Post by thoughtcontagion on Jan 13, 2019 11:53:44 GMT -9
I have had my Cameo for about 3-4 years now and this week it seems to be having trouble registering. In under a second it says Registration Failed. All it does is go right by less than an inch and then heads back to the start. At first I thought maybe my printed area was too close to the registration marks so I did a manual calibration which it says succeeded but it then cut everything wrong. And some lines were not even straight (I was cutting square counters so everything was just boxes, no curved lines).
I did a calibration test and it cut on the crosses just fine. Same for distance test.
Next, I tried a different piece that had default registration marks and the printed area was nowhere near the registration lines so it should not get confused. Same thing. A maximum of 1 second and it just says registration failed. Manual registration succeeds but again it cuts all wrong.
My light source is bright, I tried a new blade, I dusted the cutting area, etc.
Sorry if these seem like dumb ideas - I’m grasping at anything. Regarding the off cuts - try with the blade set to a lot (like 1 or 2) depth. Make sure the blade is clean. Is it old? If it’s cuttig too deep, or really old, it might be dragging through the mat or getting snagged on paper.
For reg mark reading, try a test page with the marks AT LEAST .625” from the edges, and don’t make them tiny. If it fails to read the first mark, try referring the carrier sheet a little to the left or right. Sometimes that helps.
If you haven’t, turn the cutter off, wait a sec, then turn it back on.
Post by oldschooldm on Jan 13, 2019 12:51:24 GMT -9
Could you post a video of it failing? I've found lots of niggling things that can cause problems, such as placing the paper just a bit off so that a line from the carrier sheet is getting scanned. Also, if the paper isn't adhering well in the upper left corner. Also,if my sheet is printed too far askew.
Post by thoughtcontagion on Jan 13, 2019 14:32:09 GMT -9
Thanks for the help. I will try to get a video this morning. I am hoping that since I have asked for help and people have responded that the chaos theory will apply itself and suddenly everything will work...
Post by oldschooldm on Jan 26, 2019 14:26:58 GMT -9
Hmm. I've not seen that before. Could it be blockage of the feed path? When powered off, can you pull/push the backing sheet all the way through? Check the path for anything that might move when the feed dogs activate. I've had problems on occasion where something "pops up" when the feed dogs lift the carrier sheet - for example, if the top edge of the paper isn't stuck down properly and lifts off...
So... wild stabs here 'cause I have nothing useful to offer:
When I do cutfiles, I always have them inverted, and so it starts reading on the other side of the page. I feed the page in on a portrait-sized carrier sheet, not the cameo-sized sheet. Both sides of my Letter-sized page are under the rollers.
Also, try a test where the marks have at least a .625" margin, and are not the smallest possible size.
Post by thoughtcontagion on Feb 24, 2019 12:49:28 GMT -9
Thanks for the help. I started inspecting the paper and it does look like there is a little bend, like it is getting caught on something as it tries to roll the paper in. So I've started using painter's tape to keep the edges down and that has stopped. I have also started using defaults for the registration marks. That also seems to have helped. I have not had any issues since doing those two things.
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9