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  2. Rectangles with radiused corners in Inkscape, made exactly how i need them. I save them as plain svg, import them into scalp and get squared off corners ... what’s going on here?
  3. Hi friendly cutsters, We use vinyl cutters all the time in a research lab to make tiny stencils to control tissue growth, micro-plumbing, and generally try to take over the world. Precision is really important for us (we cut lines 0.3 mm apart and need to be able to make clean, repeatable squares and triangles down to 1.5 mm width), and we've been able to get by with a Silhouette Cameo, but I've been eyeing the servo systems for a few years and am curious to see if they will outperform the Cameo. We have the budget for a new machine and we've been looking at the Graphtec CE6000-40 (all of our cutting takes place in a 6x6" patch, so a large cutting field is not an issue. The CE6000 sounds like a great machine, but I'm confused about the thickness of the material is can cut since it's only officially rated to 0.25 mm (10 mil) thickness. We do our cutting in 0.25 mm silicone membrane on a 0.15 mm backing liner on top of a cutting mat. It is not clear to me if this will cause a problem or not, and I did not receive a clear answer from Graphtec when I called. Given our layers, could the CE6000 handle our material? What if we wanted to switch to a 0.5 mm membrane someday--would we need to buy a new machine to cut that? How about resolution? Does anybody have experience with servos and such small features--will they really cut more cleanly than a good stepper system? Thank you!
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  5. Dakotagrafx

    Why would the vinyl peel off the shirt

    good catch -
  6. Dakotagrafx

    Which HTV Series?

    most of mine the past 2 years have been siser colorprint pu
  7. tooler82

    Which HTV Series?

    Yeah we have a Mimaki CJV30-130 Printer / Cutter
  8. Wildgoose

    Which HTV Series?

    All those you mentioned sound like they are white or clear and all for printing.
  9. Wildgoose

    Why would the vinyl peel off the shirt

    When you say "hand press" do you mean hand iron?
  10. tooler82

    Which HTV Series?

    I may see if they can just purchase from US Cutter and get the Siser everybody talks about on here.
  11. Wildgoose

    Which HTV Series?

    I am unfamiliar with either of those lines. We don't have Grimco out here in the wild west. You're probably going to have to do some testing. I would bet they are fine brands if they carry them in a wholesale support market. My experience is you will want something that has as much stretch and rebound as you can find. The stuff that doesn't have give will crack at the intersections. You're going to be printing so you'll have a lot of coverage area in a lot of cases which is a key word meaning sweat spot. If I have any ability to decide I try to make the designs as open as possible so there is open shirt inside large areas. This helps the shirt breathe. So basically I'm not much help other than to say don't sweat it too much. Pardon the pun.
  12. Junebug Products

    MH 871 MK2

    On the control board
  13. tooler82

    Which HTV Series?

    So it seems like our dealer, Grimco, only sells Briteline and Sihl HTV. Anyone familiar with these brands? Which is a good one to get? G-Flex 210 Blockout, G-Flex Turbo Print 236, G-Flex Ultimate Print Nylon 235, G-Flex Ultimate Print Soft 230 matte, G-Flex Ultimate Print Soft 232 matte, G-Flex Ultimate Print Supersoft 233, G-Flex Ultimate Print Transparent Soft 234 matte, Sihl 4583 T-Printz. I know it’s a lot, sorry but thanks.
  14. Dakotagrafx

    Why would the vinyl peel off the shirt

    Check the temp of your press with an or thermometer to verify temp, adjust pressure, you should see the pattern of the material in the vinyl after pressing. . . Third did you pre press to remove moisture?
  15. Alandbryh

    Why would the vinyl peel off the shirt

    I bought green vinyl from our local craft store in June. It was the siser brand. I made shirts and hung them up waiting for delivery date which was this weekend. Total Fail of the green! The white stayed on but the green fell off within minutes. What didn't come off could be peeled off like a sticker. Temp was 305 -20sec used a hand press. Need to remake but concerned about what green to buy next.
  16. Interesting, you sure you saved the changes? ha, that's about the only thing I can think of that would cause it to revert back to the unmerged format after reloading. As a test try saving the changes as a different file name and then reopen the new file and see if the changes were saved.
  17. Yes, that's what I did. I took the text expanded it and merged in the original file.
  18. Is it only text you're having problems with? If so, have you tried converted the text to an object then weld?
  19. DarcShadow, after I couldn't get the autoweld to work I did go into my file and do it manually but when I reloaded the new file it wouldn't recognize it. And still showed it needed to be welded.
  20. Thank you Skeeter, I understand that and at one point did run Windows on parallel but had more issues. CM3 ran great through AI and MAC and have only had issues since I had to upgrade to CM4. I prefer running MAC
  21. Sorry, not familiar with your software but if the auto weld doesn't work, why not just do it manually? You may need to convert the font to an object first but once stuff is welded and looks correct in wire frame mode it should cut exactly as you want.
  22. You can use Bootcamp and other options to run it as Windows on your Mac. Others are doing it.
  23. Thanks but I'm using a MAC computer running High Sierra.
  24. I can't answer that question but I notice that your using Cutting Master4. but you did not mention the OS your using. Did you know that Graphtec has FREE GRAPHTEC PRO STUDIO? It is over $1000 free software just like Flexisign pro 12. But it is only good for Windows. It is FREE for the asking with your model of cutter. All that might save you on other problems. You can even run a Windows side on a Mac. https://www.graphtecamerica.com/cp-graphtec-pro-studio-request-form/
  25. Hey there, I've searched high and low for more info on issues with autoweld not working on Cutting Master 4 and can't find a solution. I understand Graphtec made changes to fix this issue and applied them to the new version BUT it's not working for me. Anyone have any suggestions? I work with a LOT of script fonts and so AUTOWELD IS A MUST! I've tried by expanding and merging in Illustrator but CM4 still won't recognize the welds! The platforms I'm working with AI CC 2018 // Cutting Master 4 // Graphtec CE6000-60 Thanks for any help. Anne
  26. darcshadow

    MH 871 MK2

    How are you trying to adjust the speed? It's just a setting on the cutter itself. If changing it on the on board menu doesn't do anything call tech support and see what they have to say.
  27. darcshadow

    Vinyl Express .ve files to Signblazer?

    Same question as Skeeter, what do you mean by end of life? EOL typically means the software is no longer support by the producer however that does not mean it stops working. Signblazer has been unsupported for years yet still works quite well and many use it. Windows XP went end of life but it still works and many still run systems with it. Hell the government still has computers running MSDOS that went end of life some time in the 90's.
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