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  1. I agree with Dakota. Lots of confusion there if you are unfamiliar with the cutter jargon. Most of the cutter manufacturers stick with the 40/60/75/120 ending numbers after the model to signify the size in CM. So a 60 is a 24" cutter and absolutely 110% worth the extra cash.
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    Who Prints with Metallic ink

    Check with jburns, he has a thermal printer that can do metallics.
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    Transfer Tape

    Careful trimming is a big key to success for sure. When I started out I just whacked it off wherever and didn't pay attention. I NOW trim as square and exact as I can. I generally use 1/2" or 1/8" edges so they are consistent and if all your app tape is square to your vinyl then you just have to line up the tape and it's 10 times faster and more accurate than trying to see through the paper and measure to a letter.
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    Transfer Tape

    Mine was not nearly as well built as that but I've done similar however the static lift was always a problem. If they are anything reasonably small or safely fit on the app tape I just flip the tape sticky side up and place the work face down into it. Everything else that are too long to safely do that or too close to the edges and I don't want to miss an edge I just use my 24" Big Squeegee. I don't do a lot of sign vinyl anyone but I just taped off two 8ft sections last weekend on my 6ft table with no helpers. Once learned the BS works easy. I think those rubber roller style that hold the roll probably work great too but I think you would still have the issue of running at least a few inches out so you know where it's going to head so you don't run crooked off the edge of the work on long stuff.
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    Myrtle Beach SC Nebie here

    SVG format IS vector and almost all cutting programs can handle them. SVG = Scalable Vector Graphic Welcome from Idaho!
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    Transfer Tape

    I have never used the roller style but I hear they work pretty good. I use a Big Squeegee with good results.
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    Help needed! Applying transfer tape to large vinyl

    Shane that's pretty much a Big Squeegee home made. I think they run about $100 if I remember so home made is cheaper if you don't count your time.
  8. Is this something that will need to be added to from time to time? If so better plan on a good way to do that. I do a couple banners for a softball team and they have various levels of donors with the low end just getting a small name on the silver side and gold donors getting a single color logo and platinum getting a larger full color logo. It encourages larger donations. They can also remove them the next year or add more. It's all surrounding the teams logo on a 4ft x 6ft banner.
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    What to bring for wall install?

    My felt looks similar to this but rectangle so you can use all the sides. I have trimmed it a time or two in my miter saw when the edge started to get worn. I just saw it at my local supply shop one day and bought it to try out. <edit> well look what USCutter has. Whoot whoot! https://www.uscutter.com/GreenStar-Deluxe-Felt-Squeegee
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    What to bring for wall install?

    I avoid install indoors as much as I can but I came to the conclusion that a dry micro-cloth was the best. Any type of cleaner seemed to cause me issues even if I wiped it down a day early. I think it moisturizes the paint or something. While the dust with dry cloth and have a LOT of patience. If it's water based 631 do NOT try the wet removal trick where you spray the paper tape after you get it up. That works great on cars and stuff but not on walls. I tended to have to carefully work the app tape off while continuing to work the vinyl back down on the wall. It will want to pull up often but you can push it back on the wall. I have a felt squeegee that the wrap guys use (I think) that is sort of like the soccer ball and will help push the vinyl down into the texture of the wall and you can go ver the vinyl with it after the app tape is off too. This is just one mans opinion your mileage may vary.
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    Graphic sizes for t-shirts

    I used to but stopped unless asked to specifically. I DO have a conversation with the client if I am doing something like a family reunion for instance and generally make a design that fits fine on the really big and squeezes on most of the smalls and a few of the youth and then possibly a reduced size for the much smaller kids. If you explain the cost associated then they usually are a little less picky or they will pay more for the effort.
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    Will sub Work?

    Also the actual high end folks sublimate before sewing the shirts together. The ones that they try and sub front and back of a prebuilt shirt end up with shite streaks in the armpits and just don't look that good.
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    Help needed! Applying transfer tape to large vinyl

    Look up the Big Squeegee cut vinyl tool. There are several version but the black edged one it the one for cut vinyl. I use it on almost all my projects. It does take a little practice and I usually burn about a foot at the start to get it going straight and then I use a 24" ruler to align that edge and push. There are two ways to push the tape along and I have best luck with it sitting on the work and rolling backwards as I push it. If there are small lettering I flip it around and place the roll inside the scoop. Watch a youtube and all that will make more sense.
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    Roland has a new cutter out the GS-24

    Being in the UK you might check out Summa. They are made in Belgium, A little pricey but are built like tanks and are known for their awesome tracking. They have regular drag knife cutters which is what I use and they also sell full tangential cutters as well.
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    MH Contour mod

    Only truly good thing is that you really aren't out much cash. You can practically pay off that thing on one decent job.