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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:43 pm

can anyone help with cutting with the PC60 please?

Hi All

Help needed please. Have just purchased a second hand PC60 from Victory. No drivers etc. came with it but have down loaded driver from Roland. Will want to use it with Corel Draw v12.

My question is: Will I need any other driver/plug-in so I can print and cut. Sorry if this sound a daft question :oops:

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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:32 pm

I don't use Corel for my PC600 Lee (I use signlab) but as far as I know you just install the printer driver through windows as you would any printer. Then select the print option from Corel to drive your PC60. Scrolling through the printer setup pages gives you options to print, print and cut or cut by colour or line type.

Perhaps Nik or Dewi can explain more about using Corel with a PC60
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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:36 pm

rightsigns wrote:I don't use Corel for my PC600 Lee (I use signlab) but as far as I know you just install the printer driver through windows as you would any printer. Then select the print option from Corel to drive your PC60. Scrolling through the printer setup pages gives you options to print, print and cut or cut by colour or line type.

Perhaps Nik or Dewi can explain more about using Corel with a PC60


Phil is right.

I used my PC60 with corel without any problems. It just runs as a normal printer, but as phil says, you associate the outline in corel with a cut path, and when you go to print, if the outline you have selected is in the picture, it will automatically cut it.

It was pretty easy from memory.

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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:52 pm

hi lee :P

it is fairly straight forward to cut from corel...take your image you want cut then put an outline round it, make sure it's a hairline, select colour and change to magenta, next you go into print setup and select cutting..and make sure you change the cutting colour to magenta :D hope you understood that okay :P

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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:52 pm

hi lee what sort of price would i expect to pay for second hand p60
seen one local pc60 color camm pro for 2,500 vat is that about right?
as we are looking to go print and cut in the near future
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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:21 pm

Hi Dex

Got ours from Victory Design. Paid £1,900 plus VAT. They said that they had given it a full check over and found nothing wrong. Got new CYMK ribbons with it as well. Only down side. No drivers. Got them from Roland.

Give them a call.

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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:32 pm

Thanks for the help Phil, Nik & Shane - I'll have a go on Monday at printing/cutting. I only want to do small runs of labels etc on it. May try the garment film from Victory, that you can use with this system.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Once again 'Thanks' :D :D :D

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Post Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:33 pm

If you set your cut line to "hairline" it will cut no problem. No need to set a colour, but be carefull if using clipart from a library as sometimes your PC60 will pick up cut lines from the clipart and catch you out by surprise :o
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Post Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:30 pm

Lee Harris wrote:Thanks for the help Phil, Nik & Shane - I'll have a go on Monday at printing/cutting. I only want to do small runs of labels etc on it. May try the garment film from Victory, that you can use with this system.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Once again 'Thanks' :D :D :D

Lee


Hi Lee,

I recently used the Victory print film, results are excellent, but be sure the transfer has totally cooled down (i.e. colder than a cold thing ! :) ) or you'll end up with some adhesive left on it.

Other down side is it will curl at the edges :( , they do say you need to print then apply transfer film, and replace to cut, but since the PC60 doesn't have optical can be a bit hit and miss on this. I'm still waiting for a sample of their other film, which hopefully should resolve this.

OH and don't forget to wipe vinyl with ISO before printing, and remember to clean the head with the pen after use.
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Post Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:39 pm

Another thought I've also recently been using Grafityps grafijuice, and the results again are excellent, I apply with a foam brush, first one direction then crossways over this. Need to use in a cool area or it dries to quick and doesn't get the chance to find own level and smooth out, also helps to smooth out the lines which occur from printing with the PC60/600.

Best of all whilst still wet you can wash out the brush with normal soap and water.
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Post Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:59 pm

Is that the same as frog juice. (?)
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Post Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:04 pm

scozzie wrote:Is that the same as frog juice. (?)


yes but i tried it.....but nope to bubbly for me, finish was awful and i used a sponge roller like everyone has suggested..... :o went back to the spray a lot easier :wink:

i think there is a link to it scozzie if you want to read further? :D i will go and find it for you :D

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Post Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:09 pm

niknaxpc wrote:
scozzie wrote:Is that the same as frog juice. (?)


yes but i tried it.....but nope to bubbly for me, finish was awful and i used a sponge roller like everyone has suggested..... :o went back to the spray a lot easier :wink:

i think there is a link to it scozzie if you want to read further? :D i will go and find it for you :D

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Nik, don't use a roller use a SPONGE BRUSH!
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Post Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:23 pm

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&start=20

this link here scozzie will help you out :D


mike...i was driven up the wall with the sponge.... :D what is a sponge brush :-?

thanks nik
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:49 am

We use the spray version of Frogjuice rather than out of the tin too .... same as Nik, we couldnt get on with the brush/sponge things.

Perhaps we are just cack handed Nik?? :lol1:

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Post Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:50 am

I did try a sponge roller to begin with like Nik said results were awful, switched to the sponge brush problem solved.

I get them from my local art shop - 3 pack of different sizes £1.95.
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:50 pm

niknaxpc wrote: what is a sponge brush :-?

thanks nik


It is a brush made out of sponge!

Sorry but I had to say it :D :wink:

Check out you local £stretchers cheap as chips! :D
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Post Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:49 pm

Thanks Nik, Mike & Red D.

I've never tried it with a brush of any kind, just spray it. I'll give it a shot. :D

Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread sorry Lee. :oops:
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Post Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:33 pm

Hi All

Sorry for not replying, but we have just got our broadband connection in our new unit and as the PC 60 is in the unit it would have been a bit pointless to ask any more questions, while I was at home.

Scozzi. You didn't hi-jack anything. Any questions/answers regarding the PC60 will be helpful.

A big thank you to all who helped with answers.

Red Dragon: I will be phoning Victory for some of the garment film. Got some hi-viz garments to do for a local carnival club. I'll have a go with that.

I take it that using 'Frogjuice' helps prolongs the life of the print?

Anyway, I'll have a go at doing some labels and see how I get on.

Just one last question. Can the PC60 do contour cutting :oops:

Thanks for your help
Regards
Lee - PC60 virgin
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Post Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:10 pm

Just one last question. Can the PC60 do contour cutting


yes and will work as a normal cutter only as well

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