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UP and Running w PNC1000 but a simple question

Discussion in 'Roland' started by rickCAD, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. rickCAD

    rickCAD Member

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    Hey, i want to thank everyone for helping me understand this thing...
    And I'm got it about as good as I'm going to get it with a few minor things that get in the way...

    Like HOW IN THE HELL do you empty the buffer when you want to stop a print. There has got to be a simple way. Say i've got the image out of bounds and of course when starting the pen goes off to the opposite edge or something. So i go to the printer control on the computer and 'cancel all documents' then i reload on the roland. the problem is the pen goes out of bounds again... even after i kill the power...
    I go thru so many steps i don't even know how im doing it.... but there has GOT TO BE A FAST WAY TO EMPTY THE BUFFER....!!!! Anybody what to give me a clue??

    The only other problem I'm really having is having the area on the computer in COREL x3 match the area of the plotter. The document shown on the computer in corel is way out of the area i seem to be able to work in. I'm not sure what really to change to get it correct. So i have to position it by trial and error with the cutter in and out. Any quick suggestions?

    thanx to all
    and have a good day... (my therapist said i should always add that)
    rick :Coffee::beer
     
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  2. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    I always lifted the lever and shut the power off. This model is 20+ years old.
     
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  3. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    yeah, i dont think you are able to clear the buffer on that model. raise the lever, remove the pen, and let it run through.
     
  4. rickCAD

    rickCAD Member

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    even powering off doesnt seem to completely empty the buffer......
    and letting it run without the pen... hmmmm i quess that should work
    although i've never really waited..... ill give it a try....
    BUT... I've just discovered the BUF-CLR command and or the ESC-E key
    would work but only for serial...... hmmmmmmm

    thanks
     
  5. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    What baud rate are you running? I think you're tunring it back on too quick. Try giving it 15 seconds or so.
     
  6. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    if your cutting from corel, and your using the 27290.EXE drivers, you set the page size IN THAT! this should be 19.50 X 62.00! now in corel, open print set up, choose PNC-1000, GO ADVANCED, make a page in there 19.50 x 62.00. exit by saying OK to all. now go to page setup in corel, SET FROM PRINTER, make sure its landscape, and then say ok, you should see a page in corel desktop, showing a regtangle, 19.50 X 62.00. where ever you place the object you want to cut on that page, that is where it will cut it on the vinyl. mine was lower left corner, if you standing in front of plotter, object will be in the lower RIGHT CORNER on the vinyl.
     
  7. rickCAD

    rickCAD Member

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    Wraps is probably right on turning it on to soon..... I'll give it a little more time next time.

    Old paint... I'm going to to try that first thing in the morning.... thats just what i wanted to here

    thanxxxxxxxx agaginnnnnnn
     
  8. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    I remember having to turn it off more than once....many times and I've always waited 10-15 seconds+ before re-powering ANY electronics.
     
  9. rickCAD

    rickCAD Member

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    Thickness of blade on the old pnc-1000

    BTW......
    I'm using a ROLAND 45 cutting blade.... and I KNOW IT'S A MATTER OF DEGREE.... like the material and all but.... is there a general lenght or amount of time someone could get me in the ball park of how long the blade can last.....???? I'm sorta experimenting with how fine the width of the finished piece is and i see that it can be a dependent on the material thk and all. But on the other hand.... ive only gone thru a 2 yards by 14" material and maybe its time to change blades.... Them things are sooooo smalll.... hmmmmmmmmm
     
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