Shadow 44

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  1. Update: 

      Graphtec cutter is running great! Coral x8 I have a little learning curve with but able to navigate okay through it. Goes knight press I have but still boxed up, other projects have been priority but I will get to the point on making shirts and hoodies. Been doing some glass carving with the help of the graphtec.

    I want to thank you all so much for helping me get going with this!


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  2. Just now, dwp99 said:

    Hello and welcome to the forum. 

    There is a lot of talent, helpful and friendly people on this site. 

    I started out with a used Summa D60 vinyl cutter and that was 10 years ago. It still does everything I need it to do.  It tracks well, I have cut vinyl N numbers for helicopters that are 6 feet in length.  I have also used it to cut instrument panels for model airplanes.

    Good luck with your venture and once again welcome.   

    Small world, I'm a helicopter mechanic and inspector, getting ready to retire 

  3. After tons of research and all your extremely helpful advice from all of you, I have it narrowed down to a titan 3 cutter and a geo knight press 16x20 DK20. 

    What are your thoughts with starting out with these?

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  4. 3 hours ago, darcshadow said:

    The next step, and you can get started on it now, is to learn the software. If you've never worked with vector graphics before it can take some time to wrap your head around vector vs raster graphics. Inkscape is a free, and extremely powerful vector design program. Download it and start playing around with creating designs. Another plus for Inkscape, it can be downloaded in a portable version, meaning you can put it on a thumb drive and run it on any computer without the need for admin rights to install it.

    I have a few months left here with a lot of down time so I will take that advice and download inkscape, that is exactly what I need is to familiarize myself with these programs. Thanks!

  5. Wildgoose, That does make sense being a better cutter from fighting and learning from a cheap budget cutter, not something I personally want to do lol, I do have a decent grasp on technical programs, with time and messing around with it I'll eventually figure it out ( I hope ) I will be doing my own stuff first for trial and error. 

     I think I will go for titan 2 cutter, the more I read about it the more I think it will work for what my needs are.



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  6. Hi everyone, I'm currently deployed and looking to start something on the side when I get home. I have so many questions lol.

    I was thinking about doing vinyl graphics to start just my own stuff (enclosed trailer, boat, motorcycle, stencils for sandblasting mugs) I will be going to bike nights once a week as a vender for t-shirts,

    so I could test the waters on stuff I make there. I am brand new at this with absolutely no experience with vinyl.

    Question is, to start I know the Titan 2 printer is the better printer but looking at cost and over head would the MH 721 kit in your opinion be the smarter option to begin and learn with?

    I don't think I will be using the printer for making shirts, again something I have to test out first.

    Of course I would upgrade printers if it takes off.