I created this video to demonstrate how to setup the Roland GX-24 cutter to cut on a “piece” of vinyl. I specifically use the word piece because it is one of the menu options on the GX24 vinyl cutter. This option is actually not required, but it does help when you have a piece that is measuring close to the size of the design you need. What the cutter does for you when you select piece is to do all the measuring for you.
I only use this function on the Roland GX-24 when the vinyl piece is too close to the needed design size to tell. But when I’m working with an obviously large enough piece of vinyl paper, I use the default Roll option on the vinyl cutter. Once you perform these functions several times to create your designs, you will realize the difference in application and when best to make use of them.
After setting up the Roland cutter, I show you how to setup the design on the CutStudio software. Because of the design I’m about to cut, I needed to setup the cutter software to landscape. I also have to go into the Cutting Setup options to get the dimensions information from the machine. Once you setup all the options, you get an actual view of the dimensions of the available vinyl cutter area for the installed vinyl paper.
The opposite is true. You also see if your installed vinyl is too small. If so, you will be able to view it on the screen as you will notice the design going outside the perimeter of your available cutting area as I will explain in the video.