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  1. 3 points
    I don't think we would ban you for showing pics of your work. That's not actually breaking the forum rules. Posting protected files would. Posting pics is just dumb if you are breaking the law sort of like dumb criminals who post pics on FB of their antics and get caught by the ever present search engines.
  2. 2 points
    when your right your right .. ahaha I will say this that sign was my first install that big and boy I sure was nervous.
  3. 2 points
    Oh yeah no then that’s fine I took them down just cause I didn’t know if admins would ban me or something lol
  4. 2 points
    If you have permission thru the teamsters union itself then it is no problem posting the pictures of your work. Remember once you post something even though you remove it, it is not really gone forever. It can be retrieved. I just couldn’t meet the requirements of the main union office that controlled the rights in my case, even though a local union member wanted them.
  5. 2 points
    I got permission threw a hire up only to make these & they stated & I have in writing if needed more I have permission under certain circumstances. I knew this before posting someone might ask I can remove if not allowed I know how forum is with trademarks but I do have permission.
  6. 1 point
    So when I first got my graphtec I will admit I struggled a lot asked for help and some how got bashed for it. but all in all I never gave up & ended up with a decent size job at a school & after posting some pics I got another big job for a local union ... EVERYONE loved the work & just want to thank the people on here that didn't bash me and took the time to help but a special thanks to the ones that did bash me and motivated me to keep it moving.
  7. 1 point
    in the US we have seen 3 different mainboards over the years on the mh721 - not all change has been for the better
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  9. 1 point
    Both of those cutters have very limited memory on large and detailed orders. Could also be static from the vinyl. If using USB, those cutters don't have TRUE USB. They have a cheap Chinese chipset in them. A Tripp-Lite Keyspan Adapter can make a better connection. That is the brand name. Make sure the cutter is grounded to the stand, if you have a stand.
  10. 1 point
    I pretty much only use paper tape and unless it's a really large simple graphic I go as high tack as I can find. R-tape 4076 is my fav.
  11. 1 point
    KDM - I agree with haumana, that you are to be commended for giving AI a shot. Regarding the cut of that design, though, gets back to what Mz Skeeter was trying to help you with. AI does not tell your machine how to cut, or how deep to cut - or anything other than where to cut, from this point to that point. If you have a second layer in your design, the machine is still only being told to cut from point A to point B a second or third time. If your blade depth is set correctly, a second cut or even a third cut on the same path will not cut through the backing paper. That is from the voice of experience... I usually always do designs with the pen tool first, and that is one of the reasons why.
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    Kudos for trying to trace! I have to admit that I'm an absolute "short cut" kind of person, and am always perpetually grateful for Inkscape I think tracing your own artwork is very admirable. I, on the other hand, have zero creativity and have to rely on others - thank goodness I'm surround by a bunch of right-brainers! Anything original, that's done on old school paper is awesome! I have done my fair share of tracing (what Inkscape isn't able to vecotrize for me), and I kind of suck at it, but at some point, I get tired of tweaking the nodes and just send it to cut to see how good (or bad) it looks. Many of the custom hand-sketched stuff comes out decent, and the results may not be perfect, but the customer is usually just super stoked to see their creation turn into something they will undoubtedly end up plastering everywhere they possibly can. If they complain, I will generally spend more time to clean it up and smooth it out, but most times, they're just grateful that they found someone to do it in the first place. Let me justify the "less than perfect" results by saying that most times it's for family, friends, and/or friends of friends, and I do preface it with, "it's just a rough cut, and it can be smoothed out," and let them decide whether they want to chase down that rabbit hole to pay me for more tweaking time. I will generally provide a few sample at no cost because a lot of times, I do it in my spare time and cutting is not my 'day job.' If it's a company/corporate gig, then yes, I will spend copious amounts of time editing if necessary, and a proof goes out for final approval before I go into mass production. Pat yourself on the back, because I wouldn't have put forth the effort that you did to create original artwork! (seriously!)