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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
    That is way incorrect, and about 10 times too much blade exposed. This is posted on the forum to help. Guess you didn't read it.
  4. 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.
  5. 3 points
    Work around is to put non glossy tape (scotch invisible) over the part to scan.
  6. 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
  7. 3 points
    Cut these for Ronald McDonald house up here in London Ontario. 1 is 18" high and the other is 24" high.
  8. 2 points
    That trimmer looks pretty good. Thank you, @Dakotagrafx
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 2 points
    It takes a bit of work on your part, it works.... mark-s
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    Here is just the head. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF HEAD.ai
  16. 2 points
    Give this a shot. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF.ai
  17. 1 point
    if it ain't broke, don't fix it. i kind of use that as loose mantra when it comes to tech.
  18. 1 point
    WOW!! That makes so much sense, thank you
  19. 1 point
    Thanks Skeeter, that was it. It had to be at least 7 years since I installed SBE in any computer. I guess the memory does get shorter the older we get.
  20. 1 point
    Was a disconnected cable. put a new display in and knocked one of the cables off didn't know it so I replaced z chip did not help so I took back apart and found the cable unplugged... plugged it back up and runs fine now! I now have 20 good z chips if anyone needs one.
  21. 1 point
    Let me start off by saying, I'm a magician and it leads me into some of the most interesting fields while trying to accomplish some of my feats. I happened to need some paper cut in a very specific place and decided that while I could use an Xacto knife, I would prefer something with a bit more precision. In my brainstorming I realized I could use a vinyl cutter and considered my Cricut but I'm really unhappy with how it works and I need this paper to not curl which it will tend to do if I have to pull it off of my Cricut's mat, so I decided to look for a used vinyl cutter and I actually found 2 that were working and in pretty good shape, a GCC Sable, and a Graphtec CE2000-60. The guy selling offered me pair for $50 more than I was about to buy the Graphtec for so how could I resist. I'm currently wrestling with getting the drivers/hardware setup just right for the Graphtec(the previous owner was using a USB<->parallel adapter that I can't seem to get seen as a printer even though the system knows its there) but I got the Sable up and running in a few hours after wrestling with the driver installer that kept telling me it was the wrong size(I have a solution for that if anyone ever needs it). Anyway, one of my projects requires me to score the paper for creasing. I know that scoring "blades" exist but I'm unsure where to look for them, especially for my Sable. Anyone got any leads? Also, should I be using a paper-specific blade for cutting or will the vinyl blade suffice? Thanks for reading my long intro and thanks in advance for any help offered. Eric
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  23. 1 point
    The more I use GraphtecProStudio the more I like it. Not even close to graphtec studio, but after the learning curve it does everything I could ask for in cutting, print/cut and designing stuff. The online help files are very well written when you do need the help to find an answer to learning how to do things. If you can get the option, do it.
  24. 1 point
    On a risk assessment basis you would definitely want to have boiler plate in place to protect you should you mess up someones paint. Even if you don't hurt it sometimes old vinyl will leave a ghost image where the adhesive was that will never go away and there are people out there who would blame the removal guy. If I have a removal for someone I am worried about, and to be honest I almost don't work for anyone that I have any kind of worry, I send them to a body shop to have the removal done.
  25. 1 point
    Def Leppard 1987 Hysteria Album.