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    I don’t give breaks anymore I give them two choices take it or leave it....I kissed butt and cut prices for many years in my handyman and remodeling business and barley got by it took a while to figure that when my wife bought groceries or clothes for the kids oI bought supplies or gas or paid taxes We didn’t get breaks because we was buying other products or services so 35 years or so ago I quit giving breaks guess what I didn’t lose business because my business was quality oriented so when I started doing signage also I applied the same business principal and I don’t believe I have lost business because of it ....let’s just say I have had to slow down to 5 days a week because of my age ...being in my 70s my body doesn’t like long week’s anymore and I am now having to turn away work.
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    I would keep the name at the rear on both sides. The same with the phone numbers.
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    You could download a trial of the version you would like to try, and see if it is worth it to you.
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    you can check your offset and see if that will help.
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    search for setting blade depth. It's been posted hundreds of times on here. When vinyl is lifting, you have too much blade exposed. Slow the cutter down.
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    Make sure that the pinch rollers are over the grit rollers on the bottom. Never be pulling from a roll while cutting. Always have enough vinyl prefed and free. Other than that you don't give enough info of what you are doing. Or showing how you have the vinyl in the vinyl cutter. Put pinch rollers equal distance from the vinyl edge.
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    it's hard to tell for sure from that wireframe view, but it looks like you'll want to weld all the black as well. Two separate welds of course. Select all pink, weld it, select all back weld it, then cut by color.
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    you need to isolate the all the pink and weld (combine) it together. you can check if you successfully got it welded it by checking the wireframe/nodes. then cut by color.
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    I linked to the moment she talks about using a plotter but the whole story and what she does with paper is amazing.
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    An update: Scratch from the record it being a grit roller. The "tails" issues ended up following the designs regardless of where I loaded material. I tried a new blade holder at one point and the issue got better, but was still present and intermittent. That's when I packed my blade holder with grease. For better or for worse, that's been my solution, and it's working like a charm. I packed my original holder first, and it began working better than my new holder. Satisfied that I hadn't ruined anything, I packed my new blade holder, and it's working perfectly so far. As far as I can tell, for what ever reason, my blades are wobbling in the holder. I've tried USCutter blades, and the Roland variety from Amazon. I don't know what other brands to try, but neither of those helped the issue. I used marine grease because it has much more "slip" than wheel bearing grease. Petroluem Jelly may be similar and work just as well. I figured I'd update the thread with this info. I can't say it's the RIGHT way of fixing the problem, but it is working.
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    And just a point of clarification, die cutting is done with custom made dies which are stamped onto the media and cut it, kind of like a cookie cutter cutting through dough.
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    Using 651 is not helping you. That is a great vinyl but it a Calendared process and it is a but stiff to cut. If you are going to the extremes in size I recommend going to the extreme in vinyl. Get your self a fresh piece of 951 at the top of the food chain. I would also recommend a 60deg Clean Cut Blade and run through all the proper setup procedures again with the new blade. (going to this blade you will want to lower your cut force by about half and ease back into it or you will push right through the carrier into the cutting strip and may break a tip off. The high end blades are really sharp but the tips can be a little more brittle. I don't know your experience level but getting the depth set correctly (search blade depth on the forum) is the single most often mistake by people, some who have been cutting for years with too much sticking out of the blade holder. There are several notes that say 1/2 of a credit card that are WRONG WRONG WRONG. In order to cut that small you will need to have your machine dialed in absolutely perfect. Another tip that may help you is to apply design partially weeded, leaving in all the trouble parts and weed them after you get it on whatever you're putting it on. This bypasses the whole issue of whether the vinyl has enough sticky to hold to the carrier sheet and lets the adhesive get hold of a solid object and you can still pluck the events out after the fact.
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    make sure there is sufficient slack on the vinyl for the entire job to cut. slow the cut speed down.
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    Greetings. Don from Maine. We had orders for projects before we even received the cutter. All for relatives. We almost have the machine paid for already. SC2 34". We did the numbers on the boat. The ME is existing paint.
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    I think I see the shadow he's talking about, and I think that is actually what it is, a shadow resulting from the compound curve of the door, don't believe it's vinyl.
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    I had never seen this before. So I watched a video. They are applying the sub design first, to the shirt, then spraying them with bleach to get the effect. https://www.google.com/search?q=can+you+sublimate+bleached+shirts&oq=can+you+sublimate+bleached+shirts&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.18012j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=_e7xPX8qqAsyWsAWporLgBw23
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    At the heart of it, cutters/plotters are very basic machines and once the actual problem is identified most of them can be fixed or parts replaced rather easily.
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    Happy to help, glad you got it sorted out. Also, you might want to loose the word print.
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    I played around with it and welded the outline to the heart. That gave me the heart and the letters outside of it. I added the text and outline again and tweaked here and there and it printed perfectly. Being able to do something like this without pulling whats left of my hair out goes a long way. Thanks again for your help.
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    Also found one in SignBlazer that is pretty close but still not quite right.
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    They are a very busy company, people calling in all the time. When one gets off there is another in line. Tech support and sales is not a 1 minute phone call.
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    Thanks everyone. After all the searching for the font my customer deceided to go with a different font and he sent it to me. Gotta love'em.
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    Did you buy your machine secondhand and had to buy your own software? Like skeeter said it come free with purchase of a new mh. sounds a lot like a canned sales speech except for using the term “printing” incorrectly