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TOPIC: Mimaki CG-130 FXII Registraion Marks

Mimaki CG-130 FXII Registraion Marks 9 months 6 days ago #5873

We are having a problem with our cutter using registration marks.

The plotter is setup to use 4 point and signlab is setup to use 4 point,
yet it only uses 3 out of the 4 points when it goes to cut anything.

We used to have a graphtec and it would cut using all 4 points.
(It was bent from being dropped by UPS, but it cut better than this one is now)

We are using signlab 9.1 Revision 1 Revision Build 13895M
and VPM Version 5.23.00 Build 6178


Here is an example of what it is doing.

I select the cutline with the inline (FILE) and File>Print and Cut and send it to VPM.

After it is printed, I load and square the media in the plotter. When it says "TP1" I move the red laser cursor just inside the corner of Mark 1. I then hit "enter" on the plotter and it moves the cutter head to detect the first mark. After it has detected the first mark, it goes to detect the second, comes strait back to the first then over to detect the third, back to detect the forth and then diagonally back to the first. I hit "Remote" on the plotter and its ready to cut.

I go to VPM and right click and Cut the file.

The plotter moves the cutter head to detect the first mark again. After it has detected the first mark it goes to detect the second, comes strait back to the first then over to detect the third, skips the forth and goes back to the first. It then start cutting.

The results:

When I would cut the "FILE" it would end up like "Marks" (with the back "4" corner being skewed). But if I faked it out by letting it run through the marks first and and then letting it home back to the first. I would put a 7/16" square at the bottom left of my file and regular cut (Scissors Icon) the blue only. This would not use the marks, but it would come out straighter (left and right) than if I had used the marks. (albeit it would be skewed a little long about 1/16 to an 1/8 over 4-6ft. Almost an easy fix, it would just need calibrated to the X plane. But this is what the registration marks are meant to do automatically)
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Mimaki CG-130 FXII Registraion Marks 9 months 2 days ago #5877

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I sort of see what you are doing and I don't think it will work.
On this Forum under Tips N Tricks, I posted a proper Signlab 9/10 to VPM5 print and Cut workflow to a Mimaki.
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