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how to calibrate mimaki cg-160fx plotter


Josh Steenbergen

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Post Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:31 pm

how to calibrate mimaki cg-160fx plotter

I was wondering if somebody could help me seeing if my plotter is out of calibration. And would like to know how to calibrate the plotter.

Thanks in advance

Vic Adair

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Post Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:57 pm

Josh, if this is about your cutter not seeing the reg marks then its not a machine fault, its how you put the vinyl into the machine.

You have to make sure it goes in a straight line without running slightly off to one side. In longer lengths of vinyl it tends to run off slightly.

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Post Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:50 pm

The piece I had to cut was only 8 inches long. So, Length should not be a problem. However I do know that the long the piece is the more it off. I don't think its me putting it in the machine correctly. just want to rule out the machine is not off.


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Post Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:27 pm

you will have to run your own tests
if its cut only accuracy then tell the plotter to cut a 1000mm box then measure it, normally in the plotter menu is a compensation value you can enter in percentage. but that will only work on that particular vinyl. probably different if you laminate it.
the scan width should always be correct

if its to match a print has the printer printed the correct length to start with.

don't know your system but the roland is self compensating my graphtecs report the scanned printed distance and allow me to alter before sending the cut data.

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