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  1. okay so i was working from a picture a friend gave me yesterday, i vetroized it and it looked good but the color was black and white to start with so trying to cut by color wouldnt work. i guess it wouldn't pick out the light black and light white anyhow the image was a castle with a design in the center.I ended up cutting a white and black of the whole image just to get the inside piece out to put it in the white image is there a way in the soft ware to be able to like draw a box around the inside image just select it and cut just that image? hope this makes sense. this isn't the first time i wish i could do this..
  2. Okay, Im not sure if i am the only one who sometimes in weeding there vinyl they just cut that sometimes letters peel up and just dont want to stay down or couple times i didn't even realize i was peeing up some of my letters or words.so i have just been re cutting what is needed but when we go to peel it off the new cut and place it on the original cutting sometimes they just refuse to stick to it, is there something i can do to make it stick? i cut out the other day a Red Dawg for my truck ( My old CB handle) and the Red and D did great but the W in awg messed up so i just re cut the whole AWG cause the font i had they were connected together. but with it i just cut it way down and took some clear packing tape folded it over itself and stuck to the vinyl backing lined it up then put the transfer tape over the whole thing that worked out really good doing it like that but lots of time it just be a single letter in a word or something. any advice. besides being sure that when weeding all letters stay down.. not sure why some weed really good and others don't. Thanks
  3. My Vinyl doesnt like sticking to the backing, if replaced

    Yeah, one of mine did it but i forget what I turned on to make it split them in the center
  4. Okay about to do first shirt any advice

    If not then the grandmother doesn't know there names i sent her every file i made to make sure she liked them and was happy. That makes sense.. Never thought about that so this should been maybe 9-10 inches long. That you all, its what the customer wants... I'm not to try to tell them different.. Thanks for the chart i will keep that handy
  5. i don't know why I am so nervous about making a shirt. I guess cause I don't have much HTV. and well the shirt i want to put on only have one.. I need to practice but really didn't buy enough HTV to practice. im just making two names 2.5 inches tall and 11 inches long.. not tiny but not huge i guess either these are going on 4T white shirts for a friends granddaughters. I didn't expect to get a order already. all i have to do before cut is tell it to Mirror correct? get the heat press hot.. i can do a pre heat the shirt for couple secs right to get out wrinkles. then just put the HTV on the shirt where i want it to be. then put the cover sheet back on top and press for 10-15 secs @305f degrees Then peel the top off and yoru finished.. did i miss anything, any tips? A video i watched the guy sat the HTV on top of the bottom of the heat press to help weed it easier.
  6. Okay about to do first shirt any advice

    Well I did it, My first 2 shirts are complete.
  7. Okay about to do first shirt any advice

    Thanks, yeah I did do that one thing i like about VM is you can print straight from it to my Printer. Well she wanted it all way across the front. okay so i just cut the first name and it was trying to buckle up some when it went to do the box around the words it got bad wrinkled up.. my machine is on 100 I bumped it from 93 to103 force cause the first test cut didn't cut clean lines
  8. My Vinyl doesnt like sticking to the backing, if replaced

    Yeah, i did a 12"X12"yesterday but it had lots of stuff on it so cutting away each word and the pic helped.
  9. My Vinyl doesnt like sticking to the backing, if replaced

    Thanks everyone, well i found one trick yesterday, if i have something with multiple words I just barly cut the vinyl between each word and i id one word at a time it worked much better for me. I am sure more i do it better faster i will get
  10. My Vinyl doesnt like sticking to the backing, if replaced

    I just put it on the back of the new cut and used the whole sheet i cut out to tape to the existing cut i had to redo. hope that makes since
  11. How much pressure do you cut with?

    Thank you for the examples
  12. How much pressure do you cut with?

    Im not sure, just the boxes you can check and the numbers the Blade offset default its on 0.20 and the overcut is 2.00 blade type:drag knife 45degree advanced after plot.... i really not sure what any of that is im using the red blade that came with the machine.
  13. How much pressure do you cut with?

    WOW you run it that fast w/o issues.. Ive got my SC2 at 100 speed and about 92 force. im new but seems okay. im wondering for me if there any settings inside the VM i should change.
  14. hey everyone, I am really wanting to cut some multi color items out one being the USA flag I found a video about vectoring the flag and it picks out the 3 colors but for some reason when i do it its only showing Blue and red not the white. on that page the White has a big X all way across it, am i doing something wrong or i need a different picture before it do it? I hope someone can help me, I really want to understand how to do things like this.. I like a Flag on a decal Im going to make.. Also how can you take a Image ( I have a Eagle ) I would like to put the flag inside of the Eagle to make him look like that.. Im sure wedding and lining up colors no fun but i hope I can learn to do that.. At least i think it can be done i seen a lady on utube doing it with a Cameo 3. Also, can someone recommend clear transfer tape I got the greenstar layflat classic tape and it is very very hard almost inpossible to see what i am putting my decal on when im doing a back ground behind my words. Thanks Guys and Gals.
  15. how to cut multi colors with VM? Help

    I think i finally got it to work, not tried to cut it yet but looked right on the screen.
  16. HTV Settings for SC2

    anything Small it does great but anything longer then 10 inches it does funny things. and I guess I will forget using my scrapes with this thing guess i break down buy the wife a Silhouette and let her use my scraps this thing makes those things twist and turn really bad. i stuck a 3 foot roll on and it looked straight i now know how to make it feed so feed whole thing and it went over that whole inch.. i backed it back and moved it around tried again it was a little better but still off about half a inch going the whole 3 foot.. my rolls are to short to stay on the rollers tho maybe that is some of it?
  17. Sick of winter

    Me too.... It was warm today 70 but threatening rain and it did rain some while i was out cutting trees with my new chain saw and was trying its best to rain. i think cold is coming again. Nice bike, most my Cousins and have a uncle that rides
  18. HTV Settings for SC2

    Ive not tried to cut my HTV yet im nervous cause only got 1 sq ft of it to make what I need to. but i know my regular vinyl im down to 100 speed and 98 force.. Right now im noticing with anything 10 inches long or longer my vinyl is moving way off.. from the start of a roll to the end ( about 3 foot long) its moving to the right a whole inch.. and don't know how to make it not do this.
  19. Awesome idea. That might help these were short rolls just 6 and 5 foot long got some 30 ft on the way sure they act better.
  20. So I go my SC2 today, got my Vinylmaster software working, I got the stand put together o my gosh that was a pain any how.. I even got the blade fixed in the machine did a test cut by pushing the test cut button it cut me out a Perfect Square.. okay all of my work is in SCAL but till i get a copy of it.. im trying to do something with VM i just uploaded a simple Black image from off line to try to cut and i go to cut it first said you much Vectorize the image okay i figured out how to do that ( is the the same as trace is called in SCAL??) I went to the Cut razor looking button to make it cut it opens another window that shows Send to be cut. I hit the Cut now button and another window pops up and says CONFIRM Cut now? I hit Yes..and it doesnt do anything.. It now shows 3 jobs on that screen cause ive tried 3 times and its not cutting am i missing something do I need to check the Auto speed weed or any of those other things on the screen to make it work? it shows the image on the vinyl on the screen its at the corner of the vinyl.. do i need to feed more vinyl forward does it think there not enough room or what? Please help I want to cut something today lol
  21. how to cut multi colors with VM? Help

    Thanks for the info. WOW where all are the Vinyl master guys at?
  22. how to cut multi colors with VM? Help

    Yes something like that.. The guy on youtube told me to select the White where the X was for it to show the white but that doesn't seem to be working.
  23. Im finished cutting for tonight i might try what the one person said about not locking down the center. One issue the rolls of vinyl keep falling off the roller rollers, i guess since there so short and don't weigh much I just ordered some 30 foot rolls today so maybe they do better.
  24. ive not used the ruler on it just been lining it up with the blade and making sure its straight according to the lines in the machine i know the vinyl has to be straight for that to be 100% correct but it seemed to work pretty good so far just that one thing having issues with Thanks about the controls i will try that