If you’re selling decals, especially at an event like a race or festival, you still have to cut them from the sheet of vinyl to give to your customer. This can be done manually, or with a trimmer. But wouldn’t it be nice if the vinyl cutter could do that for you? If it’s a Q Series or Graphtec FC8000 plotter, it can. Here’s how.
Occasionally we hear from a customer experiencing a problem with edges lifting on full bleed contour-cut decals. The most recent call concerned some decals printed on ORAJET 3651 vinyl and applied to a substrate. Edge curl on full bleed decals is most commonly seen in “Fatheads” style wall graphics, which rely on lower tack adhesives to enable the end user to reposition the decal at will. But edge curl can also occur on standard decals using permanent adhesives.
Having the right RIP software is essential to managing print and cut work flow. Even more essential is the design process. Whether you’re using an integrated printer cutter or a two machine system, creating a graphic to be printed and cut requires knowing how you want the finished graphic to look. When you design a […]