slice&dice

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  1. New guy 1st post

    Sue, you raise a good point ---- the cutter itself is only part of the equation. The vinyl needs a feed-roller assembly, which a cutter stand will provide, but a tabletop model has no such amenity. In other words, you'll have to figure out a way to hold the rolls of vinyl while the machine runs it through. THIS would work ---
  2. LASERPOINT 3

    Hey Lonnie --- Have you ever used a cutter before? If yes, the LP3 will not disappoint, I'm willing to go out on a limb.
  3. New guy 1st post

    Welcome. The Tabletop titan will do what you want as far as production capabilities, "portability" and quick set-up.
  4. Sample display boards?

    Uh, coroplast is not smooth. It has ridges/bumps. I would use standard polystyrene sheet or foam board faced with polystyrene.
  5. Changing text

    steve b --- it is likely that the text is not text anymore as it may have been converted to an 'object' and is now no longer editable as a font. Just select it like any object (handles appear) and delete -- then add/type the text you want.
  6. Basic single-color/single sided coroplast yard sign (no metal stake) $22.50
  7. New to Group

    You don’t only have to use designs from the Design Space store. You can either create your own SVG files (within Inkscape, an open-source program), or use other free SVG files which can be found all over the internet.
  8. When I'm sending a file for printing at an online producer (banner or vinyl decal), I upload a pdf. ZooPrinting is one of the largest suppliers of large-format output and they say --- "File Preparation -- In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. ----- If you are uploading PDF files created in Photoshop, please be sure all layers are flattened. We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format. --- Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen. Use a minimum resolution of 150 dpi at 100% size for image files. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.) Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. Safe Area is the 1 1/4" (1.25") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  9. No mechanics I've run across will do that. In fact, the markup on parts is a major element of what keeps their business alive.
  10. You need to profit from the shirts, too. If you owned a car mechanic garage, would you agree to just replacing parts that customers bring to you (they ordered cheaper from RockAuto online)?
  11. Incomplete cuts

    Double-check to make sure the bracket arm is not cracked (broken). The MH cutters are notorious for having that arm snap due to over-tightening pressure of the knurled knob/locking nut.
  12. The long-awaited addition to the USCUTTER plotter machine models, the LP3, is now headed out to early-adopters. If YOU just got an LP3, how do you feel about it? Impressions? Overall ease of use? Good value? This thread is open for those who are thinking of purchasing the LP3, as well as feedback from folks who jumped-in and ordered already and are now using theirs.
  13. Drumroll, please ---- Introducing LP3

    Get yours now! LP3 is shipping. $600 for the 24" and $700 for the 30" and $800 for the 48" (53)
  14. Font Help

    Ooooh, Sue, that's a great font match ! I downloaded the font; it's very pretty and I'll keep Trajan in mind when needed. By the way, jZorn, remember to KERN your text apart just as in the example you provided.
  15. What are these things called

    The long line is a Separator. SignBlazer software includes an assortment of them within the graphics Library (DRAW menu - Library - Design Elements - Separators 1, 2 and 3) The things around the 'AND' could be considered "Flourishes" ? That's what I would define them as.