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  1. I added a small white border around the image and imported it into vinylmaster and it vectorized with no problem! THANKS!!!! Apparently if any part an image is close to or touching the edge vinylmaster does not vectorize it properly, even though other programs may vectorize it vinylmaster won't, by adding a small border around the image it worked like a champ! Thanks again skarekrow for the solution.....
  2. Yes the second screen shot looks fine but when I hit trace the results I get are the 3rd screen shot..
  3. I have watched the video and am doing everything correctly and as I stated I can vectorize some images but not all. They are all black and white images like the one in the pictures I posted so there is nothing complicated about them. Thanks
  4. That will be my next step, thanks.
  5. It came with the new cutter I bought from US Cutter. I have been able to vectorize a small number of files with it just not all files.
  6. I have read through the forum and tried every solution that was suggested with no luck. I have tried importing the image in different formats from jpg to gif and still can't get it to vectorize. I have also tried different images and have only been able to vectorize a small number of them... I have been a Sign Blazer user for a long time and even though it is still working I wanted to get a more modern version of cutting software working so I can start using that. I can import the same file into Sign Blazer and vectorize it with no problem. I have tried importing files, copying and pasting files and even acquiring them into Vinylmaster with very little luck of getting any of them to vectorize. If I export the file from Sign Blazer and import into Vinylmaster the file looks and cuts perfectly but I would like to be able to build new files in Vinylmaster using images. Any suggestions and help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks Dale
  7. I have both a refine 721 and pcut 630 cutter, I was having the same problem with the cutters not completing the cuts, freezing and locking up, loosing communication with the cutter etc..... I was using both cutters on usb and tried the usb to serial converters with no luck. When the cutters did complete the cuts they worked great so I was pretty sure that there was no problems with the cutters... Here is what I did to solve the problem, both of the computers I was using the cutters on were laptops with only usb connections, no serial or parallel ports......One had both a PCMCIA slot and expresscard slot the other one only had an expresscard slot, one is running XP and the other Vista.....I installed a PCMCIA to serial port card and an expresscard to serial port card to give me a db9 serial port on both computers and connected the cutters to the serial ports on both computers and to date both cutters have worked flawlessly..... Most laptops are going to have some type of expansion slot either PCMCIA or expresscard, just be sure to get the correct card for your machine so it fits and works correctly. I think what was causing my problems is that I was overloading the usb bus and just didnt have enough power to run everything at the same time (even using powered usb hubs). Cant guarantee that this will solve all problems but it sure took care of mine..... I got both cards from newegg.com..... Best of Luck.. Dale
  8. diver4

    How to check and set communication settings for USB com ports

    The setting for the flow control in windows was set to none and in Signblazer set to hardware. I have set them both to hardware and will let you know if that takes care of the problem. As far as the grounding goes, are you talking about running a seperate ground line to the cutter? Thanks for all the help... Dale
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    Cutting Progress Lines

    When the cutter is cutting the cut window on the computer shows the cut progression, sometimes the cutter will cut those progress lines along with the image or text that I want to cut. This only happens once in awhile but when it starts doing it, it will do it on every cut from then on. The only way to get it to stop is to shut down sign blazer and restart it. When I do this and recut the same file it works fine with no adjustment to the cutter. Kinda frustrating because I never know when it will start doing it. I have tried to find a way to turn off the cut progression lines with no luck. Thanks Dale
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    Cutting Progress Lines

    I have been using my Refine M721 with Sign Blazer Elements for months now with very few problems. Every now and then when it is cutting it will cut the actual progress lines along with the image or text. It does not happen all the time nor does it happen on any paticular font or graphic. I have searched the forums and the help files with no luck. When this happens I normally have to shut sign blazer down and restart it and it works fine. The cutter is connected thru the USB port and I have no problems communicating with the cutter.... Any help would be appreciated......