SC2 Contour cut calibration and procedure for contour cutting in Sure cuts a lot pro and Vinylmaster
Locate your pen tool and scribble on a piece of paper to get the ink flowing and then load it into the carriage arm of the cutter.
Load a blank sheet of paper in on the right side of the cutter.
Turn the cutter on while holding down the right arrow key. Keep holding until you get to a screen that says "welcome..." Then release your finger of the right arrow key after a second or two.
The screen should tell you to make a mark on the paper. Do not move the carriage at all and press down on the carriage arm a few times until you make a visible dot on the piece of paper and then hit the "enter" key on the cutter.
The laser should turn on and you will then use the arrow keys to line up the laser with the dot you made on the sheet of paper. Get the laser as exact as possible on the dot and then hit the enter key.
You have now successfully performed an on-machine calibration of your SC2 cutter.
Contour cutting procedure for sure cuts a lot 3 pro
Have your design on the virtual cut mat and then click on the icon at the top of the program that looks like a pair of scissors over a piece of paper to bring up the cut menu then click on the button on the lower left of the window that pops up that says "print+cut".
The print and cut menu should open up and from here you can print to your printer by clicking the "print" button.
The design should print out on your printer with 3 registration marks around it. Load this printed material in the cutter with marks 1 and 2 towards the back of the machine and mark 3 closest to you if you are looking at the front of the machine.
Set your origin point with the tip of the pen or blade tool a little down and a little to the right of the 3rd registration mark. (you can do this by pressing the local/pause button and then use the arrow keys on the cutter to move the tool. Once in the desired location, press the origin button).
Press the cross-hair button and the laser should turn on. After this, press the "enter" key on the cutter.
Back on the computer, press the button that says "next". The cutter should move the laser almost to the 1st registration mark. Use the arrow keys on your computer keyboard to move the laser so it is exactly on the dot for the first mark. You can hold the "ctrl" key on your keyboard to move the laser in smaller increments. Once you have the laser exactly on the dot, click "next" in the program. This should move it to point 2.
Line up point 2 the same way and click next. This will move the laser to point 3. Line the laser up with the dot on the third registration mark and then in the software click "cut". The cutter should then perform a flawless contour cut if the on-machine calibration was performed correctly.
Contour cutting procedure for Vinylmaster
Have your design on the virtual cut mat and then click on the icon at the top of the program that looks like an apple with an outline around it and then click on "contour cut wizard"
A screen will pop up which will show you your contour job and will have various print options and setting for setting the registration marks around the image.
Click on the button that says "build". Another window will pop up where you can choose how close or far you want the contour outline to be from the image. Click on "accept" after you have set the outline.
Click on "print" in the contour wizard menu now. Once printed, load the print into the cutter with the registration mark with the black square next to it at the bottom right if looking at the front of the cutter.
Set the origin point on the cutter with the tip of the pen or blade on the black square next to the registration mark. Once set, press the cross-hair button on the cutter. The laser should turn on then press the "enter" button on the cutter.
In the software click on "cut" in the contour cut menu. A window will pop up telling you to put your origin point that you set a moment ago. Click the next button in the window.
The laser should move up, almost to the upper right registration mark. Use the arrow keys on your computer keyboard to line up the laser in the center of the registation mark and then click "next" in the software.
You will repeat step 7 with each of the registration marks and then you will be able to click "cut".
The cutter should do a flawless contour job if you have initially calibrated the cutter correctly on machine.