Mimaki CFL-605RT Guide

Mimaki CFL-605RT Guide
ID Cut Guide (Using FineCut)
Thank you very much for purchasing MIMAKI's cutting plotter. This "ID Cut Guide" includes the ID cut method
using cutting plotter and FineCut (cutting software), as well as items that must be checked/set beforehand.
The cutting plotters that can use ID cut are as follows.
• CG-FXII Plus, CF22-1225, CFL-605RT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Note ............................................................................................................ 1
What is ID cut? .......................................................................................... 3
ID Cut Procedure ....................................................................................... 4
Preparation ................................................................................................................................... 5
1. Set up CuttingLink - Server PC. ............................................................................................. 6
2. Set up RasterLink6Plus PC. .................................................................................................. 8
3. Prepare ID cut with cutting plotter. ....................................................................................... 10
Printing, and ID Cutting ............................................................................................................... 11
4. Edit and send data. .............................................................................................................. 12
5. Set the media (work, sheet) to the printer. ........................................................................... 16
6. Output the print data. ........................................................................................................... 17
7. Use cutting plotter to cut. ..................................................................................................... 18
How to handle the following cases........................................................ 19
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 19
Changed CuttingLink - Server. ................................................................................................... 21
Back up the data of CuttingLink - Server. ................................................................................... 21
Migrate CuttingLink - Server. ...................................................................................................... 21
1. Reset initial setting on CuttingLink - Server PC before migration. ....................................... 21
2. Configure Server on CuttingLink - Server PC to be migrated. ............................................. 21
3. Register CuttingLink - Server PC on RasterLink6Plus. ........................................................ 21
When to use CuttingLink - Client? .............................................................................................. 22
How to set CuttingLink - Client ................................................................................................. 23
Cut the back side (Only when using CF22-1225) ....................................................................... 24
Copy the data with RasterLink6Plus and ID cut. ........................................................................ 25
Cut an ID data by arranging it with RasterLink6Plus. ................................................................. 27
ID cut multiple types of data (CF22-1225) .................................................................................. 29
ID cut multiple types of data (CG-FXII Plus) ............................................................................... 31
Printing position shifts when combining with clear / primer data. ............................................... 33
Printing data is not correctly sent to RasterLink when ID cut outputting in PDF format. ............ 36
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What is ID cut?
ID cut is a function that allows you to print out the data with an ID, and automatically cut the paper when cutting
plotter detects the ID. After printing the data, you do not need to output a cut data. (You usually have to print out
the printing data and cut data separately.)
This manual explains the basic of ID Cut using FineCut.As an example, we will explain the case where CuttingLink, Adobe Illustrator/CorelDRAW, FineCut is installed on "CuttingLink - Server PC" and RasterLink6Plus is
installed on "RasterLink6Plus PC".(You can also perform ID Cut from RasterLink6Plus without using FineCut.)
For detailed settings and procedure, refer to the cutting plotter Operation Manual, and the printer's Operation
Manual, FineCut Reference Guide, and RasterLink6Plus Installation Guide .
• ID Cut Operation Flow
Creating the data, setting the
cut conditions and so on.
Cut data management.
1. ID Cut output.
Cut Data
(Auto)
ID Data
Hot folder
Ethenet
Cut Data
(Auto)
Adjusting the image quality
and colors, and so on.
USB
2. Output data.
USB
Cutting Plotter
Printer
Printed
Register marks detection.
Automatically cut
• Printer that can print data with ID
JFX200-2513, JFX200-2531, JFX500-2131, JV150 Series, JV300 Series, JV33, JV33-260,
JV33-260BS, JV33-BS, JV34-260, JV400-LX Series, JV400-SUV Series , JV5 Series,
CJV300 Plus Series, SIJ-320UV, SWJ-320S, UCJV150 Series, UCJV300 Series,
UJF-3042FX, UJF-3042HG, UJF-3042MkII, UJF-6042, UJF-6042MkII, UJF-3042MkII EX,
UJF-7151, UJF-A3FX, UJF-A3HG, UJF-A3MkII, UJF-A3MkII EX, UJV500-160, UJV55-320
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• System configuration
2-4.Regitration of CuttingLink (P. 8)
Printer
1-3.Regitration of cutting
plotter (P. 6)
Cutting Plotter
ID Cut Procedure
1. Set up CuttingLink - Server PC. (P.6)
2. Set up RasterLink6Plus PC. (P.8)
3. Prepare ID cut with cutting plotter. (P.10)
4. Edit and send data. (P.12)
5. Set the media (work, sheet) to the printer. (P.16)
6. Output the print data. (P.17)
7. Use cutting plotter to cut. (P.18)
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Preparation
Before performing printing or ID cutting, you need to prepare the printer, cutting plotter, and software.
Proceed to the following steps if they are already prepared.
• Software / Driver List
The following software applications are required for ID cut. All software applications are provided by MIMAKI
ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
Software/Driver
Description
Cutting software.
FineCut*1
Ver.8.7 or later (CF22-1225)
Ver.8.7.5 or later (CFL-605RT)
Ver.9.1.1 or later (CG-FXII Plus series)
• FineCut8: CD-ROM (supplied with the cutting plotter)
• FineCut9: Packing box for SW package (supplied with the cutting plotter)
Download the installer from the Mimaki website(https://mimaki.com/)
(If you have a FineCut product CD-ROM, you can upgrade to FineCut9 for
free.)
For how to install, refer to Chapter1 "Installation of FineCut" of FineCut Reference Guide.
RasterLink6Plus*1
Ver.1.2 or later(CF22-1225, CFL-605RT)
Ver.2.3 or later (CG-FXII Plus series)
Software to receive image data, edit data with various functions, and
send plot data to the printer. (supplied with the printer: CD-ROM)
Refer to the attached RasterLink6Plus Installation Guide for the
installation method.
Software to manage ID cut.
CuttingLink*1
Ver.1.1.4 or later
Mimaki Driver
Download the installer from the Mimaki website(https://mimaki.com/)
Refer to the attached "CuttingLink installation" of RasterLink6Plus
Installation Guide for the installation method.
Device driver for using an ink jet printer/cutting plotter from Mimaki
Engineering. (supplied with the printer: CD-ROM)
Refer to the attached Mimaki Driver Installation Guide for the installation method.
*1.When using a version earlier than the specified version, download the upgraded version of the installer from the Mimaki
website.(https://mimaki.com/)
In this example, prepare two PCs (CuttingLink - Server PC, RasterLink 6Plus PC) as follows and install software/
drivers.
Software/Driver
PC to set up
CuttingLink - Server PC
RasterLink6Plus PC
FineCut
Install
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RasterLink6Plus
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Install
CuttingLink
Install
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Mimaki Driver
Install
Install
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1. Set up CuttingLink - Server PC.
1. Connect CuttingLink - Server PC and cutting plotter with USB or Ethernet.
• CG-FXII Plus cannot be connected with Ethernet.
2. Install the software/driver.
(1) Install FineCut.
(2) Install Mimaki Driver.
(3) Install CuttingLink.
3. Register cutting plotter with CuttingLink.
(1) Start CuttingLink from the start menu, or double-click
the CuttingLink icon created on the desktop to start
CuttingLink.
• CuttingLink displays[Initial Setting] screen.
(2) On the [Initial Setting] screen, select [CuttingLink Server], and then click [OK].
• [Data Management] is displayed.
(3) From the [Tool] menu, select [Cutting Device Manager].
(4) Select cutting plotter in [Available Devices].
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(5) Enter [Name], and then click [Add].
• Cutting plotter is added to the list.
(6) Click [Close].
• CuttingLink is started automatically when PC starts.
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2. Set up RasterLink6Plus PC.
1. Install the software/driver.
(1) Install RasterLink6Plus.
(2) Install Mimaki Driver.
2. Connect the printer to be used with RasterLink6Plus PC with USB or Ethernet.
3. Register the printer with RasterLink6Plus.
• See RasterLink6Plus Installation Guide “Registering printer” for detail.
4. Register CuttingLink with RasterLink6Plus.
• Make sure that CuttingLink is running on CuttingLink - Server PC.
(1) Start RasterLink6Plus.
(2) Select [Option...] from the [Environments] menu in
RasterLink6Plus.
(3) Click the [Communication] tab on the [Option] screen.
(4) [Setting of ID Cut: Click [Setup] in [Connection destination].
• The [Connection destination setting] screen is displayed.
(5) On the [Connection destination setting] screen, select
the computer CuttingLink is installed, and then click
[OK].
• If the PC is not displayed, click[Update].
• The [Connection destination setting] screen is closed.
• On the [Option] screen, "PC name (IP address)" is displayed in [Connection destination].
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(6) Click [OK] on the [Option] screen.
• Connects with CuttingLink.
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3. Prepare ID cut with cutting plotter.
Make the necessary setting for ID cut on the control panel of cutting plotter.
For details, refer to the Operation Manual of cutting plotter.
 When using CFL-605RT or CF22-1225.
1. Set the mode after turning on the power to Remote.
• After detecting the register marks, make settings to start ID cutting right away.
(1) Press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL mode.
(2) Press [∧][∨] key to select [SET UP], and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Press [∧][∨] key to select [START MODE], and press the [ENTER] key.
(4) Select [REMOTE], and press the [ENTER] key.
(5) Press the [END] key.
2. Set register mark detection to "1 pt".
• Continue to step 1.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Press [∧][∨] key to select [MARK DETECT], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press [∧][∨] key to select [DETECT], and press the [ENTER] key.
Select [1 pt], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press the [END] key.
3. Allow ID data to be read.
• Continue to step 2.
(1) Press [∧][∨] key to select [Data ID code], and press the [ENTER] key.
(2) Select [On], and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Press [END] key to finish.
 When using CG-FXII Plus series.
1. Set [DEVICE No.].
• If there are multiple machines, set a unique number in [DEVICE No.].ID cut cannot be performed if the same number is set for [DEVICE No.] on multiple machines.
(1) Press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL mode.
(2) Press [∧][∨] key to select [SET UP], and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Press [∧][∨] key to select [DEVICE No.], and press the [ENTER] key.
(4) Set a value between 00 and 99 in [DEVICE No.] and press the [ENTER] key.
2. Set the mode after turning on the power to Remote.
• Continue to step 1.
• After detecting the register marks, make settings to start ID cutting right away.
(1) Press [∧][∨] key to select [START MODE], and press the [ENTER] key.
(2) Select [REM], and press the [ENTER] key.
3. Set register mark detection to "1 pt".
• Continue to step 2.
(1) Press [∧][∨] key to select [MARK DETECT], and press the [ENTER] key.
(2) Select [1 pt], and press the [ENTER] key.
4. Allow ID data to be read.
• Continue to step 3.
(1) Press the [ENTER] key until [DATA ID CODE] is displayed.
(2) Select [ON] in [DATA ID CODE] and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Press [END] key to finish.
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Printing, and ID Cutting
The following shows you how to use and print out the sample data from the attached manual CD.
This manual is for FineCut using Illustrator images as examples.
If there is no sample data, create sample data including illustrations and cut lines.
• Make sure that you check "Preparation" from P. 5 to P. 10 and then print and cut.
• Data size should be more than 70 mm in length and width. If it is less than 70 mm, ID cut can not
be done.
• ID cut can not be performed when the following functions are used.
(1) When the [Separation] on the [Tiling] tab of [Plot]
Screen is used.
(2) When using CF22-1225 or CFL-605RT.
When register marks are recognized by adding
[Intermediate Registration Marks].
(3) When [Origin Lock] is set to OFF on the [Layout]
tab of [Plot] Screen.
(4) When [Frame], [Center Mark] and [Corner Mark]
are added in [Plot] Screen.
(5) When using CF22-1225 or CFL-605RT.
When two point detection is selected in reverse cut
mode after the recognition of register marks on the
[Register Mark] tab of [Plot] screen.
(6) When using CFL-605RT.
When the [Reverse Cut mode] is selected after
recognizing register marks on the [Plot] screen [Register Mark] tab.
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4. Edit and send data.
1. Read the Sample file.
If there is no sample file, create the sample file with the following procedure and go to step 2.
• Create "illustration data" and "cut line data". Placing the "illustration data" on the print layer ([Print]
attribute: ON) and the "cut line data" on the cut layer ([Print] attribute: OFF).
(1) Set the manual CD that came with cutting plotter to your computer.
(2) Click the following folder.
For Windows: "CD drive:\EN\English\ID Cut_Sample data"
For Macintosh: “CD drive:\Mac_English\ID Cut_sample data”
• The "ID Cut_Sample data" folder is displayed.
(3) Double-click "sample_mimaki.ai" or "sample_mimaki.cdr" .
• Adobe Illustrator/CorelDRAW starts up and the sample data is loaded.
• If the data is not read, click [Open...] in the [File] menu in Adobe Illustrator/CorelDRAW, and then
select sample data and read again.
• To output smoothly, the sample data has a printing layer and cutting layer set in
advance. The printing attribute of the printing layer is ON and the printing attribute of
the cutting layer is OFF.
[Example for Illustrator]
2. Create a register mark.
(1) Create a rectangle around the cutting line using the
rectangular tool in Adobe Illustrator/CorelDRAW.
(2) While selecting the rectangle, click the [Register Mark
Creation] icon in the FineCut menu.
• The [Register Mark Creation] screen is displayed.
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(3) In this example, the following creation conditions are
set on the [Register Mark Creation] screen.
• Mark Shape:
(Square) or
(Type 1)
• Mark Size:10 mm
• Do not position data on the register mark
lines. Otherwise, an ID might be added on the
data by RasterLink6Plus.
On the line of
register mark
lines
(4) Click [OK].
• The register marks are created on [FC RegisterMark Layer].
3. Change the cutting start position. (Arbitrary)
(1) Hide layers other than the cut layer.
(2) Click the [Specify Cutting Start Position] icon.
• Cutting start position change mode is set.
(3) Click the place you want to designate at the cutting start
position.
• The cutting start position is changed.
4. Change the cutting direction. (Arbitrary)
(1) Hide layers other than the cut layer.
(2) Click the [Specify Cutting Start Position]icon.
• The cutting direction designation mode is set.
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(3) Click on the cutting line.
• The cutting direction is changed.
5. Display all layers.
6. Set the cutting method of the register mark.
(1) Click the [Plot] icon from the FineCut menu.
• The plot screen is displayed.
(2) Double-click [Detect Mark] on the [Register Mark] tab.
• The register marks are recognized.
(3) Set the cutting method of the register mark.
In this example, please set as follows.
• Multi Mode /Single Mode: Multi Mode
• Repeat:  5 times,  2 times
• Search Position: 4 places
7. Send ID data.
(1) Click the [Plot...]button.
• The [Plot Out] screen is displayed.
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(2) Click [Select Hot Folder...].
• Select a hot folder created with RasterLink6Plus that has
a name of the printer you want to use.
• If there is no hot folder, create one on RasterLink6Plus.
• The folder created from the [Create a new
folder] button on the folder reference screen
does not work as hot folder. Create a hot
folder from RasterLink6Plus.
(3) Select [EPS] or [PDF] and click [ID Cut].
• The data is sent to the hot folder of RasterLink6Plus.
• If you select [EPS], set each item on the option screen
and click [OK].
• If you select [PDF], click [OK] without changing the settings on the option screen.
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5. Set the media (work, sheet) to the printer.
1. Set the media (work, sheet) to the printer.
• The following shows the available allocation range for the register marks and images.
Make sure that all four register marks are printed more than 10 mm away from the media
edges. In cutting plotter, if the space between register marks and media edges is less than
10 mm, the cut panel and media's border line may be mistaken for register mark, and the
printer may start processing register mark detection.
 When using CFL-605RT or CF22-1225.
Example) Mark shape: [Square]
Media
Effective cut range
10 mm or longer from
the edges of media Gap.
 When using CG-FXII Plus series.
• Make sure that the pinch roller does not get on the register mark.
Mark shape: [Type 1]
Effective cut range
Range to place
design
Mark shape: [Type 2]
30mm or more:
Cutting, Pen-Plotting
40mm or more:
Half Cut, Pouncing
Effective cut range
Range to place
design
Within 70-9000mm
70mm or more
15mm or more
Within 70-9000mm
70mm or more
20mm or more
15mm or more
15mm or more
[Front]
2. Press the [REMOTE] key in local.
• The printer is in the remote state.
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[30mm+ (Mark length/2)] or more:
Cutting, Pen-Plotting
[40mm+ (Mark length/2)] or more:
Half Cut, Pouncing
[20mm+ (Mark length/2)]
or more
15mm or more
6. Output the print data.
1. Start RasterLink6Plus.
• The data send in FineCut is imported automatically.
2. Select the file imported to [Job List] on the printer name tab.
• In the [Job List], select the file to be ID cut.
3. From a list of function icon on the right screen, select (Execute)
4. Select [RIP & Print] or [Immediate Print].
5. Click [Start].
• Data with ID will be printed.
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7. Use cutting plotter to cut.
1. Set the media (work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter.
• The direction of setting the media can be 0 degree, 90 degree, 180 degree, or 270 degree.
• The register marks may not be detected if the media is skewed.
2. Detect register marks.
(1) Press the [END] key in the local.
• Register mark detection mode starts.
(2) Press the jog key, and move the light pointer to near the center of register mark on the bottom left (CFL-605RT, CF22-1225) or bottom right (CG-FXII Plus series) of media.
 When using CFL-605RT or CF22-1225.
The mark shape of bottom left:
[Square]
[Type 1]
[Type 2]
 When using CG-FXII Plus series.
The mark shape of bottom right:
[Type 1]
(3) Press the [ENTER] key.
• Register mark detection starts.
3. Cutting is performed automatically.
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[Type 2]
How to handle the following cases.
Troubleshooting
The [ID Cut] check box is disabled in
RasterLink6Plus.
Is the data size of the job 70 mm or more?
No
Set the data size to 70 mm or more.
No
Select "Type 1", "Type 2" or "Square" for register mark shape.
Yes
Have you selected "Type 1", "Type 2" or
"Square" for the register mark shape?
Yes
Contact the call center.
In the message display field of RasterLink6Plus, error
message,"Can not get ID cut ID, printing is
interrupted" is displayed and printing is not possible.
Is it connected to the CuttingLink - Server
PC via Ethernet?
No
Connect with Ethernet.
(
P.8 "Register CuttingLink with RasterLink6Plus.")
No
Start CuttingLink with CuttingLink - Server
PC
No
Register CuttingLink - Server PC name
again.
(
P.8 "Register CuttingLink with RasterLink6Plus.")
Yes
Is CuttingLink started with CuttingLink Server PC?
Yes
Is CuttingLink - Server PC properly registered with RasterLink6Plus?
Confirm the following contents.
On the RasterLink6Plus [Environments]
menu - [Option ...] - [Communication] tab,
is the CuttingLink - Server name displayed
in "Setting of ID Cut" - "Connection destination"?
Yes
Connected to the CuttingLink - Server PC
you registered?
Check with the following procedure.
(1) On the RasterLink6Plus [Environments] menu - [Option ...] - [Communication] tab, click [Setting] of "Setting of
ID Cut" - "Connection destination"?
(2) On the [Connection destination setting.] screen, click the [Update].
(3) Is the registered CuttingLink - Server
PC name displayed?
No
Yes
Contact the call center.
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Register CuttingLink - Server PC name
again?
• If the address of the CuttingLink - Server
PC has been changed, re-registration is
necessary.
(
P.8 "Register CuttingLink with RasterLink6Plus.")
Even if register marks are detected with cutting
plotter, ID cut is not performed.
Is CuttingLink Server PC and cutting plotter connected via USB or Ethernet?
No
Connect with USB or Ethernet.
(
P.6 "Connect CuttingLink - Server PC
and cutting plotter with USB or Ethernet.")
Yes
Is cutting plotter properly registered in
CuttingLink - Server?
Confirm the following contents on the
[Cutting Device Manager] tab of CuttingLink - Server.
(1) Is [Output Port] the same as what is
physically connected? (USB/Ethernet)
(2) Is the serial number displayed in
[Device Name] the same as the serial
number of the cutting plotter main
unit?
No
Register cutting plotter with Cutting Link.(
P.6 "Register cutting plotter with
CuttingLink.")
Yes
Is the ID cut setting correct in cutting plotter?
Check the following contents on the operation panel.
(1) Is [MARK DETECT] - [SIZE] and
[FORM] the same as the print register
mark data?
(2) Is [Data ID code] ON?
No
(1) Set the same register mark shape and
size as the print register mark data with
cutting plotter.
(2) Turn on [Data ID code] with cutting plotter.(
P.10 "Allow ID data to be read.")
Yes
Contact the call center.
When multiple register marks with different IDs are
attached, does not cut continuously.(CG-FXII Plus
series, CF22-1225)
Is the shape and size of the register mark
printed all the same?
Multiple types of ID data can not automatically cut on CFL-605RT.
No
Make all shapes and sizes of register marks
same.
No
Turn on [Register mark search] or [SEARCH
MARK].(CF22-1225:
P.30 "Set "Registration mark search" function to "On" with cutting plotter.", CG-FXII Plus series:
P.31
"Set "Registration mark search" function to
"On" with cutting plotter.")
Yes
Is [Register mark search] or [SEARCH
MARK] on cutting plotter ON?
Yes
Are the values for [Scan width] and
[Search range] in [Register mark search]
or [SEARCH MARK] appropriate on cutting plotter?
No
Enter the correct number.
Yes
Contact the call center.
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Changed CuttingLink - Server.
Register CuttingLink again with RasterLink6Plus.
(
P.8 "Register CuttingLink with RasterLink6Plus.")
Back up the data of CuttingLink - Server.
Back up the following folders.
C:\MimakiTools\CuttingLink\DT
Migrate CuttingLink - Server.
1. Reset initial setting on CuttingLink - Server PC before migration.
1. Back up CuttingLink - Server data.
(
P.21 "Back up the data of CuttingLink - Server.")
2. Select [Tool] menu -> [Initial Settings Reset] and
click the [OK] button.
3. Exit CuttingLink.
2. Configure Server on CuttingLink - Server PC to be migrated.
1. Install and start CuttingLink.
• After restarting the PC after installation, CuttingLink will be started automatically.
2. On the [Initial Setting] screen, select [CuttingLink Server], and then click [OK].
3. Exit CuttingLink.
4. Copy the data backed up on the PC before migration to the folders below.
• C:\MimakiTools\CuttingLink\DT
5. Start CuttingLink.
6. Register the cutting plotter.
(
P.6 "Register cutting plotter with CuttingLink."(3) to (6))
3. Register CuttingLink - Server PC on RasterLink6Plus.
P.8 "2. Set up RasterLink6Plus PC."
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When to use CuttingLink - Client?
Example 1) When the printer and cutting plotter are connected to different PCs
Register
Register
Register
Printer
Cutting plotter
Example 2) When five or more cutting plotter are connected. (When using CFL-605RT or CF22-1225.)
Register
Register
Register
Register
Cutting plotter
Printer
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How to set CuttingLink - Client
1. Install CuttingLink on the PC to which the printer is connected, and set it to CuttingLink - Server.( P.6 "Install CuttingLink." or later)
2. Install CuttingLink on the PC to which the cutting plotter is connected and set it to CuttingLink - Client.
(1) Install CuttingLink on the PC to which the cutting plotter is connected and start it.
(2) On the [Initial Setting] screen, select [CuttingLink Client], and then click [OK].
(3) In the [Connection destination settings] list, select the
CuttingLink - Server to connect and click [OK].
• Make sure that CuttingLink - Server is running with CuttingLink - Server PC.
• If the [Connection destination settings] screen does not
appear, select the [Connection destination settings] on the
[Tool] menu.
• If the PC is not displayed, click[Update].
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Cut the back side (Only when using CF22-1225)
This function is available when CF22-1225 is used.
For backside cut, refer to the following manual.
• FineCut Reference Guide Chapter3 “Cutting an Object” - “Cutting plotter” name - “Cutting from the reverse
side”
• Operation Manual of cutting plotter Chapter4 “Register Mark Reading Functions” - ”Link cut and print (ID
cut)” - “Backside cut”
1. Check [Reverse Cut Mode] on the FineCut plot
screen.
2. Select 4 points detection.
• If you select 2 points detection, you can not use reverse cut
function.
3. Output ID cut in FineCut. (
P.14 "Send ID data.")
4. Output data with RasterLink6Plus. (
P.17 "6. Output the print data.")
5. Place the media (work) on cutting plotter with the printing side up.
• ID cut is possible in any angle of 0 degree, 90 degree, 180 degree, 270 degree the media to be set.
6. When register marks are detected, surface marks are automatically cut.
7. Turn over the media.
• Turn over the media upside down when seen from the panel position (from the front to the rear side).
Not rotating
Rotated by 90 degree
8. Embed the mark tip.
9. When register mark is detected, back side cut is automatically started.
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Copy the data with RasterLink6Plus and ID cut.
1. Read print & cut data with RasterLink6Plus.
Data size should be more than 70 mm in length and width.
Create print & cut data in the following way.
• Create print data and cut data with Adobe Illustrator / Corel DRAW, and output ID cut without creating
and recognizing register marks with FineCut. (Data will be sent automatically to RasterLink6Plus.)
2. Select the data read with RasterLink6Plus and click the "General Print"
function icon list on the right of the screen.
icon in the
3. Set printing conditions.
(1) Set "Scale".(Arbitrary)
• Scale can not be set for data with ID sent from FineCut.
(2) "Rotation"and "Mirror" are set.(Arbitrary)
(3) Set "Scan" and "Feed" of "Position".(Arbitrary)
• It is unnecessary to set when setting a margin of 10 mm or more.
If not, enter "10 mm" or more in "Scan" and "Feed".
(4) Enter "Copy" number.
(5) Set "Space" or "Pitch" of "Layout".
• When adding register marks, the following values are automatically set for "Space".
When the register mark shape is ”Type1
” or ”Square
When the register mark shape is ”Type2
: 0mm
“: Register mark size
4. Add register marks and ID data.
(1) Select the register mark size.
• “Type1
”, ”Type2
” or ”Square
” (”Square
” recommended)
(2) Enter the register mark size.
(3) Check [ID Cut].
• Register marks and ID data are added to the data.
• For ID Cut data sent from FineCut, the [ID Cut] check box is already checked. You can not
uncheck it.
(4) Select [Location] of register mark.
• Individual: Register marks and ID data are added for each data.
• Whole: Register marks and ID data are added to enclose all copied data.
(2)
(1)
(3)
(4)
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(5) "Offset" is set when "Whole" is selected in (4).
• Offset: Data and margin of register mark
Offset
Offset
(5)
Offset
5. Output data with RasterLink6Plus(
Offset
P.17 "6. Output the print data.")
• Data with ID will be printed.
6. Set the media (work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter. (
(work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter.")
P.18 "Set the media
7. When a register mark is detected, ID cut is automatically started.(
ister marks.")
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P.18 "Detect reg-
Cut an ID data by arranging it with RasterLink6Plus.
For details on arrangement, refer to "Collect multiple images - Arrangement" in RasterLink6Plus Reference
Guide.
ID cut data with ”Register Mark Creation” - “Detect Mark” on FineCut can not be arranged with RasterLink6Plus.
1. Read print & cut data with RasterLink6Plus.
( P.25 "Read print & cut data with RasterLink6Plus.")
2. Click the "Arrangement" icon
in the function icon list on the right of the screen.
3. Select the data to be arranged, set the "Alignment Mode", "Scan / Feed margin", and/
or "Arrange in the Center", and click [Arrange].
4. When clicking "General Print" icon
in the function icon list on the right side of the
screen, it is arranged and previewed.
5. Set printing conditions.
In the Job List or Preview screen, select the data to set the conditions and then make the setting.
(1) Set "Scale".(Arbitrary)
• Scale can not be set for data with ID sent from FineCut.
(2) Set “Rotation” and ”Mirror”. (Arbitrary)
(3) Set ”Scan” and “Feed” of “Position”. (Arbitrary)
• It is unnecessary to set when setting a margin of 10 mm or more.
If not, enter "10 mm" or more in "Scan" and "Feed".
(4) Enter "Copy" number.
(5) Set "Space" or "Pitch" of "Layout".
• When adding register marks, the following values are automatically set for "Space".
When the register mark shape is ”Type1
” or ”Square
When the register mark shape is ”Type2
: 0mm
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“: Register mark size
6. Add register marks and ID data.
(1) Select the register mark size.
• “Type 1
”, ”Type 2
recommended.)
” or ”Square
” (When using CFL-605RT or CF22-1225, ”Square
”
(2) Enter the register mark size.
(3) Check [ID Cut].
• Register marks and ID data are added to the data.
• For ID Cut data sent from FineCut, the [ID Cut] check box is already checked. You can not
uncheck it.
(4) In the case of arrangement, "Whole" is selected in "Location" of register mark.
• Whole: Marks and ID data are added to enclose all copied data.
(5) Set "Offset".(
P.26 ""Offset" is set when "Whole" is selected in (4).")
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
7. Output data with RasterLink6Plus.(
P.17 "6. Output the print data.")
• Data with ID will be printed.
8. Set the media (work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter. (
(work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter.")
P.18 "Set the media
9. When a register mark is detected, ID cut is automatically started.(
ister marks.")
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P.18 "Detect reg-
ID cut multiple types of data (CF22-1225)
This function is available when CF22-1225 is used.
Multiple types of ID data can not automatically cut on CFL-605RT. If you want to cut multiple types of data with
CFL-605RT, detect register marks manually each time the type
of register mark changes.
1. Printing multiple types of data with RasterLink6Plus.
• When printing multiple register mark data and performing ID cutting continuously, make sure that
the shape, size and rotation angle of all register marks are the same. If there are any register
marks that have the different size or shape, ID cutting is canceled.
Not automatically detected,
since mark shape is different
Mark Shape: Type2
Mark Shape: Square
Mark Shape: Square
2. Set the origin.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL
Press [∧][∨] to select [SET UP], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press [∧][∨] to select [PLOT SETTING], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press [∧][∨] to select [ORIGIN], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press [∧][∨] to select [LOW-LEFT], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press the [END] key.
3. Set cutting area with cutting plotter.
set the point at the upper right of the cut area so that all data including register mark is included.
The point at the upper
right of the cut area
Cut Area
ORIGIN: LOW-LEFT
(1) In local mode, press [∧][∨][<][>] to enter jog mode.
(2) Press the [AREA] key.
(3) Press [∧][∨][<][>] to set the upper right point of the cut area, and press the [ENTER] key.
• After a while, it returns to the local mode.
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4. Set "Registration mark search" function to "On" with cutting plotter.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL mode.
Press [∧][∨] key to select [SET UP], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press [∧][∨] key to select [MARK DETECT], and press the [ENTER] key.
Press the [∧][∨] key to make settings for the following item, and then press the [ENTER]
key.
Item
Value
Registration mark
search
On/ Off
Scan width
10 to 99 cm
Search range
10 to 99 cm
Setting value
Select "On".
• When set to "On", after the cut is finished, the next
register mark data is searched automatically. "Scan
width" and "Search range" settings are required.
Specify the width for searching registration marks
from the point on the extension line from origin seal
(below figure - point A).
• "Registration mark search": It is valid when "On".
Specify the distance from the ID cut end position
(below figure - point A) to search for the next register
mark.
• “Registration mark search”: It is valid when "On".
• See the figure below for "Scan width" and "Search range" when searching register mark.
Search range
Registration mark scanning path
[Point A]
X coordinate:
The ID Cut end position
for the data immediately
before.
Y coordinate:
Point on the origin seal
extension line.
Scan width
X-direction
Y-direction
Origin seal
5. Set the printed media(work).
6. Detect the register mark, and then the cut data is automatically received and cut.
• After the ID Cut, the next register mark will be automatically detected.
7. If you have multiple pieces of data, [Auto detection -> ID Cut ] is repeated until all
pieces of data are finished.
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ID cut multiple types of data (CG-FXII Plus)
1. Printing multiple types of data with RasterLink6Plus.
• When printing multiple register mark data and performing ID cutting continuously, make sure that
the shape, size and rotation angle of all register marks are the same. If there are any register
marks that have the different size or shape, ID cutting is canceled.
Because the shape of the register mark is different, an
error occurs and the ID Cut is canceled.
Mark Shape: Type2
Cutting direction
Mark Shape: Type1
Mark Shape: Type1
2. Set the origin.
(1) Press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL mode.
(2) Select [LOWERrightORIGIN] in [SET UP]-[ORGN SELECT] and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Press the [END] key.
3. Set "Registration mark search" function to "On" with cutting plotter.
(1) Press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL mode.
(2) Select [SET UP] - [SEARCH MARK], and press the [ENTER] key.
(3) Select [ON] in [SEARCH MARK]. Set [SCAN WIDTH] and [SearchRange].
Item
Value
Setting value
Select "ON".
• When set to "On", after the cut is finished, the next
ON/ OFF
SEARCH MARK
register mark data is searched automatically. "SCAN
WIDTH" and "SearchRange" settings are required.
3 cm to the machine Specify the width to search for a register mark from the
left end (normal mode: below figure - Point A) or right
width
SCAN WIDTH
(Machine width: 75 end (expanded mode) of the right pinch roller.
or 130 or 160 cm • "SEARCH MARK": It is valid when "ON".
Specify the distance from the ID cut end position
(below figure - point A) to search for the next register
5 to 50 cm
Search Range
mark.
• “SEARCH MARK”: It is valid when "ON".
• See the figure below for [SCAN WIDTH] and [Search Range] when searching register mark.
[When normal mode]
[Rear]
Y-direction
X-direction
Right pinch roller
SCAN WIDTH
Register markscanning path
Search Range
[Front]
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[Point A]: Detection start position
X coordinate:ID cut end position of the previous data.
Rear end of register mark on the back side + Mark size / 2
Y coordinate:Left end of the right pinch roller (normal mode)
Right edge of the right pinch roller (expanded mode)
4. Set the printed media.
The register mark is detected in the feed (media feed) direction.
Set the media margins to the following values.
• Front end: Mark shape Type 1: 20 mm or more
Mark shape Type 2: [20 mm + Mark size /2] or more
• Left and right ends: 15 mm or more
• Rear end: 40 mm or more
4. Because it is
copied data, it
is cut
automatically.
3. The next register mark will
be automatically detected.
Register mark scanning path
2. Because it is
copied data, it is
cut
automatically.
Feed (media feed) direction.
1. Detect register marks manually.
Scanning direction
• The register mark cannot be detected in the scanning direction. If you have placed
the ID data in the scanning direction, detect the register mark manually.
3. Because there is no data, register
marks can not be detected.
Register mark scanning path
2. Because it is copied
data, it is cut
automatically.
Feed (media feed) direction.
Scanning direction
1. Detect register marks manually.
The register mark is not automatically detected.
Detect the register mark manually.
5. Detect the register mark, and then the cut data is automatically received and ID Cut.
• After the ID Cut, the next register mark will be automatically detected.
6. If you have multiple pieces of data, [Auto detection -> ID Cut ] is repeated until all
pieces of data are finished.
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Printing position shifts when combining with clear / primer data.
Color data with ID is output with FineCut, and clear/primer data created with Adobe Illustrator/CorelDRAW are
output with EPS or driver. When these data are read with RasterLink6Plus, the positions of data for color and
clear / primer are misaligned.
ID cutting by the following procedure. Explaining an example of composing a clear version. In the case of primers, replace "clear" with "primer".
1. Create color data, clear data, cut data with Adobe Illustrator / Corel DRAW.
2. Create frame (square frame) data in "Frame layer" in Adobe Illustrator / Corel DRAW.
(1) Create a frame so as to surround all of the color data, clear data, and cut data.
(2) Set the square frame to no stroke, no fill.
Clear Plate
Frame
Cut Line
Color Plate
3. Output ID-attached color data and cut data with FineCut (
(1) The attributes of each layer are set as shown in the
following table.
Adobe Illustrator / CorelDRAW
Layer
Show / Hide
Print attribute
Cut
Frame
Clear Plate
Color Plate
Show
Show
Hide
Show
OFF
ON
ON
ON
Output
Cut
Print
Print
(2) Click the [Plot] icon on the FineCut menu.
(3) Send ID data. (
P.14 "Send ID data.")
• The data is sent to the hot folder of RasterLink6Plus.
4. The clear data is output to RasterLink6Plus.
(1) Click the [Plotter / User Setup ...] icon on the FineCut
menu.
• This procedure is required when using FineCutVer8.7.3 or
earlier version. If you are using a version later than FineCutVer8.7.3, proceed to step (3) without performing this
procedure.
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P.14 "Send ID data.")
(2) Select one of the CJV30, TPC, CJV300/150, CJV300
Plus, UCJV300/150 series in the plotter model and
click [Setup].
• In order to use the [Output to RasterLink ...] function, temporarily change it.
• This procedure is required when using FineCutVer8.7.3 or
earlier version. If you are using a version later than FineCutVer8.7.3, proceed to step (3) without performing this
procedure.
(3) The attributes of each layer are set as shown in the
following table.
Adobe Illustrator / CorelDRAW
Layer
Show / Hide
Print attribute
Cut
Frame
Clear Plate
Color Plate
Hide
Show
Show
Hide
OFF
ON
ON
ON
Output
Print
Print
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(4) Click the [Output to RasterLink ...] icon on the FineCut
menu.
(5) Select the same hot folder as the RasterLink6Plus hot
folder that sent the ID data in Step 3.
(6) Click [Output].
• The data is sent to the RasterLink6Plus hot folder of the
printer to be used.
5. Replace clear data with single color in RasterLink6Plus.
(1) Select the job of step 3 read by RasterLink6Plus.
(2) Select [Mono Color] with "Job Attribute".
(3) Select [Clear] in "Ink" in the [Job Attribute] screen and click [OK].
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6. Composite jobs with RasterLink6Plus.
(1) Select the job to be composed in the job list.
(2) Click the "Composition" icon
in the function icon list on the right of the screen.
(3) Make the cutting output the last, and click [Composite].
• ID cut output can not be performed unless the output order of cuts is set to the top (the largest
number).
7. Add register marks and ID data.(
P.28 "Add register marks and ID data.")
8. Output data with RasterLink6Plus.(
P.17 "6. Output the print data.")
• Data with ID will be printed.
9. Set the media (work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter. (
(work, sheet) that is printed to cutting plotter.")
P.18 "Set the media
10. When a register mark is detected, ID cut is automatically started.(
ister marks.")
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P.18 "Detect reg-
Printing data is not correctly sent to RasterLink when ID cut outputting in PDF format.
Printing data of ID cut output in PDF format may be missing or blank in RasterLink6Plus. (for Adobe Illustrator)
1. Make sure that all data including register mark are contained in the Illustrator artboard.
• If the problem persists, proceed to the next step.
2. Uncheck "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" on the PDF option screen which is
displayed at ID cut output.
• The following message may be displayed, "...may disable some editing features when the document
is read back in.”, please click [OK] to save.
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MEMO:
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