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  1. 7 points
    My Turn!!! Me and the Wife.
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    Thank you.. I kinda figured you wouldn't think I would post one. LOL!!! So I did...
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    A couple of years ago.
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    Y'all asked for it. me and my kid in 2016 Florida.
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    Mmmmmmmm... (Taking a lunch break while Lyft-ing)
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    OK, so I walked into a local restaurant (randomly just stopped-in to use their restroom). On the front door was residue from a decal that had been scraped-off with the name of the General Manager removed. I inquired inside about who the new GM was, and could I talk to him/her. He pops out from the back and I explained that I'm a decal maker, would he like his name placed there on the door? Sure, he said, they were actually looking to have that done anyway, but hadn't gotten around to it. How much did I charge? I suggested that the restaurant just 'comp' me a dinner in barter. Very delicious! mini-Meatballs appetizers, stuffed Baked Potato, Salad Bar, Seared Fish.
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    I'll play... This is from last summer on a camping trip.
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    And remember, you did ask. Newer one from 2 years ago.
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    This is several years old but reasonably accurate.
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    @MZ SKEETER You're a method!! Immortalized for the eternity of the forum! Woohoo!
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    Been years since we did the show your face - we communicate all the time but nice to put a face to the screen name. a thread this morning about why we sold the printer made me think of the old thread we had here is why we sold the printer - cheap transatlantic trips - last year your could do the rome to san juan for $450pp now lets see your mug so we can put a face to the screen name
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    As a side hustle, I do rideshare driving, and I often wear a baseball hat (or trucker's hat). Hmmmmmmm, this gave me an idea. Ordered a small sheet of pink HTV, and there ya go!
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    Figure out how long it takes you to cut and weed and process 1. Figure out your costs. Now make a profit. I don't go by any ones' prices. I figure out a profit for me. I don't care what others charge. And many charge less than me. I get and keep good business by my designs and service.
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    You can make any shape a Registration Color:
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    you WILL forget to mirror at some point - it happens to everyone - and if they say it hasn't , they lied
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    As the New Year starts, this might be a good time to backup your files and computers. You would be surprised how time flies and we tend to let things slide. I am guilty as charged!! I checked my computers for backups and found that it has been almost a year since I backed them up. As soon as my computers finish backing up I will be setting up automatic backups. A Happy New Year To Everyone.
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    Whats up everyone. I just finished a big project up i was working on for myself. It was a photo of my 3 dogs. 2 have passed away since i started but the project turned out very well. But isnt done yet. I took a 4 foot piece of glass and laid each dogs photo on the glass , masked everything and sand blasted it. Im going to make a frame and put leds to it. Just been busy with other stuff. Let me know what you think.
  18. 4 points
    The type of blade you're using can have a big affect on not lifting the center out of those letters in the future (I know you eliminated them on this project). A lot of folks on here kept preaching the value of a good quality blade, especially the CleanCut brand. I finally listened and it's made a huge difference in the ability of my LaserPoint II to handle detail. Check out this topic from last spring for info and examples.
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    blinds all down to keep heat in - so watch dog from security system and don't let him stay out over 5 minutes even though he doesn't want to come in. stay warm and safe- at 22 with humidity it can feel real cold
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    As a MH owner I can attest they are not a very good cutter, however, they can be tweaked to cut pretty decent for a hobbyist. Software will not help with your problem of cutting funny or vinyl slipping. The only way software can help the cutter is if the software has the ability to set blade offset and over cut. Adjusting blade offset will square up the corners and adding a bit of over cut will ensure cuts close completely. I suggest we pick one problem to start with and trouble shoot it, then move on to the next one. Setting blade depth, speed, and pressure will be the first steps to getting the cut right. On mine I have my speed set to 120 and pressure to 70.
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    clear tape is not flexible enough to use on compound curves. It does not stretch. Best to use for flat surfaces and only dry. Paper tape would be the best to use on curves. Plus you can wet paper tape, you cannot wet clear tape. You should practice more with paper tape.
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    How do you think I got my Forum name?!!!! But seriously, I inverted it just for the picture; the blade part normally is buried down into the tool carrier. This thread made me think of another valuable 'tool' that I utilize on my jobs ----- a Job Sheet! When I have obtained a client's info and details of the project (and 50% deposit), it goes onto my worksheet, which then slides into a plastic sleeve. Job Worksheet.doc
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    I used to be super duper critical of what I was cutting, especially on text. Then I realized, that unless it's really, really bad - most people never get that close to see the smallest imperfections in the cut. Kind of like how the pinch roller tracks used to make me crazy - but those come out when there isn't anymore pressure being applied. I would say that the results you got are pretty darn good. You also need to consider that you don't have a top of the line machine, or a machine that has a servo motor, so the lines might not be as clean and crisp as you'd like. I learned that too, after having an original LP for over 10-years, then picking up my second machine (Graphtec) which was a huge step in upgrade. *FYI - when you get text that comes in as part of a graphic, or is the graphic - there are often times that you are not going to get clean lines out of it. It's always better if you can type the text directly into the design in your vector/cutting software. If yo want to see how 'bad' some imported text are, get your software to show you the nodes of it, then you'd see all the unnecessary nodes, curves, and junk that are in there.
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    Just wanted to maybe help some potential purchasers out and give a little experience on my progression of plotters over the last 2 years. As background, I have gone from a very part time gig earning a $200 a month profit to earning a living at what I do. The Laserpoint 2 was chose with SCAL 3 to use in conjunction with my MacBook Pro. My niche is chrome and reflective and it got the job done for the first 6 months of the business. I actually sold it for the same price I paid for it and it worked great but my workplace was in an unheated/cooled garage so I needed something small enough store away after using on the kitchen table. That’s where the Titan 15” came into play. The Titan 3 tabletop had enough downforce and my material worked in 15” rolls so, I was good to go. It was an improved cut, more accurate, and whisper quiet when you turn the vacuum fans off. That lasted over a year and many thousands of linear feet of reflective 3M 5100. Production was taking off and my space was at a premium, I just couldn’t do it from where I was and thus we moved to a location that had a full 40x60 basement that has now become the shop. with more room, I looked for something in the 1500-2000 range that had the downforce of the Titan but couldn’t pull the trigger on the CE-6000, I just wasn’t sure on how commercial of a cutter this would be. My friend was running some FC-8600’s and I really like those...except for the price. I ended up finding the previous model, a FC 8000-75 that fit the bill and I ended up getting it for only $500 used. $60 into it and it runs amazing! I have also switched from the MacBook over to a dedicated PC doing the design and cutting (the 28” monitor really helps compared to the 13” MacBook) and I’m running both cutters simultaneously. I do high volume, low weeding projects so I can almost keep up by myself. Overall, each cutter filled the need I had at the time at the budget I had to work with and each did good but each move was a marked improvement in accuracy and quality. The one thing lacking on the Titan was a “copy” button, something I used every day with the LP2 and the Graphtec... maybe something to consider. Hit me up with your questions