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  2. bikemike

    Print and Cut issue

    If you are trying to contour cut that, you can't. I don't use VM, but there is no way it can cut that without it going out the front and off the rollers. The dotted line is probably giving you the max it can cut on that size.
  3. Today
  4. Hello everyone! I have this issue and I have been dealing with Alek with uscutter via email but I'm getting no where. When I go to contour cut wizard, I set everything up correctly. I'm printing on a letter size printable vinyl. Unfortunately, there's a dotted line around the 10.3" that anything that's below that will not print out. I have letter size selected on my printer, but for whatever reason it does not print correctly. That only happens when I select "print direct" and select my printer. If I select Microsoft print to pdf that dotted line goes away and it gives me the full 11". Not sure if this is more of a printer driver issue and not software related. Oh by the way I'm using Vinylmaster DSR. Hopefully someone here has come across this and solved the issue. Thank you
  5. darcshadow

    MH871 blade doesn't go up and down

    The problem is most likely the Z-chip got fried and will need to be replaced. The early models of the MH the chip was in a socket and could easily be replaced. Newer models the chip is soldered in, still replaceable, just not as easy. The chip is a simple op-amp and can be found from several online electronic stores. Do a search on here for Z-chip, we just had this discussion about a week ago. You'll find all the details you need.
  6. darcshadow

    Does anyone use Cuyi here?

    What is your actual cutter model? Look up the user manual, I would assume it would tell you how to connect the plotter via ethernet.
  7. pattyy

    Does anyone use Cuyi here?

    If so, I have a problem with one of my ports. One of the pins in my usb port broke off, now I'm trying to use the network port but can't seem to get it right. Does anyone know how to use network port on a Cuyi? I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong page or if no one uses Cuyi
  8. Kurakitsune142

    Sc2 vs titan

    Thanks... guess their shitty mobile site doesn't show specs. Super helpful.
  9. Dakotagrafx

    Sc2 vs titan

    I would lean toward the titan personally , I owned a titan2 for a while and was a solid machine
  10. MZ SKEETER

    Sc2 vs titan

    Read the specs They both state the memory. I don't own either one. https://www.uscutter.com/TITAN-Vinyl-Cutter-28-53-inch https://www.uscutter.com/USCutter-SC2-Series-Vinyl-Cutter
  11. Kurakitsune142

    Sc2 vs titan

    Hi all. New here. I currently own a vinyl express 31r (it sucks) looking to get a new machine. Trying to decide between the 28" titan or the 34" sc2. I am not seeing any big difference other than registration mark reading. Which one is better, also can find anything about how much memory each one has. Thanks!
  12. A lot of time they talk about printing outside the contour line which should be a different line in your design. You can set that line wherever you want I believe. If your wanting the end product to be precise then you would in fact add a little to the outermost printed areas of the logo so that when contoured it is correct. I have not tried to contour with VM so the specific how-to is not in my knowledge bank but either way like you mentioned or adding print outside the contour line should get you where you want to be.
  13. Yesterday
  14. hotrodz0321

    Officially Licensed Products

    Well, its just as everyone says. If you can even get a response from any of these companies they want proof that you have a substantial online presence. By substantial I mean your revenue is 7 figures or above and have monthly traffic numbers in the 5 digit range. They are looking to partner with companies rather than provide opportunities for a smaller company to boost sales. Just as Wildgoose stated, you might be able to form an agreement with a company who is licensed already...the problem with that is I feel I make a better product and would outsell the products they make so it isnt likely they'd agree to something like this unless you sold completely different products. I have learned that dealerships have licensing that allows them to use the specific manufacturer's logos on products and advertising. I'd need to look in to that more but that might be a potential loophole to this whole thing. I have relationship with local car dealers already so I might start talking to them about what their licensing allows.
  15. MZ SKEETER

    MH871 blade doesn't go up and down

    The OP dropped in on NOV 28th, 2020 and never dropped back again.
  16. Lamar

    MH871 blade doesn't go up and down

    were they able to help you with this I'm having the exact same issue
  17. add a slightly bigger yellow outline and then contour cut to the inside by a negative value
  18. I'm using LTR program. When I contour cut a sticker printed on white vinyl, say a motorcycle logo for a gas tank. I want to make sure only yellow is on the outside. Can I cut just a little inside the cut line? All the tutorials only talk about making the border bigger. I want it smaller to insure no white shows up.
  19. xdesign305

    Sales Tax?

    I have a registered business with the state and county, I also have a EIN number. I was just asking because a have lost a few customers because of the whole tax thing. I just find it funny how people think. I was thinking about it the same way as you slice. Just have it included in the price.
  20. MZ SKEETER

    How to setup and plot with a pen SC2

    Wildgoose answered the question above. "Put in your pen tool and turn your blade offset to zero and see what pressure gets good results. Not much to it" Do not use any instructions that have to do with using a credit card or post it notes to set blade depth. That is way too much blade exposed. It is just wrong. We can't get rid of that myth. To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should barely see and feel the blade out of the blade holder. Regular sign vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. Just put the pen tool in the carriage head, it's not going to go thru the paper, or what ever you are using to draw on.
  21. jusjeff

    How to setup and plot with a pen SC2

    Plenty of info on setting the blade, like the blade, how much of a tip of the ballpoint pen should be showing. Half the width of a credit card for the tip of a blade, is it the same for the ballpoint pen tip? I'm assuming...
  22. What kind of questions do you have? If you have successfully plotted with your pen, then it's just a swap out to the blade. The machine doesn't know which one you're using, it only knows the settings you have have configured, and the vector path(s) that you sent to it.
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  24. darcshadow

    Updating Fonts

    I don't think it's font specific but you can change the spacing between words. Click on the text button on then at the top you should see an Ab with a gear in front of them. Click that and you'll get a new window, the last item in the window adjust the spacing between words. You might also try using this font in a different program to see if it somehow a font issue.
  25. It doesn't work that way for me using Vinyl Master and a MH cutter. The advance after plot doesn't reset the origin point and if I were to send another job the vinyl would back feed to the origin and cut over the design I just made. I have to hit the origin button after every cut. Also, I have not had to reset the cutter to clear the memory. It's not a bad step to do, I've just been lucky I guess and never had a problem with cutting multiple jobs in a row.
  26. Always wondered what that little red laser dot was for.
  27. slice&dice

    Sales Tax?

    Collecting and filing your Sales Tax returns monthly requires that you actually HAVE a business licensed and maintain a Sales Tax account with the State of Florida. When I first started doing signs, my primary step was to register with the Department of Assessments and Taxation. They wanted to know what the name of my business was (if it is a DBA, there are steps to follow for that "trade Name" designation). I am just a standard Sole Proprietorship, and used my FEIN -- Federal Employee Identification Number -- to set up this Assessments/Tax Account with a C.R.N. Central Registration Number. Following so far? Now, you go with your FEIN and CRN, over to the SUT. (Sales&Use Tax collection agency). Now, the Florida Dep't. of Revenue wants to see your SALES REPORTS usually monthly, but if it's a small figure, they might go along with bi-monthly or bi-annually). As for charging sales tax, it's your choice how to collect the tax for the State. Some people just figure it into the total cost, instead of breaking the 6% figure down separately. (For instance, if I charge 22.65 for a decal, my invoice will just read "$24. including Sales Tax")
  28. These directions were exactly what I needed. I tried to calibrate the machine myself initially. Which did work. But the method described here takes all the guess work out about the cutter offset! This was super helpful (wish I had remember to look here this morning!)
  29. So I have had some success. Funny enough the people at Craft Edge said contact US cutter lol. Oh the old ping pong support game. Ill get it sorted eventually! I think I have a set of steps for any users who might be struggling as well.
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