I’ve been working “Four” pretty hard, because I only have like two days left on my warranty and I want to make sure I’ve got a good machine going forward. Two things have surfaced so far.
One: the bed image is rotated. It makes it really weird trying to line things up. The cuts come out straight (as in, parallel to the edge, even though on the screen it looks like they won’t be), but figuring out where to place things is really difficult, because the edges of the image and the cutting / engraving boundaries aren’t parallel, so I never really know where things are going to land. I can deal with the image not being aligned with exactly where it’s going to end up on the material, but having it not aligned AND rotated is hurting my brain.
This isn’t PG material, but it shows the problem better because it’s a larger cut, so it’s easier to see the rotation between the design and the actual outcome:
And here’s the requisite GOGM on medium draftboard, which shows the same thing but you have to look a lot closer to see it:
The second issue happened tonight when this scored pattern went wonky: I’m pretty sure the issue isn’t in the artwork, since the pattern on the left was copied and mirrored from the one on the right. (This job was in process at 5:30 pm Pacific today.)
The misalignment happened at unequal intervals down the whole length of the design. The cuts were all okay; only the scores (which were done in the first step) were messed up.
I’ve checked all the belts and tracks and there’s no debris, and everything moves freely and easily, so I’m kind of stumped as to what might have happened!