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  1. darcshadow

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    Yeah, cutters are not like other electronics where a new/upgrade model comes out every year. There have been guys on the forums using the same cutter for decades.
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    MAC not compatible? Plz help

    And if you have to, you can always design on the Mac and cut on a windows computer. Most all of the low end cutters have a serial port and if you use that you don't need any cutter specific driver, you just need a program that works on a Mac and can connect to the printer via a serial port. The tripplite Keyspan adapter is a great usb-2-serial adapter if you computer does not have a serial port, which most do not these days.
  3. Mz Skeeter is asking because while what you are doing may be working for you, it is not the intended use of the cutter and will ruin the cutting strip making future cuts not as clean. Have you tried a different program for printing? From this statement, it sounds to me like it is a software problem and you may not be able to use Graphtec Studio to print with your printer. What printer are you using?
  4. EPS was created by Adobe and is proprietary but publicly documented format. Meaning any one can make use of it and virtually every vector program does.
  5. I don't know anything about Graphtec Studio but according to their web page it can import EPS. No mention of what version it is that does that, but I would think even the lowest version should be able to open/import an eps file.
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    Can Not Find Job Folder

    Have you tried manually creating the folder it is looking for? Might get lucky and that's all you need to do.
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    Something a little stronger than Oracle 631 for wall decals?

    Also keep in mind, the people that hang their vinyl with no issues rarely post anything on Amazon, it's only the people that have problems that make the noise. I put some 631 on a textured wall with no problems multiple times.
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    VM does that stupid thing with auto backup files as well. I made a batch script that runs each time I start my computer to find and remove them all.
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    Hello guys, and a warm hello from Puerto Rico!!

    I'm a big Inkscape fan. I just do this as a hobby but it has been able to do everything I've needed. You can even cut directly from it, although it's cutting is very basic. I personally would stick with your current cutting software for cutting and use Inkscape for design. Design software is really more about personal preference than anything else.
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    Cutting direction question

    The cut is coming out exactly as it is shown on your screen. If the top of the A is the toward the top of the arrow then the top of the A will be at the edge of the vinyl as the cut starts. Or another way to think of it, the cutter will be at the bottom of the arrow when the cut is done and if you look at it from the front of the machine you are looking at it upside down.
  11. Are you saving as an SVG file? VinylMaster has issues with opening them, they don't always come through correct. If you save the file as an eps then open it in VM it should come out correct.
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    Convert SBD files to EPS

    If you loose sbd though you'd still have to recreate the layout, not as much work as recreating an image, but still work. Easier to just save it as eps in the first place then open it in the future with what ever program you like.
  13. Keep in mind though, even if you do advance after the plot you still can not send another job right away. It'll advance to the origin and start cutting over the first design. You have to be sure to hit the reset origin button after each job.
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    Hello from tx

    If you must stay on a Mac, you could give Inkscape a try. It's a great free design program and has some rudimentary cutting capabilities.
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    MH 721 not cutting correctly

    My guess would be static build up from such a long run, which the pen/paper test would confirm or rule out. Do you have the vinyl/stand grounded?