Roland Vinyl Cutter

The workflow for cutting is in three steps:
1. Draw shapes
2. Prepare the cutter
3. Output shapes

1. Draw shapes

Draw shapes in Adobe Illustrator or load vector file to Illustrator. It needs to be through Illustrator, because it uses a plugin that is installed in Illustrator. If you want to cut text remember to expand it (Option menu → expand)

2. Prepare the cutter

  1. Turn on the cutter.
  2. Pull the handle down.
  3. Load piece or roll. If you are loading a roll make sure it is placed on the tray on the floor so it can roll.
  4. Make sure the sensor is covered with paper. If not the machine will not recognize a new paper piece. Then choose the option (piece/roll/..) The cutter will then measure the dimensions of the loaded paper piece.
  5. The wheels must be within the white stripes. Move them so they hold the piece of paper/roll you are loading, but make sure they are within the stripes.
  6. Pull handle op.
  7. It will ask you if you are loading a piece or roll. Choose an option and press enter.

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8.Set origin; Press the Origin button until “origin set” is shown in the screen.
9. Adjust settings
10. Run a test. This will cut a circle and a square. You can then see if the chosen settings are the ones that fit the paper you are cutting.
11. The cutter is ready now.

3. Output paths

  1. Make sure the cutter it’s connected to the computer (usb cable) and make sure that the shape you are cutting fits the size of the loaded paper.
  2. Open the Roland CutStudio plug-in (Window→ Extensions→ Roland CutStudio)
  3. Click on the icon on the top left → connection → usb - GX24 → OK (see pictures below)
  4. Choose the settings that fit your needs
  5. Click on the printer icon and press Cut.

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