Cut Lines Not Showing in VersaWorks

Cut Lines not showing in Roland VersaWorks with Spot Colors and Transparencies.
What can happen when opening your art work in Roland VersaWorks when you are expecting the cut contour cutting lines to show and the special items and the marching ants. When they do not appear the set up of your files in Adobe Illustrator may need a small change.
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If you have set up the art work with CutContour Swatch from Roland with the stroke of where want the cut path. The objects that you are printing may have a transparency or even a drop shadow, which uses a transparency. Other effects used in illustrator can cause the following message to appear when you are exporting the file to EPS.
This message should be the first sign that you need to make the adjustment.
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When spot colors are used with transparency, changing them to process
colors outside of Illustrator can generate unexpected results.
click Continue
You will now have the EPS options window pop-up, under Transparancy click Customtran-ill1a
You will now have options for Transparency, be sure that
Convert All Strokes to Outlines is UNCHECKED,
click OK and save the file.
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The CutContour Swatch that you are using for stroke of the cutting path is a spot color,
by having it Checked will convert that spot color to CMYK. When opening the file in VersaWorks it is looking for the Spot color and if it has been converted your cut lines will not show. This is why when your art work with transparencies, drop shadows and other illustrator effects should have the box for Convert All Strokes UN-CHECKED for them to show correctly in Roland VersaWorks.
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Roland Profile Center

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Roland Profile Center web site.

Roland has launched it’s profile center for downloading profiles for your Roland Printer.
http://www.rolandprofilecenter.com

This new website will give you access to media profiles for available from Roland DG and a number of manufactures of various types of media. A full range of various type of media ranging from Photo Papers, Vinyl, Clear Films, Banner Material and more is available.
Create your free account and to download the profile files you need.
Select your model of printer with ink type, the RIP software and version, the Manufacturer of the Media, such as Roland DG, then select the Name of the media.
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Make A PhotoShop Selection into your Cut Contour Path

You can create a cut contour path based on your selection in Adobe PhotoShop, based on your selection, by following these steps.
Make you selection by using the Magic Wand Tool or other PhotoShop Tools for making a selection.
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With your selection loaded, when you see the moving dashed line or marching ants.
Navigate to the PATHS Tab, if you do not have Paths open go to Window then Check PATH to have it open.
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On the Drop Down on the upper right of the paths select Make Work Path
adjust the tolerance.
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File, Export, Paths to Illustrator, chose work path, save the file as .ai
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Open illustrator, Open the file you have saved from Photoshop which is the work path, the .ai file format.Select the file path you just saved it will have no fill or stroke.
Add a stroke colour so you can see it.
Place the jpeg or photoshop file that you used to create.
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Place it so that it image intersects at the corner of the Artboard of the illustrator image file. If you can not place using this step you will have to use the alignment tools to have the jpeg photo image aligned with the illustrator work path, that you will use as the cut path. Creating a separate layer that will have one layer with jpeg to be used for the print information, and the second layer for your cut path. This can give better organization to the file, making it easier to edit should you need to do so.
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The layer which contains the cut path can be used to apply the Cut Contour settings
which will vary depending if you are working in a Roland, Mimaki or other cutting work flow.

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Roland Introduces GS-24 Camm1 Desktop Cutter

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The new Roland GS-24 desktop cutter is suitable for cutting a wide range of material from regular vinyls, heat transfer, mask, sandblast material and more. If you are doing vehicles, signs, banners, or in the textile industry the GS-24 can be used for your business. With a maximum width of 22.9″ or variable sizes of material. The improved cutting head has improved stability for precision cutting at the highest downforce of 350 grams. Use Roland CutStudio Software or the plugins available for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. Compatible with Roland VersaWorks RIP software.

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