[How to] Magnet

Magnet

Let's see how to make the magnet sheet with UV curable inkjet printer for direct printing and cutting by cutting plotter.
The next work process can be started immediately because of using the ink curing by UV (ultra violet) without the need of drying time.

1. Data creation

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

For details, please see [How to] Sticker.


2. Print the data


For the first, please print the data on a magnet sheet using the UV curable flatbed inkjet printer and RIP software [RasterLink6].

2-1. Set the magnet sheet.

In order to prevent the printer head from hitting the sheet, have a taping of the edge of the sheet with masking tape.


Have a taping of the edge of the sheet with masking tape

2-2. 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

2-3. When they are confirmed, you can start printing.

Select 'Print after RIP' and click 'Start' button.
Printing starts after switching the printer to "Remote" mode.


Print after RIP

3. Cutting


Next, cut with the Flatbed cutting plotter and [FineCut8].

3-1. Place then the magnet sheet on the cutting plotter.


the magnet sheet on the cutting plotter

3-2. Open the data with Illustrator of the PC connected to the cutting plotter.


Open the data with Illustrator

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


close the eye

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


cutting lines and register marks



3-4. Select all the cutting lines and the register marks with [Ctrl] and [A] buttons and open the window for setting cutting condition of [FineCut8].

Uncheck the registration marks not to cut.


setting cutting condition

3-5. Detect the register marks printed by the printer with sensor. Then switch to [Remote] mode of the cutting plotter.

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


red pointer inside the corner

3-6. Back to the PC window and click on the [Register Mark] tab and select [Detect Mark] to detect the register marks.


Detect Mark

3-7. Click the [Plot] button to start cutting!


FineCut8: Plot

3-8. The original magnet is completed after cutting.


Finish!




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