Problems with cutting vinyl . . .

Replicator

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I'm having issues lately cutting vinyl on my Roland CX-300.

It seems to have started after I cut some of AirArtGirl's Thermo-Flex vinyl on the machine.

I have changed both the blade carriage and the blade and still I get stepped cuts as seen (badly) in the pictures attached.

I'm have to go over certain lines with an exacto blade to cut the staggered lines, and it always seems to be on long straight lines in either direction.

Any help or past experience with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Replicator

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A couple of AAG's machines cut the same way and all she cuts is Therm-flex and other garment vinyl's . . .

The cutting strip is NEW as well !!!!!
 

Replicator

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Here's a better example of the vinyl cut lines before weeding . . .
 

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OldPaint

Major Contributor
i would check the power to the solinoid on the blade. looks like its on/off power and its a set pattern. loose wire, check the strip that connects the cutting head to the main plotter.
you have to remove the top to see that.
 

Bigdawg

Just Me
Are you sure you didn't accidentally turn on perf cut????

Edited: forgot -that's cutting master on the graphtec. But I swear that's what it looks like!
 

Border

Very Active Member
I don't see any photos here. Did I get banned from that or sumpin'???

I feel so left out
 

SignosaurusRex

Major Contributor
A bizarre one for sure Rep. Only happening on looooong straight lines in either direction. Hmmmm. I can't imagine it being a solenoid going bad...but anything is possible.
 

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member
I don't see any photos here. Did I get banned from that or sumpin'???

I feel so left out

I'm having the same problem. I can see other photos just not the ones in this post.

This has been reported before and it has something undetermined wrong in some browser with showing images that are linked from the poster's profile albums. There's nothing wrong with the images.

I have replaced the images by uploading them directly to each post.
 

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member
The problem with the images not appearing is that the OP had uploaded them to a profile album he had setup as "private" and then linked them to his posts. As a result, the only members that could see them were those who are on his Buddy List.
 

Mosh

Major Contributor
Slow the speed down a bit, I have the same issue on smaller copy/logos. Once you get the speed and downforce right that stuff should cut like a dream, and weed good too, the backing is sticky so if you pull something up it is easy to stick back down.
Termoflex is hard to cut small stuff, not sure how big you are going, anything under 3/4" is a PITA, but do-able..just not 50 times you will pull your hair out.
 

Border

Very Active Member
The problem with the images not appearing is that the OP had uploaded them to a profile album he had setup as "private" and then linked them to his posts. As a result, the only members that could see them were those who are on his Buddy List.

Well that explains it. I know Marc can't stand me!
 
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