I need help. New for me. Even though I’ve printed long lengths of media before, I’ve always done it with vectors that I was able to set up in Corel. This time, however, I have a bitmap pattern that I…Continue
This subject isn't my strong point, so bear with me.I just sent the cable guy away.He came to install a new modem. Before he touched anything, I asked him if my IP numbers would change.He said, YES,…Continue
"Tyler, let me try again.
You know you can’t print on the black……but it sounds like you’re hoping to print directly onto the carrier sheet.
That can’t happen.
Is your design something you can break up into two…"
"Tyler, maybe I’m mis-reading your question.
But you do know that our inks are semi transparent, right?
plus, any old kind of vinyl is no good……you need vinyl specifically manufactured to be ink receptive
Now, that said, if…"
"I do have a roll of something that more resembles adhesive backed paper, Todd (I use it for bumper stickers)……the problem is it’s thick. Personally, I prefer the semi-gloss Oracal look than the thicker paper. That said, I do…"
"Samuel, do you have the RGB default palette opened in Corel?
.......and have you tried printing 100% yellow from there?
Also you can (and probably should) print color palettes out on different media so you’ll always have a reference point to…"
"For what’s it’s worth, we’ve only used RGB or PMS colors for the past decade+ when printing to the Versacamm and have had little or no issues.
I’ve found the VW RIP does a fine job with converting the color palettes and…"
"Trena, Like Irv, I’m not sure what you are asking about the Contour tool. Hard to see from your picture but it doesn’t look like you told the contour which way to go. Select a direction.....inside or outside and see if the tool…"
"Maybe I misinterpreted, but I thought Randy was asking if it was POSSIBLE to overcut if you actually wanted to, Chris.
This is a very common process when creating/cutting flock for rhinestone placement. Over-cutting the circles helps all those…"
"I have no business trying to answer this because I’ve never actually printed tiles......but I thought you had to rotate them, (like you would do with carpeting to reverse the nap), when you print tiles."
"Loring, have you printed out color charts?.....that’s the absolute best way to find the color value you’re after.
That said, I don’t use the Roland palette like I suspect most of you do.Been rolling along for over a decade sticking…"
"Hi Tina, nice to meet you.
There’s no product that prints,cuts and laminates all at the same time.....it’s a multi-step process.
That said, all stickers/decals don’t need to be laminated.
Lamination provides UV protection and helps…"
Thank you so much. I have learned alot from all of you already and as a newbie to print and cut I can use it. I have done vinyl cutting for 4 years and love it and this will be such an asset to wall vinyl designs that we do. I got my new machine on thursday and spent today trying to get cutlines on a large mural and found it had been put into I think vector with alot of cut lines and not just an outline of an object so I am trying to figure out if there is a way to weld things within the mural without having to do all individual objects or even where weld is in Corel. I use another program to weld so this is the long way of doing it but I love it. Anyhow I look forward to being apart of this blog. Pat
Thanks for the invite. I have been looking for a group of like minded Roland folks. I have designed and ran my products on VersaCamm's as well as Pro III's over the years (8+). I am consulting for a company that is new to digital applications (they screen print vinyls and acrylic). They recently purchased a VersaCamm SP-540i and are pleased with the results thus far. During my last onsite visit to their manufacturing facilty this past week they were experimenting printing on seat grade vinyl. All looked good except when they were printing warm and cool grays (a digital industry issue it always seems). Trying to remotely help them as they move forward and am looking for general suggetions. I've always done gray adjustments on calendared vinyls using "tested swatches" This seat grade vinyl seems to be presenting a challenge because of not having a specific profile for the media. Anyway I'm hunting for ideas. Best, Wally