ShaneGreen

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  1. Dirt Bike Template KTM 250sx

    Wildgoose, do they use that same plastic finish on atvs? My wife had an Arctic cat that wasn't a problem, but everything would fall off my Polaris after a month. We don't 4-wheel anymore, but have lots of friends who do, and they've talked about getting some decals made.
  2. VM worksheets

    I sure appreciate the help. The worksheet is way better than cutting and pasting a bunch of images to a proof sheet.
  3. VM worksheets

    Thanks skarekrow! Wow, that's a round-about way of getting to a command, how did you even find it? I wonder why they took it out of the toolbar and menu.. As far as adding notes, in the video he just uses the text tool and adds text,
  4. VM worksheets

    The VinylMaster Features and Comparison chart says that Pro has "worksheets". Watching the videos and using the help menu, they show an option for "Master Pages" on the tool menu and under the "Layout" tab. These links should open a menu containing "clone master pages" so that you can create a worksheet. My VM Pro V4.0 updated 12/19/17 doesn't have those "Master Pages" links. I can turn on thumbnails and set a page as a Master Page, but I can't find a link to "clone master pages" anywhere. Any ideas? FYI, a "worksheet" is sort of like a catalog page. It can show multiple images on one page that are dynamically linked to the real image. So, right now I'm doing 4 designs for a church camp. Printing out the worksheet will show them what all 4 look like. If I go in and change the color on an image, the worksheet is automatically updated to the new color. You can also add notes, so I could add prices or options to the page. It would be a really handy feature. . .if I can figure out where they hid the sub-menu. Here is their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hJn3giocYE
  5. Small Lettering

    I've added the Seiki blades to my notes and will give them a try the next time I'm needing blades. How are they on reflective?
  6. Small Lettering

    CleanCut blades arrived yesterday. WOW. In a properly organized society every cutter would come straight from the factory with these. What a difference. I went from 185 grams of force to cutting with 75g and I can cut fine detail I never dreamed of before. It's like I upgraded my cutter for $18. Here is the same picture I posted before of Oracal 631 at 100mm/sec with the 45 blade that came with this LPII on the left. On the right is same setup with a CleanCut 60. I counted seven places where the vinyl had slightly lifted and they all sat back down with a little nudge from my fingernail. A huge Thank You to everyone who suggested these blades over and over, I'm just sorry it took me so long to make the switch!
  7. I messed around with the "Cut" version for 6 months or so and it drove me nuts. Most of the things I wanted to do either couldn't be done or took way to many steps. So I'd have Inkscape and VM open and be transferring things back and forth. It wasn't smooth or intuitive. As a last ditch effort before scrapping VM I upgraded to PRO....world of difference. I almost never open Inkscape any more. Pro is a really well thought out program. Just the time I've saved by having the curved text tool has paid for it. Pull up one of their videos on the "cut file" and watch how it can save you a ton of time and vinyl. Rather than sending items one at a time to the cutter, you can send them all to the "cut files" and then after you have a bunch of designs ready you send each cut file to the cutter. So all my black 651for the day gets cut at once, load up yellow and have it cut the yellow cut file, and then move on to the next color. Without sounding like an advertisement, Pro restored my faith in VM and has made cutting a lot less tedious.
  8. LPII blade holder

    Thanks, I think I'll go with the USCutter blade holder. Can't wait to try out the cleancut blades!
  9. Seems that most folks swear by the CleanCut blades, so I emailed to find out what blade and holder I need for my LaserPoint II. Ross has replied that a ROLD-60 is what I need for a blade, but he doesn't know which blade holder. Neither of the ones he has seem to look much like mine: http://cleancutblade.mybigcommerce.com/holders-for-roland-type-blades-comes-with-a-blade-your-choice/ and http://cleancutblade.mybigcommerce.com/blade-holder-for-mimaki-and-envision-style-blades-comes-with-a-blade-your-choice/ USCutter offers one that works for the SC/LPII and I could order it from them and then order the blades separately, but I wanted to get both from the same place. Any suggestions on what's compatible?
  10. Single tag states

    Just for future reference, since we're on the subject of front plates, you can't use reflective red on a front license plate. Actually, anywhere on the front of a vehical: §393.26 Requirements for reflectors. (d) Use of additional retroreflective surfaces.. . . . "(4) No red color shall be used on the front of any motor vehicle, except for display of markings or placards required by §177.823 of this title."
  11. Small Lettering

    I've been cutting a couple extra, but just because I'm still getting the hang of it and screw things up on a regular basis. LOL When I bought this LPII it came with a ton of 631 and Greenstar IPV. My plan was to burn through all the Greenstar while I was learning and then order 651. It's been kind of shocking to see how much the Greenstar wants to stretch. If you accidentally pick up the edge of a letter while weeding it's ruined. The part that came up will have stretched to the point that the letter is distorted. I made a couple of decorative pieces for my wife and mother this weekend using the 631 and there is a world of difference in the weeding. I made a sample piece on the excess vinyl and intentionally lifted some letter and they maintained their shape. I know the 651 has a stronger adhesive, but I'm hoping it isn't as stretchy as this Greenstar.
  12. Those instructions may or may not reset themselves each time (gotta love windows). This "should" be permanent. >Open Windows Explorer >Navigate to OS(C:) > Program FIles (x86) > FutureCorp > Extras >click on the "View" tab along the top menu. >click "Large icons" from the list of views. >The last menu option on the right should be "Options" open this. >click "change folder and search options" >the usual options/properties dialog window opens. Click on the "view tab" of this pop-up. >chose "Apply to Folders" and then "Yes" from the confirmation dialog. >click "Apply" (if it's offered) and then "OK" to close out the pop-up. The next time you open any of the fonts, logos, clipart, etc. from within Vinylmaster, it should show the images. Your mileage may vary. . .
  13. >File >Import >Advanced >Corporate Logos >whatever folder you want A file explorer type window will open but just showing the generic thumbnail. In the upper right corner you'll see a little icon of a computer screen and a downward arrow. When you hoover over it you'll get some form of the phrase "Change Your View". Click on this and choose "Large icons" (or if you're on the high end of middle age I hear you use "extra large icons", but I don't know from experience. No. Really.)
  14. Small Lettering

    Hmmm. . .I've never thought of trying that. Thanks!
  15. Small Lettering

    WOW. . .it hurts my head to think about trying to weed that! Fantastic! I think it's time to order a Cleancut blade. Everyone seems to love them. USCutter doesn't show a Cleancut for the LaserPoint II and the blades they do offer for LPII don't look at all like what's in my cutter (mine is a smooth shank and they are showing a stepped shank). Cleancut's site just says that "most" USCutter models use a Roland. So what should I be ordering? I'm going to be cutting reflective on a regular basis soon. It stands to reason that they will hold up longer than a standard blade on reflective. But is it going to last long enough to be worth the extra money to have one dedicated to reflective?