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Using Onyx cut marks on Roland xc-540

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Mdeleo3754, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mdeleo3754

    Mdeleo3754 Production Manager

    Aug 19, 2015
    West Chester
    Hello. my roland xc-540 may have die its final death as far as being a printer, so we just use it as a plotter for now, and it works just fine for that. However, for Print and Cut jobs, I print on my HP Latex 360, and transfer it over to my roland xc-540 for cutting. U using Onyx Thrive 12.0, I select the cut mark 'Roland XC cutter' from Onyx drop down list and print it. I also have the roland added to my Onyx cut-Server. I can cut to the roland from onyx (the connection works and i can operate the machine from Onyx), however the roland does NOT read the cut marks printed by onyx. the marks look the same as they would if they were printed on the roland, and the roland even recognizes the first mark, and scrubs the sensor back and forth over it, but then after this it simply says 'marks not detected'. Has anyone ever tried to print roland cut marks from Onyx and have them read properly on the roalnd machine?
  2. VanderJ

    VanderJ Merchant Member - Printer Parts and Sevice

    Aug 2, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Most likely your sensor is failing. The first thing to do is clean the sensor with rubbing alcohol. Most of the time there is just ink build up blocking the sensor. Other than that, you may just need to change the sensor.
  3. asd

    asd Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    are you trying to cut from versaworks or onix? we print on an epson and cut with the versacamm using versaworks
  4. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Or try adjusting the sensor level, but that can be tricky to get it to read the black from another printer. You would probably need to print a large black square and just let the printer think it was printing the black target before it goes to read the output level.
  5. bsg

    bsg New Member

    May 12, 2014
    Were you able to resolve this issue?
    I too have a roland and a HP 360. Using the guides I've created a file which was sent to the Onyx Cut Server for cutting a CutCoutour marked area. The XC-540 has been identified as a cutter to the Cut Server and pings indicating a connection. (it is using port 515, filled in by the Cut Server vs. 9100 which was posted by another user as the preferred port (will not resolve in my case)).

    I am having a different problem in that although the Onyx Cut Server can see my job, printer and cutlines, when the 'Cut Now' button is pushed nothing obvious happens but if you look closely, when the Cut Now button is pressed, you can see a very very brief flash of a green progress line, then nothing. The XC-540 does nothing and I don't know where the cut file is going/accumulating behind the scenes, looks to be going somewhere...

    Thoughts? I'm stumped.

    (Not a newbie, started in 2005.)

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