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  2. kylerxlaw

    HP designjet L25000 Encoder Strip

    Hey everyone I need some help its been a long and stressful day of putting a new carriage belt in the L25000 I'm back to assembling and I'm stuck! How do I reinstall the encoder strip? Can not to seem to figure out how the bracket snaps in. Spent too much time trying to figure it out on my own and I can not seem to find any info on the internet can someone please help me??? Thank you
  3. So what fixed your problems? You should add how you fixed your problems , so the next person can see, if they have a problem. Pay it forward, Your welcome
  4. Got it guys. Thanks, works perfectly now. I am sure I will have more questions.
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  6. Wildgoose

    Pix max Vinly cutter

    I concur with MZ Skeeter. Even within the structure and support group of US Cutter we here at the users forum try to steer people to a better quality cutter than the MH (which it appears the Pix-Max is maybe equal or the same). They are the very bottom of the barrel and for just a smidge more you can get a lot better performance out of the SC2. We are not trying to up-sell you because none of us are involved with the company that way we just see all the traffic come through the forum and most of the MH buyers have issues with things that the slightly better cutters seem to avoid. I wouldn't buy the Pix just because there is basically zero tech support of any kind and probably no parts support either. US Cutter sells a whole array of cutters including the rock bottom door buster MH that is basically designed to get people to try and then like a crack addict they can't stop cutting because it's so COOL and they eventually upgrade anyway. Might as well just step up a little and you'll have a better experience. Make no mistake, the stepper motors are not as accurate as the servo and much louder but for text down to around the 3/4 or maybe 1/2 inch mark and designs up to the 3ft or 4ft long range they work pretty good. With enough practice a good operator can get smaller/bigger than that size parameter but it gets sketchy and you have to have your machine tuned up and have learned all it's personality quirks.
  7. MZ SKEETER

    Pix max Vinly cutter

    CHEAP We try to steer people away from MH series cutters. Go with at least a SC2. You get what you pay for in vinyl cutters. Servo motors are better at cutting small details. A value cutter is night and day to a servo cutter. When you think about a price so cheap, that is the quality of the machine. The only time I have heard that cutter name is the above OP. Read the reviews on 'THE RIVER" site. Also only Windows from what I read. The MH has limited memory, bad tracking, very prone to static problems and communication problems. Where are you buying it and who is supposed to be your tech support?
  8. Derril

    Pix max Vinly cutter

    Hi, I am thinking of getting this PixMax Vinyl Cutter. I am a Graphic Designer who uses CorelDraw and Signcut Pro at work. Although I cannot afford a Vinyl cutter with a servo motor and I know this is a stepper motor. I would like to know how good this machine really is as compare to an MH721 to which I had also looked at.Does this PixMax cut small decals like your lego man on your control panel? Any cons regards its cutting performance or on certain materials?.
  9. You can get it from there at PCB. The number is sometimes followed by a letter, indicating that components are grouped or matched with each other, e.g. R17A, R17B. IEEE 315 contains a list of Class Designation Letters to use for electrical and electronic assemblies. For example, the letter R is a reference prefix for the resistors of an assembly, C for capacitors, K for relays.
  10. Wildgoose

    Wondering

    There are a lot of free vector art out there. Some are not ready to cut but some are. When you do a search just be sure and search for vectors not clip-art. Clip art are sometimes vectors but often just bitmap images that won't work for you anyway. A good idea is to go to the SignTorch website and he has a few free downloads and a great assortment of art to buy should you need a specific file. He's a forum member although not on a lot. His work is absolutely immaculate. I recommend grabbing the free files and open them up and take a peek at how things SHOULD be designed. It will help you know what a good design that is actually "Cut Ready" looks like. He does a lot of work for plasma tables which just happen to work great for vinyl cutters as well. When I first got into this craft I happened across his work and took his files apart to see how the pro's did it and have tried to emulate his skill. Not easy btw.
  11. MZ SKEETER

    Wondering

    I don't use Inkscape, but there are many, many tutorials, youtube videos out there to help. And it seems they keep it updated.
  12. darcshadow

    Wondering

    If you buy any clip art be sure to read the license. Often times people will sell clip art but you're are not legally allowed to reproduce it to sell. Also, not all clip are are created equal, they might look good in a document or on the screen, but when you start looking at the actual vector lines they can be crap and will cut poorly. I only do this as a hobby and I'm a big fan of Inkscape. It is a little limited in manipulating text and fonts compared to a true sign design program, but so far it has been able to do everything I've needed. Any while learning any new program is a pain, Inkscape is pretty intuitive to me and can't be beat for the price. You can even cut directly from Inkscape, although it is pretty limited and not as straight forward as a true cutting program.
  13. MZ SKEETER

    Wondering

    You will find out that a lot of so called "clipart" are jpegs. If you want to move along faster, look for vector files, in the format that your software can import. .eps. .ai ..svg
  14. Sue2

    Wondering

    What's nice about Corel and Illustrator is they are not just vector design programs... you can work with raster, bitmaps, photos, etc and create posters, business cards, flyers too.
  15. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    Thank you!
  16. Sue2

    Wondering

    I am sure there is a free download from Corel....but it would be the latest and most expensive version. If you search for CorelDraw X4, X5, X6...etc you will find disks for sale at varying prices.
  17. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    Thanks Sue2, My laptop doesn't have disk ability. My son is building me a desktop just for this (whole other project). Where would I go EBay? Anything downloadable? Yup, learning curve is just a matter of time.
  18. Sue2

    Wondering

    If you want to try a graphics design program without the "monthly rental fee", see if you can find an older CorelDraw disk to purchase. It's my "go to" program for design. I installed CorelDraw X4 on one of my Windows 7 computers and it works except it doesn't recognize some of the newer pdf files. I agree with WG...Illustrator has very steep learning curve. No matter what, you will need some kind of design program to create vectors.... you don't want to be continually paying someone else to do that.
  19. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    Answering my own questions. So the best thing to do is pay for a good quality clip art program. And move on. Curious, when I downloaded Open office clip art it let me use a few illustrations. Now it won't let me use any. Ahh, they throw in a couple of free samples.
  20. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    I'm finding out. Free is not free.
  21. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    Thanks! Any Free or cheap clip art out there that I can download the whole thing, instead of one at a time? I got Open office. It seems some of the work, after I download it won't allow me to work with it in CUT. It's probably me, or perhaps CUT. Oh, and I got an order from a guy I work with. He wants 20 of the decals I designed to sell at the booth he has at the flea market on weekends. What fun! lol
  22. Wildgoose

    Wondering

    No need to let in overwhelm you. The graphics side can be daunting. I am an Adobe Illustrator guy and I think it may be the single hardest program I even learned. Really sweet once I got it mastered but very miserable in the learning. Any program you go with will require some playing time but once you get over the basics the rest are mostly just repetition of the same basic functions. If you get stumped there are plenty here willing to give some pointers and there are people that hire out their design services for a small fee as well. As long as you bid in the fee and have a little time to wait for it to get done that isn't a bad way to go for "new to graphics" people. You can buy tons of ready made graphics out there also although be a little careful that it is actually cut ready. A lot of the super cheap stuff is garbage IMO.
  23. MZ SKEETER

    Wondering

    You can download trial versions of each to try out the features. I have had them up on my computer for quite a while for when people ask questions. I have never tried to cut with them. I have Flexistarter to cut with and Flexidesigner10.5 for design and edit software.
  24. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    Says I can download VM4 for free. Is that true?
  25. Gandwazoo

    Wondering

    Thanks guys, Think I'll shelve both for a bit and get better at CUT. Checked both out. Its a whole new world for this surfer and email guy. Don't want to get overwhelmed. Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate the help. I shall "endeavor to persevere!"
  26. signyouup

    MH 871-MK2

    Cutting thin features too fast can also cause that. If you still have issues after adjusting the blade, lower the pressure and speed.
  27. Wildgoose

    Creation Kingcut

    If you try the generic route I would start with a P-Cut driver and see what happens. If it starts on fire run the other way.
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