Craft ROBO USER`S MANUAL - MIPS-lab

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CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
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Appendix A. Standard Specifications
CC200
USER’S MANUAL
MANUAL NO. CC200m-UM-152
PREFACE
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CONTENTS
CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
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Appendix A. Standard Specifications
PREFACE
Thank you for purchasing the Craft ROBO CC200. Based on cutting-plotter technology developed by
Graphtec over many years, CC200 provides outstanding flexibility in operation. It can be used for cutting
heavy cardstock, paper and sticker film as well as pen plotting. Please read this manual thoroughly and
assure proper use of the equipment.
Warning
Only computers or peripherals (computer input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified as
complying with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules, may be attached
to this product when this product is operated in a residential environment. Operation with non-certified
peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV.
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
"This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help."
Notes on this Manual
(1) No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or
by any means, without the prior written permission of Graphtec Corporation.
(2) The product specifications and other information in this manual are subject to change without notice.
(3) While every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information, please contact your
sales representative or nearest Graphtec vendor if you find any unclear or erroneous information or wish
to make other comments or suggestions.
(4) Notwithstanding the stipulations in the preceding paragraph, Graphtec Corporation assumes no liability
for damages resulting from either the use of the information contained herein or the use of the product.
Registered Trademarks
All names of companies, brands, logotypes, and products appearing in this manual are the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright
This User's Manual is copyrighted by Graphtec Corporation.
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Appendix A. Standard Specifications
CONTENTS
PREFACE
Warning ........................................................................................................................................... i
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement .................. i
Notes on this Manual ...................................................................................................................... i
Registered Trademarks .................................................................................................................. i
Copyright ......................................................................................................................................... i
CHAPTER 1. PRIOR TO USE
1.1
1.2
Check All the Items .................................................................................................................... 1-1
Craft ROBO Parts and Functions ............................................................................................. 1-2
CHAPTER 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Connecting and Turning on the Power .................................................................................... 2-1
Connecting to a Computer ........................................................................................................ 2-2
Loading Media ............................................................................................................................ 2-3
Media loading method ............................................................................................................... 2-3
Allowable cutting area ............................................................................................................... 2-5
Carrier Sheet .............................................................................................................................. 2-7
Using the carrier sheet .............................................................................................................. 2-7
Allowable cutting area of the carrier sheet ............................................................................. 2-9
Adjusting and Mounting the Blade Holder ............................................................................ 2-10
Blade holder construction ...................................................................................................... 2-10
Blade adjustment caps and media selection ........................................................................ 2-10
Changing the blade adjustment cap ...................................................................................... 2-11
Mounting the blade holder ...................................................................................................... 2-12
Mounting a ballpoint pen ........................................................................................................ 2-13
Acceptable ballpoint pens ...................................................................................................... 2-13
Mounting the ballpoint pen ..................................................................................................... 2-14
What to Do if This Happens .................................................................................................... 2-15
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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
System Requirements ............................................................................................................... 3-1
Installing the Craft ROBO Controller ....................................................................................... 3-2
Starting up the [Start] window ................................................................................................. 3-2
Installing the Craft ROBO Controller ....................................................................................... 3-2
Starting up the Craft ROBO Controller .................................................................................... 3-4
Craft ROBO Controller Operations .......................................................................................... 3-6
Cutting your design ................................................................................................................... 3-6
Printing your design on a printer, and then using the Craft ROBO to cut it ........................ 3-6
Test Plotting ............................................................................................................................... 3-7
Performing a test cut and creating a Media Type setting ....................................................... 3-8
Craft ROBO Controller Settings ............................................................................................... 3-9
Error Messages ........................................................................................................................ 3-18
APPENDIX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications ................................................................................................ A-1
INDEX ......................................................................................................................................................... I-1
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CHAPTER 1. PRIOR TO USE
1.1 Check All the Items
Referring to the list below, check to confirm that all the components are included with your product. If any
item is missing, please contact your place of purchase.
AC adapter, Power cable ....1 set
USB cable ....1
Craft ROBO Software CD-ROM ....1
Quick Start Instructions ....1
Quick Application Guide ....1
Carrier sheet ....1
Blade holder (with blade adjustment caps) ....1 set
Ballpoint pen holder ....1
Note: One of the blade adjustment
caps is attached to the blade
holder.
Blade adjustment caps
(blue, yellow and red)
Media Trial Kit ....1
AC adapter, Power cable, USB cable, Craft ROBO Software CD-ROM, Quick Start Instructions,
Quick Application Guide, Carrier sheet, Blade holder, Ballpoint pen holder, Media Trial Kit
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1.2 Craft ROBO Parts and Functions
Craft ROBO (CC200)
Pinch roller
Cutting Head
Front guide
Cutting mat
Guideline
Standby switch
Media roller
Clamp bracket
Feed knob
AC adapter jack
USB interface connector
Cutting head ................. Drives the blade holder/pen holder to the left or right
Clamp bracket .............. Holds the blade holder/pen holder and drives it up or down
Standby switch ............. Turns the power supply to the Craft ROBO on and off. When the power supply is
on, the switch's lamp lights blue.
Feed knob ..................... Used to manually feed the media back and forth
USB interface connector
............................. Used for connecting the USB cable
AC adapter jack ............ Used for connecting the AC adapter cable
Cutting mat ................... Cutting or plotting is performed on this surface
Pinch rollers ................. Hold the media in place against the media rollers
Media rollers ................. Move the media back and forth
Front guide ................... Used as the work surface
Guideline ....................... Used as a guide when media is loaded
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CHAPTER 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
2.1 Connecting and Turning on the Power
Use the AC adapter and the power cable provided with the Craft ROBO to connect the AC adapter jack on
the Craft ROBO to an AC outlet of the rated voltage, and then turn on the power.
CHECKPOINT
Always connect the AC adapter to the AC adapter jack before connecting the power cable to the AC
outlet.
(1) Connect the power cable (included with the AC adapter) to the AC adapter.
(2) Plug the AC adapter cable into the AC adapter jack of the Craft ROBO.
(3) Plug the other end of the power cable into the AC outlet.
(2)
(3)
(1)
(4) Press the standby switch to turn on the power.
When the Craft ROBO is in power-on status, the lamp on the switch is lit blue.
When the Craft ROBO is in power-off status, the lamp on the switch is extinguished.
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2.2 Connecting to a Computer
The USB interface connectors are used to connect the Craft ROBO to a computer.
Use the USB cable provided with the Craft ROBO to connect the Craft ROBO to a computer.
CHECKPOINT
• The software for the Craft ROBO must be installed before the Craft ROBO is connected to a
computer. (See Chapter 3.3, "Installing the Craft ROBO Controller".)
• Do not connect the USB cable until instructed to do by an on-screen prompt.
The USB cable has different plug shapes on the computer side and the Craft ROBO side. Always
check which plug connects to which side.
CHECKPOINT
2-2
• Do not connect two or more Craft ROBO units to one computer.
• Do not connect the Craft ROBO and a Graphtec plotter to a computer at the same time. If
you do so, the Craft ROBO may not operate properly.
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2.3 Loading Media
Media loading method
(1) Press the standby switch to turn on the power, and confirm that the lamp on the standby switch
is lit (blue).
(2) Load the sheet in the Craft ROBO.
Align the left edge of the sheet with the vertical guideline indented on the front guide. Place the
top edge of the sheet against both pinch rollers, making sure that the sheet is straight.
CHECKPOINT
If a sheet wider than 210 mm is loaded, the guideline will be covered by the sheet.
However, if the sheet is loaded so that its top edge touches and is parallel to both the
pinch rollers, it will be straight.
Place the top edge of the sheet against
both pinch rollers.
To ensure that the loaded sheet is straight,
align the left edge of the sheet with the
guideline indented on the front guide.
Guideline indented
on the front guide
If you are using media that is not A4 size, please follow the instructions given below.
• If the media size is smaller than A4 size
Use the carrier sheet. (Please see Section 2.4, "Carrier Sheet".)
• If the media width is between 210 and 260 mm
If the width of the sheet is between 210 and 260 mm, the only types of media that can be
loaded are vinyl film or tack paper.
• If the media length is between 297 and 1000 mm
The accuracy specification is guaranteed for sheets that measure 210 x 297 mm, but if the
media is film (with a thickness of 0.1 mm or less, and 0.3 mm or less including the backing
sheet), lengths up to 1000 mm can be loaded.
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(3) Turn the feed knob in the direction toward the rear of the Craft ROBO to feed the sheet until its
top edge is aligned with the rear edge of the cutting mat, or with the indented guideline located
next to the cutting mat.
Feed knob
Guideline located next
to the cutting mat
Cutting mat
If the top edge of the sheet curls up and catches on the Craft ROBO, turn the feed knob in the
direction toward the rear of the Craft ROBO to align the top edge of the sheet with the indented
guidelines located behind the cutting mat. Please note, however, that the cutting area will be
reduced by 5 mm in the media feed direction.
Guidelines located
behind the cutting mat
Feed knob
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Allowable cutting area
Make sure that your design fits within the allowable cutting area. The allowable cutting area varies
according to the size of the media and the mode you select.
If the media size is smaller than A4 size
Use the carrier sheet. (See Section 2.4, "Carrier Sheet".)
If the media is A4 size
Standard mode: The width of the allowable cutting area is 190 mm.
Expanded mode: The width of the allowable cutting area is 200 mm.
If registration marks are used, the allowable width is 190 mm.
CHECKPOINT
• To change the mode from Standard to Expanded or vice versa, click "Properties" in the
"Print" window and then select the desired mode in "Margin Settings" on the "Basic
Settings" tab. The default setting is "Standard" mode.
• Align the left and right edges with the vertical guidelines, making sure that the sheet is
straight.
190mm
200mm
5mm
5mm
Allowable
cutting area
Allowable
cutting area
Media
20mm
20mm
10mm
Standard mode
10mm
5mm
Expanded mode
5mm
If the media width is between 210 and 260 mm
Even if the width of the sheet is larger than 210 mm, the allowable width is the same as that for an
A4 size sheet (190 mm in Standard mode and 200 mm in Expanded mode).
Standard mode: The width of the allowable cutting area is 190 mm.
Expanded mode: The width of the allowable cutting area is 200 mm.
If registration marks are used, the allowable width is 190 mm.
CHECKPOINT
• To change the mode from Standard to Expanded or vice versa, click "Properties" in the
"Print" window and then select the desired mode in "Margin Settings" on the "Basic
Settings" tab. The default setting is "Standard" mode.
• Align the left and right edges with the vertical guidelines, making sure that the sheet is
straight.
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If the media length is between 297 and 1000 mm
Standard mode: The width of the allowable cutting area is 190 mm.
Expanded mode: The width of the allowable cutting area is 200 mm.
If registration marks are used, the allowable width is 190 mm.
CHECKPOINT
• To change the mode from Standard to Expanded or vice versa, click "Properties" in the
"Print" window and then select the desired mode in "Margin Settings" on the "Basic
Settings" tab. The default setting is "Standard" mode.
• Align the left and right edges with the vertical guidelines, making sure that the sheet is
straight.
190mm
200mm
5mm
5mm
Media
Allowable
cutting area
20mm
20mm
10mm
2-6
Allowable
cutting area
Standard mode
10mm
5mm
Expanded mode
5mm
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2.4 Carrier Sheet
Using the carrier sheet
The carrier sheet allows media smaller than A4 size and media without a backing sheet (liner) to be
cut.
CHECKPOINT
• Always be sure to use the carrier sheet when cutting right through media.
• The carrier sheet is reusable, and so it can be used repeatedly. When its adhesive power
becomes weak, however, replace it with a new carrier sheet.
• The carrier sheet is a consumable. Replace it after cutting approximately 10 sheets.
Using a carrier sheet for more than 10 sheets may cause misaligned cutting or other
problems. Be sure to replace it with a new carrier sheet after cutting 10 sheets.
• Pulling on the carrier sheet to remove it from the Craft ROBO may shorten its lifetime or
cause misaligned cutting. Be sure to use the feed knob to remove the media. (If you use
the Eject Media function, the media will automatically be ejected to the front of the Craft
ROBO after the cutting operation has been completed. For further details, please refer to
the ROBO Master User's Manual.)
Using the carrier sheet for media with a width of 190 mm or smaller
CHECKPOINT
Do not use media smaller than postcard size (100 x 148 mm).
(1) Peel off only the inside liner of the carrier sheet, so that the adhesive surface is visible. (Do not
peel off the liner strips on both sides.)
Liner
Peel off only the inside liner.
(2) Press the media onto the adhesive surface of the carrier sheet.
CHECKPOINT
• When pressing the media onto the adhesive surface, be careful not to cause air
bubbles or wrinkles in the media.
• Make sure that the edges of the media are parallel to the edges of the carrier sheet.
Media
Adhesive surface
Carrier sheet
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Using the carrier sheet for media from 191 to 210 mm in width (equivalent to ISO A4 size)
CHECKPOINT
Do not use media that is wider than 210 mm with the carrier sheet.
(1) Peel off the inside liner and the liner strips on both sides of the carrier sheet, so that the entire
adhesive surface is visible.
Liner
Peel off the inside liner and the liner strips
on both sides of the carrier sheet.
(2) Press the media onto the adhesive surface of the carrier sheet.
CHECKPOINT
• When pressing the media onto the adhesive surface, be careful not to cause air
bubbles or wrinkles in the media.
• Make sure that all of the media is pressed down.
• Make sure that the edges of the media are parallel to the edges of the carrier sheet.
Media
Adhesive surface
Carrier sheet
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Allowable cutting area of the carrier sheet
The allowable cutting area of the carrier sheet is shown in the diagram below.
When using media smaller than A4 size, always affix the media within the allowable cutting area. In
addition, make sure that the edges of the media are parallel to the edges of the carrier sheet.
CHECKPOINT
Do not use media smaller than postcard size (100 x 148 mm).
190mm
5mm
Media
Allowable
cutting area
20mm
10mm
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2.5 Adjusting and Mounting the Blade Holder
The blade adjustment cap controls the blade length. To obtain optimum cutting results, select the blade
adjustment cap for the blade holder to suit the type of media to be cut.
Caution
When handling the cutter blade, take care not to cut your hands.
Blade holder construction
The blade holder consists of a holder to which a cap containing a blade is attached. The length of
the blade protruding from the cap can be adjusted by selecting one of the three available blade
adjustment caps.
Select the blade adjustment cap best suited for the media you plan to use.
Holder
Blade adjustment cap
• Blue: Thin film
• Yellow: Thick film, thin paper
• Red: Thick paper such as a postcard
Blade
Blade adjustment caps and media selection
Select and attach the blade adjustment cap best suited to the media you plan to use. To prevent
damage to the cutting mat, the length of the blade protruding from the cap should not exceed the
thickness of the media.
Caution
When handling the cutter blade, take care not to cut your hands.
Selection guide for blade adjustment caps
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Cap
Media
Protruding blade length
(approx.)
Blue
Yellow
Red
Thin film
Thick film, thin media
Thick media such as postcards
0.1 mm
0.2 mm
0.3 mm
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Changing the blade adjustment cap
To prevent damage to the cutting mat, the length of the blade protruding from the cap should not
exceed the thickness of the media.
Caution
When handling the cutter blade, take care not to cut your hands.
The blade adjustment cap is a screw-on type.
(1) Turn the cap in the counterclockwise direction to remove it.
(2) Replace it with the correct blade adjustment cap.
(3) Turn the cap in the clockwise direction to tighten it.
Loosen
Tighten
Holder
Blade adjustment cap
Assuming that the media thickness is "t", as shown in the figure below, the blade length "l" should
r" is never greater than the combined
be equal to or slightly greater than " t ". Make sure that "r
thickness of the media and its backing sheet. If it is not possible to accurately determine the media
thickness, perform a cutting test for each blade adjustment cap in the order of blue, yellow, and red.
The most suitable cap is the one where only faint traces of the blade appear on the backing sheet
after the cutting test has been performed.
Media
t
Backing sheet
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Mounting the blade holder
Mount the blade holder that has had its protruding blade length adjusted (by selecting the most
suitable blade adjustment cap) in the Craft ROBO.
Caution
When handling the cutter blade, take care not to cut your hands.
CHECKPOINT
Be sure to grip the clamp bracket firmly when mounting or removing the blade holder.
(1) Turn the lock lever to the left (OPEN direction) to loosen the clamp bracket.
Loosen
Tighten
Lock lever
If you are using media that does not require the carrier sheet, mount the blade holder while
making sure that the protrusion on the holder faces the front and that it is aligned with the
notch in the clamp bracket.
If you are using the carrier sheet, turn the protrusion on the holder 90 degrees to the right so
that it fits against the protrusion on the clamp bracket.
Protrusion on the holder
Protrusion on the clamp bracket
Notch in the clamp bracket
Protrusion on the holder
Protrusion on the holder
Holder
Holder
Front
When using media without the carrier sheet
When using the carrier sheet
(2) Firmly insert the blade holder in the clamp bracket and then turn the lock lever to the right
(CLOSE direction) to tighten the clamp bracket.
Note: In the diagram below, the protrusion on
the holder is facing the front.
Firmly insert the blade holder until this
face contacts the clamp bracket.
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2.6 Mounting a ballpoint pen
Acceptable ballpoint pens
The ballpoint pen holder accepts the following pen types:
(1) Cylindrical ballpoint pens: Up to 8.5 mm in diameter
(2) Hexagonal ballpoint pens: Up to 7.5 mm side-to-side
(3) The tips of both pen types must extend between 3 and 3.5 mm past the ballpoint pen holder's
opening.
φ8.5mm
7.5mm
Thumb screw
3 to 3.5mm
Cylindrical
Hexagonal
ballpoint pen ballpoint pen
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pen holder
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Mounting the ballpoint pen
Mount a ballpoint pen into the ballpoint pen holder and then mount the ballpoint pen holder in the
Craft ROBO's clamp bracket.
CHECKPOINT
When mounting the ballpoint pen holder, always align it with the notched part of the clamp
bracket.
(1) Loosen the thumbscrew on the ballpoint pen holder by turning it counterclockwise.
(2) Insert the ballpoint pen into the holder.
(3) Confirm that the tip of the ballpoint pen protrudes 3 - 3.5 mm from the holder.
(4) Tighten the thumbscrew by turning it clockwise.
(5) Turn the lock lever to the left (OPEN direction) to loosen the clamp bracket.
(6) Mount the ballpoint pen holder in the clamp bracket while making sure that the protrusion on
the holder faces the front and that it is aligned with the notch in the clamp bracket.
Ballpoint pen
Loosen
Tighten
Thumb screw
Ballpoint pen holder
Tighten
Align with the notch.
(7) When the pen holder has been mounted, turn the lock lever to the right (CLOSE direction) to
tighten it.
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2.7 What to Do if This Happens
Thick or dense media like a photo paper may be cut when it is cut twice
• If you use "ROBO Master", CraftROBO cut media twice when you copy and paste the object at the
same place on the ROBO Master.
• If you use "Cutting Master 2 for Craft ROBO", you can set how many times cut at "Passes" on
Advanced Tab.
The blade no longer cuts cleanly
• If dirt or dust has adhered to the blade, remove the blade adjustment cap and then remove any
dirt from around the blade.
• Start up the Craft ROBO Controller, select the "Adjust Settings" check box, and then increase the
value by one in the "Thick" direction.
• Replace the cutter blade with a new one.
• Wipe the cutting head shaft with a lint-free cloth.
Shaft
An abnormal noise is generated with the power is turned on, and the cutting head
does not move smoothly.
• Wipe the cutting head shaft with a lint-free cloth.
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CHAPTER 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
The Craft ROBO Controller is a program that is used to perform all the basic settings such as selection of the
Media Type and Craft ROBO operations such as test cutting.
CHECKPOINT
The term "media" as used in this manual refers to paper, film, and other materials to be cut or printed
on.
3.1 System Requirements
The minimum system requirements to run the software are as follows.
• OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista
• CPU: Pentium III 600 MHz or better
• Memory: 128 MB minimum (256 MB recommended)
• Monitor: Must be capable of 1024 x 768 High Color display (True Color recommended)
• Mouse
• CD-ROM drive
Caution
When using Windows Vista/Windows XP or Windows 2000, be sure to log on using an
account with Administrator rights.
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3.2 Installing the Craft ROBO Controller
This section describes how to install the software. Do not connect the Craft ROBO to your computer until
instructed to do so by an on-screen prompt.
Caution
• Do not connect the Craft ROBO to your computer until instructed to do so by an on-screen prompt.
• If the Craft ROBO Controller has already been installed, select "Control Panel" → "Add or Remove
Programs" and then uninstall the program before performing the setup operation.
Starting up the [Start] window
Insert the CD-ROM included with the Craft ROBO into your computer. The [Start] window shown below
will be displayed. If this window is not displayed, open "My Computer" and double-click "CD Drive". If
the "Start" window still does not appear, execute "MultiSetup.exe" included in the CD-ROM.
When the [Start] window opens, click the [Install Craft ROBO Software] button to start up the
installer of "ROBO Master", the software used for Print & Cut applications.
CHECKPOINT
Be sure to close any open Windows applications before installing this software.
When the installer of ROBO Master is finished or cancelled, the installer of the Craft ROBO
Controller will be started up.
Installing the Craft ROBO Controller
(1) When the installer starts up, the screen shown below is displayed first.
Click [Next] to proceed.
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(2) Next, a "Choose Destination Location" screen will be displayed.
Select the folder in which the Controller is to be installed.
Unless the folder shown by default does not have sufficient free space, it is normally not
necessary to change it. If there is no need to change the default folder, click [Next] to proceed.
(3) Next, a "Select Program Folder" screen will be displayed.
Select the program folder in which the program icon is to be placed.
To place the program icon in a new folder, enter a new folder name in "Program Folder." To add
the program icon to an existing folder, select one from the list of "Existing Folders." A new
folder named "Craft ROBO" is prepared by default. If there is no need to change the default
folder, click [Next]. File copying starts.
(4) When the system has finished copying files, a "InstallShield Wizard Complete" screen is
displayed indicating that installation is complete. Click [Finish] to complete the installation.
The system will then proceed to install the "Craft ROBO driver". Follow the Help instructions
displayed on the screen.
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3.3 Starting up the Craft ROBO Controller
Press the Standby switch on the Craft ROBO to turn on the power, and check that the standby switch lamp is
lit (blue).
Check that the Craft ROBO and your computer are connected by a USB cable.
The Craft ROBO Controller can be started up in either of the following two ways:
(1) Starting up from the Windows [Start] menu
The Craft ROBO Controller can be started up from the Windows [Start] menu. To start it up,
select "Start" → "(All) Programs" → "Craft ROBO" → "Craft ROBO Controller".
(2) Starting up from Craft ROBO-compatible software (such as ROBO Master)
(a) Click [Craft ROBO] in the File menu of ROBO Master.
(b) The "Output to Craft ROBO" window will open. Click [OK] to start up the Craft ROBO
Controller. When the Craft ROBO Controller is started up from the ROBO Master software,
the [Cut] button is displayed, enabling output from the Controller.
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The above procedure is an example using the ROBO Master software. The Craft
ROBO can also be started up from other compatible software applications. Please
refer to the user's manual provided with each software application for the start-up
procedure.
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(c) When the Craft ROBO software is started up, a window similar to the one shown below is
displayed.
Caution
The Craft ROBO Controller settings may be performed automatically by the software
that is used to start up the Controller. In this case, the parameters that can be
selected may differ from those shown in the above window.
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3.4 Craft ROBO Controller Operations
This section describes the Craft ROBO Controller's main functions and operating procedures.
Cutting your design
To perform cutting using the Craft ROBO, the sequence of operations shown below must be
performed: [Create data (a design)] → [Make the cutline settings] → [Cut]
The [Create data (a design)] and [Make the cutline settings] operations are performed using Craft
ROBO-compatible software such as ROBO Master.
When these operations have been completed, follow the steps below to cut out the design.
(1) Turn on the power to the Craft ROBO, and check that the Standby switch lamp is lit (blue).
(2) Start up the Craft ROBO Controller from Craft ROBO-compatible software such as ROBO
Master. (See Section 3.3," Starting up the Craft ROBO Controller".)
(3) Select your media type from the "Media Type" drop-down box. (See "Media Type" in Section
3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(4) Replace the blade adjustment cap on the blade holder with a cap in the color that is displayed
in the "Blade Adjustment Cap" indicator. (See "Blade Adjustment Cap" in Section 3.5, "Craft
ROBO Controller Settings".)
(5) Adjust the cutting conditions.
Select the "Adjust Settings" check box, and then perform test cutting to determine the optimum
conditions by changing the "Speed", "Thickness", "Blade Adjustment Cap" and other settings.
(See "Blade Adjustment Cap", "Adjust Settings", and "Test Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO
Controller Settings".)
(6) Set the Design Orientation by referring to the illustration of the plotter in the upper right corner.
(If the Controller is started up from ROBO Master, the Design Orientation is set automatically.)
(See "Design Orientation in Section 3.5.)
(7) Load media in the Craft ROBO.
(8) If required, change the origin by using the "Blade Position" and "Set Origin" buttons. (See
"Blade Position" and "Set Origin" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(9) Click the "Cut" button to start cutting. (See "Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller
Settings".)
(10) If cutting is not performed correctly, adjust the cutting conditions.
Select the "Adjust Settings" check box, and then perform test cutting to determine the optimum
conditions by changing the "Speed", "Thickness", "Blade Adjustment Cap" and other settings.
(See "Blade Adjustment Cap", "Adjust Settings", and "Test Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO
Controller Settings".)
Printing your design on a printer, and then using the Craft ROBO to cut it
To cut out a printed design using the Craft ROBO, the sequence of operations shown below must
be followed: [Set Registration Marks] → [Create data (a design)] → [Make the cutline settings] →
[Print] → [Cut]
The [Set Registration Marks] ( [Create data (a design)] ( [Make the cutline settings] ( [Print]
operations are performed using Craft ROBO-compatible software such as ROBO Master.
When these operations have been completed, a design will have been printed together with
registration marks. Follow the steps below to cut the design.
(1) Turn on the power to the Craft ROBO, and check that the Standby switch lamp is lit (blue).
(2) Start up the Craft ROBO Controller from Craft ROBO-compatible software such as ROBO
Master. (See Section 3.3," Starting up the Craft ROBO Controller".)
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(3) Select your media type from the "Media Type" drop-down box. (See "Media Type" in Section
3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(4) Replace the blade adjustment cap on the blade holder with a cap in the color that is displayed
in the "Blade Adjustment Cap" indicator. (See "Blade Adjustment Cap" in Section 3.5, "Craft
ROBO Controller Settings".)
(5) Adjust the cutting conditions.
Select the "Adjust Settings" check box, and then perform test cutting to determine the optimum
conditions by changing the "Speed", "Thickness", "Blade Adjustment Cap" and other settings.
(See "Blade Adjustment Cap", "Adjust Settings", and "Test Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO
Controller Settings".)
(6) Set the Design Orientation by referring to the illustration of the plotter in the upper right corner.
(If the Controller is started up from ROBO Master, the Design Orientation is set automatically.)
(See "Design Orientation" in Section 3.5.)
(7) Load media in the Craft ROBO.
(8) Check that the "Registration Marks" check box has been selected. (See "Registration Marks" in
Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(9) Click the "Cut" button to start cutting. (See "Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(10) If cutting is not performed correctly, adjust the cutting conditions.
Select the "Adjust Settings" check box, and then perform test cutting to determine the optimum
conditions by changing the "Speed", "Thickness", "Blade Adjustment Cap" and other settings.
(See "Blade Adjustment Cap", "Adjust Settings", and "Test Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO
Controller Settings".)
< The Search Marks function>
Two steps are required to read the registration marks.
(a) The Craft ROBO searches for the first registration mark, which will become the reference
registration mark, and makes it the origin point. (The first registration mark is the
registration mark at the bottom left of the design. It is shown as a green square in the
illustration of the plotter in the Craft ROBO Controller.
(b) Using the first registration mark as the reference registration mark, the Craft ROBO checks
the second and third registration marks.
Note: If the Craft ROBO failed to read the first registration mark in (a) above, the general
registration mark position can be specified manually (see steps (11) to (13) below.
(11) Deselect the "Registration Marks" check box, and then use the "Blade Position" function to
move the pen to the position of the first registration mark (the registration mark at the bottom
left of the design). It is shown as a green square in the illustration of the plotter in the Craft
ROBO Controller. (See "Read Marks" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(12) Click the "Read Marks" button to start manual reading of the registration marks. (See "Read
Marks" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(13) When the registration marks have been read correctly, click the "Cut" button to start cutting.
(See "Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
Test Plotting
To reduce media waste, we recommend that you do a test plot when using cutting data for the first
time or when you have changed the data. Test plotting allows you to visually confirm, by plotting the
cutlines with a ballpoint pen, that the cutting data will be output correctly as the specified solid and
folding lines.
(1) Turn on the power to the Craft ROBO, and check that the Standby switch lamp is lit (blue).
(2) Start up the Craft ROBO Controller from Craft ROBO-compatible software such as ROBO
Master. (See Section 3.3,"Starting up the Craft ROBO Controller".)
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(3) Select your media type from the "Media Type" drop-down box. (See "Media Type" in Section
3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(4) Mount a commercially-available ballpoint pen in the provided ballpoint pen holder and then
mount the pen holder in the Craft ROBO.
(5) Set the Design Orientation by referring to the illustration of the plotter in the upper right corner.
(If the Controller is started from ROBO Master, the Design Orientation is set automatically.)
(See "Design Orientation" in Section 3.5.)
(6) Load media in the Craft ROBO.
(7) If required, change the origin by using the "Blade Position" and "Set Origin" buttons. (See
"Blade Position" and "Set Origin" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(8) Click the "Cut" button to start cutting. (See "Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller
Settings".)
Performing a test cut and creating a Media Type setting
When creating a Media Type setting, the appropriate cutting conditions must be found by adjusting
the media settings and performing a test cut.
(1) Turn on the power to the Craft ROBO, and check that the Standby switch lamp is lit (blue).
(2) Start up the Craft ROBO Controller from the Windows [Start] menu. (See Section 3.3," Starting
up the Craft ROBO Controller".)
(3) Select your media type from the "Media Type" drop-down box. (See "Media Type" in Section
3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
(4) Use the "Blade Position" function to move the blade to the position where you want to perform
a test cut. (See "Blade Position" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings").
(5) Select the "Adjust Settings" check box, and then perform test cutting to determine the optimum
conditions by changing the "Speed", "Thickness", "Blade Adjustment Cap" and other settings.
(See "Blade Adjustment Cap", "Adjust Settings", and "Test Cut" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO
Controller Settings".)
(6) Click the "Add Media" button, specify the media name and the color of the blade adjustment
cap, and then click the [OK] button. Your newly-created setting is added to the "Media Type" list.
(See "Add Media" in Section 3.5, "Craft ROBO Controller Settings".)
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3.5 Craft ROBO Controller Settings
When the Craft ROBO Controller is started up, the following screen appears.
When Craft ROBO-compatible software (Suchas ROBO Master)
was used to start up the Controller
When the Windows [Start] menu
was used to start up the Controller
Hide/Show the operation guide
............................. When the Craft ROBO Controller is started up, an operation guide is displayed at
the bottom of the window. The [Hide/Show the operation guide] button turns the
operation guide function on/off. Use the [Previous] and [Next] buttons provided
within the operation guide to display the screens in succession and check the
current settings for each parameter. Follow the step-by-step instructions for easy
Craft ROBO setup and operation.
Animated Instructions .. Click to display animated instructions describing the operation of the "Craft ROBO"
and the "Craft ROBO Controller".
About ............................. Click to display the version information of the Craft ROBO Controller currently in use.
Help ............................... Click to display Quick Help descriptions of the various Craft ROBO functions.
Cancel ........................... Click to exit the Craft ROBO Controller.
Cut ................................. Click to start cutting with the Craft ROBO. When the automatic reading of
registration marks is specified, the registration marks are read first. When the
registration marks have been read successfully, the Craft ROBO starts cutting.
Media Type .................... Use this drop-down box to select the type of media to be cut.
The following 8 Media Type parameters are provided:
<Graphtec media>
• Card without Craft Paper Backing
• Card with Craft Paper Backing
CHECKPOINT
• Vinyl Sticker
• Film Labels
• Magnetic Sheet
All of the above parameters are for media that is supplied by Graphtec.
When using Graphtec-supplied media, be sure to select the correct
parameter for the media that you are using. For further details on
Graphtec-supplied media, please see the Graphtec web site.
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<Other>
• Thick Media: Select this parameter when using Kent paper (inkjet, laser or similar paper).
• Thin Media: Select this parameter when using standard paper.
• Pen:
Select this parameter when a ballpoint pen has been mounted in the
Craft ROBO. The ballpoint pen is primarily used for test plotting
before cutting.
Blade Adjustment Cap .. The Blade Adjustment Cap indicator shows the most suitable blade adjustment cap
color for the media that has been selected from the "Media Type" drop-down box.
Attach the blade attachment cap in the color shown to the blade holder before
cutting that media.
Only the tip of the blade protrudes from the blade holder. The blade adjustment cap
color controls the blade length (the protruding length varies according to the color
of the cap). The color selection is mostly determined by the thickness of the media
to be cut.
Adjust Settings ............. If the results of the test cutting indicate that the conditions need to be adjusted,
select the "Adjust Settings" check box. As shown in the screen below, "Speed",
"Thickness", "Test Cut" and "Add Media" are displayed. These parameters are
disabled when the "Adjust Settings" box is not checked.
Speed ............................ Specifies the cutting speed.
Selecting "Fast" increases the cutting speed, and selecting "Slow" reduces the
speed. The slower the cutting speed, the higher the cutting quality. The speed can
be adjusted in 10 steps.
Note: If a value of 31 or higher has been specified for "Thickness", the speed will be
reduced in order to maintain an acceptable quality level.
Thickness ...................... Specifies the thickness of the media to be cut.
33 levels can be specified.
Note: If a value of 31 or higher has been specified for "Thickness", the speed will be
reduced in order to maintain an acceptable quality level.
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Track Enhancing .......... Track enhancing refers to the action of moving the media back and forth several
times before cutting is started to improve the quality of cutting. It is performed
automatically when the thickness exceeds a certain value.
Keep this function on during normal use. If you need to shorten the cutting time,
this function may be turned off provided you have verified that cutting is performed
normally.
Test Cut ......................... Perform test cutting to check the cutting quality.
Use the [Blade Position] buttons to move the blade to the position at which test
cutting is to be performed, and then click the [Test Cut] button. A 1cm x 1 cm test
pattern will be cut. The cutting conditions are appropriate when the results of test
cutting indicate that the media is cut cleanly with faint traces of the blade on the
backing material (liner or carrier sheet). If cutting has not been performed correctly,
such as when the backing material itself is cut or uncut areas of film remain,
change the blade adjustment cap to one of a different color. Alternatively, change
the "Media Type" parameter or change the "Thickness" setting.
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• The quality of the cutting results will vary, depending on the type of
media to be cut and on other factors.
• If you plan to cut media that you have never used before, always be
sure to perform test cutting first.
Add Media ..................... Click the "Add Media" button to open the "Add Media" window.
A custom media type can be created by entering its settings and name.
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Blade Position .............. Use these buttons to move the position of the blade or the pen (ballpoint pen)
mounted in the Craft ROBO.
When the left-hand or right-hand buttons are pressed, the blade or the pen
(ballpoint pen) is moved to the left or right. When the up or down buttons are
pressed, the media is moved. Clicking the [Use Keyboard] button allows the arrow
keys on the keyboard to be used in the same way as the [Blade Position] buttons.
Set Origin ...................... Use this button to specify the origin point of the cutting area.
After moving the blade or pen (ballpoint pen) to the desired origin point using the
[Blade Position] buttons, click the [Set Origin] button to specify the current position
as the origin. This function cannot be used (is not required) when registration marks
are used for positioning.
Landscape orientation
Portrait orientation
If the origin point has not been specified, and Landscape has been selected for the
media orientation, the origin point is located in the vicinity of the red circle in the
left-hand diagram. If Portrait has been selected for the media orientation, the origin
point is located in the vicinity of the blue circle shown in the right-hand diagram.
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When moving the origin, be sure to take the size of the design to be cut
into account. If the origin point is not set correctly, the part of the design
that extends past the edges of the media as shown below will not be cut
(or plotted).
Cut line
Origin poin
Cutting/plotting range
Loaded media
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The "Set Origin" function cannot be used when the "Registration Marks"
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Design Orientation ....... Select "Landscape" for a design where the media is positioned horizontally and
"Portrait" where the media is positioned vertically. The orientation is automatically
set when output is performed from the ROBO Master.
If you change your selection, the illustration in the Craft ROBO Controller also changes.
Landscape orientation
Portrait orientation
Registration Marks ....... Select the "Registration Marks" check box when you want to cut a design that has
been printed out on a printer.
Registration marks are used when cutting will be performed on a printed design.
Select the "Registration Marks" check box to enable the reading of registration
marks.
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If the Craft ROBO-compatible software (such as ROBO Master) was
used to start up the Craft ROBO Controller, this parameter is
automatically selected and cannot be changed.
Search Registration Marks
............................. Search Marks is a function that automatically searches for registration marks within a
fixed range from the current position of the blade/pen toward the center of the media.
CHECKPOINT
• This parameter cannot be used if the Craft ROBO Controller is started
up from Craft ROBO-compatible software (such as ROBO Master) and
registration marks will not be used.
• Keep this function on (check box selected) during normal use. When
the Search Marks function is on, the registration marks are
automatically searched for and read right before cutting. When the
registration marks are read normally, cutting is performed.
The registration marks may not be automatically found if they are not located in the
areas that are normally used for printing registration marks. In this case, deselect
the Search Marks checkbox and perform manual reading of the registration marks.
(See "Read Marks" in this section for details on how to perform manual reading of
registration marks.)
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Vertical distance between
registration marks
Notes on Registration Marks
Registration marks are reference marks that are used to align the plotter's cutting
position with an image that was printed out on a printer. Registration marks are
printed along with the design, and the Craft ROBO reads them with its registration
mark sensor to ensure alignment of the printed image and the cutline. The
registration marks are shaped like the corners of a rectangle and are printed
around the design at three of the four corners.
Horizontal distance between
registration marks
Origin point
CHECKPOINT
• When registration marks are used, avoid placing them on or in the
vicinity of the printed image wherever possible.
• When registration marks are used, we recommend that you use an
inkjet printer. If a laser printer is used for output, the printed image may
become distorted due to paper skew, and may cause misalignment of
the cutting position.
Distance Between Registration Marks
............................. These controls are displayed when the "Search Registration Mark" check box is not
selected. The distance between the registration marks is the distance from the
corner of one registration mark to the corner of the next registration mark.
CHECKPOINT
• In most cases, the settings are made automatically from the Craft
ROBO-compatible software.
• If the Craft ROBO-compatible software (such as ROBO Master) was
used to start up the Craft ROBO Controller, these settings are made
automatically and cannot be changed.
Registration mark reading
............................. This button is enabled when the "Search Registration Mark" check box is not
selected.
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(1) Use the [Blade Position] buttons to move the blade or pen (ballpoint pen) within
the registration mark range. The registration mark range is displayed as a green
square in the illustration at the upper right corner of the Controller. The position
of the square may change based on the orientation of the design.
(2) Click the Registration mark reading button to start manual reading of the
registration marks.
Calibration .................... Click this button to open the [Calibration] window.
Registration Mark Sensor Position Correction
This function is used to adjust the cut position when the printed image and the cut
position are misaligned. This operation enables the positions read by the
registration mark sensor to be adjusted to the correct registration mark positions.
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It is normally not necessary to perform this correction.
Follow the procedure described below to perform Registration Mark Sensor
Position Correction.
(1) Mount the blade holder in the Craft ROBO.
(2) For the "Registration Mark Reading Test", use a sheet of paper with a cross
drawn on it. Follow the procedure described below to prepare a sheet of paper
with a cross drawn on it.
<If ROBO Master has bexen installed in your computer>
Print out the "RegistrationMarkReadingTestSheet" that is provided with ROBO
Master.
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<If ROBO Master has not been installed in your computer>
Prepare a sheet of sheet of paper with a cross drawn on it to use for the
"Registration Mark Reading Test", making sure that all the following conditions
are met.
• The sheet must be white, non-glossy, A4 size paper.
• Draw a cross with black lines 0.5 to 1 mm thick and at least 4 cm in length. The
two lines must intersect each other at a right angle as shown below.
As parallel as possible
At a right angle
Print area
4cm
Right angle
4cm
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Use a sheet of white, non-glossy, A4 size paper for the
Registration Mark Reading Test, and make sure that the blade
holder is mounted in the Craft ROBO. Depending on the type of
media that is being used, the registration mark may not be read
correctly. Wherever possible, use a sheet of the actual media
(paper, vinyl film) that you plan to use.
(3) From the "Media Type" drop-down box of the Craft ROBO Controller, select the
parameter that corresponds to the media used in the "Registration Mark
Reading Test."
(4) Load the "RegistrationMarkReadingTestSheet" that you printed out from ROBO
Master or the sheet that you prepared yourself for the "Registration Mark
Reading Test" in the Craft ROBO. Next, open the "Calibration" window and
move the blade to the green square part of the diagram. Click [Use Keyboard]
in the "Blade Position" section of the Controller, and use the arrow keys on the
keyboard to move the blade.
(5) Click the [Registration Mark Reading Test] button. After the Craft ROBO has
read the printed cross, it will use the mounted blade to draw a cross.
Intersection point of the cross drawn on the
"Registration Mark Reading Test Sheet"
or the sheet you prepared yourself for the
"Registration Mark Reading Test"
Intersection point of the cross drawn
by the Craft ROBO
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If the position of the intersection point recognized by the Craft ROBO is not
aligned with that of the printed cross, correct it as specified below.
Use the vertical (y) or horizontal (x) scroll bar to specify a correction value.
The correction value must be in the range of –40 to 40. One step represents
0.05 mm. For example, if 20 is specified as the correction value, the line drawn
by the pen (ballpoint pen) moves 1 mm.
If the position of the intersection point recognized by the Craft ROBO is not
aligned with that of the printed cross, set a correction value in accordance with
the figures shown below. The red circle in each diagram denotes the position of
the intersection point recognized by the Craft ROBO.
Craft ROBO
Craft ROBO
Vertical (y)
Vertical (y)
If the cross is located at
this position, move it
toward the positive side
in both the horizontal (x)
and vertical (y) directions.
Horizontal (x)
Craft ROBO
Horizontal (x)
If the cross is located at this
position, move it toward the
negative side in the horizontal (x)
directions and toward the
positive side in the vertical (y)
directions.
Craft ROBO
Vertical (y)
Vertical (y)
If the cross is located at
this position, move it
toward the positive side
in the horizontal (x)
directions and toward the
negative side in the
vertical (y) directions.
Horizontal (x)
Horizontal (x)
If the cross is located at
this position, move it
toward the negative side
in both the horizontal (x)
and vertical (y) directions.
Distance Correction ..... When the Craft ROBO moves the media, the distance by which the media is fed
may not always be exactly as expected, depending on the media thickness and
cutting speed. Distance Correction is used to account for such an error. In the
range of –2% to +2%, enter a negative value if the fed distance is greater than the
expected distance, or a positive value if the fed distance is less than the expected
distance. The correction value may be calculated from the equation below.
1–
Actually moved distance
Distance to be moved
x 100 = correction value
Concrete example ........ If the media needs to be moved 20 cm and the distance actually moved by the
Craft ROBO is 19.8 cm, then
(1 – 19.8 ÷ 20) x 100 = 1
Therefore, enter the value 1 for correction.
CHECKPOINT
It is not normally necessary to perform correction. When registration
marks are used, correction is performed automatically.
Blade Position .............. Clicking the [Use Keyboard] button allows the arrow keys on the keyboard to be
used in the same way as the [Blade Position] buttons.
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3.6 Error Messages
If any of the following error messages is displayed on your computer screen, follow the instructions that have
been provided for each message.
The USB port is currently in use. Please wait ten seconds, and then try again.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
Cannot communicate with the Craft ROBO. Check that the USB cable is connected
correctly, press the Craft ROBO's standby switch, and then confirm that its lamp is
lit (blue).
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
Craft ROBO communication error. Press the standby switch twice.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
GITKUSBP.DLL could not be found, and so the Craft ROBO Controller could not be
started. Please reboot your computer or re-install the Craft ROBO Controller.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
To install the software again, first uninstall the Craft ROBO Controller currently installed. If the
problem is not solved, download the latest version of the Craft ROBO Controller from the Craft
ROBO website and install it.
The GITKUSBP.DLL functions could not be found, and so the Craft ROBO Controller
could not be started. Please reboot your computer or re-install the Craft ROBO
Controller.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
To install the software again, first uninstall the Craft ROBO Controller currently installed. If the
problem is not solved, download the latest version of the Craft ROBO Controller from the Craft
ROBO website and install it.
The value specified for the horizontal (vertical) distance between the registration
marks exceeds the specifiable range. Please specify a distance in the range X to X
mm.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
The value specified for the feed direction exceeds the specifiable range. Please
specify a distance in the range of X to X %.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
Registration mark reading failure. Please reload the medium.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
Registration mark reading failed. Reload the media, and then click the [Cut] button
once again. If the registration marks are still not read correctly, deselect the "Search
Marks" check box, move the blade within the green square, and then click the "Read
Marks" button.
→
Follow the instructions in the message.
The Craft ROBO Controller is already active. Please shut the controller down and
perform the operation once again.
→
3-18
This message is displayed when you duplicate starting up the Craft ROBO Controller. Exit the
currently operating Craft ROBO Controller and restart it to continue operation.
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PREFACE
CH 1. PRIOR TO USE
CONTENTS
CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
INDEX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
The design orientation has not been specified correctly. Please check the "Design
Orientation" setting in your application program.
→
Make the setting once again. If the problem is still not resolved, consult the manufacturer of the
application software that you are using.
The distances between the registration marks have not been specified correctly.
Please check the "Distance between Registration Marks" setting in your application
program.
→
Make the setting once again. If the problem is still not resolved, consult the manufacturer of the
application software that you are using.
The specified Media Type cannot be used. Please specify a different Media Type.
→
The default Media Type has been specified, or characters (Ä / : * ? < >) that cannot be used for
the Media Type name have been specified. Please enter the Media Type name once again.
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CH 1. PRIOR TO USE
CONTENTS
CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
INDEX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
APPENDIX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
Item
Feeding method
Drive
Cutting range
Effective sheet width
Operating speed
Loadable number of blades/pens
Tools
Media types that can be cut
Specification
Grit-rolling
Stepping motor
Maximum: 200 x 1000 mm (in expanded mode)
Limited, however, to film media only (0.1 mm or less in thickness,
liner-included thickness of 0.3 mm or less)
A4 size supported
Loadable sheet width: maximum 260 mm, minimum 210 mm unless
the carrier sheet is used
10 - 100 mm per second (in 10-mm steps; 10 levels selectable)
1
Blade with dedicated blade holder
General-purpose ballpoint pen (used only with the ballpoint pen
holder)
Film media 0.1 mm or less in thickness, liner-included thickness of
0.3 mm or less (but excluding high-intensity reflective sheets), Kent
paper (inkjet or laser paper up to 157 g/m2), drawing paper,
postcards, scrapbooking paper; inkjet photo paper
* Not all types of media can be cut
Interface
Rated power supply
Power consumption
Working environment
Guaranteed operating environment
External dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight
APPENDIX
USB 2.0 (Full speed)
Dedicated adapter, +24 V DC (2.0 A)
28 W (10 W or less during standby)
5 to 40˚C, 35 to 80% R.H. (Non-condensing)
16 to 32˚C, 35 to 70% R.H. (Non-condensing)
Approx. 397 x 159 x 112 mm (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 2.2 kg
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INDEX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
INDEX
A
About ....................................................................... 3-9
AC adapter .............................................................. 1-1
AC adapter jack ....................................................... 1-2
Add Media ............................................................. 3-11
Adjust Settings ...................................................... 3-10
Allowable cutting area ............................................. 2-5
Carrier Sheet ...................................................... 2-9
Animated Instructions ............................................. 3-9
B
Ballpoint pen
Acceptable ....................................................... 2-13
Mounting .......................................................... 2-14
Ballpoint pen holder ................................................ 1-1
Blade adjustment cap ............................................ 3-10
Changing .......................................................... 2-11
Blade adjustment caps and media selection ......... 2-10
Blade holder ............................................................ 1-1
Construction ..................................................... 2-10
Mounting .......................................................... 2-12
Blade Position ............................................. 3-12, 3-17
Distance Between Registration Marks .................. 3-14
Distance Correction ............................................... 3-17
E
Error Messages ..................................................... 3-18
F
Federal Communications Commission
Radio Frequency Interference Statement .............. i
Feed knob ............................................................... 1-2
Front guide .............................................................. 1-2
G
Guideline ................................................................. 1-2
H
Help ......................................................................... 3-9
Hide/Show the operation guide ............................... 3-9
I
Items ....................................................................... 1-1
M
C
Calibration ............................................................. 3-15
Cancel ..................................................................... 3-9
Carrier Sheet ................................................... 1-1, 2-7
Clamp bracket ......................................................... 1-2
Concrete example ................................................. 3-17
Connecting and Turning on the Power .................... 2-1
Connecting to a Computer ...................................... 2-2
Copyright ..................................................................... i
Craft ROBO Controller
Installing ............................................................. 3-2
Operations ......................................................... 3-6
Settings .............................................................. 3-9
Starting............................................................... 3-4
System Requirements ........................................ 3-1
Craft ROBO Software CD-ROM .............................. 1-1
Creating a Media Type setting ................................. 3-8
Cut ........................................................................... 3-9
Cutting head ............................................................ 1-2
Cutting mat .............................................................. 1-2
Cutting your design ................................................. 3-6
Media loading method ............................................. 2-3
Media rollers ............................................................ 1-2
Media Trial Kit .......................................................... 1-1
Media Type .............................................................. 3-9
N
Notes on this Manual .................................................. i
P
Parts and Functions ................................................ 1-2
Performing a test cut ............................................... 3-8
Pinch rollers ............................................................ 1-2
Power cable ............................................................. 1-1
PREFACE .................................................................... i
Printing your design on a printer
and then using the Craft ROBO to cut it ............. 3-6
PRIOR TO USE ....................................................... 1-1
Q
Quick Application Guide .......................................... 1-1
Quick Start Instructions ........................................... 1-1
D
R
Design Orientation ................................................ 3-13
Registered Trademarks ............................................... i
INDEX
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CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
INDEX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
Registration mark reading ..................................... 3-14
Registration Mark Sensor Position Correction ...... 3-15
Registration Marks ...................................... 3-13, 3-14
S
Search Registration Marks .................................... 3-13
Set Origin .............................................................. 3-12
Standard Specifications ......................................... A-1
Standby switch ........................................................ 1-2
[Start] window ......................................................... 3-2
T
Test Cut ................................................................. 3-11
Test Plotting ............................................................. 3-7
Thickness .............................................................. 3-10
Track Enhancing .................................................... 3-11
U
USB cable ............................................................... 1-1
USB interface connector ......................................... 1-2
W
Warning ....................................................................... i
What to Do if This Happens .................................. 2-15
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CONTENTS
CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
The specifications, etc., in this manual are
subject to change without notice.
CC200m-UM-152
Feburary 13, 2007
1st edition
GRAPHTEC CORPORATION
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CONTENTS
CH 3. CRAFT ROBO CONTROLLER
CH 2. CONNECTION AND PREPARATION
INDEX
Appendix A. Standard Specifications
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