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  1. Banner Printer

    Anyone on here do printed banners? Buddy of mine has gotten into photography and the big thing right now is 3'x5' banners for high school senior athletes. He's been using an online place but is not happy with their web page interface and turn around times. He's looked around town for a local shop but no one can come anywhere close to what the online place charges, they're wanting 4 or 5 times as much. He does all the design and file prep work and sizes everything exactly as needed so all that should be needed is to just print it, and ship it. If any of you do this kind of work and would be interested in a new client in Indiana let me know. I forget where he said he's getting his banners now but I think he said they were like $25 or $30 before shipping.
  2. Regarding your transfer speed. 1Kb/s is what you would expect with a 9600 baud setting. 9600 baud is about 960 bytes per second which is about one Kb/s.
  3. MH cutter wont cut

    What software are you using, and have you tried a different program?
  4. 651 for painted sheetrock walls?

    I put up some 631 waves on a textured wall with no problems and pealed them off easily a few years later. Although I could see how a skinny design might have trouble sticking to a textured wall. Surface area plays a really big role in how well something sticks and how easy it is to remove.
  5. Cutting with CE 6000 plus

    I suspect you still have too much blade exposure. The circles that cut all the way through are most likely a combination of too much blade and a double line in the design. With a double or more line, it looks fine in the design but the cutter will go over the line 2 or more times. That with a combination of too much blade exposure would easily cut through the backing paper. When you peal your designs off the backing paper, looks closely at the paper. Is there only a light indentation, or is the paper scored/cut?
  6. Cutting with CE 6000 plus

    no, not really.
  7. Cutting with CE 6000 plus

    Your two cuts back to back, were they over the same area of the plotter? Is it possible you've gouged your cutting strip in some areas?
  8. Suggested cutter for education setting?

    I would suggest a 24" cutter. Aside from vinyl being easily found in that size, once people at the school realize what all can be done with a vinyl cutter I expect it'll be used quite heavily for stuff around the school.
  9. Switch to MAC

    Kind of a side question, you always hear about running windows stuff on Macs, does anyone ever run mac stuff on windows?
  10. Mh721 Possible weak/intermittent carrier?

    If the cutter doesn't drop when power is turned off I don't think that's an electronics problem. With power removed there should be nothing holding the cut head up and it should just fall. The only two reasons I can think of that would prevent that, would be something physically blocking the head from moving, or power is not actually being removed from the solenoid.
  11. signblazer

    The version of EPS matters as well. Not all EPS's are the same, and not all EPS's are vectors either. If you don't mind, and it's not a copyright violation, post one of the eps files that you can't open here and we'll give it at try opening it in SB.
  12. Mh721 Possible weak/intermittent carrier?

    depending on your soldering skills the z-chip can still be replaced, just not as easily as it use to be.
  13. signblazer

    change the comm on your computer. Control Panel -> Device Manager ->find comm 7, right click select properties, Port Settings, Advanced, select a different comm number. For some reason it will usually saw 1 and 2 are used even though they are not. I believe Signblazer tops out at 4, so set the device to comm 1, 2, 3, or 4 and you should be able to get it to then work in SB.
  14. Sign Blazer Driver question

    Ok, so to bring back a long dead thread. Does anyone know what to select in the list of Signblazer to get a cameo to work? My sister just bought one that came with the free Silhouette Studio software, which can not open or import vector files! Why the hell would you make a cutting program that can't open vector files? Uggg! She's not nearby or I would just install signblazer myself and go through it till I found something that worked. I'd like to be able to give her a simple set of instructions to get up and running.