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Roland PNC-1860 Vinyl Cutter Setup instructions

 

SignTools Settings
 

After installing CorelDRAW the next step is to install SignTools. Follow the instructions on page 4 and 5 of the SignTools 4 User Guide.

 

Once you have installed SignTools, open Corel Draw and click on the Application Launcher (see picture below) and choose SignTools 4.

 

CorelDraw Application Launcher

 

 

Next click on the "Cut" button and then the "Setup" button. Select the Roland PNC-1860 from the "Device" drop down box and select your port.

If you are using a Serial (Com) port click on the “Properties” button and set the following settings:-


Bits per second : 9600 
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware

 

Plotter Configuration
 

To configure this plotter you must load vinyl and close front cover.
You should see "SELECT SHEET ROLL EDGE PIECE"
Press Menu until you see " AREA AXIS REPLOT SUBMENU".
Cursor over to AXIS and hit enter. Set it for 90 deg.
Cursor over to SUBMENU and hit enter.
Hit Menu and you should see "VS-CMND FS-CMND COMMAND I/O
Cursor to COMMAND , press enter and choose 2 for HPGL.
Then cursor to I/O and choose either Parallel or Serial.
If you choose Serial, hit the Menu key and you should see "PROTOCOL 1 STOP DATA PARITY".
Choose 1 8 and NONE and then press MENU and you should see "PROTOCOL 2 BAUD HANDSHAKE".
The PNC-1860 can operate at 9600 or 19200.baud. It is safer to pick 9600 to avoid a mismatch.
Cursor over to Handshake and pick Hardware.

 

Plotter Cable

Please ensure that your Serial (Com) cable is a RS 232-C cable. SignTools will not communicate with your Roland plotter with a different cable. If you are unsure if your cable is a RS 232-C cable, contact your plotter distributor.


CorelDraw Settings

In CorelDraw's Layout menu select Page Setup. A dialog box will appear. Set Width to 3200mm (126inches) and Height to 1195mm (47 inches).

Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.

CorelDraw Landscape Page
 

To set this as a default page in CorelDRAW click on the Tools menu and choose Options. Click on the word Document on the left hand side and ensure all of the options are ticked and click on the OK button.

To cut any object in CorelDraw, simply place on the page in the bottom left corner. If you wish to cut in a portrait fashion simply rotate your graphics.


Additional note

SignTools 4 cuts from the bottom left of the page either manually place object(s) in the bottom left of the CorelDRAW page or use the "Vinyl Saver" tool with the sliding bar all the way to the left.


Further support

If you have followed these instructions and are still having problems setting up your vinyl cutter go to our support page and fill in the Support Enquiry Form.