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Silly question

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by 32bantum, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. 32bantum

    32bantum Member

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    This may be a silly question but..... I have a graphtec FC7000-75.
    I have a customer that wants boat stripes in (1) run 27 feet long.
    The stripes will be a group of stripes stacked on top of each other with spacing between them based on the previous stripe. So it will start with a 1/2 inch stripe and a half inch space,On top of that will be 7/16 stripe with a 7/16 space all the way down to the last stripe being 1/8 inch.

    So with that out of the way... will the cutter make that long of a run that many times and hold the stripe width on each stripe?
     
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  2. TheSellOut

    TheSellOut Very Active Member

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    That's tough...it's almost a 10yd roll! I use to try this type of stuff all the time, sometimes it turned out to be a sucess but more often than not it was a complete disaster with the loss of any profit!

    I've learned that one or two overlaps really isn't that big of a deal and it's easier to mask/handle. I would do this in two 14' sections!

    Good luck!
     
  3. N2Harpz

    N2Harpz Very Active Member

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    Me too.

    There is nothing worse than having the cutter go bonkers on the last three feet of a 20 ft stripe. ( been there done that many times ... LOL )

    Two sections. Start in the back and work forward so the over lap doesn't catch water.
     
  4. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    I wouldn't even attempt it on any friction fed machine.
     
  5. cptcorn

    cptcorn adad

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    Why don't you buy a slitter? or buy striping roll stock?
     
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