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  1. 8 points
    How much was the licensing fees from adidas?
  2. 8 points
    We have people good at using all levels of plotters from the mh all the way up to graphtec fc and summa, People good at signblazer, scalp, vinyl master, flexi, Corel, ai,. Plug ins like signcut, graphtec cutting pro. The diversity of this group is what makes it a strong support arena. Thanks to all that contribute . . . Even if we have some differing opinions as a whole this is a great group
  3. 7 points
    Darcshadow is out newest Moderator - (Haumana beat him by a very short time lol) Thank you sir for agreeing to help us keep the forum safe from spam and keep the community a nice place to hang around
  4. 6 points
    Nice Like it. I`m also into CNC work. This was the third Sign I made 2 years ago. mark-s
  5. 6 points
    I would like to be the first to welcome Haumana to the moderation team. This will give a a wide range of time zones for our mods and Haumana has been a member a long time.
  6. 6 points
    I have no doubt he is responsible for the banner that's now stretched across those pearly gates -- "Welcome to Heaven" Peace.
  7. 5 points
    I got a vinyl cutter so I could add fine details to my plasma cut metalwork. I've had the vinyl cutter for about a year now and still haven't combined the use of metalwork and vinyl...But a friend of mine is holding a Rib Fest and invited me to come, so I told him I'd make some sort of award like a plaque or something. I originally thought I'd simply cut out a piece of metal in the shape of a rack of ribs and decorate it with vinyl lettering so the winner could hang a plaque on their wall. Then this 30" tall thing happened... Can't wait to eat!
  8. 5 points
    Yeah, cutters are not like other electronics where a new/upgrade model comes out every year. There have been guys on the forums using the same cutter for decades.
  9. 5 points
    This ain't rocket science to create a similar design! Where's peoples' graphics skills? How come if humans are in contact with advanced alien civilization we have gotten dumber?!!!
  10. 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!
  11. 4 points
    Jet aircraft are quieter than MH's. lol
  12. 4 points
    We try Though, I do encourage you to become a member. Then your post will go up immediately. Not to mention that it's totally free, and we don't run ads, or push any hidden agendas, products or services.
  13. 4 points
    Yes, my cutter is 11 years old and I am still using it on an XP laptop. I have never had a problem with my cutter in 11 years.
  14. 4 points
    Here's an old Indy Car from the 70's that my uncle and cousin painted and stripped, and another from 1980. That's my Uncle on the far right & his son in the cowboy hat. I used to love watching them paint and the smell of turps and paint, oh..and a few beers and shots were consumed while doing so. My cousin is still doing it at the ripe young age of 76. And all was done freehand, no masking tapes involved
  15. 4 points
    Time to back up those files you've been putting off.....
  16. 4 points
    I went to VM's youtube channel and whatched EVERY video, even the ones that didn't apply to me, and took a ton of notes. Rewinding and watching important parts over again. Then I upgraded to VM Pro and haven't looked back. It does have a bit of a learning curve, but it's a well thought out piece of software. It also has a number of features in Pro that are great when you're cutting multiple designs or copies. It seems to be focused on you running a vinyl business vs crafting. Just my 2 cents. . .
  17. 4 points
    I went thru old Seiki posts, where Slice brought this up on 2013. It was never answered. Others never answered either about it working with Master/Liyu. But It is listed in Vinyl Master Cut for $60. From The Vinyl Master website. And SCALP also lists it. But I sure wouldn't go all in on SCALP.
  18. 4 points
    Well after being out of the business for awhile I forgot how easy easyweed was to use. had a family tree with lots of small leaves to weed out and it was like butter.
  19. 4 points
    Come on and fess up -
  20. 4 points
    You should have been looking at competitor's products and offerings from the beginning. That is how 'comparison shopping' is done.
  21. 4 points
    Just to circle back round to this: I ordered a 60 degree and 36 degree blade from Clean Cut. I have used the 36 degree and it is a direct replacement for the HP Cutter. The correct blade is the Suma-D series blade. I used the offset per the package and the offset on test on the cutter comes out perfectly. Now we will see how long the blade lasts compared to the original. Sorry HP, I'm not paying you $40 per blade.
  22. 4 points
    Well, nobody seem to know a good answer for this and since I need to have it done by tomorrow morning, I decided just to try figuring it out myself. I did watch some YouTube videos but nobody covered the pallet seam issue. I think the main problem is that this pallet board has the edges of the boards beveled. If you flip it over the edges are not beveled and I wouldn't be having this problem. But it's too late now I pushed the vinyl down as best I could on the beveled seams, then did my basecoat, then topcoat. After it dried I peeled off the vinyl and there was some ugliness in the seams, so I got a toothpick and some gray basecoat paint and touched them up. It doesn't look perfect but it's pretty good still. I'll know not to use pallet boards with beveled seams anymore. Here's a finished pic;
  23. 4 points
    Any of you guys who run the lasers think you could cut with a laser? To klcjr - Magnets as mentioned are really hard to cut and hard on a fine tuned machine. Getting your cutter to cut accurately would be the very first thing you would need to do and you would want to start out by cutting some cheap sign vinyl which it's actually designed to cut. IF it's cutting regular vinyl at regular pressures ok but not the magnet then you will have an answer about whether your cutter has a problem or if it's related to the 30 mil issue. Assuming that it ALSO cuts out of dimensions then you will need to calibrate your cutter. Each cutting program goes about it a little different but they pretty much all have a way. If it's cutting sign vinyl at the correct size but not the magnet then you are probably not going to have success. The heavy magnetic material is likely more weight than your pinch rollers can keep hold of properly especially if you are dragging a knife blade through it. I have cut a few, and I stress FEW, like two times with my Summa. I did three passes at a regular pressure and it did ok. You also have a whole other part of the equation that you are probably not considering. You can't cut clear through any material without having some sort of carrier sheet. Vinyl and Heat Transfer Vinyl come on a carrier sheet. I seriously doubt your magnet does. I recommend if you keep trying and get it to cut satisfactory that you should leave just a little bit so the magnet is still one piece and then you can break it free. That's what I did on the couple that I cut. This will work for an occasional project but mass production is probably not all that viable. The big factories use a true die cutter and stamp cut them out I think. Very mass production.
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  25. 4 points
    If you need a drink go to the place that sells drinks