darcshadow

Super Moderators
  • Content Count

    2,026
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    60

Everything posted by darcshadow

  1. darcshadow

    SVG/ Logo Issue

    I too opened the OP SVG file in Inkscape, there was some funkyness with the text. There was two letters on top of each other and one set of them were symbols in Inkscape. Which is some how related to clones. So I had to select all the text, unlink it from the clone, then welded it. There was a weird problem with the first A around the saw, the lines overlapped in a couple of placed but when I did the unclone and weld it fixed the problem. Also, be aware, that the words around the saw blade will not cut the way the look. They will cut as a solid color, if you want a hollow text there's more work that will need to be done. Attached is my edits to make it cuttable diy makers art.svg What program did you use to conver to SVG? I don't know SCALP, but PDF is a vector file and I would expect SCALP to be able to open/import it. So you shouldn't have needed to convert it to SVG.
  2. darcshadow

    Incomplete cuts

    Have you grounded the stand/vinyl? Could be a static issue.
  3. Does the cut software control your force? And is there also a force setting on the cutter? If so, and based on your description, I would assume the copy button is repeating the design, but not the cutter controls, such as down force and using what ever is set on the cutter itself.
  4. darcshadow

    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    I'm a fan of Inkscape as well, it's an extremely powerful FREE vector design program. Keep in mind, it is for design, not for cutting. It is possible to cut from it, but that is not what it's good at.
  5. darcshadow

    Stacking Vinyl

    It depends on the project and personal preference. If you're happy with the results that's all that really matters. punching stuff out so that you are not layering the vinyl can make for a smooth finish, but getting things to line up exactly so that there is no gap or overlap can be very tricky and the larger the decal harder it can be.
  6. darcshadow

    Print Work

    Great. I'll get the details from my friend on what exactly he's wanting and get in touch with you.
  7. darcshadow

    Print Work

    Buddy of my wants a few decals printed, anyone on here want the job? I have the graphics ready to go, and there's no rush so waiting for another project to come alone to group it with is not a problem.
  8. darcshadow

    Creation Kingcut

    I'm assuming you download the A_Series_driver? There are two exe files in that zip folder, A_Series_USB.exe and paraDriver0124.exe. Did you try running both to see what happens? Also, given the age of the A-series, the drivers might not work on anything newer than XP and you may need to setup a computer with XP or setup a virtual machine running XP. You might also try the CT/CA/CM/CB - USB to Serial Driver and see what it does.
  9. darcshadow

    summa D60 - any good?

    Just scanning through the manual, it appears the cutter is either connected through a parallel port or serial port. That would indicate that a special driver is not necessary and you should simply need a program that talks the correct language. That being said, the OS only would matter based on the software you want to use. Signblazer I believe will run just fine on windows 10. Assuming you have a PC with win 10 on it already I'd install SB and give it a try before bothering looking around for other computer options.
  10. darcshadow

    Issues with cut/plot onto vinyl

    Could also be an install problem with the Artcut program. Try the other suggestions first and if they don't work you might try reinstalling Artcut. If that doesn't work, I'd try a different software, Signblazer can be found on these forums and is free, or there are several cutting programs that offer free trial versions.
  11. darcshadow

    Outdoor Chrome

    Have you tried the uscutter.com web page? They have several options for outdoor use. 3M is the other big name that would make some.
  12. darcshadow

    APET transparent clear plastic

    Never heard of APET so a quick google search found that APET is usually just referred to just as PET and that Mylar is PET. Then a google search for clear mylar found several places that sells rolls inclucing uline, eplastics, laminator.come and even amazon.
  13. darcshadow

    MH MK2 will only print squiggly lines

    What do you get if you hit the test button on the cutter?
  14. I've had the same sort of issue and when I export as eps from Inkscape VM imports it just fine.
  15. VM 4.0 has an issue with SVG files, they don't always import correctly. It's best to export files from your design software as eps then import that to VM. The VM people are aware of the SVG issue and have been looking into it.
  16. darcshadow

    Help Vectorizing

    Trace by hand, that is a pretty easy logo to do by hand. Bring the logo into your program and using the bezier tool to trace over the image.
  17. darcshadow

    MH MK2 will only print squiggly lines

    For the MH cutter you want to select the RedSail RS720C cutter. Your port should be something like Blazer.com1: TrippLite USB to Serial The squiggly lines are likely because you have the wrong plotter selected and the commands being sent are not being recognized correctly by the MH.
  18. darcshadow

    Quick Question

    I think he's just using those as reference of what he wants. As Dakota said, most programs have a trace feature, but that's not going to give you the outline like you're wanting. You pretty much have to redraw it, or do a lot of editing of the photo before tracing it.
  19. darcshadow

    MH MK2 will only print squiggly lines

    Try using the serial port on the cutter. If you have a serial port on the computer you don't need a driver at all. If you don't have a serial port you'll need a usb-2-serial adapter, Tripp-lite is the recommended choice. Then you'll just need a driver for the adapter.
  20. darcshadow

    Used Graphtec CE5000-60 or new CE Lite-50?

    I only recently learned about tangential cutting and looking closer at the Ce5000-60, to me anyway, it does not appear to be true tangential cutting. The reason I say this is the blades for the graphtec all look like a standard drag knife, where as the tangential knife I found for a summa is significantly different. I'm sure someone that owns one will chime in shortly. Not trying to talk you out of a new cutter, but the htv lifing could just be a setup issue with your current setup. The Siser HTV stick remarkable well and I've been able to get detail I never would have though possible with my cheap MH cutter. Blade length would be the first thing to double check. Follow Mz Skeeter's instructions on setting blade depth and see if that helps.
  21. darcshadow

    Need Help to find correct Font on this Boat

    There are several font finder tools out there and a few free online ones. Here are a few I've used in the past. You'll want to get a better picture of the fonts in question to upload to these font finding pages. https://www.whatfontis.com/ https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ Find My Font is what several on here use, it's a paid program but well worth it from what I understand if you need to look up fonts often.
  22. Are you setting the origin point on your plotter?
  23. darcshadow

    Piecing transfer tape

    It has been answered in the linked thread. Yes you can do it but you really shouldn't. More detail in the link.
  24. darcshadow

    Graphtec FC8600 HELP!

    Could be a scale issue. If you use Flexi to cut a square, say 4"x4" does it come out exactly 4x4?