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  1. Ok, I’ve been cutting vinyl for over a decade. One of my current lines is requiring 2-5000 black and chrome decals 1”x2” per month and the shop I used to work for quoted me $750 per 5k. Well, I decided to buy a summa dc4sx and print/cut them myself. So...what now? I have coreldraw and I’ll have all the software that came with the summa (and 20 rolls of foil). What format am I designing in and how does the workflow look? How do I have the print/cut/flexcut set up?
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    Rotary die cutter or flatbed plotter??

    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
  3. I switched over to windows last year...
  4. I just don’t want to have to run over to the computer between cuts. My this material is custom and not really what our cutters were made for (equipment upgrades are being decided right now), and it will not track straight off the roll. I trust it for about 3ft then I need to cut and make sure the material is still tracking/adjust if needed. If it were just a few then I’d be ok with just hitting send again but this is 2000 unit’s every couple weeks. I’m wondering also about the pause between cuts... btw, it is amazing what a good plotter can do when you think it through! My next machine looks to be a roll feed rotary die cutter...just having a hard time pulling the $45,000 trigger
  5. I use that all the time but it doesn't work with the "copy" option
  6. Hey y'all, I'm running a lot of one design and I'd like to just keep trimming one off and using the copy button on my fc8000. the problem is that after a copy is cut, then it goes back to the front of the design. where is the setting for post copy advancement?
  7. Hey y’all, my current needs are getting more and more weird! I have a very high volume item that is cumbersome on my plotters as the backing material won’t feed and is siliconized so it won’t stick to a carrier mat. My solutions seem to be due cutting or a flatbed plotter. Anyone have experience with kids cutting on a die cutter and a solution under $7k?
  8. I usually use solid color 3m 180mc (I think that’s it) and it has a higher tack than most once post heated but even my reflective wasn’t sticking. I paid for a template when I first started doing it but I have my own style now and don’t do it as much anymore... just for a few special peeps in that industry. Leave it to apple to take the most tacky surface in the world and make it have low surface energy now... jeesh
  9. Kinda want to keep them as customers so... might pass on convex... cause it’s on there forever!!!
  10. Ok guys, I usually do some custom skins for my favorite customers when a new phone comes out. I got my 11 pro max today and that matte back glass seems to be adhesive resistant... no bueno! I have a few brands heated and sitting for the night! Suggestions?
  11. Guys, I’m distraught...ok, maybe just a bit bummed because I found a clear transfer tape that worked great for the release liner on 5100 and was clear which is what my customers want in my niche. But...R-Tape changed it up to some textured opaque thing in their 75.1. What Elise is out there that is high tack and clear and will work to stick to the release liner for transportation purposes?
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    Clear reflective vinyl???

    Just got asked for a clear reflective vinyl for a unique ghost application... does such a thing exist?
  13. Just wondering what I don't have set up right. I send one job to my fc8000 and it starts cutting. The next job I send to my ce6000 and it sends it to production manager but then it disappears and ends up cutting on the fc8000???
  14. I have been wanting a flatbed cutter for a while but the prices have forced me to use my redneckedness to get by on the couple of jobs I need it for. A friend from a shop a few states away offered me an Ion 300s for a couple of beers and some range time. While the price is good, I can’t find out much about it and don’t know what cutting programs would even work with it... any suggestions? Anyone ever use one?