OK, how do I do this?
I need to print and cut around 50+ sheets of these game tokens.
They are pre-printed and mounted on 2mm MDF.
Registration is killing me!!!
Problem 1: The print on the sheet is not always in the same location - it can drift both horizontally and vertically
Problem 2: The print on the sheet may also drift with upto 2 degrees of rotation.
Problem 3: My GF standard alignment is around 1/4 inch out vertically and 1/16th inch horizontally - but this varies after every calibration.
Problem 4: The very slight rotation is impossible in the User Interface
Problem 5: I can’t use a jig because of problems 1 and 2.
Oh. and the advanced course is I would really like to print this double sided - but I’ve given that up as being completely impossible.
What I have been doing is
- With a test score that is the top left and top right corners start with a test I know will be too far up and to the left
- Eyeball it in the GF and tweak with arrows down and right
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the score lines up as best I can
- Then run the actual cut grid and run the proper cut.
If the rotation is out of whack I’ve been opening up the GF and trying to align the print square against the edge of the GF then going back to Step 1 again.
Any ideas, suggestions or advice welcome.
These are the tokens as printed.
These are the tokens after cutting - which incidentally look great and work really well in the game.