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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. 5 points
    Yeah, cutters are not like other electronics where a new/upgrade model comes out every year. There have been guys on the forums using the same cutter for decades.
  3. 5 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?!!!
  4. 4 points
    Yes, my cutter is 11 years old and I am still using it on an XP laptop. I have never had a problem with my cutter in 11 years.
  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
    bet it still isn't as strong as that stuff they print decals for teflon pans on - seriously what is that stuff? and why lol
  12. 2 points
    New here and just bought a cutter, cant wait to get going on some cool projects!
  13. 2 points
    This is a vinyl that looks like sand blast - was done in a historic house and didn't want to blast the glass. On this one he designed and applied but I cut and masked for him
  14. 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,
  15. 2 points
    That is a relatively simple design and it would be a good one to practice redrawing by hand rather than an auto trace. Text especially rarely traces well and you can always get a much better result by finding the font and recreating.
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    Just turn off your antivirus and download it. It is abandonware. The owner passed away several years back. You don't have to activate it anymore. It is unlimited now. Many many people still use it on here.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 2 points
    I just take the job and decide what it's worth to me. So for instance say someone wanted 10 small decals that were 4 inches square but in a color or product that I don't stock. Say I spent $10 on a yard some premium vinyl so it would cut nice. and another $10 for shipping then I know the minimum material COST is going to be $2 each even though the 10 decals will only take up a third of the yard at most. Then I decide how much my time and equipment is worth. Say we be conservative and say $50 per hour shop rate and the job should take a half hour. So there is another $2.50 per each bringing the cost total to $4.50 plus 20% margin puts them at $5.40 per each plus sales tax depending on your locale. $54 plus tax and probably not worth the time it takes to do it. I didn't even add in for app tape and the half hour to do it is a nice thought but that kind of stuff can take twice that long real fast. Now you can see why me and some of the others on the forum just shake our heads at the idiots on pinterest that think they're gong to make their millions on stuff like that for $0.50 or a dollar each. Different story if you are doing 300 pieces. Then you can both cut your costs down and the price per each down and actually make a buck. The best part of this kind of job is when you suffer through it because you are trying to build clients and then they come back and want more. How many? they say 30 this time. You say ok. They don't ask for a new price so you bust out 30 out of the extra vinyl you bought and all in almost the same time you did the 10 and you get full price with no costs. That happens too so don't get discouraged. But the ones that say "so and so is selling them for half that" then I just shrug and say I have no idea how they can afford to, have a nice day. About half the time they still have me do them. Actually I have all but quit regular adhesive vinyl because the market is too tight and there are too many soccer moms with cricut cutters doing them for nothing. I mostly do t-shirts. Everyone wants a t-shirt and you get to make a little off the shirt AND the vinyl.
  23. 2 points
    The box is 6" w x 24" .on 4 sides, cut 1 side off.
  24. 2 points
    I like the idea of etching and scoring, but I wonder how much toll it will take on the machine because the amount of force required. Since it isn't a flatbed, how does one scroll the dog tags for the proper etching? and what happens to the shavings? Inquiring minds want to know.
  25. 2 points
    You have to purchase and activate the software. As long as the software is in demo mode it will cut lines thru the design.