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I'm very new to this process so perhaps this is a common issue, but Google wasn't my friend on this topic so I'm turning to you fine folks. I have a few thousand small "L"-shaped labels to cut. The top of the shape is rounded with a half-circle, and has a radius of about .25". I created the art in Illustrator using just three anchors for the start, middle and end of the curve. The entire shape is one continuous vector path. The plotter file was set up in Graphtec Studio from an imported .eps. It is cutting accurately and cleanly, but the curved segments are very herky-jerky and cut at about 1/10th speed of the straight segments. Is this expected behavior? If not, what other information could I provide to help figure it out? Thanks so much in advance! We use a Graphtec model FC8600
Hi All, A little new to the world of cutters and vinyls still. I bought my Roland cutter second hand from a family member. Eventually, it came time to change the blade. Some of my dinosaur clip-art was showing need of dental work. Small things didn't cut well, and the dots on 'i's began to peel up. I watched some tutorials, then braved up to changing my blade with one of the Roland Cemented Carbide blades that came with the machine. It is a 45 degree I am fairly sure. I moved the blade force down to the recommended 60gf for the Premium vinyl from Stahls and moved the pen force down to zero. Performed a few test cuts and the new blade performed beautifully. Ah, the wonders of a fresh blade, I thought, excited to fill new orders. A couple of days later I came back to cut vinyl. Everything was peeling up. The cuts were dash cut. Letters were coming up. I adjusted the gf and pen force and did more test cuts until it appeared it all had improved. Next vinyl run, just as awful. Then I realized my cutting strip had a few gouges in it from a couple of times my vinyl had come off the tracks. I turned it around after placing an order for another one. Check my blade's edge, exposure, rotation, etc. etc. upped the pen force to +2 and after a few more test cuts, found ABSOLUTELY NO improvement. I am pulling my hair out now. I am getting uncut corners in the insides of Ns, Ms, Ws, etc. Letters are still peeling up to the point I wonder if my vinyl is just a bad batch with no stick.... For help, my cutter's specs are: 20cm/s 70gr 0.25mm Thank you for your help,
Hello! This is a total noob question, what are the "best" force and speed settings for Oracal 651 on a USCutter MH721? I've had the machine for 5-6 years and use it sparingly - cut decals for my motorcycle club, for friends, etc. I set it up, found what worked for me and never thought twice about it. I was trolling the interwebs for something completely unrelated and saw my cutter, which lead me down a rabbit hole to the forum and got me to thinking... Anyhoo, looking for a recommendation :-) TIA! ~rob