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  1. 5 points
    Looking at your first picture, I believe you are cutting too deep and cutting into the backing paper. Reset your blade length as per MZ SKEETER'S instructions and reduce your pressure settings. You should barely be making an indentation on the backing paper with your blade.
  2. 4 points
    comments should be about the problem - not personality conflicts. if it continues the thread will be locked Dirt fisherman - keep in mind the people on here helping volunteer their time (many for several years) when it appears someone is not even trying to find answers themselves they do get frustrated and someone with 19 years of experience they might be expecting them to have a solid knowledge of basic functions - - Most of these people read EVERY post on here trying to help - so long winded replies calling everyone condescending puts people in a defensive mode instead of a helpful mode - lets keep the questions and answers condensed without getting personal.
  3. 3 points
    Graphtec is worth the wait. You won't be sorry.
  4. 3 points
    titan3 would be the next step up but if you wait and save just about 300 more you can get the graphtec ce6000-60 - top notch then and comes with free graphtec pro studio software which is private branded flexi pro that you would spend $2000 for just that software without a cutter . . . . IMHO
  5. 3 points
    Yes, Dakota, that is how the 'Drop Shadow' function in Vm works. As far as not having the 2 layers over top of one another; Ungroup the 2 layers (grouped by Default when Created with the Drop Shadow Module) And Punch them out. (Not sure if the Cut Version has all these Features.
  6. 3 points
    The old timers here, are here to help. We do not know every program out there. we use what we use. Combined, we do know every program for design and cutting. In my opinion, grab a beer and click on help is a fantastic idea. There is more in that click than you can get waiting for help from the forum. In my humble opinion.
  7. 2 points
    i like the concept of not overlapping when I do 2+ colors, but in reality, my eyes and hands simply aren't steady enough for a level of accuracy if the color is supposed to touch one another, especially on a graphic as long as yours. I would guarantee have negative space or in inadvertent overlapping someplace along that graphic. good luck with that, and take a pic when you're done so we can see it installed.
  8. 2 points
    Jenna Sue (Regular) Find my font best $50 you will ever spend
  9. 2 points
    Angie I saw that machine on CL and wondered if they got it sold. I am the mod mentioned and actually here in your area and run a newer Summa. That machine is pretty old but as long as it's been taken care of should be a good option especially at what you paid for it. I recommend trying out the free Signblazer if you're on a super tight budget and don't already have design skills. I run a mac and so use SignCut Pro in combination with Adobe Illustrator but both of those are paid programs.
  10. 2 points
    Call Support? Now why would I want to do a thing like that? Nooooo! That's entirely too easy. I would much rather crack a beer, have a seat, and bother the REAL people! Just wanted to update anyone following. I managed to get this rig running, finally. And I gotta tell ya... It helps so much TO INSTALL THE CORRECT CUTTER! That entire time... I had SC2 selected, NOT the Titan 2. After making the correct choice, the bells & whistles came alive. It was a Hallmark moment. No kidding. If any of you could have seen my behavior, prior to choosing wisely, you'd have grabbed popcorn & a fountain drink. Yeah... it was sad. Anyway... After a few test cuts, I noticed that the offset was too low (rounded, incomplete cuts). Of course, I headed straight for the calibration thingy. That's where I'm stuck now. That's where you fine peoples come in. I got to the part where the design shows up on the sign blank. Pretty sure it's a grid, with #'s & letters. Well, I hit CUT IT NOW. It starts cutting... then stops... and just sits there. Your thoughts?
  11. 2 points
    You should be peeling the wax paper backing off the decal. it makes a huge difference. Lay decal tape down, peel the backing off. No mention which vinyl or tape you are using,
  12. 2 points
    I refer you back to post 5 in this thread from sunday . . . .
  13. 2 points
    No problems with a desktop with 8 cores and 64gb ram either
  14. 2 points
    First things first --- identify those fonts (2 different ones). Do not ever vectorize text. Horrible results. Ask them for a higher-resolution copy, maybe if you're lucky get an .eps version!!!
  15. 1 point
    I am betting they just made a second layer in gray and adjusted it upward slightly - quick and easy
  16. 1 point
    So you either ignored what others have tried to point out to you, or you chose not to share the results - whether good or bad. People have suggested, and you keep on saying that you're not new to cutting. Clearly you have more experience than some of us combined. Have you broken a hard rule? No. I just simply answered your question Have you broken a hard rule? No. I just simply replying as to why you think you are being treated so unfairly. There are some reasonable expectations when someone brings a question to this forum ... (this doesn't only apply to you, don't think you're so special that we chose to single you out, just to pick on). - did you try to search the forum for the answer before posting? - if your machine came with an owner's manual online or hard copy, have you tried checking there? - did you try to use the HELP section of the software before posting? - what other thing(s) have you tried before posting? When there is a suggestion for a possible solution, usually the OP will tell us whether it helped or not, or if it's turned into a different problem. You keep on stating that nobody has addressed your original issue ... what were all those screen shots of other member trying to help you? We are all volunteers here, and we want to help one another. The shorter the better, because some of us don't cut for a living, so our time on the forum can be very, very limited - but we try where can. Post away, take as long as you need, a novel if necessary. We were only trying to guide you to get the quickest and most thorough results from the forum.
  17. 1 point
    Okay this is Bryce today I fixed the issue with the contour cutting. I called U.S cutter support and they had me calibrate the page size that wasn’t it. They then told me to adjust the tension on the pinch rollers that wasn’t it. So I am hoping to help someone else having this issue. What the cutter was doing is the cut line would drift about a mm each time it contour cut an image by the time it reached to the far left of the job it was 5mm off and cutting into the image. The solution was to slow the cutter down to 78 mm second on the cutting speed. It now contour cuts big jobs perfectly. I did all of the following things before I figured this out. I uninstalled and reinstalled Vinyl Master. I recalibrated so many times i could draw the test pages three tech calls with U.S cutter multiple unanswered emails to Future Corp purchased Vinyl Master XPT. Replaced the usb cable purchased the com cable and adapter. Tried loading the vinyl all ways possible. Wasted hundreds of dollars in media. I was going to order the Hp Cutter Monday. I want to mention I was only cutting at around 200 speed so not cranked up. Hope this helps someone else.
  18. 1 point
    VM 4.0 has an issue with SVG files, they don't always import correctly. It's best to export files from your design software as eps then import that to VM. The VM people are aware of the SVG issue and have been looking into it.
  19. 1 point
    Yes someone decided to change it this year. Up in the air if people like it but that is what it is for now. Thank you for your help!
  20. 1 point
    looks like the logo was designed by GP designs in a contest https://logotournament.com/contests/site-development-corporation/by/gpdesign and according to that site the agreement looks they would be provided high resolution files - there would need to be changes for cut files as the logo is made for print or web use with the "reflection" part of the upper logo
  21. 1 point
    What those pictures show is not clear. Razor cutter? No. TrippLite adapter? ?? LPT port? No. Get back to us with better\corrected info, OK?
  22. 1 point
    Staying in Kaanapali for a few days, spending most of our trip in Oahu. Haven't been outer island in a few years and probably like Maui the best.
  23. 1 point
    I run my Graphtecs on old 2006 Toshiba laptop with Windows XP. I never have problems. The last couple I picked up were less than $100 with Free ship. I also picked up a couple Toshiba with Windows 7, not much more than $100. Keep checking online, plenty for sale. I have spare laptops all set up for my Graphtec, with all the designs loaded. Just in case a computer fails. I can just put another PC right and go again. You will learn , you need to keep spares of most things, if your going to run a serious business. I have never been down in 13 years. For this software, you need at least Windows 7, I think. I picked up a cheap 17" Toshiba windows 7 and installed Windows 10 on it that i got for cheap.
  24. 1 point
    there is a big name vinyl cutting supply dealer that does the same thing. 14" Digital Electronic Cutting Machine Craft Vinyl Cutter - Die Cutting, Signs That is on a MH vinyl cutter ad. Just put the words die cut stickers into the Ebay search bar and see all the stuff that comes up. I must be doing it wrong.
  25. 1 point
    To the OP: You do realize that if you cut all the way through all the way around you will have a train wreck right? Sort of like the Coyote in the Road Runner cartoon when he cuts a hole around himself and falls through. If you need to cut the sticker clear out you'll need a cutting mat and at that point want to be back on the other holder location anyway I think. That's exactly why they do the perf cut so that the carrier stay enough intact to allow proper operation. I don't own a Graphic so I can't help you with the offset problem sorry.