Post by thoughtcontagion on Jan 14, 2015 4:15:44 GMT -9
I have been making tuck boxes for board games with cards, using PDFs that I make with registration marks. Everything has been working great for at least a month. I do not use it every day but I've been making some more this week. I have made about 11 this week without issue. Then, last night, it cut a little off. It looks like the first few cuts are fine and then suddenly it is off alignment. As if the image/paper moved to the right. My cutting mat is solid and the paper is not slipping. The box was still workable so I thought it was a fluke. I made it cut another and then this time it was way off. I mean, it is as if it suddenly went wonky and started going up at a diagonal instead of going horizontal.
It is the same cut file that worked fine earlier. I tried a new one this morning and had the same, slightly off cut. I could still make the box but it looks bad.
Any suggestions? How do I check if there is something stuck in the blade or if the gears are slipping? It is not making any kind of unusual noise.
Would anyone be interested in testing my PDF and cutfile to see if it is something suddenly in there?
Post by Tooncraft3D on Jan 14, 2015 6:36:33 GMT -9
Flip the registration (either inverse to default or vice versa) see if that works. Also try setting your all your registration to "default settings" there's a button that sets thickness, size, etc all back to default.
Double check you aren't printing with scaling. Also, what are your cut settings? Like, blade depth (on the blade itself) pressure, speed etc. If something knocked it out of alignment, calibration might fix it only to return again. I used to cut too deep, but it worked great until the blade got a bit dull.
Post by flockofthese on Jan 15, 2015 8:07:56 GMT -9
I always had that problem with my Silhouette Portrait. What oldschooldm said in that other thread of yours got me to start merging the PDF and cutfiles directly in Studio, then printing from there. Since then all my cuts have been dead on. Im not sure if its the same problem as you though. Your cuts were fine at first, while mine were always stretched a little. It wouldn't hurt to try though.
Another thing to try is increasing the light if your in a dim room. I know I have had extra bad cuts in low light. The sensors that read the reg marks don't like that.
Post by thoughtcontagion on Nov 13, 2015 11:07:52 GMT -9
I completely forgot to reply to these posts! Thanks for all the information. I reset the registration marks to default and everything has been better since. Even though I do not see a difference in the printouts.
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