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  1. 3 points
    As a owner of a MH, I can agree that it's best to skip it and go to SC or better. Not saying the MH can't be made to work, but it takes quite a bit of tweaking and fine tuning to get it to cut well and it'll never cut as good as the higher end machines. Also, while the startup kit deals are attractive, in general they are not worth it. Just get the cutter you want, some app tape, and a few colors to start and you can figure out what else you need/want as you go along. There are a lot of tools that are nice to have but often times you can made do with stuff from around the house.
  2. 3 points
    I am a Graphtec owner. I think the CE-6000-60 is pretty close to the same price as the Roland. Many Graphtec owners here. And yes, it does advance after cut.
  3. 2 points
    Thanks for the reminder on mirroring when cutting HTV. Hopefully my memory will work when I'm actually doing it. I just got a new IR temp gun to check motor temps on our RC cars so I'll be able to use that with the heat press as well. That's the plan... to move up to a Titan 2/3 or Graphtec and a nice heat press... but I'm gonna force the SC2 to pay for it! Now if I could just figure out how to do that in RC
  4. 2 points
    Only time I have ever had bunching up was to much pressure.
  5. 2 points
    The MH is a "educational" tool that teaches you how to set up a cutter in all aspects and makes you appreciate the models more as you move up
  6. 2 points
    Not to mention, the SC2 is baby blue.
  7. 2 points
    Whether your tapes, vinyls, accessories are inclusive or exclusive of your budget - get the best cutter that you can afford. Determine the size you're going to realistically need, and determine if getting a smaller, but better cutter is right for you. Depending on the design, you might not need to get everything on one pass of the vinyl, and might want to, or need to, do it in several runs. Wide vinyl is awesome - taping it and application can be not so awesome. *edit: I really, really need to proof read before posting. how does anyone understand what i'm saying?
  8. 1 point
    You can easily do that with t-shirts. Great revenue stream especially if you have a lot of contacts. Make something fun and wear it to the next get together. My mind is off color a bit but something like "If my hand slaps your face it was in remote control" might go over well.
  9. 1 point
    don't forget to get a cheap ir thermometer to check the temp of the platen - it is not uncommon for Chinese presses to have displays that are not correct and uneven heat over the parts of the platen due to less heating elements per sq inch of the more expensive ones - but with that said most of us started with a Chinese press and stepper cutter before moving up
  10. 1 point
    OK, Wilson, congrats. One thing to add ---- remember to MIRROR cut when loading HTV. Also, I think optional media catch-basket could be a worthwhile investment (keeps longer cuts from unrolling to floor), along with the app tape roller/dispenser.
  11. 1 point
    There isn't any set in stone settings for any machine, each machine is different, including the same model. Cut slow. You have to set your blade depth correctly first. This is how. . 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.
  12. 1 point
    Well, I did it! I ordered a cutter yesterday. I went with the SC2 T-Shirt bundle that included a 15x15 heat press and a bunch of Siser HTV. Also added on a bunch of closeout sign vinyl for my "education". Looking forward to getting everything and getting started. Thanks for all the input and advice... I'm sure I'll be asking for more.
  13. 1 point
    To the OP: I would probably agree with Slice.The SC2 is a good choice and either the 28" or the wider 34" offering should do you pretty good to break into the scene. The Laser point doesn't seem to offer much more in the way of accuracy that I can ascertain. The laser pointer is not really all that useful. That being said if you can see your way to scraping up enough to get the Titan servo machine which is the Titan 2. The cost is more like 1K but servo motors are really nice. If you're not getting servo motors then the SC is the best bang for the buck. The ONLY one we tend to steer people away from is the MH. (this speaking as the users forum who see the issues people have)
  14. 1 point
    If only I could blame it on pidgen , but this tita should know better - la'dat.
  15. 1 point
    What? You saying you write in pigeon? I figured that was just a Hawaii thing and rolled with it. O-K den.
  16. 1 point
    It looks like an italicized Bank Gothic Medium
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  18. 1 point
    Hi, good question ----- (drop the word "printer" from your vocabulary, just a friendly suggestion). Since you did not specify the size of these trucks, it's hard to evaluate the size machine you'll be needing. Most likely, a 34" unit is appropriate (for using 30" vinyl rolls ---- with a practical cut width of 28.5" max.) SC2 *34" USCUTTER model is $460 plus shipping. Then, you can add some consumables (vinyl and app tape). BOOM, you are beyond $600. Here is the app-tape dispenser I've built to handle the 30" materials (clamps onto 3' x 8' costco tabletop).