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Video Tutorial: Cutting Opaque Transfers with a Vinyl Cutter
Video Tutorial: Cutting Opaque Transfers with a Vinyl Cutter
Josh Ellsworth
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January 10th, 2007
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Here is a video tutorial on using the Roland GX-24 vinyl cutter's optic eye function for cutting around opaque transfer papers. The design featured, is very simple graphic that will allow you to understand the process. This basic process, should eliminate the need for using scissors to trim around the design to eliminate the white border.

Feel free to post your comments and questions in this thread, I would be more than happy to help.

Watch the video below or by clicking here: YouTube - Roland GX-24 Vinyl Cutter Optic Eye


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Old January 10th, 2007 Jan 10, 2007 2:10:34 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Great instructions josh, good job, thanks very much.
 
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Awsome video!! I can't wait to try it out! =)

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Great video, Josh. Is this method also recommended for t-shirts that have text only? Thanks.
 
 
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what are the parameters for the cutter, i.e. downforce, etc? Will these parameters be applicable to most opaque papers?
 
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Great video, Josh. Is this method also recommended for t-shirts that have text only? Thanks.
Thanks! If the text is a single color then the standard cutting of heat transfer vinyl would do just fine.

This process comes in handy for full color stuff, so say if you wanted a brick wall look or a city skyline printed on your text, then this process would be ideal.

Keep in mind that the same unit accomplishes both processes, just a different media and method of production.
 
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what are the parameters for the cutter, i.e. downforce, etc? Will these parameters be applicable to most opaque papers?
For the opaque paper that I used, there is actually a good bit of leniency when it comes to downforce. Downforce varies with blade depth, but in general you can cut opaque papers with around 100 grams of downforce with the Roland. Of course a test cut is always recomended I actually cut the one in the video at 120 grams because my blade was a bit dull.
 
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Josh,
Thanks for such a great informative video! Do you have a video of cutting regular transfer paper with the magic mask you spoke about in other threads? Thanks!

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Here is a video tutorial on using the Roland GX-24 vinyl cutter's optic eye function for cutting around opaque transfer papers. The design featured, is very simple graphic that will allow you to understand the process. This basic process, should eliminate the need for using scissors to trim around the design to eliminate the white border.

Feel free to post your comments and questions in this thread, I would be more than happy to help.

Watch the video below or by clicking here: YouTube - Roland GX-24 Vinyl Cutter Optic Eye


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Hi Josh,

Is it possible to download your tutorials from an alternative site? I know YouTube does not allow any download. You see I am on dial up and it takes forever before the whole video gets played and tying up my line. I figure if I can download them I would be able to watch them anytime.

I own a vinyl cutter which I plan to use it for cutting heat tranfers especially opaque.

BTW I am a new imptintables customer. Just place an order of Magic Mask a few minutes ago.

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for such a great informative video! Do you have a video of cutting regular transfer paper with the magic mask you spoke about in other threads? Thanks!

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I guess I missed this question...

I don"t have one right now, but can get one in the works since this seems to be a repeat question Stay tuned.
 
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Hi Josh,

Is it possible to download your tutorials from an alternative site? I know YouTube does not allow any download. You see I am on dial up and it takes forever before the whole video gets played and tying up my line. I figure if I can download them I would be able to watch them anytime.

I own a vinyl cutter which I plan to use it for cutting heat tranfers especially opaque.

BTW I am a new imptintables customer. Just place an order of Magic Mask a few minutes ago.

Thanks in advance.

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Right now there is not a way. If you want to PM me your address I can burn you the training video to disc and mail it.
 
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Brilliant, Thanks
 
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Is it possible to download your tutorials from an alternative site? I know YouTube does not allow any download. You see I am on dial up and it takes forever before the whole video gets played and tying up my line. I figure if I can download them I would be able to watch them anytime.
You can download the videos from youtube. But you will need a couple of things.

1. Firefox (Web browser) Mozilla - Home of the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client

2. Videodownloader Add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3242

3. .flv player (flv is the format that youtube uses to encode the video) you can search google for "free flv player"

That should get you going
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Old April 6th, 2007 Apr 6, 2007 12:44:45 PM -   #13 (permalink)
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Oh and one more thing. When you download the videos you will have to add the .flv extenstion to the file name. For some reason it is not added when you download it.
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Great job Josh.
 
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