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Weeding problems

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by Pris1957, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Pris1957

    Pris1957 New Member

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    Just bought a graphtec5000-60 plotter and having problems with the letters pulling up when I weed. I have adjusted knive depth,force and speed. Can't seem to get it right. Very frustrating. I have many layouts to cut and weed and I need some help with the settings. I am cutting vector vinyl for indoor use.
    New to the forum. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me
     
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  2. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    blade is dull, or it could be the crap vector vinyl your using. I have used it before and i remember it sucked for weeding cuz the adhesive was too gummy. Try some oracal.
     
  3. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I'm thinking dull blade also, or needs more force.
    I've only cut Oracal, Gerber, and Calon 2 with mine.
    I've only changed my blade once in two years, also.
    Love....Jill
     
  4. Sign-Man Signs

    Sign-Man Signs Member

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    Settings

    Here ya go. Works fine for me. Same cutter.
     

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  5. Pris1957

    Pris1957 New Member

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    Oh thank you so much!!! This has been so frustrating. I have tons of layouts to cut and weed and very little time to do it in. So your help is much appreciated:)
     
  6. Pris1957

    Pris1957 New Member

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    Thank you so much. Will def try the oracal:)
     
  7. sinetist

    sinetist Member

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    I'm using the same settings as sign man signs has pictured right now but the force is usually a bit lower when I put a new blade in or higher if I'm cutting reflective or other thicker vinyls and of course the quality of the vinyl will make a difference.
     
  8. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    3M ElectroCut weeds like a dream. There I said it...
     
  9. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    perform a test-cut to ensure you have the proper settings for your blade in regard to where it's at in it's life- still sharp, or getting dull. Make sure you have the right offset value for that particular blade as well.
    talk with your media provider to make sure you are buying the right material for your application. There are many types of release liners available. One variable that may be affecting your job is the bond between the vinyl/adhesive and the liner. for big jobs a liner with "free release" (more silicone) may be perfect, while jobs with lots of small parts and text with internals may be easier to process on a vinyl that has a hard release (less silicone)
    Good Luck!
     
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