[How to] Sticker

Sticker

The inkjet printer with Print & Cut function can be used to create original stickers.
The full operation of Print & Cut of favorite design to PVC sheet is completed with one same device.
It is suitable for various kinds of small quantity production as the inkjet printer with Print & Cut can create just a desired amount of desired design.


1. Data creation


Using the design creation software Illustrator, with its plug-in cutting software [FineCut8], create a Print & Cut EPS-format document.

1-1. Create freely an illustration by Illustrator.


illustration

1-2. Please open a new artboard of A4 size from [New] of [File]. Choose your favorite design and arrange it on the artboard.


A new artboard of A4 size

1-3. When the arrangement is fixed, make cutting lines and register marks with [FineCut8] and save the data in EPS format.

(Register mark: Mark for cutting line detection)

For details, please see [How to] Window film.


make cutting lines and register marks

2. Print the data


For the first, please print the data on a sticker sheet using the Print & Cut inkjet printer and RIP software [RasterLink6].

2-1. Open [RasterLink6] of the PC connected to the printer and input the data to confirm the print condition and print place.


Confirm the print condition and print place

2-2. When they are confirmed, you can start printing.

Select 'Print after RIP' and click 'Start' to print.


print

3. Cutting


Next, cut with the Print & Cut inkjet printer and [FineCut8].

3-1. When the print is completed, open the data with Illustrator of the PC connected to the printer.


open the data with Illustrator of the PC connected to the printer

3-2. Hide every layer except the cutting lines and the register marks layers.


the eye symbol in the layer menu

Click on the eye symbol in the layer menu to close the eye to hide a layer.


cutting lines and the register marks

 


3-3. Select all the cutting lines and the register marks with [Ctrl] and [A] buttons and open the window for setting cutting condition of [FineCut8].


setting cutting condition of [FineCut8]

3-4. Detect the register marks printed by the printer with sensor. Then switch to [Remote] mode of the printer.

Set the red pointer inside the corner of the register mark to recognize it.


red pointer inside the corner of the register mark

3-5. Back to the PC window and click on the [Register Mark] tab and select [Detect Mark] to detect the register marks.


Detect Mark

3-6. Click the [Plot] button to start cutting!


FineCut8: Plot

3-7. When cut is finished, the original sticker is created!


Finish!




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