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    No insult to anyone on here but this is one of the best looking projects I have seen. It puts my skill set into perspective and that I have a long way to go. Good for you.
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    Remembering my good friend Bill Grey, (Mr300s) who passed away 06/06/2016...We sure miss you Bill. I think about you quite often, never to be forgotten. I bet your finding a lot of gold with your metal detectors, And I bet the fishing is great R.I.P. Bill
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    use an ir thermometer on your heat press to check temp accuracy and if it is consistant across the platen - many time this can be traced to temp, pressure issues been a while but have seen an issue to with retail bought shirts that have a "sizing" startch like substance on them to make them display better int he store . . . just another thought and the reason most of us buy wholesale shirts
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    I cut the file posted above. First saved as an EPS- didnt make changes. then cut on my machine. Here are the results- I think it may be your machine setup still. Oracal 751 Vinyl.
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    They are a real workhorse too. I can't tell you how many feet of vinyl I have cut at this point. Still chugging away without a hint of issues. Glad you had a good experience. I have rarely needed tech support but when that time has come they are there ready with the answers.
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    Side note"Wildgoose" has the D75R Cutter, I have the D75 Cutter. I believe these are the same cutter? From what I could find available online, the "R" in D75R stands for "Refined" and it appears they started using that description about 2007. "Refined" means the cutter includes the OPOS x technology. I have the OPOS on my cutter, but they have since dropped the "R" from the model description. Looks like the same cutter to me. Just mentioning this to help anyone who might be making the same comparison that I was making, as I had considered purchasing a used machine as well. In the end, I had to buy a new one due to the Emergency situation I was in... broken down cad cut machine. I just had to replace it to stick to my deadline for my Customer. Only wish I was able to purchase the Summa earlier, it sure would have saved me a lot of time messing around!
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    To Wildgoose and all those here who have shared their knowledge about Summacutters, I went ahead and bought one a few days ago!!! My MH721 cutter gave up the ghost, and although I did have a backup cutter (same one)... I decided to just bite the bullet and get a new Summa! So, I chose the Summacut D75. I called Summa to see if they had one in stock, and they did. Asked them to hold for me because I was coming down to buy it. So I drove down there and bought it minutes before they closed for the day. We packed it into my car and drove it back to my shop. We set it up that evening and loaded up the software to my computer. In the morning, we called Tech Support at Summa and they walked me through the first sample cut over the phone. That same morning, I was able to begin doing very close tolerance contour cuts on a very large order of car decals printed off on my HP Latex printer. The decals were also laminated. We did a kiss cut and most of the sheets were about 5' long on 30" wide material. There were absolutely no issues with registration and the job turned out fantastic! We were applying decals to vehicles early the following morning. Job done! Happy Customers! I now have about 6 dozen more vehicles to do for the same Customer! Yay! Thank you all!
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    Thanks JP - on here and other forums we had a lot of projects like this in the past and some members put me to shame with their skills - it is cool to do some of the stuff we haven't done in a while and show more uses for your cutter - it's not just for decals! rivied does some wicket blasting!
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    MalteseFlag_03.svg MalteseFlag_03.eps If you don't need the Gradients, I can offer this; If you need the Realism that the Gradients in your Posted Pic provide, You'll be cutting MANY layers to achieve a ~somewhat~ similar look.
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    Where are these 2 Vector Files you are trying to combine? Those 2 you Posted are Raster... Here they are combined; (I can Zip you up a High Resolution copy if Raster is what you're after) Otherwise, post the 2 Vectors and I'll do the same for them. Are you planning to Cut or Print the Final? Key Word: GRADIENTS.
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    close enough for now - will do a final clean up closer to the event
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    Too much blade exposed, You should just barely see or feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. Try this 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.
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    For a lot of us the nbm is by far the closest show we see. I thought about the isa in Nashville to go see Lou robins from tsquareit! As we have communicated for years and never met face to face, but 8-9 hours wasn't doable right now as it would require overnight. The other option is the open houses at advantage, wensco, etc and that is basically that vendor selling the self alone. More vendors also need people that are proficient in what they are selling, otherwise they come off as disgenuine or like a used car salesman
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    In InkScape, Ungroup (top red circle) the items, (twice, in this case) and you can select and separate the "T" into 2 parts. If they were not lined up perfectly, you can often see the double paths under close inspection.