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Post Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:42 pm

Versacamm speed setting

lasabledps wrote:Slow versacamm?? Nahhhh

I can rattle out a 3m banner (2.2 sqm) in 26 minutes @ 720dpi, Variable, pass count 8 with a head speed of 760.

The fastest I can get it printing a linear metre in just under 4 minutes
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Hi Mark
I am very interested in learning how to print at this speed - Are the settings made on the machine or on the RIP software?
We are currently using Signlab7 for outputting to the Vcamm - I am looking into installing the Roland ColorRip software and trying that but I suspect that the settings are elsewhere.
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Post Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:56 pm

col

the settings mentioned are in the roland rip once you get used to different materials and qualitys you can make changes accordingly the faster you get it to print the worse the quality find your own level the differece in what people are calling quality seems a bit wide

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Post Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:20 pm

Hi Col,

The settings are mainly in the RIP (I use Roland ColorRip). The specific profile for the banner I mentioned is Hexis Front2 (you can download this from Hexis).

As mrsticker says with speed comes a drop in quality - but having played and experimented to great length with the Versacamm, it's RIP and many different types of media I find good quality printing can be achieved with a fast print speed. Push the settings too hard and poor results can also be achieved.

If you pm me your address I'll send you a sample of banner printed with the settings I mentioned - have a look for yourself.

Hope this is of help.

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Post Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:42 pm

I've made a few changes to the profiles so that l can print at top speed on everything l output. Roland say that you'll get a better print at low speed, this may be the case to a "print professor" with his white coat and magnifying glass. I can hardly notice the difference.
Turn the heaters on for the polymeric vinyl, up the speed, and try a few profiles. I like the 6005 in the RIP. (I think thats the profile).
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Post Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:39 pm

Thanks for that
Just a quickie: how do you "up the speed".
We haven't been using the Roland colorRIP but I installed it yesterday. Unfortunately I didn't get much time to play around with it. Managed to send one print over, using one of the profiles marked for speed, and found it to be much the same as for 360 draft from Signlab7.

Been through all the menus on the printer itself and can't find anything relating to head speed - I find it interesting to see the speed of it when printing registration marks - it flies across the vinyl - I think it's teasing me.

All info gratefully received
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Post Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:49 pm

Hi Col,

Before you do anything else - are you using ColorRip 2.1 or higher? If not then head speed can't be adjusted, download the latest RIP.

It prints registration marks at a head speed of 1000 which is the fastest head speed available.


And yes, they are good at teasing :D

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Post Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:45 pm

Col - this is just a bit of a guess, in Signlab you can alter the plotter speed etc from the plotter settings box and this will over ride what is actually set at the cutting plotter (this can be turned off from the ini file) does Signlab have this same control when printing and cutting to the Versacam?
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Post Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:40 pm

I haven't got the RIP on this PC so going by memory here. :-?

Go into the properties of the profile you have chosen. There will be different options available to you in here.
The speed is generally set to 500, you can up it to above 1000 if you want but it will make no difference so just go with 1000.
Also tick the heater boxes and up them both to the lower 40's on both pre and post, l found this helped with the media on polymeric for a crisper print on thehigher speeds.

Hope this is right as l've gone from memory!

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