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  1. plotter blade/carriage not moving up/down

    You can take a 9volt (square) battery and use some wires to connect it with the leads on the solenoid, if it JUMPS, then you know the issue is not a dead cutting head unit, but is rather just the Z chip. And if it's the Z chip, on your machine, that's not going to be so easy to track down and replace. (On the older MH machines, it was actually a really easy thing to do, the Z chip was not soldered in, but inserted into a receptacle port on the motherboard, and user-replaceable, for $5.)
  2. Now I'm wondering what happened with Beeson !!
  3. Help with breaking up a logo

    What program is native for a vDoc file? Google says Superior SQL Builder. EDIT -- nevermind, it's a VinylMaster proprietary file format.
  4. Rob, whazzup! Troubleshoot steps to try --- 1. Use the SignBlazer v7.0.0 hybrid from HERE - 2. Choose RedSail model and perhaps Copam, try different ones. 3. Change the Com port manually to lower than 4. 4. Did you actually see it cut before buying it?
  5. Hello from a new guy

    Welcome, Todd. Quick question -- did your SC2 machine come with a white or black stand? I just ordered one and the instruction manual shows white, but the pictures on the website indicate black. (It will be arriving tomorrow and I'll find out, but now I'm just curious)
  6. Doeboy --- try using THIS version of SignBlazer Elements, (hybrid v7.0.0) and I believe the Titan3 machine driver is copam cp 2500. By the way, a picture of the Original CD of SBE (the disk itself) would likely be considered "proof of purchase" since those disks were only obtainable with machines from USCUTTER at the time, IIRC.
  7. Signblazer. Crashing

    " ...since most things on the internet are raster. " Yeah, that's why I want them to appear in SignBlazer, in order to convert them to vectors. (IMAGE menu/ Mode - Monochrome -- vectorise) Anyway, the work-around is simple enough, just download the image and then import. For instance --
  8. I have been doing this for about 6 years, and have a rather extensive customer base -- including restaurants, landscapers, toy store, hair stylists, auto dealerships, auto repair & body shops, nightclubs, car washes, property management, etc etc. The place I'm about to move into is nothing fancy, but provides me a space to work in and offers some drive-by visibility. I'll need to get it ready over the next few weeks (electrical wiring, painting, flooring) but right now I want to get these banners done, so I'm doing them at my house in the car garage. That Pizza restaurant banner is 4' x 9' (double sided, 18 oz. heavy duty outdoor) for $400. --- jobs like this are out there, just go look for them and sell sell sell. Don't wait for them to come to you, be proactive and walk into businesses, that's what I do every day.
  9. Been running my sign business for years, MH was sufficient, I'm gonna be fine with the upgrade to SC2, (faster/quieter, according to the promotional statements) but thanks for the concern.
  10. Darn it, I was hoping to get the new LP3 unit when it became available for sale, but since I sold my MH last week, I'm sitting here without a cutter at all. Some jobs are drifting in (even though I moved out of my storefront location, some repeat clients want things done, and I'll be able to accomplish them in my garage in the meantime) and I bit the bullet and ordered the SC2. The one thing I am most concerned about is getting the wrong blade holder included with the machine, but my fingers are crossed that it won't happen (This actually occurred with someone who posted here last month). I also added the optional Media Basket with my order, since I do long jobs (for banners) and I like to keep the vinyl off the floor. With shipping and the 34" SC3 Sale Price with the catch-basket kit, my order came out to $420. (I have 3 jobs now pending for more than that!) Once again, USCUTTER comes through.
  11. Signblazer. Crashing

    SignBlazer will crash when trying to copy-paste an image from an internet webpage directly. It is a known bug.
  12. Company Vehicle Logos

    Please post the logo here. Then we can properly evaluate the degree of difficulty.
  13. Cross with praying hands and rosary

    Not close? Really?
  14. Cross with praying hands and rosary

    You are in luck. That is a variation of a standard graphic located within the SignBlazer Library - DRAW menu/ Library/ Design Elements/ Mason Crosses