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  1. darcshadow

    rohs 721 driver

    Also, offset only effects the corners of a cut, not the line itself. As Skeeter said, get your blade depth set correctly and if it's still doing it post a photo or two if you can.
  2. Sounds like your cutting arm is not moving. Watch the arm holding the blade/blade holder. Does it go up and down?
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    Vinylmaster cut

    Technically any cutter can contour cut, it's just a matter of getting things lined up. Some cutters make that easier than others.
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    Inverted Round Corners

    Signblazer has an automated way of doing this, although it's not as intuitive as I would like. Select your square tool and then right click on your drawing, manually enter start and stop points for your square, then select the type of corner you want from the drop down menu and then select the corner radius. Hit ok and your square will appear. I can not figure out how to do this after you've drawn the square though. Vinyl Master also has a drop down menu that lets you change corner type as well.
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    Block shadow in one piece?

    I would convert to curves, then do a break apart and weld. It'll leave you with just the black shadow. If you still want to words, you'll need to duplicate them and move them out of the way before doing the break apart and weld. Also, you might want to do some node editing on the text, there are what look like some stray nodes causing sharp points in the S, C, and O
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    Multiple color design.

    Typically, you will get less bubbling if you apply each color individually to the window. But as haumana said, it depends on the design and personal preference. Either option will work.
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    Cutting off part of a image.

    Color of the box, wouldn't matter, and you would want to use the punch option, I forget what VM calls it. This video should show you what you need. Just going by the description of the video, I can't actually view it from my work right now.
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    Driver lost

    Just to make sure, you have your USB 2 serial cable plugged into the computer, and then a serial cable plugged into the other end of the adapter cable and your plotter correct? You can not plug the USB2Serial cable directly into the plotter. Also, are you using the serial cable that came with the plotter? If not, make sure you have the right kind of cable, most plotters require a null modem cable.
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    This is a common problem on the MH plotters and is usually a simple case of the Z-chip has gone bad. The z-chip is a simple op-amp and can be replaced. Older MH cutters had the chip in a socket, newer cutters it is soldered to the board. Chances are good it is the same with the Seiki plotter and just replacing the z-chip will get you up and running again.
  10. Just have him do it. He'll sit down, hit about 3 buttons and it'll start working, darn kids and tech. ha!
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    Taller/thicker HTV

    Siser Brick is thick, although I don't think it's as thick what's in your photo https://www.uscutter.com/New-Siser-Brick-Heat-Transfer-Vinyl-20in-x-1-Foot
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    SVG convert to GPGL

    SVG is an image, it has to be processed and commands for the plotter generated, which are then sent to the plotter. What ever program came with your cutter handles that part. The program most likely can not "open" an SVG file, but it can probably import it. If not, check on EPS, nearly all vector programs can import EPS files.
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    Not cutting full image

    Is it a large file that takes a long time to cut? Could be the computer is going to sleep or doing something weird. Also, are you using USB or serial?
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    Sandblasting Powdercoated Yeti's

    I blast with aluminum oxide. It's a harder material and will last longer then glass bead or walnut. Take note though, it can damage thin pieces of metal. However, for cups you shouldn't have a problem. As for grit, that is personal preference really. The courser the grit the more "textured" the metal will be. I forget what I have but I think it's like 120. As for vinyl to use, I just use scrap Green Star or Oracle 651. So long as you're not trying to do fine detail work, generic vinyl has worked well enough. My problem is cutting through the powder coat can take awhile and I often blast through the vinyl. Granted this is self applied powder, seems like I recall stuff on the cups from the store was easier to cut through.
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    Mh721 broken usb replacement HELP!!

    You'll need a null modem serial cable, other than that, and the software settings you should be good to go. No drivers needed.