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I'm printing a simple set of decals on my Versacamm SP540V. I printing them in groups of 12 to make my laminating easier. I printed these labels 12 times with no problem. I need to do another job, so I deleted the file from Versaworks, printed my new file and then went back and loaded the decal file into Versaworks, just like before... but this time it's printing extremely slow. It does print the whole file, but what was taking 10 minutes before took 30 minutes. Yet, if I print another file, it will print just fine. I don't understand why, all of sudden, this file prints so slow. Weird.
I even deleted the file, ripped it again and it still prints slow.
I'm using the same quality selection. My computer shouldn't be the problem as I use it only to print from... I have no files or software other than versaworks loaded on it. I design on my desktop and save the file to a thumb drive and take it to my laptop to print.
Any idea why it would print slow like this after it already printed it before with no problems?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Nicholas, could you send the file so we can take a look? I'm guessing from the sounds of it you are using the same profile. Very strange.
I don't have an answer, Nicholas, but I'm wondering why you deleted the file from your quere if you knew you were going to print it again in a few minutes? Allows for more incidence of 'pilot" error.
Also I need to ask, did you save a rvw file?
Is the same thing happening with that saved file?
It's probably a good idea to get into the habit of saving that rvw file..........eliminates a lot of the 'pilot' error I was talking about.................... since your settings are saved along with the actual image.
Ohhhhhh Di!! I have never even thought about hitting that little save icon. YIKES! Not to sound like an idiot, but when you save it, and then import it what data is it saving? I will certainly try it, but I'm just thinking that everyone else will benefit from this little tidbit. This could be why I did a design 2 months ago which is a raster image looks different than the one I just did yesterday. For the life of me I couldn't remember if I had used the raster settings, the pre-press yada yada yada...... this could be great!!
Yep, it will save all those settings for you.............media type, layout, Color Management (Pre-Press, MaxImpact), etc.
A true life-saver for me
Just like you girlfriend, I can hardly remember what I did an hour ago, never mind a few months ago!
I always save a rvw file and put it in the same folder as my original eps
I even save multiple rvw files if the job required a few different settings for different media.
did I actually say something that might be helpful for a change?
You asked why I deleted the file. I've owned my Versacamm going on 3 years and this hasn't happened before. The reason I deleted it was because I had 12 decals laid out and I only needed 5 more to reach my quantity, so I deleted a row of 6, saved as I always do and then uploaded and ripped it. I made no changes other than deleted some of the decals (which are very simple.... orange text converted to lines.
I just closed VW, opened it back up loaded and ripped and now it's working fine. Maybe just a glitch that required a reboot?
Thanks so much for the reply. You mentioned saving a rvw file. I've never done that, but I've always had good luck printing eps files. Does saving as a rvw file make a big difference?
Well, I still don't think I'm following you about why you deleted the file, Nicholas........seems like a lot of extra effort to resave and re-export, no?
Nothing wrong with printing from eps. The rvw file still has the eps file info
The advantage of taking a half of a second to also save an rvw file is that the settings that you used for that specific print/cut job will also be saved.
Can save a lot of time & effort, especially if you're not a good note taker or if your memory facilities aren't what they should be.....like mine.
Di, thanks sooooo much, little things like this will save me a lot of heartache and time in the future. I just spent 10 minutes, and went through my queues, and saved the ones that I know worked well! And, BTW you are always helpful friend!
oh, the files don't have to stay in your queues, girl.
After you save them as rvw, you can delete them from the queue.
They'll still be saved intact to wherever you saved them. (I use the same folder as I save the original eps)
Next time you go to run the job, bring in the rvw file INSTEAD of the file labeled eps.
Voile! All your settings are there
cool beans, huh?
Just a side note, don't panic if you move the files or the folder that they're in (like I do for archival purposes) and try to load the .rvw and it says file not found... just point it to the new location of the file and it'll work like a charm.
It might make sense after you read my response to Butch. I needed to delete some of the decals, so I had to change the file by deleting decals, then export and rip again.
Thanks for your advice on the rvw file.
Nicholas if I am understanding this correctly you are saying your original eps file had 12 copies of your decal and was exported to VW like this. It would be easier for you to export 1 copy and make your duplicates in VW. Save the work you wish to keep in a folder other than your queue. Easier to import and redo the job when all the correct settings are embedded in the file.
The reason why I'm doing it this way is because I put my own crop marks (manually) so I can cut them out without having the border (line) show. I have them all side by side, no tiling. I want clean edges (no line showing) after I cut and this works for me.
Usually, I do export one copy and make my duplicates in VW. It was a unique project. :)
Thanks for offering your help. I do appreciate it.