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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
    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
  8. 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.
  9. 2 points
    It takes a bit of work on your part, it works.... mark-s
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 2 points
    Here is just the head. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF HEAD.ai
  14. 2 points
    Give this a shot. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF.ai
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    I found one of the neolt trimmers like a shop I worked in had - on ebay for $200 shipped - pretty sure they paid close to that in shipping alone but it has been one of the most used pieces of equipment over the past 10 years. even after selling the solvent printers this trimmer will stay with us for a long time as it is too handy. link below for one similar to mine. the Neolt are built in italy and very clean accurate cuts https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neolt-Trim-150-Paper-Trimmer-Cutter-W-Stand-Catcher-Local-Pick-up-Only/264501715838?hash=item3d9587e37e:g:-SAAAOSwgGJdqF-z
  17. 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.
  18. 1 point
    so are you designing in DSR and then exporting the file as a .eps to be imported into versaworks and do the printing and cutting from there? as far as I know vinylmaster is not a RIP program which is needed for your printer. if you are new to this your wide format roland is not like using a desktop printer
  19. 1 point
    @MZ SKEETER thank you I'll try that
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    Any kind of subscription kills me. I'm limping all my machines along with CS3 on the PCs and CS5 on the Macs. I'm doing my best not to upgrade anything unless something breaks and I have no choice. The (no legacy software) cost me an arm and leg back in the day, and they still work just fine, so I'm doing what I can to keep them running. I know it's a learning curve, but Corel sells straight up licenses for their software.
  23. 1 point
    Agreed, I do this sort of stuff a lot and usually cone to some terms on what will happen to the final designs. I usually provide them to the client for what we decide on up front or like he did I often do them as a free part of the order but they don't get the design unless they pay for it. ALSO even when I sell them their logo that WE designed together I keep copyright and sign over equal copyright to them without releasing my claim to the original design. Like was mentioned I have no reason nor right to go produce their products because it's their business but I may want to use the design as advertising of what I did or pull elements from it or even derivative work for someone else based on the layout or such. Fishbone is not required to HAND OVER anything without fair compensation. The FAIR part may be negotiable or even something that ends up in court but some sort of agreement is in order.
  24. 1 point
    Strangest job I have ever been asked to do. 310 1.5 inch circles! Got dizzy watching the cutter, but could not look away. Almost fell over weeding for the same reason.
  25. 1 point
    You use a heat press. Iron your not going to get even contact throughout the design.