NOTE: This article assumes the reader has already activated the ARMS on their vinyl cutter and is experiencing misaligned contour cuts.

Several factors help determine whether a contour cut will align properly with the object to which it is applied. Let's consider four adjustments we recommend to resolve misaligned contour cuts.
  • The first thing an operator should do when having an issue with contour cut positioning is adjust the sensitivity level of the registration mark auto-detection sensor.
  • The third thing that we suggest, if contour cuts continue to be out of alignment, is adjust manually.
  • Finally, if the contour cut's alignment worsens as the job progresses, the operator may need to use the Output Size Compensation in the Production Manager.
If problems persist after applying these suggestions, contact the technicians at