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  1. 5 points
    Hope everyone has a GREAT and safe holiday,
  2. 4 points
    Here is a screen shot after fixing the perspective. You won't likely find the font for the CHIEF, it's probably custom or so old they didn't have computers back then. You can hand trace this out and get good results. Very few auto trace result look good enough on fonts.
  3. 3 points
    Glad you found a good solution! Be sure and post some pictures and a review when you get it in. Never know when that sort of information might be handy.
  4. 3 points
    Work around is to put non glossy tape (scotch invisible) over the part to scan.
  5. 3 points
    I actually have a company making me a hand crank rotary flex die machine for $3800! I couldn’t spend $70K on an entry level automatic rotary die but the hand crank fits our production needs. Dies are about $800-1000. My production guy is gonna have one tough arm
  6. 3 points
    Cut these for Ronald McDonald house up here in London Ontario. 1 is 18" high and the other is 24" high.
  7. 2 points
    That trimmer looks pretty good. Thank you, @Dakotagrafx
  8. 2 points
    On Graphtec site, it does not say that the FC5100 is compatible with the CM4. It says Compatible CuttingMaster 2 is. Your cutter is listed on FREE Signblazer. It is a design and cut program. That cutter is probably close to 13-15 years old. This is the software that you need with Cutting Master 2 WIN REQUIREMENTS ▼ Win 10/8.1/8/7, 32&64 Bits ADOBE LLUSTRATOR CS3 - CS6 CC CC2014 CORELDRAW X4 - X7
  9. 2 points
    I actually install a lot of signage from flat metal, formed plastic letters, lighted channel letters, back lighted box signs and everything in between my average rate averages between $40.00 to $60 per hour I give bids in advance so the price is included in the price the person gives.
  10. 2 points
    It takes a bit of work on your part, it works.... mark-s
  11. 2 points
    From what I have seen, there is different tack cutting mats out there. No idea what would work with paper. Unless someone else has done it, you would have to go with a trial and error.
  12. 2 points
    If you try to cut paper on any cutter without a cutting mat you will destroy the cutting strip. So that part is out. For a scoring blade, I have no idea. ebay maybe?
  13. 2 points
    Has it been laminated? I have heard that sometimes the Graphtec machines have trouble recognizing the marks if there has been a lamination layer added. I can't recall the work-around but it was a concern I had when I was searching for a servo cutter.
  14. 2 points
    Here is just the head. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF HEAD.ai
  15. 2 points
    Give this a shot. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF.ai
  16. 1 point
    If it cuts regular fine, then it would not be the board. Are you following the calibration and instructions for contour cutting with Vinyl Master from the support page? Also the value cutters are best on a serial cable or a Tripp-Lite Keyspan Adapter with null modem cable for better connections. https://support.uscutter.com/support/solutions/articles/14000049746-contour-cutting-with-the-laserpoint-ii-and-sc-cutters-vinylmaster-sure-cuts-a-lot-3-pro-flexisign
  17. 1 point
    I found the HP video after posting this. Also, found that Mimaki has a cross-cut cutter with a separate blade. Thanks a lot for your comments @Wildgoose and @haumana.
  18. 1 point
    Did you buy it used? Most new machine purchases come with a RIP so you can print. There are a LOT of things that are not immediately apparent when stepping into the commercial print world.
  19. 1 point
    That error code is LOOKING FOR THE STARTING MARK SCAN ERROR.. Here it is from your CELITE user manual. You need to use the arrow buttons and move the tool to the Starting Mark. 4-18 Of User Manual
  20. 1 point
    now you learn your equipment and new software, watch a lot of youtube videos, mess up a bunch and learn from those mistakes. personally I drove 4 hrs each way to someone that had the set up I was looking to buy and learned a lot from them - and then made sure I never competed with them. just like when you learned your plotter there is a learning process and part one you will learn is it is harder than you think to get high resolution images to print (unless of course you already designed them in vector format. Then you will learn to create a contour area you want to cut and personally I saved those files in .eps because with versaworks for the roland it was easy to work with an eps even if it had a raster content with a vector contour.
  21. 1 point
    It looks like a variation of State Secret, or Upbolters New.
  22. 1 point
    Sorry, disregard, they have the plotter listed under a different manufacturer. All is right, for now! Thanks!
  23. 1 point
    How old is your cutter? A forum member has some for the older MH cutters. (I am guessing still has) http://forum.uscutter.com/index.php?/topic/54679-z-chip/
  24. 1 point
    OK, as long as we're going to offer homonym PUNS, I'll chip in my suggestion!
  25. 1 point
    I've had Inkscape a lot longer on any of my machines than AI or CorelDraw. Admittedly I really only use it for vectorizing my raster images, but I do like the layout and what looks to be a very easy interface. I've recently had to revisit CorelDraw in depth. The last time I used it, I believe it was like on version 2 or 3. Anyway, I've had AI only all my machines a lot longer than CorelDraw, but can honestly say that I have an easier time navigating CorelDraw than I do AI. Definitely take a look at Inkscape, because you can't beat that price, but don't close the door on CorelDraw if you the router of building a PC.