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  1. Scratchthejeepguy

    What do you use?

    I use to use Corel, but now I think VM has a much easier to use vectorizing feature.
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    Hello from another beginner

    Id stay away from the bundles as well. Except for their sample kit of different vinyl colors, I do suggest that. I'm a big Amazon buyer but I have noticed that a lot of stuff I thought would be cheaper on Amazon, was actually cheaper buying from US Cutter.
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    Hello from the Northwoods of WI

    Welcome from another Cheddarhead!
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    Equipment Advice Please!

    Sounds like you've already made up your mind and are planning on getting the SC2, so Ill add to your decision. Keeping in mind that this is my first experience with a vinyl cutter so I don't really have any other experience.... But my SC2 has been super easy to setup, use, and has given me zero problems at all. My only complaint is a pretty weak one... The loudness of the stepper motors. I have my cutter in an area of the house where it seems to echo all over the place. It doesn't bother me, but it does the rest of the family. Not enough for me to wish I spent more money on servos though. They all complain when I'm making decals for other people, but they don't seem to complain about the noise when I'm making decals for their Hydroflasks or bedroom walls... I haven't used contour cutting and have no plans to yet, but should be able to struggle through manual setup when I need to, and as far as size goes... I have the 28" which I'm happy with. I don't do a lot of larger stuff, and actually most of my stuff could be cut on a 12" roll.
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    Customer instructions

    I was hoping for more of a short description of instructions. Something like the PDF you showed. Thanks!
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    Customer instructions

    I'm trying to write installation instructions for my customers and would like to see how you all word yours (if you have them printed up) Anyone want to share their customer installation instructions?
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    New to this!!!

    Id steer clear of the MH cutters. ive seen lots of posts about people with problems with them. I'd say the lowest you'd want to go is the SC cutters. i also think the VM Cut software (which comes with the cutters I think) should be perfectly fine to start with.
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    What to bring for wall install?

    So yesterday a customer finally nailed down exactly what they wanted and I cut it out. I got them all covered in transfer tape today and they want me to come install it tomorrow (if all goes well with their timeline). I'm wondering how I should prep the wall and what I should bring? This is my first real install on an indoor wall, and I don't want to forget something stupid that I should have brought. This is a painted Sheetrock wall install of 3 large decals about 70" X 36" using 631 and paper transfer tape. I've already tested the walls with 751 and it stuck very well. Here's what I'm thinking to bring, let me know if I should bring anything else: Vinyl Blue painters tape Ladder Level Tape measure Pencil Exacto knife Scissors squeegees Cleaning cloth How should I prep the walls? Common surface cleaner, or soapy water spray, then isopropyl alcohol?
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    Help needed! Applying transfer tape to large vinyl

    Can anyone else see this link? I can't for some reason.
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    Hey ~ I'm Alicia Zee!

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    Help needed! Applying transfer tape to large vinyl

    I have 3 large vinyl sings cut from 631. They are about 70" X 23.5" I need to apply transfer tape and the tape I have is paper tape that measures about 24-1/16". Are there any videos or tips on getting it straight and not having it miss the vinyl? I guess maybe I should have gotten wider tape to be safe.
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    Minnesota Mike here.....

    Welcome to the site. I'm into Jeeps also! See if any of your buddies remember a guy named Scratch that drives a gold Rubicon and has an area in Hudson called Flatfender Farms to wheel in. I used to have events a couple times a year. Good luck on your purchase!
  13. Yes, I've already taken a pic of the walls and measured the ceiling height for a mock up picture. I learned that from making metal signs for the past 15 years or so with my CNC plasma cutter. Great tip to bring up by the way! One that some people may not have thought of.
  14. Yeah, it was my fault that they decided on 24" tall letters. I could have easily said 23" was the max and they wouldn't have cared. They just wanted really big letters. I'll know better next time. Still not sure if I'm going to just make them smaller, or end up turning them 90 degrees and cutting them separate. Either way... I'm going to get some wider transfer paper. I want to try the paper stuff anyways.
  15. Ahhh. That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.