|1.) Cutting with a plotter|
The STRIP PLATEŽ can also be cut on a fleet bed plotter, using a tangential knife. The cutting program is prepared from the outline plan of the diecutter in folding boxes. The height adjustment of the blade is important to make sure that the base is plate is not scored. The image of the coating work should be outlined on the STRIP PLATEŽ before cutting to allow for better control and to re-locate the interfaces.
To peel off the foil, cutting the light blue soft layer to a depth of approx. 80% is normally sufficient. To avoid scoring the base plate, use a spacer ring to keep the distance. These spacer are included with all plotters, but they are not always assembled. To prevent damage to the spot coating plate, the use of a spacer is absolutely necessary.
The plotter table
is often not perfectly flat, causing cuts with irregular depth which may
also score the base layer. In addition, make sure that the plate lies
flat on the plotter table and that any air bubbles are squeezed out.
Length of the print
The above values are recommended; measurements must be taken to determine the exact foreshortening.