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Peter Greener

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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:17 pm

Basic signlab problem, Help needed?

Hi All, when i go to cut some text in signlab ( the text looks as its written ) the plotter cuts it out upside down and the wrong way round

Does anyone know what settings I have wrong please?

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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:17 pm

How does it look on the preview in Signlab? maybe your cutter is set to mirror rather than it being the software.
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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:43 pm

in signlab it looks as it should when you write text IE from right to left etc

The plotter is a Roland camm 1 960
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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:44 pm

If i type TEST fr example it looks correct

when it cuts it says TSET and its also upside down???

In signlab it says its going to cut TEST
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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:24 pm

There is an option that mirrors stuff on the cutter, can't recall exactly as I don't have much experience with Roland's these days. Do you have the book for it. Should be a very simple fix if you know what buttons to press (hopefully!)
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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:36 pm

Manual here makes no mention of it...

http://www.signcutpro.com/files/man/rol ... 60+910.pdf

What version of Signlab do you have?
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Peter Greener

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Post Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:41 pm

Yes ive been through the roland manual twice and tried every setting in the book without any joy

Will try again with a fresh set of eyes tommorow

Thankyou for your help aswell as its appreciated

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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:50 am

Select CUT/plotting defaults, then make sure that "Mirror" is NOT selected.
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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:15 pm

Like Peter says, make sure Mirror is UnChecked in Cut/ Plotting Defaults.
Also make sure Axis Swaap is unchecked in Cut/Plotting Deafaults

Also make sure Rotate is set to 90 on the cutter itself.
With rotate ste to 0, the cutter cuts along the width of the vinyl, not the length
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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:20 pm

If mirror is checked in the setup it will be reversed in the preview? which it isn't.
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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:13 pm

I had a similar problem with older versions of signlab.
unistall and then reinstall the plotter,


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Post Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:24 am

Hi and thanks to everyone for the help, I checked everything and after losing lots of hair and screaming like a girl at the pc and plotter I sussed out the problem!

The plotter was set-up correct, it seems that in signlab that one of the little origin settings was wrong so it caused a conflict which made everything look correct on the software but told the cutter to turn the image round and also mirror it

Neither mirror or transform etc were ticked in signlab.

A real pain but the good news is that its now back working as it did originally


Its a shame that for some reason when I asked if anyone had a user guide / manual etc for signlab 5 the forum admins deleted it as I could really do with the manual as mine was lost??

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Post Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:08 pm

peter the manuals for signlab, are not that comprehensive, everything covered is actually in the signlab help files. pity though I chucked out my siglab 5 manuals only the day before you asked for them!

Peter

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