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TOPIC: Problems cutting to a Roland vinyl cutter

Problems cutting to a Roland vinyl cutter 1 week 2 days ago #6491

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1: Is the cutter on Rotate 0 or Rotate 90
Turn on the cutter.
Put the material in and lower the pinch rollers.
Press whatever buttons are required like Sheet or Roll.
The cutter will measure the width between the outermost pinch rollers.
When finished, if you are standing in front of the cutter, the cutting head is either on the right or the left hand side of the material.
If the head is on the Left hand side, the cutter is set for Rotate 0
If the head is on the Right hand side, the cutter is set for Rotate 90
Note, on the cutter itself, you can change it from Rotate 0 to rotate 90

2: Why is Rotate important.
Lets say in Signlab, you type in "Merry Christmas and a happy New Year."
Lets say in Signlab, the job is 200 inches long by 15 inches tall.
If the cutter is set for Rotate90, this job will cut no problem along the length of the
vinyl and on the right hand side.
If the cutter is set for Rotate0, you will need to rotate the drawing by 90 degrees in Signlab before cutting but it will cut on the left hand side of the material.
Why.
When the cutter is on Rotate 90, the X axis is along the length of the vinyl and the Y axis is along the width of the vinyl.
When the cutter is on Rotate 0, the X axis is along the width of the vinyl and the Y axis is along the length of the vinyl.
And the Origin, or 0,0 , moves from the left side with rotate 0 , to the right side with Rotate90
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