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  1. 7 points
    Darcshadow is out newest Moderator - (Haumana beat him by a very short time lol) Thank you sir for agreeing to help us keep the forum safe from spam and keep the community a nice place to hang around
  2. 6 points
    I would like to be the first to welcome Haumana to the moderation team. This will give a a wide range of time zones for our mods and Haumana has been a member a long time.
  3. 4 points
    I went thru old Seiki posts, where Slice brought this up on 2013. It was never answered. Others never answered either about it working with Master/Liyu. But It is listed in Vinyl Master Cut for $60. From The Vinyl Master website. And SCALP also lists it. But I sure wouldn't go all in on SCALP.
  4. 3 points
    It's probably pirated software then. And may have a virus Flexistarter is not FREE. I have not heard good things about Artcut. Your welcome
  5. 3 points
    I haven't visited the forum in a long long time... When I started years ago John was so helpful to everyone. truly a huge loss. RIP John
  6. 3 points
    As you can probably tell from the varied answers above there are usually several different ways to do things that ALL work fine. Nothing wrong with just making the whole thing and chopping out the part you want like motion effects showed. Pre-cut templates are nice too but require the extra skills which in your case means a few mistakes and do-overs. I did one once that I just applied the graphic over the area and let it hang off the edges and trimmed it before removing the app tape. If templates are small enough to scan I have made them with a piece of app tape or paper and scanned them so I had the perfect size. When you start getting to the size of a window where you import the pic and trace it from the pic you can easily get distorted if your angle of the pic is not perfectly straight. If you are just going for rough size and staying away from the edges like when doing business graphics on a car door or window then that works just fine. If you are trying to hit a perfect window size it will take a few tries and tweaks to get it perfect. There are car templates you can buy that the wrap guys use but I don't know how accurate they are and every wrap I have seen they cut things bigger and trim the excess so what does that tell you. Whichever way you go it will be a learning curve but learning through doing is the best anyhow. You can watch 1000 videos but until you have some hands on it only goes so far. I would suggest using a graphics software you either already know or one that everyone else uses or you'll be totally on your own. Inkscape you called INscape is a good place to start because its free and compatible with windows and mac alike. I don't use it myself but there are several who do. It is totally capable of doing the type of graphics you are looking at. No matter the design program you choose you will have some learning to do to get a cut-ready file. The design element of this craft is sometimes the achilles heel that some never make it past. It takes some willingness to practice and learn.
  7. 3 points
    Im getting married in a week and made some signs. We have been together for 15 years. Didnt find out the opening to the boards isnt square until After I installed........... 2 signs, each double sided. Cant share with anyone attending but had to show them off.
  8. 3 points
    Well after being out of the business for awhile I forgot how easy easyweed was to use. had a family tree with lots of small leaves to weed out and it was like butter.
  9. 2 points
    the 60 is where its at for the detail! lol
  10. 2 points
    I don't think Jaybyrd was ever able to get Signblazer to work with his Seiki. I think he tried them all. It is not listed. He used Flexistarter
  11. 2 points
    Inkscape is not cutting software. There is such a thing called Inkcut, but I don't know anything about it. And the driver needs to be on com 4 or below.
  12. 2 points
    The specs for the Titan SE says Roland compatible blade.
  13. 2 points
    Summa makes great cutters, wouldn't hurt to take a look at their SummaCut D-series. It's slot between Graphtec CE and FC. Some argue the SummaCut D series is above the Graphtec FC in terms of features.
  14. 2 points
    Well, it is not going to cut 28" W. . The specs say max cutting 25" 28" is the max media width. But there are not vinyl rolls 28" wide. Max Cutting Width 25" Max Feed Width 28"
  15. 2 points
    That video gave me a headache, listening to this guy yammering and babbling. If you are using Illustrator for design, just export the .eps and use VinylMaster or SignBlazer as your cut software. (As you would if working in INKSCAPE).
  16. 2 points
    I own/run a print/copy shop since 2002 on my own...so I can give you some advice. A lot depends on how many flyers they want and what quality they are expecting. Just like vinyl cutting ...the digital files are the biggest issue. Many customers think that files they created in WORD, EXCEL or even PowerPoint are acceptable for printing. Usually their centering is all off (especially on tri-fold brochures) and the layouts are in need of help. For small quantities we print inhouse on our very high end laser printer...for larger orders I prep the files (they have to be in CYMK with 300 dpi for photos) and send them out to wholesale print partners. Sue2
  17. 2 points
    R-tape paper or Main paper tape.
  18. 2 points
    Don't let Skeeter fool ya she is ornery as ever every puzzle piece in our vinyl family has their place to make the "family" whole . . .
  19. 2 points
    It was a while ago Dakota so understandable. 2015 4 yrs ago dang think next year I will have to attend again. MzSkeeter thank you and how are ya been awhile.
  20. 2 points
    Then who da heck did I meet oh no mind is going I’m getting old lol. Goose that’s what we are all here for to help one another and have a common bond. Glad I helped when I could.
  21. 2 points
    It is very sad news to hear the man helped me so much at the beginning when I started long ago. Very friendly person all around easy to talk to he will be missed. Thank you Dakota for letting us know.
  22. 2 points
    Very sad to hear this news. He helped me when I first got my cutter around 2012 or so.
  23. 2 points
    I have no doubt he is responsible for the banner that's now stretched across those pearly gates -- "Welcome to Heaven" Peace.
  24. 1 point
    DUUUHHHHH, sorry , found NEST TO PAGE right in front of ME! LOL
  25. 1 point
    SignBlazer is a free PC-based cutting software, or you can download a trial version of Vinyl Master.