active Member

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    Does your customer request this? We do what I consider a large volume of print/cut decals and have never once had a complaint about raw cut edges. I set everything up with a .2" gap and for us is very ez to hit cutting with just a snap off blade.
     
  7. Ditchmiester

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    Google Omega back cut feature they have a good video out there that I watch on how to set it up. Its super easy and saves a lot of time. It was a new feature in Omega 4.0. It was the main reason I upgraded.
     

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