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very strange behaviour

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by gabagoo, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have a re occuring job that I run for another sign shop and I print a gradient and then laminate it to a non glare frosted acrylic for them.
    The file is set up from 1 square box 6" x 6" and I multiply it up to do 40 pieces at a time.

    They cut the plexi so that they just fit on and then they run it through a tables saw and then router each piece down for a nice edge.

    Now I ran 10 panels for them and as i was laminating them to the plexi I noticed on a few that one side was about 1/2" short. I stopped and wondered why that was and then figured that maybe it was just easier for them to give me this couple of larger pieces of acrylic so that they did not have to cut it down to size twice.
    I didnt give it a second thought that it was our fault as all my graphics looked fine and as I said they were multiplied up in the rip

    get a call that certain rows of these squares were indeed 1/2" shorter than the rest and are trash.

    Now I cant seem to figure out how my printer could have done that.
    Ever hear of something like this happening.
    ..... very strange indeed.
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    What printer, what version of Flexi?

    You might also use the step and repeat function in flexi and save the file as a full run... then rip and print that file rather than telling the rip to print multiples.
     
  3. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    nah figured it out... the simplest easiest explanation.... The reader on the head did not see 54" material and came up with 50" or so I guess, and that created the problem.
    What made it worse is that unlike most graphics, it would be obvious that something was missing; the gradient on these is so gradual you cant detect it.
     
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