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Old February 25th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a Roland CAMM 1 PNC 1000 digital plotter on Ebay, and I can't get it to function correctly. Does anyone know what the error message #2 "too many parameters" means? I am running Corel 12 , Adobe 10, and VE Lxi apprentice software.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello I think I may be able to help you but I need more details. But I have to tell you my experience with this vinyl cutter is very minimal.

First what operating system do you have it connected to and what did the previous owner have it connected to? Also, do you have all the documentation and drivers for the machine?
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Old February 26th, 2006, 02:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems like you need to update the driver. I had this machine as part of bundle from a large purchase of equipments, but I sold it shortly thereafter as I had no need for it. I think I still have the readme.txt that pertains to updating the driver.

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Old February 26th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've attached the driver in ZIP format for Windows NT 4, 2000, and XP on my second post. And here is a copy of the readme.txt file:

************************************************** ***
Roland CAMM-1 DRIVER for Windows(R) XP/2000/NT 4.0
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We do recommend you to read through this document first for your better understanding of Roland CAMM-1 DRIVER. This "Readme" file provides some important information to install Roland CAMM-1 DRIVER.

Explanation here is assuming that you are already familiar with operations on Windows. The further information about operation on Windows, please refer the user's manual from Microsoft Corp.

If you are reading this file with Notepad, check 'WordWrap' in Edit menu so that you can read more easily.


< Table of Contents >

1. In the beginning
2. Supported Models
3. Important Notes
4. Installation
4-1 Before Installing the Driver
4-2 Installing the Driver
5. Uninstalling the Driver
6. Setting for the Material Size


* "Windows(R)" and "Windows NT(R)" are registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft(R) Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
* "TrueType" is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
* "Adobe", "Adobe Illustrator", "ATM", and "Adobe Type Manager" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries.
* "CorelDRAW" is a trademark of COREL Corporation.

Copyright (C) 1998-2004 Roland DG Corporation


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< 1. In the beginning >

This driver provides you the capability to output cutting to the Roland CAMM-1 series sign-making machine from your Windows graphics and drawing application software.

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< 2. Supported Models >

- CAMM-1 / Sheet Moving Series
PNC-900, PNC-910, PNC-950, PNC-960, PNC-1000, PNC-1000A,
PNC-1050, PNC-1100, PNC-1200, PNC-1210, PNC-1410, PNC-1410K,
PNC-1800, PNC-1850, PNC-1860,
CX-12, CX-24, CX-300, CX-400, CX-500,
CM-12, CM-24, CM-300, CM-400, and CM-500

- CAMM-1 / Flatbed series
PNC-1600, PNC-1610, PNC-1900 and PNC-1910

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< 3. Important Notes >

- This driver does not support [Test Print].


- This driver does not support output any bitmap (raster) data. It is impossible to output texts or border lines etc. from such applications that output bitmap data, for example word processing softwares.
We recommend to use drawing softwares.


- Specify the line width for cutting lines as follows.
It may not be possible to cut lines of the specified width.

*Program Settings
Adobe Illustrator 10 -- 0.001 pt (Displayed line width is 0 pt.)
Adobe Illustrator 9.0/9.0.2 -- 0.001 pt (Displayed line width is 0 pt.)
Adobe Illustrator 8.0/8.0.1 -- 0.01 pt
Adobe Illustrator 7.0/7.0.1 -- 0 pt
CorelDRAW 10/9/8/7 -- 0.001 mm *Program Settings


- Fill and shading information inside shapes is not output to the CAMM-1.
This driver does not support fill or shading for shapes. Fill and shading information is interpreted as bitmap data and ignored.
(Note that under Windows XP/2000 with driver version 2.50 or less, objects with Fill shapes are cut twice. )
Set lines you want to cut to no Fill (note that white is not no Fill) and make the setting for only Contour Line.


- When you will output True Type fonts, you should generate 'outlines' of texts to convert them into vector data. Please refer to the manual of your application software for this function. If your software does not have the function to generate outline, it is impossible to output TrueType fonts.


- Be sure to disable Rotate function(select RO-0) in your CAMM-1 machine.


- When you are outputting cutting data from Dr.STIKA PLUS, select the [High Resolution] option.
Use the following method to make the setting for the [High Resolution] option.

1. Quit all running programs.
2. In Windows, click [Start].
Open [Printers] or [Printer and Other Hardware] folder.
3. Click the Roland CAMM-1 icon to choose it.
4. If you are using Windows XP/2000, then from the [File] menu, click [Printing Preferences]. If you are using Windows NT 4.0, then from the [File] menu, click [Existing Values for Document].
5. For Windows XP/2000, then from the [Layout] tab, click [Advanced]. For Windows NT 4.0, click the [Advanced] tab.
6. For [Document Options], select [High Resolution] to activate the setting.


- If the CM-24/12 is connected by an RS-232C (serial) cable, set the [Flow control] communication parameters to [Hardware]. [Xon/Xoff] is not supported.

For Windows XP/2000
- Display the properties for the CAMM-1 driver, then click the [Advanced] tab.
- Make sure that [Print to the following port] is set to [COM *].
- Click [Port Settings].
- Set [Flow control] to [Hardware].

For Windows NT
- Display the properties for the CAMM-1 driver, then click the [Advanced] tab.
- Make sure that [Print to the following port] is set to [COM *].
- Select the COM port you're using and click [Set].
- Set [Flow control] to [Hardware].


- PNC-1000 displays error when received the data longer than 1.6m.


- Be sure to set driver's paper size before cutting with an accessory sheet.


##### Important Notes When Performing Output from Adobe Illustrator #####

- Important!: The name of the applicable version of Illustrator appears at the beginning of each section. Check which version of Illustrator you're using and read the corresponding important notes below. The "Important Notes on [Output from Adobe Illustrator 8/9/10 (All Three Versions)" are also very important, so be sure to read them as well.

- Illustrator 10: When using the Envelope tool, it may not be possible to cut an object using the same feature.
This is because the line information for the path is canceled when the same feature is used. You can enable output by performing either of the two operations described below.
1. From the [Object] menu, choose [Envelope Distort], then [Edit Contents], and set the line type of the original shape again.
2. Follow the same procedure as described above, but instead of choosing [Edit Contents], choose [Expand].

- Illustrator 10: Objects drawn using the [Rectangular Grid Tool] or [Polar Grid Tool] are cut twice on the same line. This is because when this feature is used, the top and bottom lines are overlaid. It can be avoided by deleting the top line.
* To delete an overlaid line in Illustrator 10, follow the steps below.
1. Select the corresponding object, and from the [Object] menu, select [Expand Appearance].
2. Release the selection, then use the direct-selection tool to individually select and delete the objects on the line that you want to delete. (Make sure the same line exists underneath the deleted line. If there is more than one location, repeat this procedure as often as is needed.)

- Illustrator 10: When you perform printing and cutting for objects drawn using any of the following features, output results like those shown below are obtained. Such results are not suitable for cutting.

Symbol Sprayer tool (Even individual overlapping symbols are cut.)
Symbol Shifter tool (Even individual overlapping symbols are cut.)
Symbol Scruncher tool (Even individual overlapping symbols are cut.)
Symbol Sizer tool (Even individual overlapping symbols are cut.)
Symbol Spinner tool (Even individual overlapping symbols are cut.)
Symbol Stainer tool (Even individual overlapping symbols are cut.)
Symbol Screener tool (Cutting is not performed, because of the transparency feature.)
Flare feature (Paths are not cut correctly because of the transparency function.)

- Illustrator 9/10: Cutting cannot be performed when effects such as transparency, blur, or drop shadows are used.


##### Important Notes When Performing Output from Adobe Illustrator 8/9/10 (All Three Versions) #####

- In the [Print] dialog box, clear the selection for [Bitmap Printing]. When this is on, cutting cannot be performed.
To display the [Print] dialog box, run the [File] - [Print] command.

- When the number of anchor points exceeds 256, the path cannot be cut. In such cases, separate the path to reduce the number of anchor points.
When there are compound paths, the total number of included anchor points must not exceed 256.

- When the cutting range set with the driver is wider than the artboard, normal cutting may not be possible.
In such cases, either make the artboard narrower or make the driver's cutting range wider. However, do not specify a length exceeding 11,560 mm for the cutting-range [Length] setting.

- Make sure that the artwork and laid-out graphics do not extend beyond the art board. If such extension occurs, cutting may not be correct.

- Cutting may be performed twice at the same location for narrow-width rectangles (multi-sided shapes) and ellipses.
When the outline of a bitmap image is traced, a path like this may be created.

- In the driver's [Document Options], make sure the [High Resolution] option is off. When this is on, cutting of lengths of 409 mm or longer is impossible.

##### Important Notes When Performing Output from CorelDRAW 10/9/8 #####

- Set a line width of 0.001 mm for the cutting line.
Cutting may not be performed if the line width is something other than 0.001 mm.

- At the [Page Layout Setup] screen, [Set Up from Printer] is updated with driver-specified cutting-range lengths of up to 3,276 mm.

- In the driver's [Document Options], make sure the [High Resolution] option is off. When this is on, cutting of lengths of 409 mm or longer is impossible.

-to be continued-
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Old February 26th, 2006, 02:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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-continued-

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< 4. Installation >


4-1 Before Installing the Driver

If this driver was included with a product, then follow the installation method described in the product's User's Manual.
If an older version of the driver is installed, uninstall it and restart the computer before you install the new one. For more information about how to remove the driver, refer to the next section, "Uninstalling the Driver."
If you obtained the driver from the Roland DG Corp. website, then follow the installation procedure described in this Readme file.


4-2 Installing the Driver

CAUTION
- Please follow this procedure (use the Setup program) to install and set up the driver. Do not use the [Add Printer].
- If the driver is on floppy disk, then before you start the procedure, be sure to write-protect the disk.


Procedure for Installing and Setting up CAMM-1 DRIVER

1. Start Windows XP/2000 or Windows NT 4.0.
2. To install and set up a printer driver, you need full access permissions for printer setup. Log on to Windows as a member of the "Administrators" group.
3. Insert the Install disk for DRIVER into the floppy disk drive. This step is not necessary if you downloaded the driver from the website.
4. Click "Start" button.
5. At the Start menu, click [Run...].
6. In the [Run] dialog box, clicking the [Open:] text box displays the insertion point as a blinking cursor.
7. Type "a:\setup". If you downloaded the driver from the website, then type the folder where you expanded the program.
The Setup program starts, and you can proceed with the installation by following the messages on the screen.
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< 5. Uninstalling the Driver >

1. Start Windows XP/2000 or Windows NT 4.0.
2. To install and set up a printer driver, you need full access permissions for printer setup. Log on to Windows as a member of the "Administrators" group.
3. From the [Start] menu, select [Settings], then choose [Printers and Faxes] (or [Printers]).
4. Click the icon for the machine to delete to select it, then go to [File] and select [Delete].
5. A message prompting you to confirm deletion appears. Click [Yes].
6. In case of Windows XP/2000, Go to [File] and select [Server Properties].
Click the [Driver] tab, then from the [Installed printer drivers] list, choose the machine to delete.
Click [Delete]. When the prompt message appears, click [Yes].
7. Restart the computer.
8. The uninstallation finishes after the computer restarts.

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< 6. Setting for the Material Size >

When outputting the cutting data, choose one of the registered material sizes and perform output. If the size you want does not appear among the selections, use the following method to register the material size.
The registration methods are different for Windows XP/2000 and Windows NT 4.0.

* When setting up the new material size, log on as the member of a group [Administrators].

- Windows XP/2000

1. Use the program to open Properties for the driver.
You can generally display Properties by going to the [File] menu and clicking [Print Setup].
2. Click the [Layout] tab, then click [Advanced].
3. Click [Media Size Settings], then click [Properties].
4. Click [Add New Media Size].
5. Enter the material size in [Width] and [Length].
6. At [Media Size Name], enter a name for registering the material size, then click [OK].
7. Click [OK] again to close Properties.

Make sure the material size of the name you registered has been added to the list of choices.


- Windows NT 4.0

1. Use the program to open Properties for the driver.
You can generally display Properties by going to the [File] menu and clicking [Print Setup].
2. Click the [Advanced] tab.
3. Click [Media Size Settings].
4. Click [Media Size Settings] button.
5. Click [Add New Media Size].
6. Enter the material size in [Width] and [Length].
7. At [Media Size Name], enter a name for registering the material size, then click [OK].
8. Click [OK] again to close Properties.

Make sure the material size of the name you registered has been added to the list of choices.


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If you have further questions or problem, please contact to your local vendor or Roland sales center.

-end of readme.txt-

Good luck to you!
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Old March 28th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a Camm-1 and it is functioning OK. Do you know where I can sell it. I thought I could sell it in this forum, but I can not see how to do it
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Old November 24th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi all, did you solve it? I have the same problem with my plotter. I cannot make it working properly (Roland CAMM-1 PNC1000): it displays Err2: Too many parameters. It prints only some kind of nonsense like W0.02.ERT0988 or so.

When I exported graphics from Corel to *.plt file and then copy the data in DOS with comand:

copy c:\*.plt lpt1

it made similar nonsense. I really don`t know what to do about it. I tried almost everything and am desperate know. Please help!
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