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  1. Super random - any chance those two elements are actually raster and not vector?
  2. If you can't seem to break it apart like you would like, then copy and paste, then node edit out what you don't want to keep from each one. I do that frequently.
  3. I'm a dual platform person, however, I spend the majority of my time on Macs. Right now, the top priority is getting clean cuts, so let's get this done one step at a time. The best way to tell if the cutter is going to perform to your standards, and get the clean cuts you're looking for, is to test it across multiple software if necessary to see if you're getting differing results with the same image. If you are, then it's the software that you should be looking at. I get that the AI plug in was a huge selling point for you, but it's not quite time to throw out the baby with the bath water. Have you downloaded and installed Graphtec Studio? I would select on design which will be your benchmark to test across the board. You know the results that you're getting from going the Mac > AI plug in route, so merge that design into Graphtec Studio and see what those results are. You can also test the design on a Windows machine. Window is not going to be you go to right now, but this is part of the process of elimination to get your machine dialed properly.
  4. You cannot start blaming the hardware, until you've had a chance to test it with other software. Be patient with dialing in the machine until you find the 'sweet spot' of blade depth, speed, and force. It was a learning process with my first cutter (LaserPoint), and another learning process with my Graphtec CE6000. It is what it is, and I would have liked to be able to dial in the Graphtec quicker because I had cutter experience, but every machine is different, so it is what it is. If you're wanting more accurate detail, wait until your 60* blade comes in, hopefully you ordered a Clean Cut Blade. You'll get there. Don't give up on the machine. Just find smaller designs to get your feet wet with this cutter.
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    VM Pro

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    Two Recent Issues w/ my LaserPoint 2

    Is your media tenting? If so, check your pinch rollers, and make sure that they are evenly spaced from each edge (ie. 1" from the right and 1" from the left). Does it tent on all material, or just specific material and/or width? Is the material fairly flat? I have material that has a slight curled at the width edges - which makes me totally crazy, because I can really only use it on small cuts or use it on a cutting mat. How far does the material jog back and forth before it tents? Are you leaving enough slack in your material for the entire job? Material should never be pulled directly from the roll under tension. Another is the possibility that the pinch rollers are out of balance in terms of tension (ie. one has more tension than the other), and/or the rubber on the pinch roller is hardened so it doesn't grip like it should, and/or it could be slightly out of round - like there might be a flat spot(s) because it's not kept in the "up" position when the machine is not in use. It's usually not recommended that the tension be adjusted on the pinch rollers, but do what you think you need to do to fix it. Although, another alternative is to order another set of pinch rollers. You can also try slowing the cut speed, so it will slow the jog speed. Keep us posted.
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    TC631 software

    The cutter is a very simple machine, and SBE works best with a very basic .eps file. If I'm exporting or saving in Illustrator, I will always have it save backwards to Illustrator 8, or an earlier version. Saving/exporting to any version newer than that become problematic for SBE.
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    Software issue

    Take the time to register. It's free, and then you will not need to wait for one of the volunteer moderators to review you your post. If you've successfully cut from SignBlazer, there really was no need to purchase VM. You should check into the connection/communication section of the VM software, and make sure that you have the correct COM PORT selected. If what's designated in VM does not match match the port number that Windows has assigned, then VM is basically sending the signal to the wrong port. Please let us know which version of Windows you are on, and which version of VM you purchased. Have you tried to go back and cut your design via SignBlaser?
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    hello! could use some help

    Helps if you let us know what software you're using, and maybe if you're on a Windows or Mac system, and what version of of the operating system.
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    import color sample?

    I agree with Wild - the scaling of the carbon pattern within the design might be difficult to get on point. But I totally get that some customers just cannot envision what something will look like. The struggle is real when it comes to some customers.
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    import color sample?

    So carbon fiber is more a pattern than it is a color, though I hear what you're saying about getting mock-ups to clients. The difficulty that you'd run into that, is that in order to see the carbon fiber pattern, there are different shade of green involved in order to visual the pattern and texture.
  12. You want to do what you can to prevent the blade from going off the vinyl - for starters, you might want to adjust the design space in whichever program you are using, so that the working width matches the width of the vinyl you're using. If you have sufficiently sliced up the cutting strip, then that's something that might need to be replaced. like s&d suggested, remove the blade holder and open it up, and remove any debris that might be in there. you would be amazed at the amount of vinyl bits and garbage that can get into the tiny little hole that your blade rotates in. there have been often times where there's junk in mine, and that prevents the blade from freely rotating in the necessary directions. keep us posted.
  13. the LP has the ability to do the test cut box without even being connected to any computer. if you're having issues with simply running that test cut from the machine, then it's an issue with the machine. unfortunately, the LP is long out of production, and I'm not sure how available parts are for it. you might want to start considering an upgrade to a newer machine.
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    Getting more than outline cut

    Excellent quick tutorial!
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    Designs Having Lines Cut Through Them

    If you have access to a PC, desktop or laptop, or have a friend with a laptop. I would download and install SignBlazer Elements. It's an good program that's a bit antiquated, but it's the 'go to' for testing when there are issues. At this point, it really won't cost you anything but some time and effort.
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    Printing on Vinyl

    If you try to inkjet (or laserjet) with inappropriate media, you can potentially look for some streaking and smudging on some of the rollers that can take forever to to go away (if it does at all). It's not worth "trying" this kind of thing unless you're okay with replacing your printer. This doesn't just apply to trying to print on vinyl, it goes the same for some photo papers, over head projector clear sheets (yes, some people still utilize this old 'technology', shrinky dink plastic, etc..
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    How Small can it cut?

    Thanks for sharing your results and experience.
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    cutspoolervm3.exe spooler wont cut

    [Hello I have the same error did you find the solution]
  19. Interesting. Who would've guessed. Thanks for posting the remedy.
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    Applying vinyl

    wet application and patience will be your best friend. you can probably search youtube, and there's probably a bunch of videos about it.
  21. quel est le message d'erreur? quel est le numéro de modèle de votre cutter? [What is the error message? what is the model number of your cutter?]
  22. keep on using the old PC for your cutter. cutters are fairly simple machines. i tend to stay away from any version of windows that will not allow me to turn off automatic updates. when using windows, i use windows 7. i have windows 10 machines that like to update automatically, and then i end up needing to see which one of my programs stops working properly after the update.
  23. If you have a good working SBE that you like, keep it. I've "installed" 7.x and when I fire up SBE, it still says it's version 6.x. I was the opposite of you, I used the 9-pin for my initial connection from my puter to the cutter, and when that finally stopped working, I cut over the the usb port on the cutter.
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    Pixmax720 won't contour cut

    Thank you for posting your update, with your fix that worked for you, as well as the great photos.
  25. Change your contour outline to a different color, and just color that color.