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  2. Mike29610

    Graphtec ce5000-60

    I have a graphtecce5000-60 whit sure cuts pro 3and i can find out when i put it in the plotter a make 2 drawings and only from 0 to 11 inches Will cut from 12 to 15 which is the lenth of the vinyl int wont cut the secon drawing please help
  3. Today
  4. victorvilchik

    atv templates

    This site victorytemplates.com has many templates for ATVs, Utv, MX and snowmobiles. Over 500 templatesBest price and quality! victorytemplates@gmail.com
  5. I have a graphtec ce5000-60 that cut very good the first 12 inches after 12,13,14,15 inches it just draw but dont cut truh can some one help me please
  6. Second2nonecustoms

    Help identifying my own logo font

    Thats it! Thank you very much.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Worble7

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    I'm looking to do some custom stuff like pet breeds and team logos along with color and reflective beads stuff the other guys don't do :) Like this with address numbers in between. Thanks Jeff
  9. Dakotagrafx

    Equipment Advice Please!

    you WILL forget to mirror at some point - it happens to everyone - and if they say it hasn't , they lied
  10. slice&dice

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    Brass stencil set - this is the proper way to do it. $35 will be all you need to spend, Jeff. (plus the cost of spray paint cans). Best Way to paint curbs with Go-Karts!
  11. Worble7

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    MZ SKEETER, Thanks
  12. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    The software is on the website. You can download it now. Actually some of the Graphtec software are lower end versions of Flexi products. I use a bare bones Flexi products. You can use FREE Signblazer, but it is very old software, Many on here still use it. I wouldn't know about vinyl on concrete. You would have to test it first and have it pretty clean.
  13. Worble7

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    MZ SKEETER, What if I buy the cutter used can I still get the software? Is Flexi easy to use for beginners? Do you think the vinyl will stick to concrete to spray a stencil? Thanks Again. Jeff
  14. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    Graphtec already has software, can be found on the Graphtec site. but I use Flexi. Great choice to go with a Graphtec.
  15. Worble7

    Graphtec CE6000-60

    Hello Everyone :). My first post here I have a few questions I hope someone can help with. So what I'm trying to do is custom curb address stencils Painting not sure if this is going to work but the idea is good. 1. Will vinyl stick to concrete does anyone know? 2. Thinking of using graphtec ce6000-60 to make address stencils is this a good choice? 3. What software is best to use for beginners? I'm sure I will have a ton more questions in time. Thanks for the help. Jeff
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  17. Wildgoose

    Equipment Advice Please!

    You can easily do that with t-shirts. Great revenue stream especially if you have a lot of contacts. Make something fun and wear it to the next get together. My mind is off color a bit but something like "If my hand slaps your face it was in remote control" might go over well.
  18. Wilson

    Equipment Advice Please!

    Thanks for the reminder on mirroring when cutting HTV. Hopefully my memory will work when I'm actually doing it. I just got a new IR temp gun to check motor temps on our RC cars so I'll be able to use that with the heat press as well. That's the plan... to move up to a Titan 2/3 or Graphtec and a nice heat press... but I'm gonna force the SC2 to pay for it! Now if I could just figure out how to do that in RC
  19. Wildgoose

    HTV Bunching Up

    Your speed sound high. HTV carrier is more plastic and will flex so a slower approach is a good idea. Also make sure you haven't already broken a blade tip. HTV needs a nice sharp blade or you end up cranking up the pressure to get penetration which then leads to the bunching you describe. Every machine is different so what Titan says is 540mm/sec may not actually be but I would try setting your speed between 1/4 and 1/3 of the max. If yours will go as high as 800mm/sec try between 200 and 240 as a starting place. You can always speed up if you really need to, too slow isn't necessary either but some really thick products cut better at slower speeds. I have never understood going at full speed for a home application. All mechanical equipment has a lifespan and much like a vehicle, hard mileage does take a toll. I have a $3500 Summa and I run it at 200mm/sec most of the time. It has a turbo setting which speeds up the movements between cuts but other than that I don't like to ask it to overwork because I plan on having it for several more years.
  20. Dakotagrafx

    Equipment Advice Please!

    don't forget to get a cheap ir thermometer to check the temp of the platen - it is not uncommon for Chinese presses to have displays that are not correct and uneven heat over the parts of the platen due to less heating elements per sq inch of the more expensive ones - but with that said most of us started with a Chinese press and stepper cutter before moving up
  21. slice&dice

    Equipment Advice Please!

    OK, Wilson, congrats. One thing to add ---- remember to MIRROR cut when loading HTV. Also, I think optional media catch-basket could be a worthwhile investment (keeps longer cuts from unrolling to floor), along with the app tape roller/dispenser.
  22. Thanks all, I think you answered my question.
  23. MZ SKEETER

    HTV Bunching Up

    There isn't any set in stone settings for any machine, each machine is different, including the same model. Cut slow. You have to set your blade depth correctly first. This is how. . 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 just barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder.
  24. Rachelle

    HTV Bunching Up

    What is a good setting for cutting HTV? I have not reset anything on the machine, unless I accidentally pushed a button I shouldn't have. So the machine is set to speed-540mm and force 164g. I'm so used to just choosing presets on the silhouette. Thanks for the help
  25. Wilson

    Equipment Advice Please!

    Well, I did it! I ordered a cutter yesterday. I went with the SC2 T-Shirt bundle that included a 15x15 heat press and a bunch of Siser HTV. Also added on a bunch of closeout sign vinyl for my "education". Looking forward to getting everything and getting started. Thanks for all the input and advice... I'm sure I'll be asking for more.
  26. bikemike

    HTV Bunching Up

    Only time I have ever had bunching up was to much pressure.
  27. Dakotagrafx

    HTV Bunching Up

    least amount of blade possible for the least resistance - HTV is easier to have too much blade exposed as it doesn't cut thru as easy but still cause excessive drag. Yes pinch rollers need to be above the grit rollers and also near the outer edges of the vinyl product being cut
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