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  2. mfatty500

    Screen Printing ?

    I have, they were good except the image that I used it on was kind of small, and I had to re-heat the transfer, because I added another type of decoration to the shirt, but I would use it again.
  3. Today
  4. darcshadow

    Mh721 mk2

    Is the carriage seated properly on the rail? Is the belt slipping? Sounds to me like something is simply preventing the cutting head from moving freely. The grinding noise is typically a result of the motor turning, but the belt not moving.
  5. slice&dice

    Mh721 mk2

    Grinding noise? This seems to be a symptom of motherboard failure, as reported several times in these forums by others who experienced this same terrible sound.
  6. slice&dice

    US Cutter SC2 34" - Is it worth it?

    Well, it actually is an eggshell color -- a robin's egg. Happy Spring!
  7. Dakotagrafx

    US Cutter SC2 34" - Is it worth it?

    Happy to hear this and Thank you very much for your first hand comparison of the plotters -
  8. Wildgoose

    Screen Printing ?

    Have you tried any of the Howards "Shimmer" colors? Those look like something that I might try out. The silver shimmer in particular. Just wondering if they are at all reactive to light like a mild reflective?
  9. haumana

    US Cutter SC2 34" - Is it worth it?

    That is awesome! Glad to hear that you're able to hit the ground running and can start the addiction out the right way.
  10. ac3-decal-designs

    US Cutter SC2 34" - Is it worth it?

    So my SC2 was delivered today. Such a difference in the VE cutter and the SC2 cutter. I think the oddest thing I have seen so far is I swear that this cutter was an off white, almost eggshell color when I took it out of the box and now its a light baby blue. Other than that the VinylMaster Cuts software is easy to use, the machine is easy to operate and it cuts great. I am extremely pleased with the cutter and the decision to dump the VE. I have to pay the shipping to send the VE cutter back to SW, which is an expense I'll happily pay to get rid of it. As a test I just cut out some words and it cut wonderful, in straight lines, no tracking issues. For a more detailed test I cut out some back the blue flags for an FWC officer down the street to hand out. Each flag was cut very well after a couple tries to get the speed and pressure right. I am 100% positive that this cutter is going to make me some money. The cutter is grounded to the stand and the stand itself sits on concrete.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Its the angle of the photo. I did try a new blade holder, It did help slightly but it still starts to cut early. I ordered some new blade holders. I realized that I've probably cut 5,000+ 5" x 5" decals on the current blade holder. Just feels like something small is loose or I'm missing a setting some place.
  13. Dakotagrafx

    Mh721 mk2

    Welcome from the USA, First give us a little history, is this a new plotter? If used when did it last make a good cut? What OS and cutting software are you using?
  14. Joseluis

    Mh721 mk2

    Good day, I'm having problem with my plotter mh721 mk2, when I turn it on it make a sound like stuck and if i push it it start to move and do the process, and when I send something to cut it cut it really bad
  15. mfatty500

    Screen Printing ?

    Here is a proper link, https://www.howardct.com/
  16. TrackHawk707

    Screen Printing ?

    New to me !? I’m assuming I can find them at howardcustom.com or along that? Lol will check them out also. My eyes are wide open I didn’t think these companies existed. To me it’s like how do they actually make money themself. But that’s a whole other topic. What matters is I might of just found an awesome solution for big orders and appreciate all the feed back guys ! If anyone else out there sees this and has even more to add I’m hoping this thread can keep growing with ideas to share!
  17. mfatty500

    Screen Printing ?

    I'm a Howard Custom Transfer guy, plus the fact they are only 30 minutes from me, I have the option of picking them up if need be, and great customer service if you ever need it
  18. mfatty500

    Hi from Kate in Florida

    Graphtec for me also
  19. TrackHawk707

    Screen Printing ?

    Wow that’s amazing I’m going to have to order a sample sheet and start looking into it more now. I work a 9-5 so after work when I have big orders it takes me a few days to get it completed that’s if the design isn’t so crazy. I’d worry about selling this product cause your basically trusting another company for your self but I’m hearing more good then bad and it dosnt hurt to order some for myself and wash test it and all and go from there. Thank you for your feedback with this company I’m definitely going to try them out.. I also use AI so I shouldn’t have any problems with sending them over my files so that’s awesome to know as well.
  20. Nite Owl

    poor printing when using V4

    I went to print a couple things using the V4 software and I cannot stop it from printing small tiny colored images over parts. They look like tiny alpha-numeric. I can print them just fine using just off my printer and also through Cricut Design Space. I wanted to use the laser cutter and a slightly larger size than the Cricut allows (6x9)
  21. Go-C Graphics

    Hi from Kate in Florida

    Welcome from Central FL
  22. Wildgoose

    Hi Everyone!

    The Graphtec is a CUT above...
  23. Wildgoose

    Screen Printing ?

    I use F&M exclusively at this point. They have various products and their website will walk you though most of your questions. Order a sample kit and it will give you samples of all the stuff they do. I was originally concerned with product lifespan but I used them on some of my construction guys tee's and paid attention to how they wear and they held up really well. Probably not quite as lang as HTV but it's a close second and the price saving for clients is really impressive. On any kind of volume I actually do less work and make more per shirt so I basically doubled my output in the same amount of time. You already have a press so you're good to go. HTV will always have it's place and things like specific numbers or any kind of custom work or higher quality work like on nice jackets or polo's is probably better with HTV. I'm a small mom an pop shop and work from my living room so being efficient is key for me. I do my designs in AI but they will accept PS or Corel Draw as well. Basically you pick your product (I mostly use the Athletic formula because it resists dye migration the best). Pick your color count and size of transfer sheet. If single color you basically get two choices for the cheap deal. Can't gang two images on the $0.15 program but it's so cheap it doesn't matter anyway. If you are doing 2,3 or full color then you have to decide if it's priced best to go with a certain size sheet or gang a bunch up on a larger sheet. I build an AI file with the different sizes offered and decide by crunching numbers which one makes the most sense bearing in mind gang sheets with ,utile logo's you will have to cut apart yourself. Leave enough room that you can cut several at once with a paper cutter board and it goes pretty good. Sometimes a lot of little ones are cheaper than a few large sheets (min order on gang sheets is 8 I think) Most of the time it's cheaper to use the XL sheet and stack a bunch on there when doing 2 or 3 colors. I have done some full color work and it turns out great too.
  24. TrackHawk707

    Screen Printing ?

    It’s awesome you guys have some story’s on it. I’m always so curious and find I love making shirts and well apparel all together more then decals. I don’t have the space for screen printing but I did hear of F&M and lately (last 6 months) I caught some orders of 35,50, and working with someone now for another 35. So it starting getting me in trying to figure out the best way to be efficient. Do you guys know of F&M, I’m sure lol .. if so are they good quality enough for me to sell to my costumers or should I just keep doing it the old fashion way? I’m not sure if I understand there process they screen print on a transfer then can then be shipped to the buyer and applied by a heat press? It’s not HTV? I went to YouTube but it was more reviews on them then explaining and it’s pretty much I hear more good then bad but the bad conserns me. Thanks guys for the conversation. I was hoping to hear story’s and get some info with this post.
  25. haumana

    New here & just showing a few things

    Great jobs!
  26. Dakotagrafx

    Hi from Kate in Florida

    Another strong Graphtec fan here - have had 2 ce6000-60's - I just upgraded the first one after 3 years on general principle as I have always updated equipment regularly
  27. haumana

    Hi from Kate in Florida

    Graphtec all day long. You won't be sorry. Not to mention a lot of the members here have it, and can do some pretty awesome troubleshooting if necessary.
  28. TrackHawk707

    Hi Everyone!

    Awesome to hear that ! Good luck if you have any questions I’m here to answer what I can, and sure every else can say the same.
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