haumana

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  1. I do not think there is a free plugin from Graphtec that will allow you to cut from Corel - so as Skeeter said, you'll need to import your vector file into a software that will cut, or if you find one that will design and cut, then it's all-in-one, and you can just do it that way.
  2. If you always keep the cutter plugged into the computer (not necessarily powered on), then the COM Port that is assigned to your cutter should always remain the same. Figure out which COM Port number is being used for your cutter, then go into your cutting software and select that specific COM Port. Do not use the "Auto" option in the software.
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    GRAPHTEC PRO

    Yes - I didn't create the videos, so it's not mine to distribute. It's like finding someone else's clipart on the web, and reposting the image here. Just because someone put it up online, doesn't mean a third party can redistribute it without consent.
  4. edge out a little more blade exposure and see if that works. each time i need to clean my blade and/or blade holder, i know i'm inadvertently adjusting the depth - even if i'm not meaning to. so i will inevitably end up having to re-adjust the blade depth.
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    Titan 3 SE

    Try a keyspan, that would be your best bet at this point. They're are a lot more consistent for data communication with the cutter. If that doesn't work, or if you happen to have one handy (and want to just give it a go) - use a powered USB hub.
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    Newbie Help

    If you want to save $100 and don't mind a refurb - https://www.uscutter.com/Refurbished-28-inch-TITAN-2-Vinyl-Cutter Same warranty.
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    Titan 3 SE

    How long have you had the Titan? Are you making sure the that the cutter carriage doesn't hit the kill button? Has anything changed in your setup, besides just using a different cutter? Windows upgrade? Software upgrade? Relocation of equipment? etc. You did not specify that you cut the exact same design on the other machines, just that the other machines did not stop before finishing a job.
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    Titan 3 SE

    What does the display say? Does your software show any errors or stalls? How large of a file are you cutting?
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    Newbie Help

    Definitely get the best cutter you can afford. That is going to be your bread and butter for a while, so make it a good one. At the very least, do not go lower than a LaserPoint. 1st: https://www.uscutter.com/Refurbished-28-inch-TITAN-2-Vinyl-Cutter It's a refurb, but it'll get you a more accurate servo motor. 2nd: https://www.uscutter.com/TITAN-Vinyl-Cutter-28-53-inch 3rd: https://www.uscutter.com/LaserPoint-3-Vinyl-Cutter-ARMS-Contour-Cut Stick with a 24" cutter, and definitely get a stand - the basket is a personal preference, but kind of needed if you're going to cut something long. Like Darc recommended, don't buy into the package deals, unless you really want all the junk in it. What I find helpful ... an extra cutting strip and Clean Cut blades.
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    Cutting Issues

    Different colors can require different settings. The majority of my vinyl is 651 and some colors just require a heavier blade setting. Other things that can affect that is age of the vinyl. That being said, how small is the text you're trying to cut? Try checking the blade holder and make sure there isn't debris in it - I would sometimes get random bits of vinyl stuck in the blade holder and that would prevent the blade from rotating. You can also change to a 60-degree blade if you're cutting smaller items, and slowing the speed might help as well. I would highly recommend getting yourself a Clean Cut blade, because they are wicked sharp and very durable. Depending on what you're cutting, different materials will cause different wear on the blade.
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    Newbie Help

    I dove into vinyl cutting with zero experience. There's definitely a learning, curve, but not one that's insurmountable - and I did that pre-YouTube days. Just be patient with yourself, be willing to scour YouTube and forums, then ask. Take it one step at a time, so that would be cutter first. If you're not sure about getting into shirts, or that's way down the road, then focus on getting the best cutter you can with the money you have. Make a little money that way, then you can look into getting yourself a heat press.
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    New computer suggestions

    cheap laptop would be great ... but then the wrench in the works is that he also needs it to do video editing. you get what you pay for. SSD for storage, a good amount of fast RAM, and a decent processor will be the key to video editing.
  13. btw - which version of VM do you have?
  14. That would be my guess. You can make the boxes a totally different color so that you can see the text, and you should be able to "send it back" in terms of layers to control what you see in your design software. Sorry, I'm not versed in VM at all, but the concept is same regardless of design software.
  15. No super familiar with VM, but I would guess that you can add a box, or in this case, boxes - one for the outer edge of the border, and another for the inner edge of the border. That's the easiest route for me when doing something with a border.
  16. If the border will fit withing the width of the vinyl, just add it into the design.
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    Need help

    Is this the result you're looking for, or are you wanting the ELCOME to be the same width at the "W"? It can be done, but it will look a bit strange because the thickness of the various letters will be increase. If that really is the case, then like Wildgoose said, each letter has be treated individually so you can you stretch/shrink to the exact size that you're looking for.
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    Need help

    You're looking to do a text in a vertical layout, but you want the letters to be all the same fixed width and height (individually)?
  19. That is one wicked worksheet!!
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    Any guesses?

    I just love it when business hit me up for work, but then don't even know what fonts they use, much less have some of their own artwork in hi-res, because asking for it in vector format gets me a, "huh?" Any one want to hazard a guess as to what the original font was, before someone skewed it?
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    Any guesses?

    Mahalo Sue2!!
  22. check offset and maybe slow the cutter down. if you can, try to vectorize the text and see what's happening with the nodes.
  23. From the online manual (pg. 240): Possible Cause: The plotter is defective. There was a heavy load on the up and down function of the tool carriage. Solution: Please clear any obstruction in the up and down function of the tool carriage and turn the power back on. If the error display continues to show, please contact the store where you bought the product or the Graphtec Customer Center.
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    GRAPHTEC PRO

    For legal reason, I am not posting the actual link, but if you go to YouTube and put these words into the search, you should be able to find your answer. "graphtec pro studio vectorize"
  25. Do what you gotta do to make it work. Try to set some money aside from every job, so that you can eventually buy some vinyl.