I have a job that requires cutting right around the edge of the image. I see some white showing, indicating a registration problem. What should I do to correct it?

Answer

Keep in mind that these kinds of print/cut registration issues are less likely to occur with shorter runs. First, avoid mammoth runs when possible.

That said, try changing the page length via the RIP software so that the machine prints a row then cuts it. This eliminates outputting a massive amount of printing, then having the machine pull the material back in to cut it. While it may slow down production a bit, it also increases accuracy.

Perhaps the simplest solution is to add a “bleed zone” to the image so that when it travels back through the machine, the cut happens in the color instead of right on its edge. Also, make sure the machine is calibrated properly.

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