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Printer Setup


SignLab Printing to Roland VersaWorks

An Introduction to Metallic Ink Printing

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Garment Printing with Digital Factory


Garment Printing with Digital Factory

This file includes a document that contains the following 8 tutorials relevant to printing on garments with Digital Factory or any other CADlink developed garment printing software product:

  • Tutorial 1 - Setting Up a Queue
  • Tutorial 2 - Configuring a Queue for White Ink
  • Tutorial 3 - Calibrating the White Ink
  • Tutorial 4 - Adjusting the Output Colors
  • Tutorial 5 - Working with Templates
  • Tutorial 6 - Printing with PhotoShop
  • Tutorial 7 - Printing from CorelDraw and Illustrator
  • Tutorial 8 - View Raw Data     

It also includes a folder that contains sample images used for certain tutorials.

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Printer Setup - Gerber Edge


Printer Options - Gerber Edge

Gerber Edge II


Printer Options

Plane Order

  • This option determines the order in which process colors get printed.
  • Most print modes default to printing Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, and Black (YMCK), but you may override this to print Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (CMYK).
  • Changing this option will affect the colors in your image slightly.

Rewind

  • This option controls whether the printer rewinds the media back to the origin at the end of the print.
  • This is useful when manually generating multiple layered jobs.
  • By default this is set to Off.
  • SignLab and Digital Factory both offer unmatched layer generation and control.

Ribbon Saving

  • When Ribbon Saving is On, the printer will raise the print head when it hits larger white space areas.
  • Leaving the feature Off will cause the printer to wind ribbon even while moving over white space.

Set Decals

  • This is present merely for legacy purposes (to support very old print modes which might contain a setting for this feature).
  • Since the inclusion of Decal mode in both SignLab and Digital Factory, there has been no use for this limited feature to remain active.

Quality Vs. Speed - Gerber Edge

Gerber Edge II


Quality Vs. Speed

The Gerber Edge 2 has a number of print modes already setup to achieve either high quality or high speed prints. It's a matter of knowing which print mode to select at print time. On the Gerber Edge 2, the high speed print modes are at a lower resolution (300x300), while the higher quality print modes are at 300x600 dpi.

To make things more complicated, thermal devices need to make use of Halftone screens in order to produce reasonable output. The frequencies used in those screens determine whether the print will be sharp (for increased detail) or smooth (for increased colors).

Print Mode Names:

Gen Purpose

  • This is the general purpose print mode
  • Most print modes will yield acceptable results using this type of print mode
  • The halftone frequency on these print modes is 40 LPI
  • It provides a good balance between quality and gradient quality.

Long Grad & Images

  • Use these print modes for very long images that will be seen from afar.
  • Some detail is lost in the large dots, but gradients will appear very smooth
  • The halftone frequency on this print mode is set to 30 LPI

Photo

  • For photographic type bitmaps with a lot of detail, use the Photo print mode. It uses a 60 LPI frequency which allows for much of the detail to be preserved.
  • The drawback of this print mode is that gradients are negatively affected by the lower shade count possible at high frequencies

Small Text & Short Grad

  • At 70 LPI, this is the highest frequency we would recommend using on the Gerber Edge 2.
  • Many foils have difficulty at or above this setting.
  • It is only recommended for smaller images with text, and perhaps very short gradients. Longer gradients will show banding and color stepping.

Installing and Configuring - Gerber Edge

Gerber Edge II


Installing & Configuring

  • 1. Start the Print & Cut Manager
  • 2. Go to Printers > Manage printers [In the Printer dropdown menu choose Manage printers]

Printer Options - Gerber Edge

  • 3.   Click the Add printer button
  • 4.   Select the Gerber Edge II from the list
  • 5.   Click ok

Printer Options - Gerber Edge

  • 6. Insert the printers CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive
  • 7. Ensure that Search CD-ROM or floppy drive is checked
  • 8. Click next

Printer Options - Gerber Edge

  •   9. The printer package will be installed from your CD. When all three bars are checked green, click next
  • 10. Click finish
  • 11. At the Manage printers dialog, the default port for the Gerber Edge 2 is LPT1
  • 12. Click Close

The printer is now installed and ready for use.

Printer Setup - Mimaki


Which driver do I install? - Mimaki

Install Which Driver?


Speed Vs. Quality

The JV3 comes in 2 major ink configurations, 6 colors and 2 x 4 colors

  • The 6 color device makes use of light cyan and light magenta for generally higher quality prints.
  • The 2 x 4 color model uses paired sets of CMYK only inks for higher speed.

You must install a different driver in the CADlink Print and Cut Manager depending on which ink configuration you wish to use.

  • For the 6 color model install the Mimaki JV3 – Full driver.
  • For the 4 color model install the Mimaki JV3 – 2xCMYK driver.

Firewall - Mimaki

Mimaki JV3


FireWire Communications

The Mimaki JV3 runs best when connected through a FireWire port, also known as IEEE 1394

Mimaki engineering (www.mimakiusa.com) recommends using a FireWire card with the Texas Instruments chipset. Other chipsets have been found to be incompatible with the driver provided by Mimaki.

In order for CADlink products to recognize the printer on the FireWire port, the latest FireWire driver from Mimaki must be installed on the system.

Installing the Current FireWire Driver

The FireWire driver can be obtained from Mimaki. Directions are also provided detailing how to install it
The current version of the FireWire driver is 1.70.

Known issues which occur with previous versions of the FireWire driver include:

  • Failure to connect to the printer
  • No data sent to the printer
  • Printer works for one job then requires a reboot in order to print another
  • Unable to control heaters from the software settings

Please review [Link to Mimaki PDF] for information on how to determine which version is currently installed on your system, and how to update to the latest version.

Connecting to the FireWire Port

Once the printer is connected to the computer, and the latest FireWire driver is installed, the next step is to connect to the FireWire Port.

Firewall - Mimaki

  • 1. Launch Print and Cut Manager. Printers drop down menu, select Manage printers
  • 2. Go to Printers > Manage printers
  • 3. Click the drop down box next to Mimaki JV3.
  • 4. Select MimakiFireWire.
  • 5. Click Close.

Firewall - Mimaki

High Speed Mode - Mimaki

Mimaki JV3


Activating High Speed Mode from Print & Cut Manager

  • 1. From Print and Cut Manager, select your job and right click on it.
  • 2. Select Properties

Printer Setup - Mimaki

  • 3. Select the print mode which most closely matches your media and ink combination.

Printer Setup - Mimaki

  • 4. From the menu on the left select Printer Options
  • 5. On the Printer Options page check Override print mode options
  • 6. Verify that the Resolution option does not have Halftone in the name. If it does, start over and choose another print mode. Note: Many 360 x 540 print modes use a halftone setting. For the highest speeds select a 360 x 720 print mode.
  • 7. Ensure that High Speed mode is set to ON.
  • 8. Ensure that Print Speed is set to either Normal or High Quality. Fast will not work since it sets the printer to the minimum number of passes, and this is contrary to the rules of using High Speed Mode. See the High Speed Mode section below for more information
  • 9. Click OK

Printer Setup - Mimaki

  • 10. Right-click the job again, and choose Print

High Speed Mode

One of the JV3's selling points is a built in accelerator routine which enables the printer to switch to High Speed Mode. High Speed Mode enables a higher quality setting, while printing at higher than normal speeds, in an attempt to get the best of both worlds.

High Speed Mode makes a noticeable difference in the output speed achievable by the device, and in turn affects your bottom line. However, triggering the High Speed Mode is dependant on certain conditions.

Conditions

The following conditions are required for using High Speed Mode:

  • Printing using a variable dot (a.k.a 2-bit) mode
  • Not using a minimum number of passes for that given resolution

For CADlink software users, this means that variable dot resolutions are used whenever possible. When that is not possible, we have historically postfixed the name for that resolution with the word “halftone.”

Most of the print modes currently included in our printer package will support High Speed Mode, however you may need to change some settings in order to activate it.

Print Mode Names - Mimaki

Print Mode Names


There are multiple subsets of print modes for a variety of ink set and media combinations. Below is a brief description of the key words used in their names.

Ink Set Names
to verify the cartridges in your printer, look on the label

6 Color or 4 color
If there is no ink type listed, then they were created for Mimaki's first release ink set, which is no longer in production. The labels read Solvent Ink and/or SS Ink.

Mild
This is Mimaki's Mild Solvent ink line. The labels read Mild Solvent and/or MS2

SS2
This is Mimaki's current selling ink set. The labels read Solvent Ink 2 and/or SS2.

Speed Qualifier
Not all JV3 print modes use speed qualifiers, but if one is used it refers to which print mode on a given media was fastest, and which has the highest quality. The scale below explains this by relating speed versus quality

Draft
Fastest Print - Lowest detail quality
Normal
 
Fine
 
HQ
 
Photo
Slowest Print-Highest detail quality

Printer Options - Mimaki

Printer Options


Cut Paper

  •     Tells the printer to cut the sheet at the end of the print job

Dry Time Secs

  •     Tells the printer to wait a certain number of seconds before beginning the next job
  •     This allows some time for the image to dry before it is rolled up, assuming it's not so long that it rolled up some of the job already

High Speed Mode

  •     This will enable High Speed Mode on the printer
  •     This feature is dependant on the Resolution command and the Print Speed setting.

Overprint

  •     This will cause the printer to pass over the same area multiple times
  •     This is useful when printing on transparent media, or when very high ink volume is important.

Pre-Heater

  •    This sets the heat on the pre-heater in degrees Celsius.
  •    The control panel setting allows the user to set this on the printer rather than in the software

Print Direction

  •     This sets the printer to either bi-directional or uni-directional.
  •     It affects the speed of the print as well as the quality of the image.

Print Heater

  •     This sets the heat on the print-heater in degrees Celsius
  •     The control panel setting allows the user to set this on the printer rather than in the software.

Print Speed

  •     This sets the number of passes used to complete a section of the image
  •     This is based on the Resolution selected.
  •     The table below explains the settings.
 360 x 360N x 540N x 720N x 1440
Fast 2 passes 3 passes 4 passes 16 passes
Normal 4 6 8 16
High Quality 8 12 16 32

Quality Setup - Mimaki

Setting Up for Quality


If you're setting your system up for quality, we’re assuming that you are running a 6 Color setup. If you are running a dual CMYK system, you can still print using High Quality settings mode, but overall your detail quality will be lower than the method explained here.

Intalling the Mimaki JV3 Color (Full) Driver

If you have not yet installed the Mimaki 6 color driver, then follow these steps

  • 1. Start Print and Cut Manager.
  • 2. Go to Printers > Manage printers.

Quality Setup - Mimaki

  • 3. Click Add Printer
  • 4. Select the Mimaki JV3-FullNote: This is the 6 color version

Quality Setup - Mimaki

  • 5. Click OK
  • 6. Insert the printers CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive
  • 7. Ensure Search CD-ROM or floppy drive is checked
  • 8. Click next

JV3 forQual-3

  • 9. The printer package will be installed from your CD. When all three bars are checked green, click Next
  • 10. Click Finish to exit the printer installer
  • 11. Open the Port drop down box
  • 12. Select the MimakiFireWire port (ensure your printer is plugged into the FireWire port)
  • 13. Click Close

Quality Setup - Mimaki

  • 14. From your application, print using a 720 x 720 print mode

What's the highest level of quality you can setup?

  • 1. When printing from your design application, select any 720 x 720 Print Mode
  • 2. Print a job so that it appears in the Print and Cut Manager
  • 3. Double click on the job
  • 4. Select Printer Options from the menu on the left.
  • 5. Check Override print mode options
  • 6. Ensure that High Speed Mode is OFF.
  • 7. Ensure that Print Direction is set to Uni-directional
  • 8. Ensure that Print Speed is set to High Quality
  • 9. Click OK

Quality Setup - Mimaki

  • 10. Right click the job and choose print

Speed Settings - Mimaki

Setting Up for Speed


f you're setting up your system for speed, we’re assuming that you are running a dual CMYK printer. If you are running a 6 color system, you can still enable High Speed mode, but overall your speed will be less than the method explained here.

Intalling the Mimaki JV3 Dual CMYK Driver

  • 1. Start Print and Cut Manager.
  • 2. Go to Printers > Manage printers

Speed Settings - Mimaki

  • 3. Select the print mode which most closely matches your media and ink combination.
  • 4. From the menu on the left select Printer Options

Speed Settings - Mimaki

  • 5. Click OK
  • 6. Insert the printers CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive
  • 7. Ensure Search CD-ROM or floppy drive is checked.
  • 8. Click next

Speed Settings - Mimaki

  • 9. The printer package will be installed from your CD. When all three bars are checked green, click Next
  • 10. Click Finish to exit the printer installer
  • 11. Open the Port drop down box
  • 12. Select the MimakiFireWire port (ensure your printer is plugged into the FireWire port)

Speed Settings - Mimaki

  • 13. Click Close
  • 14. Activate High Speed Mode
  • 15. Proceed to print

What's the combination you can setup?

  • 1. Select any 360 x 720 print mode
  • 2. Activate High Speed Mode

Coming soon are variable dot 360 x 540 variable print modes, which will offer even greater speed than 360 x 720.

Printer Setup - Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)


Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

Installing & Configuring


    • 1. Start the Print & Cut Manager.

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

  • 2. Go to Printers > Manage printers
  • 3. Click the Add printer button
  • 4. Select the Mutoh Falcon from the list
  • 5. Click OK

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

  • 6. Insert the printers CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive
  • 7. Ensure Search CD-ROM or floppy drive is checked.
  • 8. Click next

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

  • 9. The printer package will be installed from your CD. When all three bars are checked green, click Next
  • 10. Click Finish
  • 11. The default port for the printer is LPT1
  • 12. Click close

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

The printer is now installed and ready for use.

Quality Versus Speed – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

Quality Vs. Speed


The Mutoh Falcon Outdoor Junior has a number of print modes already setup for you to achieve either high quality or high speed. It's a matter of knowing which print mode to select at print time.

In order of fastest to highest quality the print modes can be identified with the following descriptors.
Draft 1 Fastest print mode for that media
Draft 2  
Norm 1  
Norm 2 Highest quality for that media
Note CADlink did not create any 1440 dpi print modes, which would theoretically offer superior quality to Norm2. In our tests we found no appreciable difference between Norm2 and 1440 dpi prints, and thus saw no real benefit to printing slower for the same level of quality

Printer Options – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

Mutoh Falcon Outdoor Jr.


Printer Options

bi-directional

  • When set to On, this will cause the print head to fire ink while traveling in both directions.
  • When set to Off, ink will only fire while the head is moving from right to left. This has a noticeable effect on quality and speed.
  • While Bi-directional will provide higher output speeds, the print is of lower quality than switching this option Off..

Cut-paper

  • When set to On this option causes the printer to slice the sheet at the end of the print.
  • When set to Off, cutting will not occur and prints will continue to be printed on the same sheet until the user activates cutting on the printer's front panel or until a job is printed with this option turned back On.

Ink Dry Time

  • This is an amount of time in minutes that the printer will wait before moving on with the next print.
  • It is useful when prints come out too wet and need extra drying time before being rolled up or handle

MicroDot

  • This printer is capable of two dots sizes.
  • The Microdot option turns on the smaller dot size for a given resolution
  • By default it should be On for the print mode provided by CADlink.
  • You may attempt to get more ink by switching this setting Off, however doing so will render the active print mode invalid

Microweave

  • This setting tells the printer to print a given section in a single pass or two passes.
  • 1-Pass will produce faster output, but at the expense of quality.
  • Slight banding can be hidden better when more passes are used to complete an image.

In order to change the MicroDot and Microweave settings, select Enable override advanced optionsPrinter Options – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

Printer IP Address – Mutoh (Falcon Outdoor Junior)

Mutoh Falcon Outdoor Jr.


Determining the IP Address from the Printer's Control Panel

Assumptions: The printer has already been setup for TCP/IP printing. If the IP address is found to be blank when you get to that step, then there is no address set up and one must be set.

  • 1. Use the menu keys to find the Network Setting option, and push the appropriate key to enter it
  • 2. Use the menu arrow keys again to find the setting for IP address. It will display the current address, and allow you to change it if necessary.
  • 3. Write down the IP address given (as long as it is not 0.0.0.0), and enter it in the appropriate place in the Print and Cut Manager.
  • 4. Exit from the menu system and leave the printer in a ready state.

Printer Printer Setup - Mutoh (Toucan LT)


Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

Mutoh Toucan LT


Installing & Configuring

  • 1. Start the Print & Cut Manager

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

  • 2. Go to Printers > Manage printers
  • 3. Click the add printer button
  • 4. Select the Mutoh Toucan LT from the list
  • 5. Click OK

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

  • 6. Insert the printers CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive
  • 7. Ensure Search CD-ROM or floppy drive is checked.
  • 8. Click next

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

  • 9.The printer package will be installed from you CD. When all three bars are checked green, click next
  • 10.Click finish
  • 11. From the Manage printers dialog, click the drop-down button to expand the ports list
  • 12. Choose TCP/IP
  • 13. Click the button with the three dots (ellipsis) to the right of the port drop-down list
  • 14. Type the IP address in the boxes provided.(Refer to "How do I find the IP address of the Toucan LT")
  • 15. Leave the Protocol as Raw
  • 16. For the Port number leave it as port 9100. (Only change this under advice from a Network Administrator)

Installing & Configuring – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

  • 17. Click OK
  • 18. At the Manage Printers dialog, click Close

The printer is now installed and ready for use

Printer Options – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

Mutoh Toucan LT


Printer Options

bi-directional

  • When set to ON, this will cause the print head to fire ink while traveling in both directions.
  • When set to OFF, the ink will only fire while the head is moving from right to left. This has a noticeable effect on quality and speed..
  • While Bi-directional will provide higher output speeds, the print is of lower quality than switching this option OFF

Cut-paper

  • When set to ON, this option causes the printer to slice the sheet at the end of the print.
  • When set to OFF, cutting will not occur and prints will continue to be printed on the same sheet until the user activates cutting on the printer's front panel, or until a job is printed with this option turned ONn.

Dry Heater (C)

  • This controls the dry heater on the printer in degrees Celsius.
  • Setting this to OFF will let the printer use the heat setting applied on its control panel.

*Feed Adjustmen

  • This control is used to increase or decrease the feed amount during the print.
  • An incorrect setting leads to either dark bands or white bands between passes.
  • This feature can be used to compensate for a spindle that is too tight and provides too much back force on the media

*Head Height

  • Adjusts the height of the print head to compensate for very thick or thin media.

Warning: Incorrect settings here can cause media jams and possibly damage the print head assembly.

Ink Dry Time

  • This is the amount of time in minutes that the printer will wait before moving on to the next print.
  • It is useful when prints come out too wet and need extra drying time before being rolled up or handled

*Media Stiffness

  • This controls the vacuum power on the platen, based on whether the media is stiff (therefore requiring more suction) or weak.

*Microweave

  • This setting tells the printer to print a given section in 2 or 4 passes.
  • Two passes will produce faster output, but at the expense of quality.
  • Slight banding can be hidden better when more passes are used to complete an image.

*Media Thick

  • This sets the thickness of the media.
  • This setting is overridden by the Head Height command in case of conflict.
Note: Few and no overlap settings are not recommended.

Platen Heater (C)

  • This controls the Platen heater on the printer in degrees Celsius.
  • Setting this to OFF will let the printer use the heat setting applied on its control panel.

Pre Heater (C)

  • This controls the Pre heater on the printer in degrees Celsius.
  • Setting this to OFF will let the printer use the heat setting applied on its control panel.

*Scan Interval

  • This introduces a delay between each head pass.
  • It is useful in order to slow down the print in cases of very wet prints.
  • It allows the print to sit on the heaters for some extra time before moving on.
  • Since the Toucan LT is a solvent based printer, colors will be affected by how quickly the ink dries.

*Microweave

  • This setting tells the printer to print a given section in 2 or 4 passes.
  • Two passes will produce faster output, but at the expense of quality.
  • Slight banding can be hidden better when more passes are used to complete an image.
Note: * To change with a * next to them, select Enable override advanced options.

Printer IP Address – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

Mutoh Toucan LT


Determining the IP Address from the Printer's Control Panel

Assumptions: The printer has already been setup for TCP/IP printing. If the IP address is found to be blank when you get to that step, then there is no address set up and one must be set.

  • 1. Use the menu keys to find the Network Setting option, and push the appropriate key to enter it
  • 2. Use the menu arrow keys again to find the setting for IP address. It will display the current address, and allow you to change it if necessary.
  • 3. Write down the IP address given (as long as it is not 0.0.0.0), and enter it in the appropriate place in the Print and Cut Manager.
  • 4. Exit from the menu system and leave the printer in a ready state.

Quality Vs. Speed – Mutoh (Toucan LT)

Quality Vs. Speed


The Mutoh Toucan LT has a number of print modes already setup for you to achieve either high quality or high speed. It's a matter of knowing which print mode to select at print time.

In order of fastest to highest quality the print modes can be identified with the following descriptors.
Draft 1 Fastest print mode for that media
Draft 2  
Norm 1  
Norm 2 Highest quality for that media
NoteCADlink did not create any 1440 dpi print modes, which would theoretically offer superior quality to Norm2. In our tests we found no appreciable difference between Norm2 and 1440 dpi prints, and thus saw no real benefit to printing slower for the same level of quality.

Printer Setup - Roland (Versacamm)


Direct USB Connection – Roland (Versacamm)

Roland VersaCAMM


Direct USB

  • Print and Cut Manager 2.0
  • Roland VersaCamm driver installed. If you have not yet installed this driver, please review [How to Install a Printer Driver] for further information.

Selecting the Direct-to-wire USB Port for the VersaCAMM

  • 1. Connect the Roland VersaCamm to the computer using a USB cable no longer than 16 feet
  • 2. Ensure that the printer is on

Printer Setup - Roland (Versacamm)

  • 3. Go to Printers > Manage printers.
  • 4. From the Port list choose the Direct to Wire port, which displays the name of the printer. In this example it’s “RolandSP-300_USB001+.”

Printer Setup - Roland (Versacamm)

  • 5. Click close

The Direct to Wire method is more robust than the Windows USB001 or USB002 port since it allows for bi-directional communications. The Direct to Wire method is also necessary for using certain features. For example, Printer Properties (to check ink levels), is only available on the VersaCamm when you use the Direct to Wire connection

Ethernet Connection – Roland (Versacamm)

Roland VersaCAMM


Ethernet Connection

Requirements

  • Print and Cut Manager 2.0
  • Roland SP-540V driver installed. If you have not yet installed this driver, please review [How to Install a Printer Driver] for further information.
  • Connecting to the SP-540V using a direct Cross-Over Ethernet cable.
  • IP address assigned to the Print server.

Ethernet Connection

  • 1. Connect the Roland SP-540V to your computer using a Cross-Over cable.
  • 2. This printer should have been delivered with a CD containing the Roland – Print Server Net Tool.
  • 3. The Print Server Net Tool is used to determine/set the IP address of the Print server built into the printer. Write this number down, as you will need it for Step 9.
  • 4  Once you know the IP address of the Print server, start the Print and Cut Manage

Ethernet Connection – Roland (Versacamm)

  • 5. Go to Printers > Manage printers.
  • 6. Click the Port drop down list next to the Roland SP-540V.
  • 7. Select TCP/IP.
  • 8. Click the button with the three dots (the ellipsis) to the right of the Port drop down list.

Ethernet Connection – Roland (Versacamm)

  • 9.   Enter the IP address in the boxes provided (from the Roland Print Server Net Tool in step 3).
  • 10. For the Protocol, leave it as Raw.
  • 11. For the Port number, leave it as 9100. (Only change this under advice from a Network Administrator).
  • 12. Click OK.

  • 13. Click close and proceed with printing.

Print / Laminate / Cut – Roland (Versacamm)

Roland VersaCAMM


Print / Laminate / Cut

One of the VersaCamm's selling points is its built in registration system allowing it to easily print, laminate, and cut. In SignLab or Digital Factory, you can leverage this technology directly from the software package.

  • 1. Printing

Roland VersaCAMM- Print / Laminate / Cut

  • 2. From the File menu, choose Print and Cut Setup.
  • 3. With the Roland VersaCamm driver selected, select a Print mode appropriate for the media loaded into the printer
  • 4. Go to the Cutter tab.

Roland VersaCAMM- Print / Laminate / Cut

  • 5.  From the Printer cutter alignment section, select Printer's own registration from the drop down list.
  • 6.  Click OK to exit the Print and Cut Setup

Roland VersaCAMM- Print / Laminate / Cut

  • 7. Click File > Print & Cut

Roland VersaCAMM- Print / Laminate / Cut

  • 8.  In the Print preview state, verify that your design looks goods (portrait or landscape etc.), then click the Print and Cut button.
  • 9.  Start the Print and Cut Manager, if it's not already running
  • 10. Depending on the settings in your Print and Cut Manager, you may need to manually send the job to print. To do this, right click on the job and choose Print

Roland VersaCAMM- Print / Laminate / Cut

  • 11.  The VersaCamm will print the job with four circular registration marks around it.
  • 12.  When the print is finished and dry, remove it from your printer and laminate, or perform any other necessary tasks with it.

Cutting

  • 13.  Once your print is ready (e.g., laminated) it is time to return it to the printer.
  • 14.  Locate the special registration marks that indicate in which direction the print was originally produced (the circle with the rectangle near it).
  • 15.  Lift the media clamp lever on the printer.
  • 16.  Place the print in the printer with this special mark towards the front of the machine and to the right (looking from the front of the machine).
  • 17.  The registration marks should be lined up with the Cutting strip on your printer.
  • 18.  Another point of reference is the silver clips that hold the media down (the short clips). Line up the registration marks in line with the center of the clips.
  • 19.  Lower the media clamp lever on the printer.
  • 20.  Go back to Print and Cut Manager where you job is waiting.
  • 21.  Right click on the job.
  • 22.  Choose Cut from the popup menu.

Roland VersaCAMM- Print / Laminate / Cut

The VersaCAMM will now search for the registration marks and cut