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  2. The specs on the website say Max pressure/force is 350 G. No one would need to cut regular sign vinyl at max force. Have you tried a new blade? Look at it and make sure the blade tip is not broken.
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  4. It could very well be operator error. Thanks for the input. I did test just the blade out of the cutter to get to just cut the vinyl with out cutting too deep. I also adjusted the blade pressure from 353 to 356 and 349 without any positive change. It will cut the detail but seems to pull the finer pieces with the blade. I will reset the blade again manually using your suggestions. I am greatly encouraged by your statements that the cutter should be able to cut this decal. I would have liked a better cutter but this is really just a hobby at this point and is hard to justify a greater investment. I will try again and see if I can get better results. Thanks again.
  5. Dakotagrafx

    Cutting out off line

    Which model plotter? Which software? What printer?
  6. try a 60 degree cleancut brand blade . . . . and follow skeeters instructions for least blade exposure and slow
  7. Dakotagrafx

    Where else to get blank signs?

    thinking about it - usually bannerjohn would message me when mumpower had their specials and that was probably the cheaper shipping - but what you was quoted still seems way excessive
  8. mfatty500

    Where else to get blank signs?

    Sign Outlet Store, in Lisle, Ill
  9. I've had an SC2 for about 3 years now and have had no problems with it. I don't cut a lot of small stuff with it but here's an anchor that has some pretty small detail and I had no problems with it. I haven't cut anything yet that was too small for my cutter. It sounds like it could be a blade depth issue like Mz Skeeter says.
  10. darcshadow

    Sandblasting Powdercoated Yeti's

    The best is actual blast media, but for simple etching on glass any vinyl will work. If you really get into it with varying depths and glass carving you'll need something better. Depending on the quality and thickness of the powder coat simple vinyl can work for that as well but it's more of a challenge and good PC doesn't blast as easily as glass. I only have a simply bench top cabinet and a small air pump so I've given up on trying to blast PC stuff. I just don't have the setup for it. My local library has a laser that is free to use though and I've done a few cups in it.
  11. If you are pulling up vinyl while cutting, you have too much blade exposed out of the blade holder. Do not use any instructions that have to do with a credit card thickness or post it notes. They are wrong. This is the correct way. Any value cutter has to be dialed in good to cut. Plus turn your speed down. I never cut fast. 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. Paper transfer tape is what pros use. I see you are using clear plastic tape.
  12. I recently purchased a SC2 cutter. I was cutting some decals and had problems with the cutter pulling up some small details in the design. Is this usual for this cutter. I used my Cameo 3 to make the decals and it cut them really well. The part I had problems with were the ball laces on the top. The words were great. The image is what the Cameo cut to show the laces. The decal is about 5 inches wide. Is this the SC2 or operator error.
  13. When ever i am doing a print and cut job my cutting is way off line. I am putting the media in straight and it does it really bad on the right side and just a little on the left.
  14. Scratchthejeepguy

    Where else to get blank signs?

    USCutter finally stepped up and shipped them out with rush shipping.theyre not here yet, but should be tomorrow. I'll check out Grimco though, it's good to have options.
  15. haumana

    Where else to get blank signs?

    You can try grimco.com I have a friend that regularly orders sign blanks from them.
  16. Palino5

    Sandblasting Powdercoated Yeti's

    Hello All, I too am a newbie, question what is the best product to use to sandblast Yeti's, glass etc.?
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  18. Redmike52

    Vinyl Alignment Tape

    I recently saw a vinyl cutting video where there were alignment marks across the front of the cutter. "Self," I thought, "than would be handy." So off to Amazon to see what I could find. There I found an adhesive backed 24" tape measure that was right-to-left reading. It's a great improvement over the Mark 1 eyeball I was using to align my vinyl.
  19. ShaneGreen

    Shower Floor Material

    Mz Skeeter, I like that idea. May have to order one and see how thick the material is. Would still need to figure out a source for larger quantities.
  20. Dakotagrafx

    Where else to get blank signs?

    I have used them but shipping wasn’t that high. Uscutter actually loses money on shipping I was told, not sure why my power shipping was so much. Been 2 years though since I ordered from anyone, don’t go thru as many now that I sold the printer and don’t do as many golf / charity event signs.
  21. Scratchthejeepguy

    Where else to get blank signs?

    I just checked out their website and while they're site was very unimpressive, they're prices weren't. I asked for 50 each of the blank signs and stakes and they had to call me back on shipping... They called back and said shipping alone would be 85.00-90.00!?!?!?! USCutter charges 11.99? You buy regularly from these guys Dakota?
  22. MZ SKEETER

    Shower Floor Material

    Would cutting a non slip bath tub mat work? 16" x 34" Amazon $19.99 free ship. Peel and stick.
  23. ShaneGreen

    Shower Floor Material

    Good Morning, Has anyone ever cut any non-slip material for a shower floor? Most of the pre-made stuff I find is PEVA or textured PET. But I'm not having any luck finding either of these in a cuttable roll or sheet. Can it even be done? They aren't wanting the sandpaper type material, which is a good thing since it would probably have to be die cut. The abrasives would chew up a blade in a hurry.
  24. Dakotagrafx

    Where else to get blank signs?

    mumpower in virginia - always keep extra on hand!
  25. Scratchthejeepguy

    Where else to get blank signs?

    I ordered a bunch of blank, 18x24, short flute, signs from USCutter last week. They sent me long flutes which I can't use for my order. I called them right when they opened the next day, sent them pictures, and they said they'd send it to their claims department and that I should expect an email with instructions on what will happen next. It's been 3 days now and I hear the same thing from them every time I call. I've had great luck with USCutter in the past but I need these signs and am looking for somewhere else to buy from. Any suggestions?
  26. Your welcome, but you may run into other problems going back to USB. You may not now be able to run large jobs. Problems with static.. Flow of data.
  27. Thanks MZ Skeeter you saved the day. I was able to locate an executable file for the FTDI driver. Apparently I was looking at the wrong files and I was trying to set up a direct usb setting instead of a emulated com port setting. I matched the com port in windows hardware manager to the port listed in the software and I now can cut with just a usb cable instead of the keyspan. I really appreciate everyone's help. Thank you greatly.
  28. kainth.c.s

    overlapping cute

    The first thing I will look at is the file. Any double shapes, any overlapping lines or shapes overshooting from the joints. I also posted a video showing doubled up vector shape in an ai file a while ago. Do a closer inspection of the file. The next would be to have a look at overcuts. Are the lines overshooting from the joints or something?
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