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  1. 8 points
    Best way I know of covering up what you did.
  2. 3 points
    Work around is to put non glossy tape (scotch invisible) over the part to scan.
  3. 3 points
    I actually have a company making me a hand crank rotary flex die machine for $3800! I couldn’t spend $70K on an entry level automatic rotary die but the hand crank fits our production needs. Dies are about $800-1000. My production guy is gonna have one tough arm
  4. 3 points
    Cut these for Ronald McDonald house up here in London Ontario. 1 is 18" high and the other is 24" high.
  5. 2 points
    Has it been laminated? I have heard that sometimes the Graphtec machines have trouble recognizing the marks if there has been a lamination layer added. I can't recall the work-around but it was a concern I had when I was searching for a servo cutter.
  6. 2 points
    Here is just the head. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF HEAD.ai
  7. 2 points
    Give this a shot. mark-s MOHAWK CHIEF.ai
  8. 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...
  9. 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!
  10. 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!!!!
  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    @MZ SKEETER thank you I'll try that
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  14. 1 point
    Sorry, disregard, they have the plotter listed under a different manufacturer. All is right, for now! Thanks!
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    You might need to wait until someone form USC or an actual owner to chime in with an experienced answer. I would guess, based on price, features and specifications, that's it's a high end hobby, or a starter small business machine. Keep in mind that it has a stepper motor, so the level of accuracy is probably not on par with the Graphtec, but depending what you're cutting (or plotting), you might not need that level of accuracy. For that ballpark of money, I would probably kick in a little more the Titan. If you end up buying one, please let us know your thoughts about it.
  17. 1 point
    I do not think that floor applications of any vinyl product will withstand foot traffic beyond a short period.
  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
    I'll check to see if the cutting strip needs replacing or not. Thank you! When the design is cut horizontally, the weeding sooooo smooth. Pretty effortless. However when I cut the designs vertically (to use as much space as possible due to the limited 12" cutter I have) it doesn't have the same feel as the horizontal cuts. Even as I increase the pressure, it sounds scratchy when weeding and overall a tough weed process. I'm using a TITAN 1 cutter and can't wait to get a Graphtec machine one day (Once I have the available space!) I'll definitely try that out! Did not know that the blade rotates 360°! Thank you for the tip!
  20. 1 point
    The Graphtec software requires a license, but I believe the plug-in's to cut from Corel and/or Illustrator do not. So if you have one, or both of those programs, you should be able to cut directly from those with the corresponding plug-in. I'm with Arty though - I've been used Sign Blazer from the get go, and still use to now.
  21. 1 point
    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.
  22. 1 point
    Same here I have CS5 on my mac although it has a glitch when in the font view you have to be careful how you scroll through or it will crash. That has been going on since I went to version 10:13 High Sierra You might take a look at this thread:
  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
    Def Leppard 1987 Hysteria Album.
  25. 1 point
    Strangest job I have ever been asked to do. 310 1.5 inch circles! Got dizzy watching the cutter, but could not look away. Almost fell over weeding for the same reason.