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  1. 8 points
    We have people good at using all levels of plotters from the mh all the way up to graphtec fc and summa, People good at signblazer, scalp, vinyl master, flexi, Corel, ai,. Plug ins like signcut, graphtec cutting pro. The diversity of this group is what makes it a strong support arena. Thanks to all that contribute . . . Even if we have some differing opinions as a whole this is a great group
  2. 3 points
    The Original logo is the clients. They have that design already. Fishbone statement. " Over the years he wanted some new designs and I made up a bunch". Those designs belong to FishBone, not the client according to the PM I sent.
  3. 3 points
    Got a few quick tips for weeding -- == When weeding letters/text, do it from the right to left (against the text) == When weeding numbers, left to right == When weeding out the centers of letters/numbers, stick the pieces onto the back of your opposite hand (area between the thumb and forefinger) in a little 'pile'
  4. 3 points
    We should sooo make a sticky of stuff have ... self healing mat, rotary cutter, app fluid, squeegees, straight edges (preferable one that protects your fingers), scissors, something to use for weeding (sharp tweezers, dental pick, x-acto, etc.), app tape of choice (although paper tape is far more versatile), .... I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff
  5. 3 points
    need pictures and info on which machine you are using and pictures so we can see what you are talking about - I am betting you are using a plotter and not a printer . . . FYI your post as a GUEST will not automatically appear anymore we are working toward how we used to be with only members being able to post - I approved this one for this time it only takes a moment to register to be a member with no solicitations or commitments
  6. 3 points
    Here is a full Tail-Pack. FreeTailPack.pdf
  7. 3 points
    The PrismCut is packaged with a 15" x 15" carrier sheet, but we sell larger carrier sheets that will work with the PrismCut if you need more room to work with. There aren't any hard limitations coded into the PrismCut that would prevent you from etching something anywhere the blade can reach, but practicality may be more of a factor here than it would be with Oracal 651. I expect that we will have more information about etching soon.
  8. 3 points
    I have a niche' that works well for me. That's all I am saying.
  9. 3 points
    They do, $190, for a 24"x10 yard roll. Not a bad price really. The price for reflective from anyone is going to be high, just the way it is. It's a specialized vinyl, not as easy to make, and not as much demand for it as normal vinyl. It does look good though.
  10. 3 points
    I generally take a peek at where I plan to buy said vinyl, decide my minimum order and shipping and then know my actual cost. I divide that up into a unit rate. More times than not I charge for the whole piece whether it is a yard or 5 or whatever and any left over stuff I sell off later for pure profit. If it's etch vinyl for instance I consider it a specialty vinyl order and list it that way on the invoice.
  11. 3 points
    This ain't rocket science to create a similar design! Where's peoples' graphics skills? How come if humans are in contact with advanced alien civilization we have gotten dumber?!!!
  12. 2 points
    New here and just bought a cutter, cant wait to get going on some cool projects!
  13. 2 points
    This is the correct way to set your blade depth. To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should just barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. You should only be cutting with the very tip of the blade. Most vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. so it only takes the very tip of the blade to cut.
  14. 2 points
    Which two circles are you having problems with? I opened it with Inkscape and everything looks good as well. I did notice some of the shapes have a stroke to them but that shouldn't cause them not to cut. Also, I don't know if it's just the way Inkscape reads a PDF but there are a lot of layers to the design. For cut vinyl the less layers the better. If your program is using the multiple layers I would suggest punching parts of the design through the other colors to reduce the layer count. This design is 3 colors and can rather easily be done in 2 layers. I would make gold the base layer and just cut one big circle. I would the punch the text through the blue and layer the blue on the gold, and do the same with the white.
  15. 2 points
    for the newbies - you can cut regular vinyl or use sandbast mask and then sandblast your images on drinkware etc - came across these old ones today. all of these were done with regular 651 scraps and a 60 grit sand for the coase cristaline look.
  16. 2 points
    I have Signblazer downloaded on several different computers, never a problem. I don't cut with it, only use it to help people sometimes. I use Google, when you click on the the link, it does not open a page, it starts downloading right away, in my left lower corner,
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  18. 2 points
    Dakotagrafx thanks!! That was it. I was able to use the reduce node tool in the software to correct the problem. Thanks for the help!
  19. 2 points
    not than likely thousands of nodes - look closely at the nodes in the design.
  20. 2 points
    What are your plans to design? If you have no other vector programs you might try Inkscape (free) and if so SignCut will cut it's native SVG file as well altho the size may need checked I had some svg files come through mis-sized
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    how many times has someone tried signblazer that has not been updated in 8+ years and it fixed a problem caused by scalp - - - putting pro on the end of scal was a genius marketing tool but very misleading IMHO
  23. 2 points
    I will definately try the Port shirts next time.....but, I use Gildan mostly because I can always run to the Hobby stores to get "a few more" when my customers miscount or under count their needs.
  24. 2 points
    So after a full week of testing. I have upgraded to Illustrator Creative Cloud and started Using Sign Cut Pro 2. Sign Cut suggested adding a little overcut in the settings on the graphtec and I can say it has been incredibly better on cuts. Very crazy. I don't have a clue where the problem really is.
  25. 2 points
    The box is 6" w x 24" .on 4 sides, cut 1 side off.