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  1. 8 points
    Best way I know of covering up what you did.
  2. 3 points
    Cut these for Ronald McDonald house up here in London Ontario. 1 is 18" high and the other is 24" high.
  3. 2 points
    Here is just the head. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF HEAD.ai
  4. 2 points
    Give this a shot. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF.ai
  5. 2 points
    Thanks so much! I welded it in AI and abra-cadabra! all is as it should be again. Now if I could quick catch up on wholesale orders...
  6. 2 points
    This is the time to take advantage of USCUTTER pre-Thanksgiving sale. $200 off on Titan models. Also, for those who want to decorate things with symbols of the fall holiday, grab some WingDings -- And for those of us struggling to come up with a unique meal idea (instead of Turkey) -- You're welcome!
  7. 2 points
    Just wanted to say I just came across this and it's amazing! I have a little project I'm taking on and was worried I'd have to buy clear xfer tape...not needed with this! Thank you!!!!
  8. 2 points
    It is a good idea to put a drop of sewing- machine oil into the bearing hole while the blade is out. The blade rotates 360° and must spin freely. I check for debris, gunk, & vinyl shards, every Monday a.m. before a workweek starts.
  9. 2 points
    There is something to be said about weed direction too though. I know that some designs weed easier one way than another. You definitely need to be sure you are all set with your blade depth then pressure and speed but once that's dialed in the same design will often weed easier one way as apposed to another. Typically if I am having a fight in a certain areas I spin the thing around and come at it from the opposite corner or at a slant and get it to come up better. You don't mention your machine. The budget models will not produce as clean a cut as the higher end models and are more often touchy about fine tune.
  10. 1 point
    Sorry, disregard, they have the plotter listed under a different manufacturer. All is right, for now! Thanks!
  11. 1 point
    How old is your cutter? A forum member has some for the older MH cutters. (I am guessing still has) http://forum.uscutter.com/index.php?/topic/54679-z-chip/
  12. 1 point
    How wide is the cutter? Graphtecs will not cut past the pinch rollers, unless you EXPAND past pinch rollers or disable pinch roller sensor. There is magnets in the pinch rollers. Your not going to change that in your cutting software. It has to be changed in the cutter menu. Why did you list your problem under Vinyl Master software thread? You stated you were using ComputerCut by SolarGard. Why not sign up and be a member here? It doesn't cost anything and more people may respond to your questions.
  13. 1 point
    On a risk assessment basis you would definitely want to have boiler plate in place to protect you should you mess up someones paint. Even if you don't hurt it sometimes old vinyl will leave a ghost image where the adhesive was that will never go away and there are people out there who would blame the removal guy. If I have a removal for someone I am worried about, and to be honest I almost don't work for anyone that I have any kind of worry, I send them to a body shop to have the removal done.
  14. 1 point
    OK, as long as we're going to offer homonym PUNS, I'll chip in my suggestion!
  15. 1 point
    I do not think that floor applications of any vinyl product will withstand foot traffic beyond a short period.
  16. 1 point
    I did a large logo in reverse that a client used as a stencil and stained a floor with it and then pulled up the vinyl.
  17. 1 point
    It's called Run! Demo. I think you can probably get it to work. https://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=Run! Demo&text=THE
  18. 1 point
    definitely check for any debris in the blade holder. I used to get tiny bits of vinyl in them a lot. a bad cutting strip can cause perforated looking cuts. that's why it's important to make sure that the blade never goes off the vinyl. i've replaced the cutting strip on my LaserPoint a few times because clearly it takes me a while to learn that lesson
  19. 1 point
    This is the correct way to set your blade depth 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 your blade tip out of the blade holder. It should not matter which direction you are cutting. It should cut fine all directions. You have to start with the correct blade depth first. Then your force. Check for gouges or scratches in your cutting strip. They can cause problems.
  20. 1 point
    Put your object on top of the background you want, select both objects, then right click, pick shaping, and then common.
  21. 1 point
    You should have a local sign supply shop somewhere in your area. They will have several options for the plastic (usually called coroplast or similar. Some will be pre-cut but sometimes you have to buy a sheet and cut it down yourself with a table saw or carefully with a skill saw. The little wires will be sold separately. I don't do these often but when I did I just used cheap sign vinyl like the Greenstar or Oracal 651 on them. I'm not going to price out your job for you but I generally make a list of materials costs and then take a WAG on how long I'll be messing around with them and bill accordingly. Some of these kinds of things can be done much simpler by a big sign shop with a flatbed printer. I don't build many because I can't compete with the flatbed printed prices. There are videos out there showing people building the signs and how they have set up little jigs to hold the coroplast in place while they place the cut vinyl on them. Lots of options for those who are willing to think outside the box a little and get creative. Judging by your avator you are somewhere near Seattle. They will have either a Denco Sales or Sun Supply.
  22. 1 point
    I've had Inkscape a lot longer on any of my machines than AI or CorelDraw. Admittedly I really only use it for vectorizing my raster images, but I do like the layout and what looks to be a very easy interface. I've recently had to revisit CorelDraw in depth. The last time I used it, I believe it was like on version 2 or 3. Anyway, I've had AI only all my machines a lot longer than CorelDraw, but can honestly say that I have an easier time navigating CorelDraw than I do AI. Definitely take a look at Inkscape, because you can't beat that price, but don't close the door on CorelDraw if you the router of building a PC.
  23. 1 point
    Any kind of subscription kills me. I'm limping all my machines along with CS3 on the PCs and CS5 on the Macs. I'm doing my best not to upgrade anything unless something breaks and I have no choice. The (no legacy software) cost me an arm and leg back in the day, and they still work just fine, so I'm doing what I can to keep them running. I know it's a learning curve, but Corel sells straight up licenses for their software.
  24. 1 point
    I think that you have to know the measurement of the real size vechicle first. I use Coraldraw X4 and what I did was take a picture of my own car and mark on the door a square, which I measured and took a note of the size. I then opened up Coraldraw and made a square which measured the same size as the one I made on my car. I then inported the picture of my car and placed the square that I drew (Which is a known size) and placed it over the picture of the car. Then enlarge the car picture so that the square that you drew is matching the one that was on the car for the first measurement. Therefore from now on if you ever placed a decal desgin on that picture you will see how it will look and you will know how big it is as coraldraw always shows both the size of the image/page that you are working on and also the size of the clipart. I hope that I have explaned myself ok to you but writing is not my strong point I would rather show someone how to do it. Hope it helps, Fred
  25. 1 point
    This link may help you a little http://forum.uscutter.com/index.php/topic,19808.msg155474.html#msg155474