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I want to know if anyone has experience with printing high volumes of decal stickers. I've been playing with the settings, adjusted the perforated cuts, adjusted the pressure, and I barely get the needle to cut thru the lamination and decal stickers.
Here are my specifications:
lamination media: oraguard lamination 200, glossy
CUT ONLY pressure: 120
PERFORATION pressure: 300
Please give me some suggestions and advice. Greatly appreciate it!
how far does the blade extend out of the blade holder , in some instances you must extend the blade depending on the thickness of the media, use test cut to determine settings for force, many factors effect cutting - balde condition, blade offset, material etc. , a lot of times it takes several tries to determine correct settings
Also check the tip to make sure it did not snap. You may have to use a magnifing glass. This just happend to me and could not figure out why it was not cutting.
Thank you Butch for your response.
Would you be able to walk me thru the steps on how to do the test blade or assist me to a link that can show me how to do it. I would greatly appreciate it!
training video - perf cut
thanks again, i'll take a look!
Just went through this myself with perf cut issues. Found out to cut through backing material you will want at least a 60 degree blade. As suggested use the PerfCutContour file you can download from the Roland site. Keep adjusting until you get the result you want. Be aware if you do a lot of perf cuts you will use blades. Also check your knife strip for any damage. Ours was destroyed by a knife and ruined many jobs.
How do I know what blade degree I'm currently using? Would you be able to walk me thru it? Thank you.
Here is a link to the material I was able to find on the Roland Support site.
What you want to know id the angle of the blade installed in the machine. Our XC540 came with a 40 degree blade. Good for cutting vinyl but lacking the perf cut ability. If you are able to print the pdf it will show you the way the blades are measured and the best blade for the job. This should point you in the right direction.
I perf cut all the time with a 45 degree blade. It is better to use a 60 as the blade is more agressive, but the job can be done just fine with a 45.
BTW - they come with a 45 degree blade - I think you had a typo but wanted to clarify for anyone else that is curious what a 40 degree blade is - i do not think there is a 40 degree but I have been wrong many times before!
I have tried to perfcut on my versacamm it tries but never cuts through