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stacey needs help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stacee, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. stacee

    stacee New Member

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    i am very very new not only to this site but to the plotter thing. i am ready to throw it out the window and signwarehouse has been of NO help to me but to direct me to places i don't understand. so if anyone is in for a challenge please let it be me. :help: :help: :help:
     
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  2. Jeizzavelle

    Jeizzavelle Member

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    What do you need?
    I might be able to help. I am having my own plotter trouble (material will not track properly) but I know why and am looking for solutions to make it work. Have been using a plotter for 1.5 years. I might have had your problem. :rolleyes:
     
  3. stickitco

    stickitco Member

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    What problem are you having Stacey?
     
  4. VinylCraft

    VinylCraft Active Member

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    Discribe your problume and equipment you are using so others can help you more better. I also have the problume dealing warehouse like many.
     
  5. Jeizzavelle

    Jeizzavelle Member

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    I need help too. I have a graphtec plotter and I am cutting 3M electrocut film and it keeps slipping out from under the rollers. I am cutting 17" wide on 18" film so I have the rollers on the edges. I know that's the problem but how else am I supposed to get a correct cut on both ends and sides?????
     
  6. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    First of all from one Stacy to another - welcome!
    Let us know what kind of problems you are having and we can probably help you out or direct you to the right resource. This is a great place for new people to learn from.
     
  7. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    sounds like pinch rollers need adjusting
     
  8. Jeizzavelle

    Jeizzavelle Member

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    What kind of adjusting? I have them set above the bottom roller. I know that the reason I am losing my material is because I have them too far out on the edges but is there anything I can do to widen the material?? My boss expects a 17" sign cut on 18" film. If I cannot make this work he will kill me. We have done lots of these and never had this much trouble. I don't get it. But there has to be an easier way. I even lowered the speed. Stupid plotter.
     
  9. VinylCraft

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    Although I love the 3M electro-cut I too am having problumes with tracking i can not cut anything longer than 36" with out everything going wrong. Although i am using a Lynx 24" i tryied slowing it down by tricking it into thinking it was a heavier meterial so it would run slower that still didn't work. Mine and your problumes are prob differnt but i thought i would add that i to am having the same problumes with the same meterial Jeizzavelle. Go figure i called Signwarehouse and the only thing they could tell me that is i need new rollers. Yeah sure

    I would also find it kinda of hard to get 17" cut from a 18" wide roll of media. Maybe reconfigure the design to fit the other way. I would alteast allow 1" on each side of the cut for the rollers to be placed.
     
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  10. Jeizzavelle

    Jeizzavelle Member

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    I can't the spec calls for a 1/2 " border. These are overhead signs for highway use. 1" borders are perfect. I hate my plotter. And the software (gerber/omega) sucks for doing custom graphics. Any suggestions on what I SHOULD be using???
     
  11. VinylCraft

    VinylCraft Active Member

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    Have you tried a differnt kind of vinyl just to make sure it's not the media? I Like the electro-cut and have alot of it but had to resort to a differnt media because of the problems you speak of. Maybe try shorter runs?

    I would hate to steal Stacee's thread but maybe this is somthing that should be made into it's own. I would like to see what the others would have to say on this matter.
     
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  12. freestyledesigns

    freestyledesigns New Member

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    what kind of plotter is it

    would love to help i have 4 different kinds of plotters maybe i have on e you are using
     
  13. Jeizzavelle

    Jeizzavelle Member

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    creating new thread.
     
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