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    What is the base font

    Great! Thanks.
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    Fifth Wheel decals

    Two options really, take a photo of the artwork from as straight on an angle as possible and include a size reference in the shot. Then pull the image into your vector software of choice and trace the image. Option two, get some knife tape and use it to cut the vinyl on the RV.
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    SB Elements Not Cutting Large Cut

    Regarding static, do you have a stand the vinyl sits on? If so, make an electrical connection between the stand and a ground point on the cutter. If you're not using a stand, you can attach a chain, or metal wire to the cutter and have it hang down and drag on the vinyl. Just be sure to position it so that it doesn't get pulled up into the cutter.
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    SB Elements Not Cutting Large Cut

    The manual for the MH says it can only handle a max of 6' long cuts, might be you're trying to long of a cut, although I never understood why there would be a length limit.
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    !!!!!!Back lit sign help!!!!!!!!

    Like the new design, simple yet classy. One comment though the Diodes uses in the logo are not Light Emitting Diodes. Not something most people would noticed but an electrical engineer will. The symbol for an LED is the diode symbol with two little arrows pointing away from the triangle portion of the design.
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    Translucent on vehicles?

    Translucent vinyl is semi-see through so the color of the car will affect the color of the vinyl. I'd poll the customers asking for it and let them know that type of vinyl is a higher cost and if they'd be willing to pay. If enough say they would then bite the bullet and place the order.
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    Make-the-Cut software

    Without looking at your computer I can't help much, but I can tell you the USB connections is not a true USB connections. It is a connection to a cheap USB-to-Serial card in the cutter. You should find an entry in your devices page that lists the usb-to-serial and from there you can set which comm port it is. The other options would be, 1) the best option, if you have a serial port use it, option 2), buy a serial card and use it, option 3), buy a keyspan usb to serial adapter and use it.
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    SBE conversion

    Nope, what you're doing is the only way to do it.
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    Here's one I have. Double_Helix.eps
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    if you have multiple layers with the white some where in the middle you're probably going to have to do some combination of welding and cutting. When you weld something you are taking two objects from different layers and combining them into a new layer. So if you had a white piece between them that will no longer be possible, the white will now be on top or below the new welded image. Screen shots would help a lot with more advice.
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    Help with rv graphics

    Since the design is simple swishes, it's be pretty easy to recreate/manual trace with no need to edit the photo before hand.
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    cant figure this out

    I'm still confused. The file you posted has a white F and everything is individual objects, they are simply grouped together. If I'm understanding what you're wanting, all you have to do is ungroup the image and pull the white F out.
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    cant figure this out

    What do you mean you traced it out? The file you posted is a vector already and all the segments of the logo are separate pieces, they are just grouped together. Simply ungroup them. Not there are some "extra" light blue pieces for some reason. You'll want to delete them before cutting.
  14. Doing a google search for Safenet, the only thing I find is about some sort of encryption program. Is that your problem? If so, you'll likely have to contact the people at Safenet.
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    Sure Cuts A Lot - Cutting where ever

    DPI is a raster term, doesn't apply to Vectors. For a logo that is to be cut you'd be better off designing in vector first then save export it to a raster format if/when necessary. How big are your logos that don't work? I know MH's have limited memory, but I have one, and have never ran into a memory problem and I've done some designs with a thousands of nodes. JLS, if you don't mind, I'd love it if you'd send me one of your designs that doesn't cut correctly and let me run it through mine just so I can see the memory problem first hand.
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    Sure Cuts A Lot - Cutting where ever

    USB or serial? Vinyl/stand grounded?
  17. Play around with different fonts. Fanklin Gothic Heavy at 6.3" tall will fill your 5' area.
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    First Attempt at Blasting Glass

    I've blasted at 60psi, with no issues, so long as the decal is not too detailed. Obviously the smaller the piece of vinyl the easier it'll lift/blow off. Applying to a textured glass like above would be the tricking part I would think.
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    MH721-MK2 Problem With Edges

    I think you both missed his last post, the problem is software related, it doesn't happen with SignBlazer but does with VinylCutMaster. After you try reinstalling VM and the drivers, if that doesn't fix the problem I'd suggest contacting VM support.
  20. substitute the word foison for the word roland in Dakotagrafx's post.
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    Resizing image using measurement between two points

    And depending on the software you are using, there maybe a tool to do this. Signblazer has a measurement tool that can also be used to resize shapes/drawings.
  22. I don't have SCALP but some where in your software there should be a scale factor you can fiddle with. Your machine is a stepper motor machine and I believe typical settings are 1000 steps per inch. Perhaps someone on here that uses SCALP can chime in and let you know where that setting is. If not, you could always try a different software and see if you can get the cuts correct. I know Signblazer allows you to adjust the distance per step as well as the cut extension for Inkscape.
  23. In the MH manual it specifies the number of steps per inch, 1000. I believe that is a pretty standard number for stepper motor cutters. I would expect that information is documented some place for the PCut but I don't know for sure.
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    Help with another font

    Looks like Aachen Std Bold You in Fort Worth?
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    Corel Draw Version Help Needed

    You looking for a design software or cutting software? Inkscape is a free design software that is just as capable as the big name software. It does take some learning and some aspects are not as straight forward as in other software but it is very capable and free. Signblazer is the only free cutting software I'm aware of.