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  • Roland VSi Print – Laminate – Cut

  • James Boden

    Member
    June 9, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Just wondered if anyone can offer some tips on this. I’ve watched numerous videos explaining the process but I’ve never really got on with this feature. I think I’ve successfully done it once! 😆

    Anyway I have a big job coming up where this is the only option, so no other option than to work it out.

    Some of the tips I’ve used is:

    Print with crop marks
    Do not move the pincer rollers at all
    Mark the media so I know exactly how it was loaded
    Not to alter the RIP at all another than switch from print to cut
    Keep bright light away from the sensor..

    Thought I had it nailed earlier..millimetre precision and then it cut about 30cm to the right of the graphic 😆

    HELP!!

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    June 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Hi James, are you laminating over the cropmarks?

  • James Boden

    Member
    June 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm
    quote Kevin Mahoney:

    Hi James, are you laminating over the cropmarks?

    Hi Kev, thanks for the reply. No I’m doing a practise run before lamination. I have heard that the laminate can cause a reflection and to mask over crop marks then cut away. Is that correct?

    I’m thinking there may be a fault with the scanner/sensor as I’m doing everything to the letter. Do you think that’s a possibility?

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    June 9, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Haven’t got your machine but have 3 print & cut Rolands, always been temperamental on scanning registration marks. You’re spot on with the app tape over the reg marks before laminating. If it isn’t picking them up on the scan, try switching on your phone torch & shining it on the crop mark as the cutting head passes over it, also, double check that there’s no fluff build up on the scanner eye.
    I always base point the blade on the bottom edge of the first registration dot

  • James Boden

    Member
    June 9, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks Kev, will try those out tomorrow. Fingers crossed

  • James Boden

    Member
    June 10, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Nailed it, thanks Kev. Much appreciated :thumbsup:

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    June 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

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  • David Stevenson

    Member
    June 12, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Keep a check as well James that the material is lying flat in the machine. We’ve had instances were we’ve been working with a stiff media and it hasn’t been lying properly in the machine. Solved this by holding it down with a metal ruler while each mark was been read

  • James Boden

    Member
    June 15, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for the reply David.

    It turned out that the optical eye was clogged with ink. All that time avoiding working it out and it was just a simple case of a deep clean!

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