A Digital Printing Network
I just purchased a used SP-300. It came with a program called Colorip. I figured out most of it but am stumped at one thing. When trying to cut vinyl it keeps cutting off the last letter and cutting a line through the first one. I have loaded a 24" roll of black vinyl. In set up it shows the size of the letters is 21.4. on the printer the width of the vinyl is 23.2. That seems like it should fit fine, but it keeps cutting off the end of the last letter. If you click on Print Queue, Layout, View Image, It shows that it is going to cut it off. Is there a way to adjust it? It is also cutting a line vertically about 8" in, cutting right through my letters.
I am using illustrator, saved as .eps
in advance, thanks again!
This is the open file screen. you can see that the art is a little over 20"
This is after the file imported into the queue
The width of the print (21.4) is almost 2 inches less that the usable width between the pinch rollers of 23.1. There has do be an adjustment that I can't seem to find.
Marianne, like Steven, I know very little about ColorRip, but to help eliminate the possibility of exceeding dimension limits, what happens if you bring in just 2 of those B's?
Does the end still get cut off?
Do you still get that odd vertical line cutting through your letters?
Have you tried a totally different file? Do the same issues present themselves with a simple circle or square?
This is the part that's confusing me.............may be a little early in the morning, with not enough caffeine yet, but if I take those 2 images that you posted and resize them so the rulers line up from one to the other,
it seems like the image is indeed getting cut off at the proper spot.
I understand that this doesn't effect the dimension limit that's concerning you, nor does it address the odd vertical line but that's why I asked if you tried other files with different/smaller dimensions?
I'm trying to eliminate the possibility that you have 2 separate issue going on.
it looks like you have crop parameters set in your queue defaults - this would cut the letters off
OK. So how do you change that? I dont see where it is adjustable.
click size tab in upper left corner of main screen, a new dialogue box will open with sizing and cropping - if you don't have a colorip manual you can download it from the Roland site -
I have similar problem of the 'cropping' coming right up to the edge of printing-and no where do I see a 'size tab in upper left corner of main screen'. Do I find this without a job 'open' or with a job open? I've had no luck finding anyway to change the 'border' cutting spacing in 5 years...
roland , from what I'm seeing in the manual you open file and size is to the left of the image - when you open size it will have cropping left and bottom and the image h+w - I don't use Color rip but have a manual copy.
I'm running Versaworks 3.0.2, and no such place for 'croppig left and bottom, h+w' that I can find. In file Preferences I found where I could change the EPS setting (I was told this was how to increase the border margin) and I can change it there-but when I go back to the program it is still 'grayed' out and cannot be changed from 0. When I change it in preferences I don't get a 'save' button to save changes...
I have had the same problem, but I use Macromedia Freehand or Flexi 8 for Mac. Finally traced the problem to the artwork 'page'. In Flexi, if the contour path extends beyond the 'page size' then it will not fully 'cut' that path. In Freehand, if the artwork extends beyond the 'page size', then the lettering gets cut off. Same in Flexi-if any part of the design/lettering is OFF THE PAGE or even touching the 'edge', then it will not cut or print.
As for cutting a line through the design, this I have found from using customer supplied files-many times the idiot that thinks he/she is a graphic artist has 'buried' artwork under the top design. Guide lines, resized parts of the file, etc. I just worked with a file last week that had SEVEN LAYERS of imbedded files just for one part of the design. It overloaded the Versaworks so it couldn't print it. Had to get it back into illustrator CS5 and strip out all the excess. You may be having the same problem.
Being new to the system, I would recommend you make a new page and create some circles, triangles, boxes of various exact sizes. (1", 2", etc.) and apply a different color to each one. Then put a CutPath around half of them. Now print this 'test' page and if any thing goes wrong, you should be able to backtrack and figure out where it is. That's how I learned 5 years ago...good luck!
Well I have no idea what happened, but I tried it again, starting from scratch and it worked fine. Even though it showed the line that looked like it was going to cut it off. Thanks for all the input!