I print sign vinyl, dry overnight, laminate, mount to magnet, and then custom laser cut....
Lately we are having trouble getting it to cut correctly. I have found 2 sources of the problem. First the print is shrinking if it sits too long. I am looking into material that will not shrink....
Second when I print a 10 in square it comes out at more like 9.9?!
There has to be a setting in versaworks that is causing this problem. Or at least I hope so. I had a cutting problem a couple of months ago and fixed that with an .eps margin setting....but this one has me stumped.
I had to wipe out versaworks and install a new version a couple of months ago and I have fought it ever since to get it back to working order.
Any idea why when I output a vector shape that is say 6 inches it prints slighly smaller? I run corel 14 and export out to an .eps. then import into versaworks. I obvisouly need a shape to be the exact size as in my file to match up when I go to cut on my laser.
I guess I should call roland tech support but you guys seem to be better! Any help would be much apprecaited!
I actually called roland and that is what they said as well so you are on it!
They said to try a .ps file so I do not have to mess with the margin. However, corel 14 does not appear to export as a ps. Then mentioned something about "printing to a .ps." Do you know what that means? I might call them back. I tried an .ai but versaworks would not read it.
What file type do you use? I have used eps for years but never noticed this problem until I had to presicion cut with laser later.
I will give it a shot as a .pdf...actually since this is not cut on roland perhaps I could just put margin at 0 for this type of project and not have to worry about it....
Thanks VERY much!
I am on it..thanks...still not sure why versaworks needs this margin. I hope they are working on a solution. I guess to use pdf is the soltuion. I published to pdf out of corel and we are test printing right now!
When that happens to me and I'm too lazy to back out and export/import another file, I check the box that says, Cut Image Boundaries in VW
That usually takes care of the small missing cuts on the image perimeter.
It's a Band-aid, I know............but it works.
Im having this big issue with PDF Files do you have an idea why? I have the Margin set to 0 when i publish to PDF on Coreldraw. The file is 366.368 mm x 328.058 mm and it comes out to 366.53 x 328.08 on Versaworks , this has me losing my mind because im making Gaming console skins and they need to be precise. Do you have an idea of what can be affecting the size? On versaworks the Eps Margin is set to 0 but it should not affect PDF files.