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  1. 22 points
    We all need reminded from time to time to respect each other. we all have different ways of doing things and no one way is right. There is usually many ways to accomplish the same goal. With open discussion and respecting each other the brain storming done on here has solved many issues and helped many people accomplish their goals. with respect shown the communication flows freely - sometimes it helps now sometimes it may help someone later with a similar issue. when respect isn't shown all communication stops and nothing gets accomplished. we learn from each other and make us all stronger as a whole if we work together. I am no different than anyone else and also need this reminder from time to time so thought to post it to remind myself and others. peace out my friends
  2. 16 points
    so for my 1000th post i wanted to say thank you to all the great people here to lend a hand in helping noobs like me.. I was lost for awhile until i found this great forum filled with great people.. I have come along way in this type of work and it is from learning on my own and as well as alot of help form the people here.. Also wanna say thank you to US Cutter for having this forum.. You people are awesome and i consider this forum a second family.. Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart
  3. 16 points
    The purpose of this forum is to provide a friendly public place for people interested in vinyl cutting and related activities, as well as people who are just a fan of USCutter, to gather and share their work or ask/answer questions posed by your fellow vinyl cutting enthusiasts. Generally, people are in the vinyl cutting business for profit or to promote them-self or their organization. As such, there is a line that we must not cross when it comes to what we post here. I have noticed there has been a lot of confusion and some outright intentional ignorance of the rules regarding copyrighted material. The simple answer is that if you did not personally create an image then you need to keep it private and do not advertise that you can get it for someone. If you want to publicize it for others to use then reference the original creator so that people can get it from the source. If you do not know the original creator then you should not be posting it in a place that encourages others to use it, who will then claim they got it from you, which is obviously a problem if you did not create it. There is nothing wrong with finding an image and using it for yourself, but if you are posting it in a public forum and encouraging others to take it when it does not belong to you in the first place then you are robbing the original creator of the credit they deserve and you are deceiving others into thinking you yourself are the one who made it. If the original creator gets no credit then they get no repeat business. Lying on the forum, or feigning ignorance, about a copyrighted item you are posting is never going to fly. So, please do not do this. All reports are thoroughly investigated. So, pretending not to know the image you are posting belongs to someone else just wastes everyone's time and gives everyone a bad experience. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the forum. but that is not possible if there is any illegal activity going on here. If you are caught continuously posting/offering copyrighted material after having already been warned then you could lose your right to post entirely. This might seem strict, but it is standard policy with any copyrighted material anywhere in the US. Please keep these things in mind. If you have any questions about this feel free to ask.
  4. 16 points
    I was just notified that John had a heart attack last night and will be undergoing surgery today. I'm sure some extra prayers will speed his recovery! Thanks Jenny
  5. 15 points
    I'm Dan Payton and I approve this message...
  6. 14 points
    A simple sign I made for use around the shop. I put it on a 18x25 corplast (cheap!) and already used it today. SizeChart.EPS SizeChart.EPS
  7. 14 points
    Hello and welcome to the forums! We are all here to help each other with all sorts of questions and comments, but in order to get started you will need to become a full fledged member. You begin as rank of Newbie but you can graduate much easier than with most schools! You simply need to pass the test of respect for the forum Due to the constant spammers in the world we have created a new rule that still allows new members to create new posts, but those posts will need to be approved by a moderator before they are saved as a public post for others to view and reply to. This includes any kind of post, whether you create a new topic or your first post is just a reply to someone else's post. This will help weed out a lot of the spammers and scammers that like to post unhelpful things like ads and general spam, and this should make for a cleaner spam free forum. There is more good news though! We have lots of people who help moderate these forums, including our very own USCutter tech support as well as other forum users such as yourself! They have chosen to go out of their way and assist in keeping this a functional and useful tool for everyone that comes here. So, a thank you and big respect to those Moderators! Please keep in mind, if you are having trouble with using the forums there are always friendly fellow forum members who are willing to sort out the problem for you. Thanks so much for coming here! And we hope you enjoy this free useful tool for all of your projects and questions.
  8. 13 points
    Just wanted to thank all the vetrans on our forum and else where also. Also those still serving and especially those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
  9. 13 points
    1. Create your print ready file 2. Locate user Dakotagfx on this forum to obtain his email address to request quote 3. Send payment in advance. (I used paypal) 4. Email print ready file to Dakotagfx 5. Receive confirmation and proof, SAME day 6. Sit back a day or two for shipping 7. Open package in awe of a quality printed and cut decal order 8. Deliver finished products with invoice to your customer and receive an instant order for more! Thanks Scott!
  10. 13 points
    dude, marks mom gave birth and the first thing they heard when he looked at a chart was "Times Roman Bold".
  11. 13 points
    My suggestion is to start over. This time in Inkscape. Build it in vector from the start. Here's a leg up on the shapes. It's pretty close to the original, not exact. Open it in Inkscape and import your original. Line them up on top of one another and you can easily see where you had your text placed before. Add your Fonts back in and you're good to go. ReworkedLogo.svg
  12. 13 points
    Wow, thanks, that's really helpful. 1) The customer was supposed to provide me with a list of shirt sizes so I could order them. The customer kept procrastinating delaying and went out and bought the shirts at Wal-Mart herself when I told her it was too late for me to order them. 2) Going the extra mile for a customer is a good thing, not something to criticize someone for. 3) It wasn't my choice. 4) Nothing you said helps explain why the letters fell off and what I can do to keep them from falling off a second time, nor do your comments serve any useful purpose other than trying to make yourself appear superior. 5) Refer to #4.
  13. 12 points
    On a local Facebook group, someone posted a picture of a pin-back button that they had picked up at an event a few years back- just a generic "I (heart) Ottumwa" - very simple black text and red heart on a white background - and wanted to know where they could get more. Someone else said they though the chamber of commerce might be interested in buying hundreds of them... Eventually my name came up in the discussion, but it was pointed out that at this time I only make the 2.5" buttons, and the one they had was a 1.25" button. The response was "yeah, nobody wants the big buttons, just the small ones." Since the equipment to make the smaller buttons runs around $330 (including 1,000 sets of parts), I said I would buy the equipment if there were sufficient demand to make it worth the investment. No one seemed interested, and so it went no further. Then last week I got a call from the marketing director at the local downtown hotel asking if I could make her 100 of "I (heart) Ottumwa) buttons by 6 PM that same day - I told her I only had the bigger equipment and she said that was OK, she still wanted 100 buttons that same day. Three days later I got a call from a customer I've dealt with several times before and she had seen one of the buttons and wanted to get 100 for herself to give away. She picked them up yesterday (along with a small batch of t-shirts for her volunteer organization) and has already given most of them away and called back last night to order another 100. She also implied that she is putting together requests for an even larger order of buttons in the near future (and so far she has always followed through when she says things like that). It's funny how quick it went from "nobody wants those" to a 3rd order for 100 of them and more in the future... I do need to buy that 1.25" button equipment one of these days...
  14. 12 points
    I was picked to represent all the Vietnam Veterans of America and to accept an award for the Welcome home that Vietnam Vets never got. It was a awesome honor and I felt both Honored and Humbled. It was at the First Academy in Orlando and attended by around a 1,000 people I know there is a bunch of military guys on here both past and present hope you enjoy the video ...
  15. 12 points
    For a friend of the family and his little one
  16. 12 points
    Yup I couldn't resist, will wear it at the next WWIA Event Corvette Show in October ...
  17. 12 points
    stacey and I decided to donate this one for the veterans . . . they got a new trailer and wanted the sign on the back before they head out to the rest area on the upcoming holiday weekend. second one his dad has an old painted sign that was in bad shape and wanted to recreate the fairly crude sign so that is what we did
  18. 12 points
    We recently had a fellow biker die, his name was Howard Ogaard, also known as Howie, but mostly known as Santa. He was a hardcore biker, a navy vet, but he was a loving, gentle soul, he was known thru town as Santa, cuz he did the santa gigs at the malls and charity fundraisers. Tons of people knew and loved him. Anyway i did a custom etched mirror to give to his wife and son... Howard's saying was "Remember Everyone Dies, But Not Everyone Lives. Make Some Memories and Share Some Memories. Expect the Unexpected"
  19. 11 points
    Got this from a friend in an e-mail today. Had to pass it on. Hope I attached it right.
  20. 11 points
    Robin Williams committed suicide today. The news will cover it extensively. People who didn't know him will cry out that it's a major loss to them. On average, 23 Veterans will also commit suicide today, because the ravages ruined their mind. The news will NOT cover this. Nobody but the families will notice. Robin Williams starred in a movie about Vietnam. Many Veterans who will kill themselves served there. As you were.
  21. 11 points
    he was taken to the hospital about 4am from last message - no word since but a relative thought maybe kidney stones - thought some prayers and good karma his way wouldn't hurt a bit - will try to update as I hear more
  22. 11 points
    You gotta sharpen your skills or remove that "custom" from your name.... vector graphics 101. Get out the Bezier Pen and learn to use it folks. mnnmghm_02.svg mnnmghm_02.eps
  23. 11 points
    Part of my business is making custom pin-back buttons using equipment from Badge-A-Minit. Each month they have a Hot Button contest and people submit their button designs for a chance to win prizes. One of my designs was selected as the Hot Button of the Month for May 2014. This is the 2nd time I've won the big prize, and I once won a runner-up prize. The first two times I won, I held on to my gift certificate for when I "really needed it" and ended up letting them both expire, so this time I had it spent within an hour of receiving it, wasn't going to waste it again! The trick to winning, I've found, is to include a good story about how the buttons are an inexpensive marketing tool and easy to sell to people - each time I've won, the design itself wasn't anything special but had a good story with it - some of the more elaborate designs that didn't have a good story didn't even get recognized...
  24. 11 points
    A quick install today. 6x6 post covered with 040 aluminium with post caps and alumalite sign
  25. 11 points
    Looking back over the past 8+ years I have been doing this I realize what great people this venture has let me meet - people from all over the world sharing ideas, helping each other (cause everyone has different strengths) like they was old friends. you come to know who you can trust and where to ask that special question - We help each other from time to time and encourage each other thru the hard and trying times. sometimes we lose some and some find their way back after a while. who could ask for a better group of people to share our lives with. I have had the privilege of meeting several in person from Michigan, Ohio, Florida, TN, IN,HA - and had the privilege of extended conversations via PM. IM, Phone with many others. Shared gifts thru a secret santa program with Austrailia (x2), Canada, GA, TN, etc - What a cool ride this is.