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Overlapping and repeating bmp designs

Started May 21 0 Replies

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

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble! What is This?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Dunning Nov 14, 2016. 6 Replies

Not sure I've ever had this happen or ever seen something like this before?Is is laminate fail, maybe?…Continue

A new IP question

Started this discussion. Last reply by CYW May 12, 2014. 11 Replies

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

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Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Nov 1, 2013. 4 Replies

Good job with the new look of the site, StevenI like it!DiContinue

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Overlapping and repeating bmp designs

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 need repeated on several yards of vinyl.How do I do that without getting that dreaded white separation line?I thought that could happen in the Clip &Tile area but I’ve been fussing with those settings longer than imaginable and I’m obviously not doing something correctly. Can someone help? I…See More
May 21
CYW replied to TFG's discussion Gold Leaf
"The only one I’ve ever found was Rtape’s VinylEfx but I think Irv mentioned another one once or twice.....do a forum search if he doesn’t pop in with an answer. lady Di"
May 14
CYW replied to Randall Brunette's discussion SP300 cutting all lines twice (Versaworks RIP)
"Pilot error, I’m sure. If you take apart the file or view it in Object Manager......or whatever Illy calls it, I’m a Corel gal, through and through, so I can’t tell you what it’s called in Illy. But it’s the same…"
Apr 30
CYW replied to Jamie's discussion Need help with my Roland Sp300i printer and media problem
"I’m trying to follow you, Jamie......but failing miserably, I think. Are you printing a full sheet 16 ft. in length as a pattern, maybe? I do that often and then send the roll to my wholesale customers to cut and mask on their end......though…"
Apr 25
CYW replied to Jamie's discussion Need help with my Roland Sp300i printer and media problem
"Not sure what kind of heat transfer is 16 ft long that can’t be cut into sections (table cloth?), but if you can’t print it in sections, did you try feeding the media through the 16 feet first? If it stays put, feed it back, leave it…"
Apr 25
CYW replied to Engels Bonilla's discussion Yellow Not Printing
"Well, in my opinion, third party inks ALWAYS cause problems! Unless you do boatloads and boatloads of printing and go through several cartridges weekly, the small savings in ink with 3rd parties is hardly ever worth it.  Again my…"
Mar 9
CYW replied to Chris's discussion How to restart cutting ? BN-20
"I think (?) Steven posted a video of the process. If I can’t find it, when I get a chance, I’ll write out step by step directions. "
Mar 8
CYW replied to Chris's discussion How to restart cutting ? BN-20
"My two cents.....learn how to divide your jobs into sections, Chris. No waste and saves tons of time. i just cut 400+ decals yesterday, I manually set the media length and print/cut 30 at a time. After the first 30 are finished, the machine just…"
Mar 2
CYW replied to Wayne Grecco's discussion Product Question
"My go-to decal material is Orajet 3165 RA. I also stock a sticky backed paper from Roland. No sense for me to stock too many different rolls of media......they wind up sitting and sitting and costing more money than only stocking stuff that can be…"
Feb 28
CYW replied to Wayne Grecco's discussion Product Question
"Sure you can do it......but I doubt you’d be able to do it any more cost effectively than offset printers that specialize in printing labels, etc. could do it.  That said, I did print highly customized return label for my sons wedding…"
Feb 26
CYW replied to Dennis Watson's discussion Printable chrome vinyl?
"I’ve used the VinylEfx successfully after looking hard and long for a suitable shiny metallic. Lots of failed attempts with stuff from other places. Very pricey. I have several rolls here but they’re only about 15” wide, I think.…"
Feb 25
CYW replied to Annette Thomas's discussion TrueVis VG-540 with Clear Static Cling Media
"Annette, I’m not sure this will help you since I have a different older machine but I often run static cling without media clamps. Also in a pinch, if the job isn’t too long, I’ve run scotch tape, the frosted kind, along the…"
Feb 17
CYW replied to Wayne Grecco's discussion Help with TruVis VG-640
"Yeah, that’s why I asked Wayne if he’d ever done this before. As long as that ‘dot/rectangle’ is over the cutting strip, you don’t need to go through the extra work of moving origin. I use the ridges on the front of the…"
Jan 31
CYW replied to Wayne Grecco's discussion Help with TruVis VG-640
"Curious? Do these new machines have a totally different procedure to look for reg marks? I’m curious because I have never once moved my origin and honest to goodness, have never had the machine tell me it can’t find the marks. You…"
Jan 30
CYW replied to Wayne Grecco's discussion Help with TruVis VG-640
"Wayne, have you done this successfully before? or is this the first time that you’re trying to reload the media and cut? lady di"
Jan 27
CYW replied to Dennis Dunning's discussion Printed flip-flops
"lol lol good decision, the pressing probably wouldn’t be a deal breaker but getting those straps pushed into the 450 holes is something you might want to avoid at all costs. They even sell a ‘special’ tool, to make the nightmare a…"
Jan 10

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At 9:34pm on April 8, 2012, Sue Walker said…
Rookie here....thanks.
Looking forward to fun things
At 10:53am on April 5, 2012, Tracy A. Budzielek said…

Thank You for your warm welcome, what an awesome site.

At 2:57pm on March 16, 2012, Christina Nokes said…

I had such a great time, met some great people and now hope to learn more thru this group!

many Thanks

Christina

At 6:36pm on January 8, 2012, Patricia Finch said…

I guess I have too many cutlines and just have to weld all of them in each object to be one so outline is the only cutline.  It takes an oldie a little longer to figure it out!!!

At 4:42pm on January 8, 2012, Patricia Finch said…

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

At 7:48pm on November 10, 2011, Walter D. Ayres III said…

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

 
 
 

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