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Hello, experiencing cutting issue with my VP-300 verscamm . When I print a long graphic 3ft to 4ft then laminate , I cut the graphic on the verscamm and the cut is way off? it's been getting worse, I went threw my user manual and everything the manual suggested I did. I'm thinking it's the Verscamm, strange if I do smalller graphics like 2 ft in length the cuts are fine? Maybe the pinch wheels are worn or something else? Any suggestions would be great!
Thanks New Guy Todd
Hi Todd, welcome to My Versacamm.
It could be your pinch rollers are worn or you're cutting speed is too fast..................but I would guess, it's neither of those problems
Cuts going off on long runs is just the nature of the beast.
Try breaking your jobs down to shorter runs.
If that's not possible, make sure you have a sufficient bleed around your graphics to help mask some of the cut movement/drift that will occur.
If you can break down the project, don't forget you can still print it out continuously, separated by your crop marks, so you don't need to waste all that lead and trailing vinyl in the process
Hi Todd, glad to see you jump in so quickly!! Just at thought, and probably Steve or Irv will be able to guide you more, but I find I have to roll out the media before I start. I"ve been told that it is not necessary but my machine requires it. If I don't sure enough cut lines are off and I've just wasted material.. There is also a function on the machine where you can have it pre roll out the material automatically before it starts printing, but I find it simpler to just unroll it myself. Give it a try!
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Ok Todd you probably did not need the above - My thoughts
You do experience some slippage in cuts but not that much at 4ft. So what is the issue. Could be pinch rollers - ensure you are using all of them to improve accuracy - especially when cutting through media and laminate. Also remember that cutting with your contour cut and your cutting with the optical eye are not the same. They have two different calibrations. IMPO, your issue is there - use your manual to ensure your optical cutting is set accurately and your issues should go away. Hopes this helps all concern - Catch you all lata.
I had this prob with my sp300 what it was the left pinch roller had seperated from the bearing so it was slipping making the contour cut out. This maybe your prob. Have never had a prob with long cutting. hope this helps.
Hi and hello everyone
I also seem to have a problem with my cutting on Roland SP-540V. Its very temperamental and Im out of ideas what could be the issue. I usually export my artwork as PDF with Cutcontour 100% and it seems to cut just fine. Then other days it just doesn't show the moving perforated lines when I import it into Versaworks. It shows the artwork, not the cutlines. Then I export as EPS, and it shows nothing at all, no artwork, nothing. Just the bounding box wherein I surpose my arwork is to be. And then the next day - with a whole lot of effort - it is fine again, just to bomb out 2/3 hours later.
Thanks a mill
Thanks for the reply!!
Im using CorelDraw X6. Will do the artboard thing and also tell my boss to update!!
Then I will report on my progress.