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  1. 3 points
    Yes, as previously stated, I know how to build the file. I was hoping somebody had already done so to save me the time involved in measurement tweaking. Anyways, I got it done a few days following the original post when I finally got some free time.
  2. 3 points
    VinylMaster is a REAL "pro" application, even in the basic Cut version, but at the same time allows beginners/novices to jump right in and get going as soon as they unpack a new cutter from the box. USCutter deserves accolades for making it their standard software.
  3. 2 points
    The blade settings might not have been the cause of this problem, but the half credit card is way too much exposed and getting the correct blade setting will make your cuts even better.
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  5. 2 points
    That is so sad to hear. John was one of the very first people who stepped up to really a help a struggling newbie to cutting - who live out in the middle of the ocean, and didn't even have a scrap of vinyl, app tape, or squeegees to work with. I will never forget the time and effort he put forth to help me when I first got started, and packed up a box of some of his old scraps and a few squeegees and shipped them out to me. Without him, no doubt the learning curve would have been much, much steeper for me. I am indebted to him (and a lot of other forum members as well). I am eternally grateful for all the guidance that I've received over the years. I couldn't have come this far without y'all. MAHALO! RIL Banner John!!
  6. 2 points
    It sounds like maybe a build technique issue. If you are trying to align the word in a certain spot are you using some sort of tape hinge? Some layered work needs to be tight registration with other parts and the parchment paper works really good for that but just as often it's simply alignment with a substrate and if you are new you might not realize that most of us use some masking tape to get the design where we want it and hold it there. To be effective you will want straight edges or the hinge will go wonky. I usually trim my masked work with equal reveal on all sides to aid in keeping things straight on the install. I use a side hinge if possible and hinge it on the right side so I can flip it over and remove the carrier then handle the app tape with design with my left had while I squeegee my way across using my right hand (I am right handed). A top hinge or a bottom hinge is also functional and each of us develop our own methods that we like best. On really large graphics a center hinge is often used but takes practice and sometimes an extra set of hands. ALL of these require a little practice.
  7. 2 points
    try putting some parchment paper behind it first. It won't stick to the parchment paper.
  8. 2 points
    there ya go. I have been using Flexistarter since 2006. More than likely it was auto weld. But leave the others unchecked.
  9. 2 points
    Success! I tried it first with just unchecking the overlap, before you edited your post. That didn’t help. Next try without auto weld and plot dim. worked. As for optimize cutting order, I honestly don’t know. I bought this business, vinyl wall lettering, just a few months ago. I had done the design work for the owners for the last few years but the actual vinyl cutting is new to me and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not very knowledgeable about all the options in the production manager.
  10. 2 points
    I have found that backorders with ANY company are sketchy right now. I think it has a lot to do with the volatile offshore market. I am a Richardson Cap dealer and sometimes have to go buy them from a wholesaler who buys more than I do because the colors I want are out at Richardson and the backorders are approximate. I am sure that USCutter has similar issues with shipments. Like Slice mentioned (and others) it's a good idea to call ahead on big purchases. Or at least pay very close attention to the website availability.
  11. 1 point
    cleaning out an old desk and found this from 9 years ago - before I knew the word "Buyer" at the bottom made you a target - almost like the year someone from USC offered me "staff" tags and I thought very cool - then found out that made you about as popular with the other vendors as having malaria :/ still like the shows but they moved them farther away
  12. 1 point
    After doing some troubleshooting with USCutter and Craft Edge, the issue ended up being the SCAL 5 Pro software not communicating properly with the SC cutter, not the blade settings. I've received a copy of VinylMaster and have no issues now. I'm going to continue to work with Craft Edge to see if we can get the issue resolved for others having the same problem.
  13. 1 point
    Thank you so much for the help! The owner of the business was not very knowledgeable about some of the technical details, her husband had been, but he passed away from cancer, and so I can't ask her many of these types of questions.
  14. 1 point
    No Uncheck at the bottom where it says OVERLAP First picture. That should not be checked. Also uncheck autoweld. Uncheck plot dimensions and labels
  15. 1 point
    You were given sound advice in this thread ---- specifically to call and talk with a UScutter representative about your purchase and verify it is available. Why did you disregard that important step?
  16. 1 point
    The Titan 3 is a rebranded Saga, Go buy a Saga then. All Titans are rebranded Saga vinyl cutters. It's just a different color. Saga.com.. Sorry about your problems.
  17. 1 point
    Import it, from where ever you have it. FILE>import
  18. 1 point
    It is not about computers. Sorry, but your questions just don't make any sense. You do not explain what your trying to do. Signmaster is very good software, but your Vevor vinyl cutter is not a very good cutter.
  19. 1 point
    There is a big problem. That is about 10 times too much blade exposed. This is the correct way to set your blade depth. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. 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 the blade tip out of the blade holder.
  20. 1 point
    I've trolled eBay to find random pieces of reflective. It would help to know what size (and color) you're actually looking for - someone in the forum might be able to work something out with you. As far as settings, if you search, there have been several postings about cutting reflective. The bottom line is that each machine is different, you will probably need to up the pressure, slow the blade down a little, and possibly do it in more than one pass.
  21. 1 point
    You should have been looking at competitor's products and offerings from the beginning. That is how 'comparison shopping' is done.
  22. 1 point
    If you're willing to spend that kind of money. One word - Graphtec. But, whatever you decide, three words - Clean Cut Blades.
  23. 1 point
    a 60-degree will typically work better on the smaller/finer cuts. the next question would be, how small are the cuts you're you making, because sometimes small is simply way too small ... and sometimes the design is a bit too congested with too many nodes. check your blade depth, and it also helps to slow the blade. make sure you also have a sharp blade (I love Clean Cut blades), and check your blade holder to make sure there's no debris in it that would hinder the blade rotation.
  24. 1 point
    SignCut should be able to run your cutter. If you can't find the Vevor cutter on the driver list there are probably a couple generic ones that will run it or it may be a rebranded cutter of another manufacturer. Log into the SignCut support portal and request tech support and they usually get right back pretty quickly. I use the older SignCut Pro 1 but the few times I have needed tech support they have been about the best in the business. Once they assign you a support person it will be live tech support. Top notch. Just to give you my experience, I used to run a Creation P-Cut and after a few years I jumped in with both feet and bought a Summa. I run a mac and a PC and wanted something that would work on both formats and SignCut is about the only option that can do that. The Summa I bought was newer than the drivers that had available and I was having issues. We did a couple tries and even did a remote hookup where they came inside my computer to try and get it to run correctly. They were still having issues and told me they would get back within a couple days. About 2 days later they let me know there were a new set of drivers I could go download. I found out later from the tech support gal that they actually went out and bought a brand new Summa which was now in their office. Evidently something within the way Summa does their drivers is way outside the norm and they ended needing a hands on trial machine to figure it out. Works great now and I tend to tell the story just out of respect for a company who will take care of people like that. I think they are bigger in Europe than they are over here in the states.
  25. 1 point
    You can pull them straight up and they will pop out . . . Boy do I feel old now