*** Figured it out, Its the new software, not the vinyl***
Curious if anyone has encountered striations across the width of rolled Oracal 631 that don't cut properly?
I suppose it could always be my machine or a software issue? But i suspect its the material.
The striations are across the width, not down the yardage.
It is also across the width of the cutter - not down the length of the cut (like might happen with an old cut strip or obstruction in the machine)
The ghost of a cut is visible, but at weeding, I need to use the edge of a blade to get the cut to lift.
I've been increasing my blade, but i'm cutting into the backing across the vinyl, except in these bald areas
The striation is in a different place if i cut the file a second time. Seems to be happening at an interval of 4", 12", 4", 12"... but that's measured after the fact. Before cutting, i don't notice any issue. Little sketch is what I'm thinking is happening.
I'm using a Silhouette Cameo & Sil Business software newest V4.
New Blade, Replaced Cut strip & Mat - still happening
older vinyl. Purchased extra in Dec 2015, and didn't break into until now.
Vinyl is used for a resist process
since I'm using the negative and discard the "object" I use painters tape for speedy weeding, and a blade for tough spots or areas where the resist scrim are broken up.
Ive been using this material & method for years over 100s of projects.
Thank so much for your time and thoughts. I appreciate any feedback.