Add or edit cut contours
In the Contour Cutting dialog box, you can edit the default cut contours, or add custom cut contours.
- Select Extract
contour path from EPS/PDF (optional).
If you do not extract the contour path from EPS/PDF jobs, or if the job does not contain a contour path, the bounding box is automatically used as the cut contour.
- Do one of the following:
Define a new cut contour: Under the table, click the Add (+) button to add a row to the table. Overwrite Enter spot color name with the exact name of the cut contour from the graphics program, and then press <Enter>.
Configure or edit a cut contour:
In the Method column, click an item, and then click it again. Click the down arrow and select a default cut method. Alternatively, select User defined to add a custom cut method.
In the Mode column, click an item, and then click it again. Click the down arrow and click an item. The mode affects speed and quality. The speed setting ensures that the printout is cut as quickly as possible, but it may not be exact. With the quality setting, the cut is more precise, but takes longer.
Some cut methods have advanced settings. Click the blue pen icon to open the Advanced contour settings dialog box. There, you can change the line length, the bit diameter, the grooving angle, and the z depth.