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[RESOLVED]Sighs...Help-- again :(

MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
edited April 2012 in Resolved Issues
My PnC to my Cameo is broken. It refuses to find the registration marks. I've tried the SD reg marks, Cameo reg marks, MTC reg marks. I've made sure I'm printing in landscape and my mat is in landscape. Made sure the mat was the correct size, I'm showing my paper on the mat because I'm forever putting the paper on the mat sideways :).
I've tried a Silhouette mat and a C****t mat. I've put a lamp RIGHT beside the Cameo. PnC works perfect in SS.
I've uninstalled/reinstalled MTC AND the Silhouette driver. Right now, the ONLY thing I haven't done is tested PnC from a different PC. May bring my work laptop home to test it (... I use it to design @ work, email myself the file, cut at home. I should be ashamed but I am not ;) )

Ann has been AWESOME trying to help me, but so far no luck. I figure if we collectively put our minds to it, we can figure it out together :D

Meanwhile, I'm going to bang my head on a wall because I KNOW I am missing something SOMEWHERE. I even tried Julies no reg mark PnC tutorial... my cut was WAY off. Calibrating still doesn't get me on my marks. WHY OH WHY can't I read the reg marks.

TIA for helping my fibrofogged self figure out what is going on. It's something simple I just know it...
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  • sandyhsandyh Posts: 572Member
    @Meravale You aren't the only one, I can't get mine to work either. I haven't sat at it for hours yet trying to figure it out, but the time I did try was frustrating. I too am sure I am missing something. I used to be able to do PNC with my SD no worries. I just hope it is not a problem with the machine as I bought mine from the US and to send it back would be too expensive. Luckily I have a Zing as well and I have PNC on it down to a fine art LOL.

    Sandy
    Cutting with Zing and Cameo
    http://sandysartspace.blogspot.com

    Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    Are the registration marks showing when you go to Print preview? Try keeping your image at least 1" from the edges of the virtual mat. When using the SD/Cameo registration marks, and using Cut project with Silhouette SD/Cameo, is the printed square registration mark in the upper right corner of the paper and mat, as you face the cutter and are inserting the mat?
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  • MeFlickMeFlick Posts: 6,196Member
    My first question to both Meravale and sandy would be is it only with MTC that you cannot get PnC with your cameo to work or is it you cannot get it to work with either MTC or the Silhouette software? If it doesn't work with either then I would suspect that it is a problem with your machine. If it works with the Silhouette software but not with MTC then it's probably not a problem with the machine its self. Sorry, no Cameo myself, just an SD and a Cougar that uses the 3 point registration. Hope you guys can get it figured out, I know it is frustrating beyond measure when you can't get something like that to work!
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  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    Forgot to mention, if you cannot get print and cut to work from the Silhouette software, you should call technical support at Silhouette to have them help you, and make sure that it is not a physical problem with your particular cutter.
    Julie, craftymusician@comcast.net
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  • sandyhsandyh Posts: 572Member
    @juliefes Thanks Julie. I haven't gotten around to trying from the Silhouette software yet. I thought the registration marks were well clear of the edges of the mat. One question with the Cameo PNC- does the virtual mat have to match your paper size, cause that's the only thing I didn't look at? I had a 12 x 12 virtual mat and the printout was on an A4 sheet of cardstock.

    Sandy
    Cutting with Zing and Cameo
    http://sandysartspace.blogspot.com

    Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    I didn't change the virtual mat size to match the paper size. But it is worth a try. How does your print preview look? All three registration marks need to be fully printed to work.
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  • sandyhsandyh Posts: 572Member
    edited April 2012
    @juliefes

    Whoo hoo it worked! I changed the virtual mat to A4 printed my design out placed it on the 12 x 12 mat and the machine picked up the marks no worries and it cut great.

    Sandy

    Edited to add @Meravale
    Post edited by sandyh on
    Cutting with Zing and Cameo
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  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    Hooray for success!
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  • MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
    PnC from SS works perfectly. Reg marks print perfectly, I've tried at the edge of page, one inch in from page, center of page... going looney...
  • MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
    OH HO! Sandy great job! let me go try again :)
  • MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
    Nope, still cannot detect reg marks.
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    Are you using the Best printing quality on your printer, and using white paper for the print?
    Julie, craftymusician@comcast.net
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  • sandyhsandyh Posts: 572Member
    PnC from SS works perfectly. Reg marks print perfectly, I've tried at the edge of page, one inch in from page, center of page... going looney...
    @Meravale I've added a screenshot of my mat so you can see if anything is different. The only thing I changed with the layout was to make the virtual mat A4 size. I didn't change the position of anything as it was on the virtual 12 x 12 mat.

    Sandy
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  • MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
    Yes ma'am. :( Brand spanking new printer with fresh ink. Changed mat size, still no luck. I think the kitty broke it.
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    I had to use Portrait mode for my printer and landscape mode for my MTC virtual mat for it to work for me.
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  • MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
    HOLY BALONEY! IT WORKED HUGE HUGS TO JULIE AND SANDY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • juliefesjuliefes Posts: 3,367Member
    Woohoo for you too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Julie, craftymusician@comcast.net
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  • MeFlickMeFlick Posts: 6,196Member
    [-O< See prayers work! =D> Soo happy for you both!! Now let us see what you are doing!
    Go Vols!
    image Visit my Blog: http://melaniescrafting.blogspot.com/
    Cutting with 18" Cougar, Silhouette SD & Cameo and yes, I still have one of those "other" machines too!
  • sandyhsandyh Posts: 572Member
    @Meravale @juliefes

    Great!!! I just had a thought, when I tried to do it the first time I think it was at night and the light isn't too good in my office (DH is an electrician but he procrastinates about improving the lighting in here), and now it is morning here, so I wonder if that had something to do with it as well.

    Never mind at least we both got it working.

    Sandy
    Cutting with Zing and Cameo
    http://sandysartspace.blogspot.com

    Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!!
  • MeravaleMeravale Posts: 1,010Member
    *WHEW*! I have never been so happy! These next 19 Mother's Day cards should go rather quickly now =))
  • MeFlickMeFlick Posts: 6,196Member
    @Meravale @juliefes

    Great!!! I just had a thought, when I tried to do it the first time I think it was at night and the light isn't too good in my office (DH is an electrician but he procrastinates about improving the lighting in here), and now it is morning here, so I wonder if that had something to do with it as well.

    Never mind at least we both got it working.

    Sandy
    Sandyh - yes, that could have also been part of your problem too. It definitely has to have "good lighting". Only problem I had was once when i tried to cut with poor lighting (either rainy or at night), once I fixed that my problem went away. Since I had done it many times before that I knew it should be working and had seen others post about the lighting mattering so I used my ott light and it worked then.

    Go Vols!
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    Cutting with 18" Cougar, Silhouette SD & Cameo and yes, I still have one of those "other" machines too!
  • KayHKayH Posts: 287Member
    I love happy endings..:)
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