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Jaguar III series
User Manual




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Great Computer Corporation




V2.1 2005/6/17
NOTICE

GCC reserves the right to modify the information contained in this user
manual at any time without prior notice; un-authorised modification, copying
distribution or display is prohibited. All comments, queries or
suggestions concerning this manual please consult with your local dealer.




V2.1 2005/6/17
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Important Information
Thank you for purchasing the SignPal Series Jaguar III Cutting Plotter.
Before you use the cutting plotter, please make sure that you have read the safety
precautions and instructions below.

!
Caution
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS!
For safety concern, please always hold the cutter firmly from the bottom wh moving
t. Do not move the cutter by clasping the depression area on both sides.




O (correct) X (Incorrect)

Do not shake or drop the blade holder, a blade tip can fly out.
During an operation, do not touch any of the moving parts of this machine (such as the
carriage). Also be careful to make sure that clothing and hair do not get caught.
Always connect the power cable to a grounded outlet.
Always use the accessory power cablewhich is provided. Do not wire the power cable so that it
becomes bent or caught between objects.
Do not connect the power cable to branching outlet to which other machines are also
connected, or use an extension cable. There is danger of overheating and of mis-operation of
the machine.
Keep the tools away from children where they can reach.
Always put the pinch rollers within the white marks.




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Warning

Never press the top release grip and pull the bottom release grip at the same time as the pictures
shown below:




(CORRECT) (INCORRECT)

Press down Press down




Stop
DISABLE




Note:
In case the grips clipped
together due to your wrong
operation, please use a
tweezers to pull out the stop
bar when pressing down the
Pull up bottom to release top release grip. Keep the
stop bar outside then release
ENABLE
Figure 0-3




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Table of Contents
Important Information


1. General Information
1.1 Introduction 1-1
1.2 Package Items 1-1
1.3 Product Features 1-2
1.4 Appearance of Jaguar III
1.4.1 The Front View 1-3
1.4.2 The Back View 1-3
1.4.3 The Whole View 1-4
1.4.4 The Left-hand Side 1-4
1.4.5 The Right-hand Side 1-5

2. Installation
2.1 Precaution 2-1
2.2 Stand & Flexible Media Support System 2-2
2.3 Desktop Flexible Media Support System 2-5
2.4 Blade Installation 2-7
2.5 Cable Connections
2.5.1 USB Interface 2-9
2.5.2 Parallel Interface 2-10
2.5.3 RS-232 Interface 2-10
2.5.4 Data Transmitting 2-10
2.5.4 Connecting with Macintosh Computers 2-11

3. The Control Panel
3.1 The LCD Panel 3-1
3.2 Menu in On-line Mode 3-2
3.3 Menu in Off-line Mode 3-3
3.4 Menu of AAS Function 3-4
3.5 Menu Items 3-5

4. Operation
4.1 Media Loading
4.1.1 Loading the Sheet Media
4.1.2 Loading the Roll Media
4.2 Tracking Performance
4.3 Adjusting the Cutting Force and Offset
4.4 How to Cut 3mm Letters
4.5 How to Make A Long Plot




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5. Accu-Aligning System
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Calibrating the System
5.2.1 Media Calibration
5.2.2 AAS Calibration
5.3 Printer Test
5.4 Contour Cutting

6. Maintenance
6.1 Cleaning the cutting Plotter 6-1
6.2 Cleaning the Grid Drum 6-2
6.3 Cleaning the Pinch Rollers 6-2
6.4 Media Calibration Procedure 6-3

7. Trouble Shooting
7.1 Non Operational Problems 7-1
7.2 Operational Problems 7-2
7.3 Communication Problems 7-3
7.4 Software Problems 7-4
7.5 Cutting Quality Problem 7-5

Appendix
I Jaguar III Specification A-I
II Blade Specification A-II




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1. General Information
1.1 Introduction
Jaguar III series cutting plotters have been designed to produce computer-generated images
or perform contour cutting on sheets or rolls of vinyl media.


This manual covers the following models of Jaguar III series cutting plotters:
JA-61 for media width: 50mm(1.97") ~ 770mm(30.3")
JA-76S for media width: 50mm(1.97") ~ 920mm(36.2")
JA-101S for media width: 50mm(1.97") ~ 1270mm(50")
JA-132S for media width: 50mm(1.97") ~ 1594mm(62.7")



1.2 Package Items
The package of the Jaguar III model contents the items listed below, please check carefully.
If you find any item missing, please consult your local dealer for further assistance.
Standard Item Quantity
1. Cutting Plotter 1

2. Stand Set ( for JA-76S/101S/132S only )
1 piece of H-shape stand
1
2 pieces of stands
1 piece of stand beam

3. Flexible Media Support System Package

items 132S/101S/76S 61
1 set of Roll Media Flange (2 pieces)
1 set of Roll Holder (2 pieces)
1 set of Roll Holder Guide Bushes (4 pieces)
1 set of Roll Holder Support (2 pieces)
24 pieces of M6 screws
1 piece of M5 L-shape hexagon screw driver 1
1 piece of M6 L-shape hexagon screw driver
4 pieces of Hold Plugs
1 set of Desktop Support Brackets (2 pieces)
4 pieces of Plastic Foot
4 pieces of M4 screws
12 pieces of M6 screws
1 piece of M4 L-shape hexagon screw driver



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4. Accessory Bag
1 piece of User's Compact Disk
1 piece of AC power Cord
1 piece of data cable (RS-232C or print cable)
1 set of Blade Holder Assembly
1 piece of Blade
1 piece of Paper Sliter
1
1 piece of Cutting Pad for Vinyl cutting
1 Coil of Cutting Pad for paper cutting
1 piece of Tweezers
1 piece of Water-based Fiber-tip Pen
1 piece of Black Vinyl




1.3 Product Features

The following are the main features of the Jaguar III series cutting plotters:

Tri-port connectivity provides you with greater flexibility.
Up to 4.2g acceleration.
Up to 600-gram cutting force.
Up to 60-inch/per second cutting speed.
Guaranty 10-meter tracking.
User friendly, multi-language control panel
ingenious media basket.
Enhanced Accu-Aligning System for contour cutting.




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1.4 Appearance of Jaguar III

1.4.1 The Front View (Figure 1-1)

Grid Drums move the
media back and forth
during operation.
Tool Carriage performs the
cutting with the installed blade
and pen.

Control panel consists of 14
control keys and 1 LED and 1 LCM
showing messages and menus.

SliterGroove
sheets off the extra
media easily along
this groove.



Platen - provides the
Alignment Rulers -
Media can be aligned Cutting Pad provides the
surface for holding and
with the clear guide line protection of blade when the blade
supporting media while
marks is cutting.
performing cutting


Figure 1-1


1.4.2 The Back View (Figure 1-2)




Lever - raises or
lowers the pinch
rollers.




Pinch Rollers - hold
the media during cutting.


Figure 1-2


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1.4.3 The Whole View (Figure 1-3)


Roll Holder - Holds and
Roll Holder Guide
supplies the roll media
Bushes - Serve to keep the
for cutting. roll media in place when

media is pulled from the
roll.


Stand Beam
stabilizes the body.




Roll Holder
Support s




H-shape Stand Supports the
cutting plotter body.

Stand - Supports the
cutting plotter body
Figure 1-3


1.4 4 The Left-hand Side (Figure 1-4)




Power Switch On when switches to [I]; Off to [O]
Figure 1-4
Fuse 3 Amp.


AC Power Connector used to insert the AC power cord.

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1.4.5 The Right-hand Side (Figure 1-5)

Serial Interface Connector (RS232C) used to
connect the cutting plotter to a computer through a
serial interface cable.




USB Connector- used to connect the cutting
plotter to a computer through a USB cable.




Parallel Interface Connector used to connect the
cutting plotter to a computer through a parallel
Figure 1-5
interface cable




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2. Installation
2.1 Precaution

Please read below information carefully before you start installation.


Notice 1

Make sure the power switch is off before installing the cutting plotter.

Carefully handle the cutter to prevent any injuries.




Notice 2 Choosing a proper place before setting up the cutting plotter

Before installing your cutting plotter, select a suitable location, which meets the following
conditions.

The machine can be approached easily from any direction.

Keep enough space for the machine, accessories and supplies.

Keep the working area stable, avoiding sever vibration.

Keep the temperature between 5 and 40 (41-104oF) in the workshop.

Keep the relative humidity between 30% and 70% in the workshop.

Protecting the machine from dust and strong air current.

Preventing the machine from direct sunlight or extremely bright lighting.




Notice 3 Connecting the Power Supply

Check the plug of the power cord to see if it mates with the wall outlet. If not, please contact
your dealer.

Insert the plug (male) into a grounded power outlet.

Insert the other end (female) of power cord into the AC connector of cutting plotter.



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2.2 Stand & Flexible Media Support System

Step 1
Please examine supplied items in the accessory box of stand carton:
1 piece of M6 L-shape hexagon screw driver
1 piece of M5 L-shape hexagon screw driver
24 pieces of M6 screws
4 pieces of hold plugs



Step 2
Remove the plotter body and the accessories from the shipped carton.
Place the stands upright on the H-stand and follow the number ((( to assemble.
(See Figure 2-1 & 2-2)


Stand beam




H-stan


Figure 2-1



Figure 2-2
Step 3
Then, connect Part and (. Insert 4 screws into the holes on H-stand and fasten them as shown in
Figure 2-2.




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Step
Position the stand beam perpendicularly to part ( and put the screws into the holes and tighten
them as Figure 2-3. Then the complete picture of stand will be like Figure 2-4.


stand


stand b




screw H-stand


Figure 2-3 Figure 2-4




Step 5
Remove the cutting plotter from the carton. Position your stand under the plotter, and then
insert the screws into the holes on plotter's bottom and tighten them up
as shown in Figure 2-5.




screws


Figure 2-5
6 screws holes


Roll holder support


Figure 2-6 4 screws
Step 6
Insert the roll holder support with the screws into the holes of the stand, then tighten them up
as shown in Figure 2-6. You could decide roll holder support's position by inserting into
different holes.

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Step 7
Place two roll holders into the holes in the roll holder support (Figure 2-7)


Roll holder support

Roll holders




Figure 2.7




Step 8
Lastly, the complete picture will be shown like below. (Figure 2-8)




Figure 2-8




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2.3 Desktop Flexible Media Support System ( for JA-61 only )

Step 1
Please examine the following items in stand carton's accessory box:
1 set of Roll Media Flange (2 pieces)
1 set of Roll Holder (2 pieces)
1 set of Roll Holder Guide Bushes (4 pieces)
1 set of Roll Holder Support (2 pieces)
1 set of Desktop Support Bracket (2 pieces)
4 pieces of Plastic Foot
4 pieces of M4 screws
12 pieces of M6 screws
1 piece of M4 L-shape hexagon screw driver
1 piece of M5 L-shape hexagon screw driver
1 piece of M6 L-shape hexagon screw driver (for adjusting the screws of Roll Holders)



Step 2
Put the 4 Plastic Foot under the Roll Holder Support and insert the M4 screw into the hole of
Plastic Foot and tighten them with the M4 L-shape screw driver. (Figure 2-9)


Roll Holder Support Figure 2-10




M4 screw
M4 screws

Plastic Foot Figure 2-9 M6 screws
Desktop Support Brackets
M6 screws Roll Holder Support



Step 3 Position the Desktop Support Brackets beside the Roll Holder Support and insert
M6 screws into the Roll Holder Support and tighten them with M5 L-shape screw driver. (Refer
to Figure 2-10 at the left).

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Step 4
Put the bottom of machine in lateral, and position the Roll Holder Assembly beside the bottom
of the machine. Then, insert the M6 screws into the holes of Roll Holder support assembly
and tighten them with M5 L-shape screwdriver. Like Figure 2-11.

Roll Holder Assembly




Screw holes

M6 screws



Figure 2-11



Roll Holders

Figure 2-12
Step 5
Place the 2 roll holders into the holes of Roll Holder Support (Figure 2-12).



Step 6
The complete Desktop Media Support System will be shown as in Figure 2-13.




Figure 2-13




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2.4 Blade Installation
Figure 2-14 is the illustrator of the blade holder. Insert a blade into the bottom of the blade
holder and remove the blade by pushing the pin. Make sure that your fingers are away from
the blade tip.
Pin
Adjustment depth knob




Outward ring



Figure 2-14


Step 1
Install blade (Figure 2-15).




Figure 2-15 Figure 2-16

Step 2
Push the blade to the bottom of the blade holder. (Figure 2-16).


Step 3
Adjust the blade tip to suitable length by screwing
"Blade tip adjustment screw" clockwise or
count-clockwise. (Figure 2-17).
Tips:
"The proper length" means the blade's
length is adjusted 0.1mm more than
film's thickness. That is, if the thickness
of film is 0.5mm, then blade's length is
properly adjusted 0.6mm and it can
completely cut through the film layer
yet avoid penetrating the backing.

Figure 2-17

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Step 4
Insert the blade holder into tool carriage. Please note the outward ring of the holder must put
into the grooves of carriage firmly (see Figure 2-18), then fasten the case (Figure 2-19).




Figure 2-18 Figure 2-19
In order to get the blade holder, you need to take off the lower cover of AAS module first (Figure 2-20);
then use your thumb and index-finger tip to grab the blade holder (Figure 2-21).




Figure 2-20 Figure 2-21



Step 5 Use the reversing steps to remove the blade holder.



Step 6 Eject the blade. Push "Blade eject pin" to eject blade when the blade needs to be
replaced.



Caution
The blade will lose its sharpness after a period of usage, the cutting quality might be affected.
By increasing the cutting force, it might do the trick. However, once the blade is worn out
and no longer provides a reliable cutting, you should replace a new one. The blade is
consumable and must be replaced as often as necessary to maintain the cutting quality. The
quality of the blade deeply affects cutting quality. So be sure to use a high quality blade to
ensure good cutting results.

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2.5 Cable Connection

The cutting plotter communicates with a computer through a USB (Universal Serial Bus), Parallel
port (Centronics) or a Serial port (RS-232C). This chapter shows you how to connect the cutting
plotter to a host computer and how to set up the computer/cutting plotter interconnection.


!! Notice: When USB connection is enabled, both parallel port and serial port will be disabled
automatically.




Parallel port
Serial port




USB port

Figure 2-22


2.5.1 USB Interface
Jaguar III build-in USB interface are based on the Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 1.1. ( Operation system of Windows 95, Windows NT don't support USB ).

USB driver installation

Caution!! Don't plug USB cable into Jaguar II before you install USB driver.
a. Put USB cable aside (don't plug it into Jaguar II).
b. Insert "Installation CD", and then click on "USB driver" to install USB driver. When it
Shows "USB Driver installed"..

Connection

Plug the USB cable into the Jaguar II USB interface connector. Plug the other end of the
cable into the PC's USB interface connector.

Cutting driver or sign cutting software installation

Insert "Installation CD", and then click on "Driver" to install driver working with CorelDraw.



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2.5.2 Parallel Interface

Connecting to the Parallel (Centronics) Port

1. Connect a parallel cable to the cutting plotter and the host computer (Figure 4-1)
2. Set up the output port LPT1 or LPT2 from your software package
3. Send the data to your cutting plotter directly. Or, use DOS commands like TYPE or PRINT to
output data.



2.5.3 RS-232 Interface

Connecting to the RS-232 (Serial) Port

1. For IBM PC, PS/2 users or compatibles, connect the RS-232C cable to the serial connector of the
assigned serial port (COM1 or COM2) of your host computer.
2. Set up the communication parameters (Baud Rate and Data Bits/Parity) to match the setting of
software package, refer to chapter 3 "Misc" key description.



2.5.4 Data Transmitting

There are two options to transmit the data from the computer to the cutting plotter:


Option 1: With proper interface settings, the data can be transmitted from your application software
package to the cutting plotters directly.


Option 2: Most cutting software packages are able to emulate HP-GL or HP-GL/2 commands,
therefore, Use DOS commands like TYPE or PRINT to output your file. As long as the
file is HP-GL or HP-GL/2 format, the cutting plotter can output the data precisely.


For example, a file with PLT extension generated by SignPal can be transmitted directly to the plotter
at the DOS prompt, and then be cut out. Before outputting at the DOS prompt, set up a transmission
protocol between your cutting plotter and computer by a DOS command, MODE. Make sure that
your PC has the same communication protocol as the cutter. For example:

MODE COM2: 9600, N, 8, 1, P

Then, use TYPE command to output via COM2 if COM2 is the assigned output port.

TYPE filename > COM2

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Tip:
Add the MODE command line to your system's AUTOEXEC.BAT to
automatically execute MODE command every time you want to output your
data at the DOS prompt via serial connection. However, values in a
MODE command should comply with the related requirements of your
software. Refer to DOS manual for further information.




2.5.5 Connecting with Macintosh Computers

In order to operate the cutting plotter with a Macintosh computer (e.g. Power Mac), you need a MAC
modem cable (DIN 8 to DB25) to connect the RS-232C cable, please refer to Fig 4-2.


The cable is an optional item, which could be ordered through your dealer.




Figure 2-23




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3. The Control Panel
This chapter describes the button operations with the LCM menu flowcharts of Jaguar III. When
the cutting plotter is ready for use as described in Chapter 1 & 2, all functions are under default
parameters.


3.1 The LCD Panel




< LCD Control Panel on Jaguar III series >


Key Function

LCD Screen To display functions and error messages.

Power LED To indicate the power status ( light up: power on; light off: power off )

4 Arrow Keys To move position, select function, or change setting.

ENTER To set item, registers the immediately preceding input value.

PAUSE/RESUME To temporarily halt cutting process or to continue

ON/OFF LINE To switch modes, stop cutting job, or abort changes of settings.

OFFSET To adjust the value of blade's offset.

FORCE To adjust the value of cutting force.

SPEED To adjust the value of cutting speed and quality.

CUT TEST To perform cutting tests in different ways.

DATA CLEAR To clear up buffer memory.

TOOL SELECT To select tools.

MISC To set up functions.
Please see details in 3.5 Menu Items


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3.2 Menu in On-line Mode

Pow er O n J a g u a r III in p ro c e s s in g

J a g u a r III
L C M V e rs io n -.-


F irm w a re V -.--
C o p y rig n t 2 0 0 2



P la c e M e d ia A n d T h e n
Low er D ow n The Lever


R o ll Edge S in g le
Key Key Key U se to s e le c t


S iz in g M e d ia W id th
L e v e r U p to A b o rt


S iz iin g M e d ia L e n g th
L e v e r U p to A b o rt
Top m enu
S ---.- F ---.- O -.-- M
L :-----.-- W : ----.-- T 1 M
S e n d in g d a ta

P ause
D a ta In P ro c e s s in g S e tu p R e s u m e
[P A U S E ]
[O ffs e t k e y ] O ffs e t: 0 .2 7 5 m m
O K: E N T E R


[F o rc e k e y ] F o rc e : 80 gf
O K: E N T E R U se to s e le c t ; [E N T E R ]to e n a b le th e s e ttin g




[S p e e d K e y ] Speed: 7 2 c m /s
S e le c t: OK: ENTER

U p Speed: 7 2 c m /s
S e le c t: OK: ENTER
[D a ta C le a r] C le a r d a ta m e m o ry
N : C ancel O K : E N TE R Q u a lity : N o rm a l
S e le c t: OK: ENTER


[T o o l S e le c t] 1 S :7 2 F :8 0 O : 0 .2 7 5 M S e t S m o o th in g C u t
S e le c t O K: EN TER S e le c t: OK: ENTER

O v e rC u t 0 .0 0 0 m m
S e le c t: OK: ENTER

S e t T a n g e tia l M o d e
S e le c t: OK: ENTER

P o u n c in g 0 .0 0 m m
S e le c t: OK: ENTER

P a n e l S e tu p
S e le c t: OK: ENTER

R e s to re d e fa u lt ?
S e le c t: OK: ENTER

S a v e P a ra m e te r
S e le c t: OK: ENTER




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3.3 Menu in Off-line Mode


Press[ON/OFF LINE] switch to offline mode

Offline For
System Setup

[ ] Move Origin
X: Y:

[OFFSET] Offset 0.275 mm 0.000-1.000 with an increment of 0.025(mm)
OK: Enter

[Force] Force: 80 gf 0-600 with an increment of 5 (gram force)
OK: Enter

[Speed] Speed: 72cm/s Speed: 3-153 with an increment of 3 (cm/s)
Select: OK: Enter
Upspeed: 3-153 with an increment of 3 (cm/s)
Up Speed: 72cm/s
Select: OK: Enter

Quality: Normal Draft, Fair, Normal, Fine, Small Letter
Select: OK: Enter
[Cut Test] Square Cut
Select: OK: Enter

AAS Function
[Data Clear ] Clear Data Memery Select: OK: Enter
N: Cancel OK: Enter
Repeat Last Plot
Select: OK: Enter
[Tool Select] 1S: 72 F:80 O: 0.275 M Set Smoothing Cut
Select OK: Enter Select: OK: Enter Mark positions
Select: OK:Enter
OverCut: 0.00mm
[Misc] Auto Unrolled Media Select: OK: Enter
Select: OK:Enter
Set Tangential Mode OverCut: 0.00-1.00 mm with an increment of
Threshold Select: OK: Enter 0.05 mm
Select: OK: Enter
Pouncing 0.00mm
AAS Offset Select: OK: Enter
Select: OK: Enter
Panel Setup Pouncing: 0-200 mm with an increment of
Media Back & Forth Select: OK: Enter 1 mm
Select: OK: Enter
Restore default ?
Paper Saving Mode Select: OK: Enter
Select: OK:Enter
Save parameter ?
Select: OK: Enter
Set Communication
Select: OK: Enter
Both Expanded Mode, Length Expanded Mode,
Firmware: x.x.xx Width Expanded Mode, Both Unexpanded Mode
FPGA: Vx.x mm/dd/yy

Select Language
Select: OK: Enter
English, Spanish, Italian, Deutsch, Japanese,
Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, French
Select Unit
Select: OK: Enter Metric (cm/ gf) or English
measurement (inch/oz)
Scale Length
Select: OK:Enter

Scale Width
Select: OK: Enter




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3.4 Menu of AAS Function

AAS Function AAS - 3 - Points Set Origin
Select: OK: ENTER Select: OK: ENTER move



Set Origin M
X: Y:
AAS Capture Error
N:ONLINE
Set AAS Origin
Please wait
Check the Mark position

AAS Communication
Capturing P1 TIMEOUT N:ONLINE


Check cable connections
Capturing P2
AAS Capture Error
Move P2 N:ONLINE

Capturing P3
AAS Capture Error
Move P3 N:ONLINE
S---.- F ---.- O -.-- M
L:-----.-- W: ----.-- T1M
Move To Mark M
X: Y:

Media Calibration Media Calibration
Select: OK: ENTER Move OK: ENTER



Move To Mark M Press Enter Key to
X: Y: continue capturing



Media Grey Value
AAA BBB CCC AAA:Grey Value of Mark
BBB:Grey Value of Vinyl
CCC:Grey Value of Threshold
Threshold Value
CCC




AAS Calibration Move To Make
Select: OK: ENTER a Mark



Move To Mark M
X: Y:



Weed Outside Square
OK: ENTER
Weed the outside square carefully

AAS Offset
X:--------- Y:---------




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3.5 Menu Items

Below describes the functions of menu items:
Menu or Key Function Setting Default
--- Media sizing ---
Roll to measure media width. Maximum Tracking
25 meters
Edge to measure media width and pull the media back till the front Maximum Tracking
paper sensor open. 25 meters

Single to measure media width and length. Maximum Tracking
10 meters
--- POWER ---
to indicate the power status.

[ Arrow Keys ]
1. to move the tool carriage position on X or Y axis.
2. to select functions or change values of settings.

[ ENTER ]
1. to effect the displayed parameters that will be saved
automatically.
2. to set a new origin at the present tool carriage position.
In "offline" mode, moving the tool carriage to desired
position by [Arrow Keys], then press [ENTER] key to set a
new origin. While moving with the parameters of XY-axes
displayed, press [MISC] key will enable fine-tune
movement; press [MISC] key again to disable the function.

[ PAUSE/RESUME ]
to temporarily halt the cutting process;
to resume the process by press [Pause/Resume] key again.

[ ONLINE/OFFLINE ]
1. to switch between online mode and offline mode.
2. to stop the cutting job or abort the change of setting.
Once press this key, the cutting job will be terminated
immediately and cannot be resumed.
[ OFFSET ]
to set or modify the distance between the blade tip and the 0.000~1.000mm 0.275mm
center axis.

[ FORCE ]
to set or modify the value of tool force. 0~600gram; 80 gram
5 gram/per step
[ SPEED ]
Speed to set or modify tool speed at horizontal moving. 0~153cm/sec; 72cm/sec
3cm/sec per step

Up Speed to set or modify tool speed at vertical moving. 0~153cm/sec; 72cm/sec
3cm/sec per step

Cutting Quality to set or modify cutting quality. Draft, Fair, Normal
While cutting small letter, set as "Small letter"; Normal, Fine,
while cutting in high speed, set as "Draft"; Small Letter
for normal operation, set as "Normal".


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[ CUT TEST ]
Square Cut to perform a cutting test at present blade position.
for more information, please refer to page 2-7 to adjust blade
force and cutting speed.

AAS Function AAS-3-Points:
to perform AAS (Accu-Aligning System) contour cutting.
Media Calibration:
to calibrate the sensitivity of the AAS sensor.

AAS Calibration:
to calibrate the AAS (Accu-Aligning System).

Repeat Last Recut: 1~99;
Plot to repeat the last job without re-sending the data. 1 per step

Copy: 1~99;
to copy the last job without re-sending the data. 1 per step

* 1mm gap will be auto-generated between 2 copies).
* if the media length is not enough to continue, it will show
below message on LCM:.




* if both functions are enabled at the same time, the cutter will
perform the last setting only.

Mark Positions 2-points:
to manually position 2 points for contour cutting.

3-points:
to manually position 3 points for contour cutting.

[ DATA CLEAR ]
to clear up buffer memory.

[ TOOL SELECT ]
Set Smoothing to enable smooth-cutting function. Ensable
Cut
Over Cut to generate an overcut to facilitate weeding. 0.00mm-1.00mm 0.00mm
0.05mm/per step
Set Tangential to enable the emulated tangential-cutting mode for thicker Ensable
Mode media types and small letter cuts.
Note: while the Offset value setting at 0.000 mm, "Set
Tangential Mode" will automatically be disabled.

Pouncing to make perforated patterns.. 0~200mm 0mm

* In order to use this function, Pouncing tool must be installed.
* Before start pouncing, place pouncing strip on top of the
cutting pad to protect the cutting pad.
* Set the value as 0 mm to disable the pouncing mode.
* Pouncing tool is an optional item.

Panel Setup Accept setup command:
to accept commands of the Force, Speed, Cutting Quality,
and Offset only via software.


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Control panel only:
to accept commands of the Force, Speed, Cutting Quality,
and Offset only via control panel of the cutter.

Restore default to turn all parameters of the menu items to factory-default
settings.
Save to save pattern(s) of cutting parameters for later use. Patterns1~4 Pattern 1
Parameter
[ MISC ]
Auto Unrolled To avoid paper jam and motor crash by automatically unroll Enable
Media media (50cm and up) before cutting while enabled. .

* Auto-unroll only effects on roll/edge media.
* Using Single mode to size media will disable this function
automatically.
* If the length of the rolled media is less than 2 meters or the
weight is light, it is recommended to set this mode disabled.

Threshold to set or modify threshold value.
AAS Offset to set or modify AAS offset value.
Media Back to enable to save time on repeated cutting jobs and better Disable
& Forth tracking.

After cutting job has finished, the media will move back to the
origin, then move to the end of the plot.
Paper Saving to save media by four different modes: Both
Mode 1. Length expanded mode 2. Width expanded mode unexpanded
3. Both expanded mode 4. Both unexpanded mode mode

Set to build up the communication between host computer and
Communication cutter.

Baud Rate is to determine the speed of data transmission.
Data Bits refers to the size of one block of data.
Parity is used to check if data was revived correctly or not.

9600, n, 7, 1, p 9600pbs, 7 Bits with NO Parity
9600, o, 7, 1, p 9600pbs, 7 Bits with ODD Parity
9600, e, 7, 1, p 9600pbs, 7 Bits with EVEN Parity
9600, n, 8, 1, p 9600pbs, 8 Bits with NO Parity
9600, o, 8, 1, p 9600pbs, 8 Bits with ODD Parity
9600, e, 8, 1, p 9600pbs, 8 Bits with EVEN Parity
19200, n, 7, 1, p 19200pbs, 7 Bits with NO Parity
19200, o, 7, 1, p 19200pbs, 7 Bits with ODD Parity
19200, e, 7, 1, p 19200pbs, 7 Bits with EVEN Parity
19200, n, 8, 1, p 19200pbs, 8 Bits with NO Parity
19200, o, 8, 1, p 19200pbs, 8 Bits with ODD Parity
19200, e, 8, 1, p 19200pbs, 8 Bits with EVEN Parity
Firmware to display the version number of Firmware and FPGA code.
Version
Select to select displayed languages on LCM panel in English, English
Language Spanish, Italian, Deutsch, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish,
Turkish or French.

Select Units Provides two unit systems for users convenient. cm/gram; Metric
inch/oz




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Scale Length to adjust the scale of media length and width that may cause
by the thickness of the media.

The Denominator is the actual length, and the Numerator is
the ideal length measured from the resultant.

For example, cutting a line with 500.0 mm length. The
Scale Width procedure as follows:
1. Press the [LEFT ARROW] to choose the Numerator and
select 500.0 mm,
2. Cut the length by sending a graph file,
3. Measure the length then use the [RIGHT ARROW] key to
choose the Denominator, then
4. Press [UP ARROW /DOWN ARROW] to change the values
of the actual length.




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4. Operation
4.1 Media Loading

4.1.1 Loading the Sheet Media
To load the media properly, please follow the procedures listed below:


Step 1
Use the lever on the upper right side of the cutting plotter to raise or lower down pinch rollers.
Pull the lever forward until it makes a clicking sound then the pinch rollers are raised (Figure
4-1).

Lever




Figure 4-1


Step 2
Load your media on the platen and slide it under the pinch rollers from either the front side or
the backside. The color alignment rulers on the platen extension will help you to adjust the
media precisely.




Figure 4-2


Paper sensors

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Figure 4-2




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Step 3
Then move the pinch rollers manually to the proper position. Be sure the pinch rollers must be
positioned above the grid drum. The white marks on the main beam will remind you where the
grid drums are (Figure 4-3). White marks




Figure


Step 4
Push the lever backward to lower down the pinch rollers.



Step 5
Turn on the power, the tool carriage will measure the size of the media automatically. And the
plotting cutter begins to work.


Note:
1. Always adjust the position with the pinch roller raised.
2. Move the pinch roller by applying force at the rear portion of the pinch roller support.
3. Do not move it by holding its front rubber roller (Figure 4-4).




(X)
Incorrect



Figure 4-4


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4.1.2 Loading the Roll Media
Step 1
Put the roll media guide bushes on two roll holders (Figure 4-5).




Figure 4-5
Step 2
-- Option A (Recommended)
Insert the two roll holders into the roll media support set then place the roll media directly
between the two roll holders (Figure 2-22).




Figure 4-7

Figure 4-6

-- Option B (Use the media flanges)
Insert a roll media flange at the end of each roll
media and tighten the thumbscrew until the roll
media is firmly gripped (see Figure 4-7).


Then put the roll media on the roll holders. Adjust the
position of the roll media ensure that media flanges are
able to run in the grooves of media guide bushes. Figure 4-8

(Figure 4-8)


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Step 3
Load the media on the platen. Please refer to "2.4.1. Loading the sheet media". After loading
the roll media, flatten the media on the platen and hold the front edge of the roll media firmly
(Figure 4-9).




Figure 4-9
Figure 4-10



Step 4 Note :
Turn the roll downward to make an equal tension Make sure that the media
across the media (Figure 4-10) tension is equally distributed
from left to right. If the media
Step 5 were not tighten enough
Move the pinch rollers to the appraise location and against the platen, it would
note that the pinch rollers must be positioned above cause tracking problems!
the grid drums.


Step 6
Push the lever backward to lower down the pinch rollers.


Step 7
Fix roll media guide bushes on the roll holder to secure the roll media.


Step 8
Turn on the power switch, the tool carriage will sizing the media automatically.
Then the cutting plotter is ready to work.


Step 9
Use the reverse steps to remove the media.


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4.2 Tracking Performance

In order to achieve the best tracking performance for a long plot, we recommend some
significant media loading procedures described as follows:


If the media length is less than 4 m, leave the margin of 0.5mm 25mm in the left and right
edges of the media (Figure 4-11).




Pinch roller Pinch roller


Figure 4-11




If the media length is greater than 4m, leave at least 25mm margin on the left and right edges of
the media (Figure 4-12).




Figure 4-12




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4.3 Adjusting the Cutting Force and Offset

Before sending your designs for cutting, you may perform a "cut test" to generate satisfactory
cutting results.


"Cut Test" should be repeated until the appropriate cutting conditions for the media are
discovered.


After sizing the media, press [CUT TEST] button to select the "square cut", and press [ENTER
KEY] to confirm.


The default cutting force and offset value of the cutting test are 80gf and 0.275mm respectively.
Press [ARROW KEY] to move the tool carriage to the position where you like. Then, press the
[ENTER KEY] to perform Cut Test.


Note: At the same time, the new origin is also set at the cutting test position.


When the cutting test is completed, a pattern appears. Peel off the pattern to see if it can be
easily separated from the media base. If yes, the setup tool force is appropriate. If not or cut
through the back pape