I cut the logo for the other side of the cut today. I took the time to work through my vinyl cutting work flow.
I’m not sure how others do this, but here’s what I ended up doing.
First step was that I set the depth of the vinyl cutter. The cutter can be adjusted in/out of the holder. I jogged the cutter so that it was just off the side of the vinyl. Then I lowered it down so that the bottom of the cutter holder was just touching the top of the vinyl. I then adjusted the cutter inside the holder so that it only stuck out far enough to clear the vinyl top and just cut into the backing without going all the way through.
Once I had that set up, I went into ESTLCam and setup my engraving. I set the depth of cut on the engraving to 0". I saved the gcode to the SD card and went back to the machine.
I lowered the z axis so that the bottom of the cutter holder was flat on the vinyl and then pressed ‘Go’.
When it was all done, the vinyl top was cut, but the backing was not. That made things a lot easier to get the vinyl onto the transfer tape.