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  1. 8 points
    Best way I know of covering up what you did.
  2. 5 points
  3. 5 points
    If I were you, I'd install it dry. There are too many thin strips in that decal and the wet method could cause problems if the glass is wet. Use the hinge method by putting a strip of masking tape on the top edge. Tape it to the window by the masking tape on the top, making sure the decal is positioned where you want it. Lift the decal up from the bottom, start peeling the backing paper off of the top but don't take it all the way off. Fold the backing paper down to the bottom edge , holding the decal off of the window with one hand. Start squeegeeing the decal down from the top with the other hand. As you get closer to where the backing is folded, pull it down some more and squeegee more. Once you have the backing pulled down to a comfortable level you can pull it off the rest of the way and finish squeegieeing the decal.
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    Hope everyone has a GREAT and safe holiday,
  6. 4 points
    Yes, I used Inkscape exclusively for quite awhile. It's not an ideal cutting program but it has the advantage of being able to specify an overcut which Signblazer did not have and with the MH a slight overcut is practically a necessity. I think it was introduce in 0.91, under extension -> export -> plot. If you don't have that option, install the latest version. Once to the Plot screen, there are 3 tabls, Connections settings, Plotter Settings and Plot features. Connection settings are your comm port settings. I am lucky and actually have a serial port on my computer. If you do not have one a tripp-lite usb-2-serial adapter is recommended. Figure out what comm port you have your cutter connected to and set that as well as the speed, etc. The command language is HPGL. Once you get that setup, you'll want to cut some test squares (or use the pen attachment and some paper). Under Plotter Settings, you can change the DPI. The default settings are 1000 DPI for both x and y. That will be close but may not be exact. Draw a 10" square, measure it and adjust the DPI to correct for any size error. I have also set my rotation to 90, this makes the bottom right corner of the drawing the origin point. This makes the most sense to me with regards to the cutter output. It's up to you and makes no real difference. Lastly, under Plot Features you want to add some overcut, 1mm is a good place to start. The knife offset will also need to be adjusted 0.25 is a good starting point as well. Do a search on here for setting offset and you'll find several post explaining how to make the adjustments. There is also an inkscape cutting tool called Inkcut. It is a stand alone program that uses Inkscape. I've played with it a little but found it annoying and was just easier for me to cut straight from Inkscape.
  7. 4 points
    www.whatfontis.com can be helpful for Free and Find My Font is worth its weight in Coin too.
  8. 4 points
    It looks like a Laserpointer 11. There are videos on youtube of it. It can be searched.. If her computer is still around and she was using it, her software should be there.
  9. 4 points
    I still wanted to answer “sticky side down”. But knew I would get yelled at
  10. 4 points
    Here are a few hats I made. Real leather engraved and cut on the laser. I glued it on with E6000.
  11. 4 points
    It's been alittle while..... I haven't really been doing much. Mostly just made the garage signs over the Holidays. But I did get asked to make a cool sign for a friend of mine. Every year they go to the Rolex24 and park in the Porsche Corral. My Friend takes his Porsche 928 and has a full bar in the back during the race. This year I had 2 days to make a sign for him. I used some cherry wood engraved and cut on the laser and adhered it to a piece of acrylic I cut on the laser also. Everyone loved it, and NBC sports actually had an interview with my buddy about BAR 928 and had the sign on national TV.
  12. 4 points
    I like the 15" rolls because it gives you a little wiggle room for large designs. Shirt designs are usually no bigger than 11" but occasionally I've done some that are right at 12". And I can usually fit other items/designs in the extra space so I rarely waste the extra few inches. Buying by the foot is good for colors/designs you don't plan to use often, but I would get one of the longer rolls for the big colors you'll use. White and Black are good colors for buying a 10 yrd or longer roll. Siser Easyweed is a great all around HTV. Siser also has several more specialized HTVs that are quite good as well.
  13. 4 points
    we all get snippy from time to time but now and then some friends remind me to be civil when I have an off day. I agree that with 4 years and a shop this is a simple everyday type item that a crafter might not know but we have to remain civil. with that said it shouldn't be long before I fall off the wagon after checking someone else :O
  14. 4 points
    Kerning is the spacing between individual characters (letters, number, symbols) in any text
  15. 4 points
    Signblazer and Inkscape are free
  16. 4 points
    would think that they saved enough the first time having aunt jean with her cricut do it and would want to do it right this time
  17. 4 points
    This is a Dollar Tree aluminum water bottle I sandblasted a few years ago. 150 grit AO @ 45psi.
  18. 4 points
    Here is a screen shot after fixing the perspective. You won't likely find the font for the CHIEF, it's probably custom or so old they didn't have computers back then. You can hand trace this out and get good results. Very few auto trace result look good enough on fonts.
  19. 4 points
    My daughter is on our towns royal court this year, and does parades during the warmer months. Another towns festival is during October and they have a huge Halloween parade. The visiting royalty and their families usually transform their normal float into some fun theme just for that parade. Our court decided to go with the Toy Story theme. I had a bunch of 4x8 choroplast sheets that the city gave me after an election one time so I donated them to the float. We painted them and used them to make the sides of this wagon, Al's Toy Barn, the toybox, some ABC blocks, monkeys, and some other various signs. I used my vinyl cutter to make the Toy Story signs, the Radio Flyer logo, the Al's Toy Barn sign, ABC blocks and the Play-Dough buckets. It turned out awesome! Too bad it was all for one parade. Here are some pics!
  20. 3 points
    But for $21 more you can get a brand new 28" SC2 on sale at $399 https://www.uscutter.com/USCutter-SC2-Series-Vinyl-Cutter
  21. 3 points
    Yes! Find My Font is a great investment......BUT, it can't help if your photos are not sharp, straight and good contrast. Your photos are too fuzzy...and you need more contrast. There are plenty of FREE font sites...find a similar font and make your own design.
  22. 3 points
    And a word of warning, working with vectors can be extremely frustrating to start if you're coming from the raster world. They're great once you get use to them, but can take some time to wrap your head around. Don't get frustrated and ask as many questions as you need.
  23. 3 points
    So, Darcshadow takes time out of his day to do searches for you and 1 out of 5 ranks a thank you. Cool, I am sure he appreciates that. 4 out of 5 result in complaining. Not cool. Last time I checked every search engine on the net does not discriminate. If darcshadow can find them on his own time, I am sure you could do the same. We are all here to help the best we can. However, I do not think we are here to act as unpaid employees to do your searches.
  24. 3 points
    I press it to the garment - no way to know if the "customer" has an adequate heat press that applies even pressure at the right temp for the required amount of time. selling it to them to apply is a sure way to make a bad name in the business when they don't apply it right.
  25. 3 points
    Truth in advertising, that is certainly a big squeegee!