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  2. slice&dice

    Win10 drivers for SC 631e

    Vic seems to be drive-by poster, and there's no way to really help without his further input and more details. If I was sitting in the same room as him, I would have that SC up and running in two minutes with SignBlazer (the 'can-opener' of cutting software, since it can work with basically any plotter ever made) However, since I'm wayyyy over here, and he's wayyyyy over there, there's not much more I can do other than what's already been offered.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Dakotagrafx

    Win10 drivers for SC 631e

    he is trying to use the sc with a plug in from action illustrated - I haven't owned a SC so not sure but usually those plug ins for corel or illy are designed for the roland and graphtecs - I know they always have rolands in their displays at the shows - - I would suggest getting going with a real cutting software first
  5. slice&dice

    Win10 drivers for SC 631e

    OK, Vic, let's back up a bit. You own a "SC 631e plotter" (let's assume it is the same SC/Liyu OEM as USCutter was selling) that you purchased second-hand. Is that correct? When you made that acquisition, you saw the cutter operating in person, and it was demonstrated to your satisfaction that the machine is running fine? (What cut software was being utilized by the seller? Why did you not obtain it along with the SC?) Is that correct? Before posting here, there was some effort on your part to investigate numerous threads about SignBlazer being a terrific solution to troubleshoot pretty much any cutter that is acting wonky? ( I post such advice here myself probably twice a month) Is that correct? You know where to obtain SignBlazer for FREE, and how to set it to run a SC/Liyu machine? Is that correct? Let's get those questions answered first, and move ahead later about to what to do with designs produced from Corel
  6. As of now I do not have any vinyl cutting software. I do have Corel Draw X7 and there is a toolbar icon used to send a file to a vinyl cutter. Will I still need a vinyl cutting software with this option? If so, do you have any recommendations? Thank you!
  7. Dakotagrafx

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    Where did ANYONE say they would use clear - everyone responded that they would never use clear for compound curves Are you using rapic tac for your application solution for your wet application or a home brew? 751 or 951 for body panels with no problems but it was a bit more learning to apply the Cast vinyl
  8. haumana

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    ummm ... how are you holding your squeegee? there are times that I apply as much pressure as i possibly can, still have never gone through app tape. i prefer dry applications as well, but even when doing wet, never tore paper tape. there are times when i wrinkle the app tape, that's when i'm rushing to tape something up, applying too much pressure, and squeegeeing the wrong way. totally user error.
  9. Urabus

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    Thank you. I am ordering a medium tack clear, and medium tack paper sampler tape rolls now. When I tried using paper tape wet once, I did scrape through some of the tape. Even dry...well maybe I press too hard. No one can say I don't make sure the tape is squeegeed down well at least. I prefer working dry anyway. Just not understanding this new ( to me ) 951 vinyl.
  10. haumana

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    The only time that I've needed to use a high tack tape was when I did a matte vinyl for an art show, all other times, regardless of 651/751/951, I've used medium tack. You feel more comfortable with the clear, and that well and good, but just remember what some of the other responders said, clear will NEVER stretch, so trying over a compound curved surface and expecting some level of everything being able to lay flat is highly unrealistic. And for the record, I can't say that I have ever squeegeed through application tape, whether it was paper or clear. Good luck.
  11. Urabus

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    Thanks. I am squeegeeing it very well. I think I am over doing it most of the time and fear rubbing through when I use the paper tape : / I'll back off the paper / clear tape equation as it now seems to be a preference issue. As I said, I did get the 951 to squeegee down to my particular compound curve bodywork with the clear tape. I felt better using the clear tape because seeing through clear is easier than seeing though white paper to me. If not the vinyl tack then, should I be using a medium tack tape instead? Is everybody else using high tack tape with Oracal 951 with no problems?
  12. Wildgoose

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    What he ^^^ said. It takes a LOT of practice and the Pro's use paper. Once you get it installed if you are fighting the release you can wet the surface of paper and it will help get it off. You say you need to see the vinyl but that makes no sense to me. If you have your app tape on without bubbles then you will see if you get a bubble in the paper too and you might get one here and there but they can be removed with a pin prick (not a knife tip though) The perforated holes are for the gear drive machines like the Gerber cutters and while you don't see them all that often out in the private sector they are often true tangential head commercial grade machines. The weird spaced overlap is something to do with an alignment on the sprockets. I don't know that I have ever bought 15" vinyl that wasn't perforated from any source. Some 30" stuff I have bought was perforated. Never had an issue with 951 (or 751 for that matter) not sticking. It is much more pliable so it will react differently than 651 where 651 is so stiff it stays down kind of like a piece of plastic. I think it recommended to let it sit a few minutes to gain a "bite". Are you squeegeeing it really well? Compound shapes are much trickier to do a good job on the squeegee. The wrap guys use the air release and chase the bubbles out as they go.
  13. Urabus

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    I am beginning to wonder if the roll of 951 they sold me is old. It has perforations on both edges for gear feed cutters. All the 15" 951 vinyl is listed as perforated here at US cutter. But the perforations are not consistent and have overlaps in the spacing of the holes....telling me that they sold me material that was reject material for geared cutting because it would never work for that purpose without jamming up. Maybe it is very old. Are geared cutters even used? Even when cutting smaller projects on it there would be pieces that would come of the carrier backing paper while it was cutting! My 651 vinyl sticks very well and I have had no problems with stripes on flat surfaces using paper transfer. I am now trying to add stripes over compound curves which I can't get the 651 to do at all. The 951 just acts more like removable vinyl I have worked with before. It stretches nicely but comes right off with ease. So I guess my problem is the 951 just isn't sticking like I think it should. I clean and apply it like the 65, but it doesn't stick!
  14. slice&dice

    Win10 drivers for SC 631e

    "Drivers" are only for USB emulation as a Com port. The executable file is http://www.uscuttersupport.com/downloads/Drivers/cdm20828_setup_windows.exe Your software for design/cut should already contain the appropriate choices of Cutter models so the computer can talk to the machine. What program are you depending on for that to happen?
  15. Dakotagrafx

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    cast vinyl is thinner by nature - if your application tape is applied to your graphic without bubbles or creases in the tape you can tell when you have bubbles practice is your friend and you have chosen and expensive project to learn compound curves on. CLEAR will never stretch enough to allow the vinyl to adhere to a panel that curves 2 ways at once - like the bumble bee stripes on a truck bed - if you can do it you are better than 99 percent of us that have been doing this over 10 years
  16. MZ SKEETER

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    Every stripe that I ship and I ship plenty, only has paper tape. No complaints. If vinyl is squeegeed good, it shouldn't come off the surface. Or the vehicle was not clean. had wax etc. Or old vinyl.
  17. Urabus

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    I had bad results trying to use the paper tape over compound curved surfaces and would end up with creases in the vinyl after pulling the tape off because I could not see through the paper. I can only do well what I can see well. I am applying wide striping to the car so it has to be done perfect with no bubbles or creases. I was able to do a test with the high tack clear tape and I got the 951 vinyl to stretch to fit the compound curves of my bumper just fine. But then the app tape pulled the vinyl right back off the car! Just seems the 951 has a very weak adhesive compared to the 651 I am used to. I am currently researching the 951 and app tapes but so far everything says you can use just about any application tape on it. Even the AT65 tape is "supposed" to work but it clearly does not.
  18. MZ SKEETER

    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    clear tape is not flexible enough to use on compound curves. It does not stretch. Best to use for flat surfaces and only dry. Paper tape would be the best to use on curves. Plus you can wet paper tape, you cannot wet clear tape. You should practice more with paper tape.
  19. I bought Oracal 951 gloss black vinyl for my car graphics. I need the 951 because I have to go over compound curved surfaces, which the 651 will not conform to (I tried it). US Cutter in an email reply to me, recommended RTape Clear Choice AT65 high-tack clear application tape for use with the 951 vinyl. I need the clear tape to see the surface I am applying to verify there are no bubbles or creases over compound curves. The problem is that the high tack clear application tape pulls the Oracal 951 vinyl right back off the car after it is applied. It's a mess! I also noticed that the 951 vinyl is not very sticky and pulled off the car with ease. My 651 vinyl you have to work at it to remove it. So what is the correct clear application tape for the Oracal 951 vinyl? It has to be clear not paper. I did a search and there was one older topic about application tape for Oracal 951 but it did not apply to my question. I tried the AT65 high-tack on my 651 vinyl and it seems to wok fine for that.
  20. I downloaded the Win10 drivers for my SC 631e plotter but there is no application/executable file in the zip file. Are there any instructions on the Win10 driver installation for this model or can someone help me out? Thank you!
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  22. slice&dice

    Hi!

    Myron, welcome. You describe the cutter blade not lifting from the material (dragging instead of rising and falling as required). If that is happening, you may have fried your Z-Chip.
  23. MZ SKEETER

    Hi!

    Static doesn't matter how many times you cut the design before, or which direction you cut it. It also helps to reset your cutter after each cut to dump the data from the previous order.
  24. Myron.designer

    Hi!

    Thanks guys , yeah I cut the same design before when I first got the cutter. it 5x36 and im cutting down not across. yeah let me try to down load the font to vinylmaster. thanks again
  25. haumana

    Hi!

    Have you also just tried typing you text directly in VM? That will be your cleanest means to cut.
  26. MZ SKEETER

    Hi!

    Most likely static from the vinyl. Make sure you grounded the cutter to the stand if you have one. Try wiping your cutter with dryer sheets, Spray static guard like sprays in the area. dryer sheet in the vinyl roll. . To figure out if it is static, use the pen tool, it this doesn't happen then more likely static. You never stated how big the design is, if a large design, it could be memory. Those cutters are very prone to static problems as well as memory problems. It's a bottom of the barrel cutter. Those value cutters are better off being ran on a serial cable or a Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter. That is the brand name. Those cutters do not have True USB. We advise new people to stay away from this cutter.
  27. Myron.designer

    Hi!

    Hi, I'm Myron. A newbie here . So cool yeah. I have the 871 MK2, running vinylmaster and today for the first time it started cutting ( I don't know what they are called but,) path lines. like it cuts the design but then the path the blade takes across the design too. Can any one help. oh normally im doing image cut outs, but today I'm doing text but I created paths in illustrator. Thanks so much
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