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Execute the Pre-feed Option

by Daniel Valade, Product Manager of Digital Print - Roland DGA

A great way to ensure optimal cut accuracy on media that’s heavier or thicker than typical cast or calendared vinyl is by using “Execute Pre-Feed” in your RIP settings. This enables the printer to feed out enough material for the job being sent prior to printing and cutting. The feed system on the printer will not have to pull from the weight of the roll during the print-and-cut operation, allowing the media to feed without unnecessary tension.

  1. scissor To set up a job with the “Pre-Feed” option turned on, simply open the cut controls tab (that looks like a pair of scissors) and select “Execute PRE-FEED operation”
  2. Complete all settings as normal prior to RIP and Print. When the job is sent, the printer will feed out enough material for the job, wind the media back to origin, and begin the printing operation.job settings


I hope this Quick Tip proves useful in your future projects.


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Daniel Valade

Daniel Valade is Roland DGA’s Color Product Manager.  In addition to being an expert in Roland DG inkjet and cutter technologies, he is an accomplished trainer and speaker.