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    mh871 grinding and overlapping

    Have you been looking at the cutter during the grinding sound? If you're not in the room at the time and just seeing the aftermath I would guess the cutting head is hitting the far side of the cutter. How big is your design?
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    Multiple colors

    Break apart the design then apply a color to the various sections.
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    Need an idea for trailers

    How long is temp and how easy do they want to remove it? Normal vinyl is pretty easy to remove a day or two after application, and not too hard to remove a few months later. Removable wall vinyl might work, it doesn't have as long of an outdoor life but should remove easily.
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    Print with cutter

    Also be aware, that PDFs are not necessary a vector file. If it is, and you just "cut" as it, you'll only get outlines, it'll look like it does when you view the design in wire frame mode. Some software does have a fill option for doing just this but I have only heard it mentioned on here, don't actually know anything about it.
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    Z axis issue?

    My first thought would be the cable cable controlling the solenoid is damaged/wore out. Kinds out sounds like the wire is making and breaking it's connection as the head moves back and forth which causes the wire to bend and flex.
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    Need to ID this font please!

    The key with script fonts is to edit the image and break apart the letters before loading it into a font finding program/web page.
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    Need to ID this font please!

    Whatthefont.com says Bonheur Royale https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typesetit/bonheur-royale/bonheur-royale/
  8. Love it when it turns out to be a simple solution.
  9. For the drawing a square test you would just be sending a simple box to the cutter to test not doing a contour cut so it won't be looking for registration marks and shouldn't spit the paper out. There would be no need to do a calibration routine for this test. When you go through the contour cut calibration process does it move the laser close to the registration marks or does it spit the paper out for that too?
  10. The page being spit out problem sounds like your marks are simply too close to the edge of the paper. The carrier sheet should solve that problem. The drifting could be a calibration adjustment of the scale. Does the Titan have a pen option? If so, load a sheet of paper and draw a square as big as you can fit on the page. Then measure it as accurately as possible. Does it measure the same as what it was designed to be? If you don't have a pen option you can just cut some vinyl.
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    Roland CX300

    Did you try a google search for it? 3rd link in on my results found a place to download it for free. Found another listing on eBay for $20. https://winworldpc.com/product/adobe-illustrator/80
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    True, shredded could indicate multiple problems, or an exaggeration of the problem. The on-board test cut on mine does a star and a square, but yeah, it's a small cut, maybe half inch square, shouldn't be shredding anything no matter how bad the cutter is setup. Tam, your test cut, was is the on-board test, or a simple file you created and sent to the cutter? Start with the on-board test cut. If that works then we likely have a software issue. If it does not work then a hardware issue, likely the Z-chip.
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    Skeeter, I think you missed the part in his post where he said the arm doesn't go up and down any more. So most likely the Z chip has gone bad and needs to be replaced. Other possible failure would be a wire to the solenoid has become disconnected. I believe they are soldered in place so they shouldn't come loose but a wire could break.
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    Inkscape design import to scalp 5 pro

    Because SVG is an open format not all programs implement it exactly the same way. I suspect what is happening here is the way Inkscape implements the rounded corners is not supported in SCALP. When you save it off as an EPS the box with rounded corners which is an object is converted to a path and therefor opens in SCALP exactly as you expect. As an experiment, try converting your box with rounded corners to a path and then save the file as an SVG and open it with SCALP. I suspect it'll open correctly that way.
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    Vinyl Express .ve files to Signblazer?

    Have you used the program in the past with Windows 10? If not, do you have another computer you could load an older version of windows on and try it there? Many on here have a cheap old computer or laptop running Windows XP solely for cutting. Changing file name extensions typically does not work as you stated. However there seems to be a trend in the vector file world of using the eps file format as the base for many programs/file formats. The various formats my have additional or slightly different encoding but it seems if the changes are minor programs can ignore them and still open the file. You might loose some information such as colors, line formatting, etc, but the heart of the file is still good.
  16. Interesting, you sure you saved the changes? ha, that's about the only thing I can think of that would cause it to revert back to the unmerged format after reloading. As a test try saving the changes as a different file name and then reopen the new file and see if the changes were saved.
  17. Is it only text you're having problems with? If so, have you tried converted the text to an object then weld?
  18. Sorry, not familiar with your software but if the auto weld doesn't work, why not just do it manually? You may need to convert the font to an object first but once stuff is welded and looks correct in wire frame mode it should cut exactly as you want.
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    MH 871 MK2

    How are you trying to adjust the speed? It's just a setting on the cutter itself. If changing it on the on board menu doesn't do anything call tech support and see what they have to say.
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    Vinyl Express .ve files to Signblazer?

    Same question as Skeeter, what do you mean by end of life? EOL typically means the software is no longer support by the producer however that does not mean it stops working. Signblazer has been unsupported for years yet still works quite well and many use it. Windows XP went end of life but it still works and many still run systems with it. Hell the government still has computers running MSDOS that went end of life some time in the 90's.
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    Myrtle Beach SC Nebie here

    What software are you using? The cutter doesn't care what the file is formatted in.
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    Small details popping up and out on reflective

    How small is small and what machine are you using. You might just be trying to cut smaller than what is physically possible with your setup.
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    Does it move up when you first turn the machine one?
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    Transfer Tape

    I think that's just the nature of the beast. You might try laying the tape out upside down first then lay the vinyl onto it.
  25. How about an all metal plaque and putting it at the peak of the roof.