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Problems with some files when cutting vinyl from Inkscape #888
I've tried a few times recently to cut some vinyl but not had much luck. Every time I try it's giving me the "Er2:Wrong No.s" message which apparently is normal when it finishes a cut but does appear to suggest it's not sending data to the cutter.
I've tried testing the machine which works, I've tried testing the communication which also works (press a button in the print preferences and the vinyl rolls forward and backwards as the head moves as if to cut a square). I tried printing to a file and it didn't contain very much so it does seem like it's either a problem in my file, in Inkscape, or the printer driver.
I've tried a couple of files: a pair of padlocks that are on the Desktop, a basic square and also some text. I couldn't find a "known good" file to use though. I've also checked that strokes are coloured and opacity is all 100%.
I tried today as Abdullah said it had been working fine for him, turned out he was using Corel Draw. I tried Inkscape and again it failed, tried Inkscape and it worked fine (although with 1.5m spooling!) I printed to a file again and it looked much different,
Had a bit of a nightmare today trying to follow the instructions on the wiki.
We eventually got to the point of printing an SVG from Inkscape to the printer with the Sublimation printer and label printer disconnected.
However we then got the message about invalid numbers noted above which indicates the printing has completed, but nothing had happened (other than the printer "woke up" so there was some kind of communication going on.
Tried the tricks of ungrouping the design and converting object to path but to no avail.
It still seems impossible to cut anything with Inkscape and the vinyl cutter which is weird as managed to print on it before the PC and cutter was moved into it's current space (from where the knitting machines are now under the window)
I've followed all the instructions we have so far in the wiki and tried disconnecting the sublimation and dymo printers, various restarts of cutter and PC unplugging and re-plugging cable into every possible usb. all to no avail.
This suggests we are might not be using the correct driver as it says Windows 7 is unsupported. The PC for Sublimation Printer/Roland Cutter seems to be running Windows 7 Ultimate so Im not sure what driver we went for in the end, think we probably used this one; camm1_win7_v150.zip and that had it running for a while although it always seemed really glitchy.
[This page has what relevant drivers there are it seems] and where we sourced the current driver (http://download.rolanddg.jp/en/cutting.html#gx24)
Maybe @jackie1050 and I can try again this evening as think she and Jeremy managed to use it recently.
I've been playing with Inkscape and the vinyl cutter a bit today (and did on Thursday too).