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
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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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.
"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…"
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