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ofpoets
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Versaworks cut path

Post by ofpoets » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:58 pm

Hi
I was wondering if there's anyone really familiar with Versaworks on here ?

Basically I use Illustrator for 10 years to draw and then create a cutpath to cut a shape. This works fine with cad vinyl however when it comes to print naturally there can be a slight bit of drift over a long distance leaving a white edge. Normally I'd allow an offset in the drawing to compensate for this but it's become a bit tedious especially with complex print & cut files.

Is there anywhere in the software where I can set the plotting cut line say 1 or 2mm inside the drawn path to negate drawing in an offset all the time ?

Thanks in advance
Lee

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Re: Versaworks cut path

Post by OllieBishop » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 am

Hi Lee

Thanks for posting!

Unfortunately VersaWorks doesn't have a feature to generate cut-lines in this way however it sounds like the method you're using (offset paths in Illustrator) is a good one.You may be able to use VersaWorks/printer settings to help with this drift in another way however dependant on your output....

If you're having this problem with singular large jobs that it may be worth slowing down your cut and up-speeds on the machine as this will reduce media movement over longer distances. You could also just double-check your print and cut alignment looks good when you run a test (although I'm sure you do this already!).

If you're running lots of little jobs that are multiple copies or nested you could run a 'custom-cut' in VersaWorks. This would then allow you to print say 25 of 100 stickers and cut them before moving on to the next batch of 25. You can find out how to do this on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yd3t1j6UYE

Hope this helps!

Thanks,

Ollie Bishop

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Roland DG UK Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk
Ollie Bishop

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Roland DG UK Ltd
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk

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Re: Versaworks cut path

Post by ofpoets » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Hi Ollie

Many thanks for your comprehensive reply. Yeah I've known how to batch and cut for a while but was hoping there might be an offset on the plotter. It cuts bang on but naturally the tiniest bit of drift leaves a while edge which can look unsightly !

Guessed there wouldn't be an option as I've used Versaworks for about 13 years but was hoping there might be something hidden somewhere !

Thanks for the advice though. Appreciated

Cheers
Lee

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Re: Versaworks cut path

Post by OllieBishop » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:05 am

Hi Lee,

You're welcome - it's always worth double checking things like this with a post on here! :)

All the Best,

Ollie
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