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  1. I believe, if the font is installed on the computer it should show up in VM. You shouldn't need to add it specifically to VM.
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    Print Work

    A 3 color custom logo, basically a spark plug with some text. There is just too much detail to do in cut vinyl at a small size.
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    Carrier Sheet

    If by size you mean angle, I believe a 45 degree blade is the recommended blade for cardstock although 60 will work as well, will just probably dull a bit faster. If by how much blade is sticking out, follow the standard blade length setting procedures posted by Mz Skeeter a gazillion times on here.
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    dont know how to reset titan 3 se

    Bit late now, but power down the cutter, then shutdown the program sending the cut data, or restart the computer. Once the program is shut down, then turn the cutter back on.
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    help with a thick material cut

    If you still have the original file and program used to create it you might try a simple copy and paste from one program to another. Resaving the file in a different format, might help as well. What was the program used to create it?
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    Could I use usb to com cord?

    Yes, comm connections are the recommended connection for the mid to low level cutters. The Tripp-Lite Keyspan adapter is what every one here recommends as it is known to work.
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    inkscape to signblazer problem

    Inkscape does still use that, but it is not included in Inkscape so you don't have to install a second program.
  8. Does Flexi have a cut by color option? Looks to me like the blue strip is what is going to be cut.
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    Time to think about upgrades

    *EDIT: Never mind, just noticed that plastisol was already mentioned in this thread. Man I really need to read closer. ha! There was a discussion a few weeks ago that brought up plastisol transfers. Perhaps that would work for your needs, although it sounded like you needed a decent size shirt order to make it cost effective.
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    inkscape to signblazer problem

    ghostscript is no longer needed with the newer versions, at least not to save and open eps files. It might still be used for some of the other file types.
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    inkscape to signblazer problem

    Great that you got it working, but it should work just fine with the current Inkscape. I have 92.2 and can save as an EPS and import it into SB no problems.
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    need a different font

    What software are you using? If you can't figure it out from the advise above, let us know the software you're using and someone might be able to give you step by step instructions or point you to a youtube video. There are multiple ways to accomplish this task and it just depends on the software and user preference the easiest way to go about doing it.
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    Master XY-380P

    Just going from the photo, that looks like an ATEN USB to Serial adapter. Pretty crappy of them to use a special pin mapping for the serial cable. Wonder what exactly they did. Might just be the "special" pin mapping is just a null modem.
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    Master XY-380P

    Does the plotter have a serial port? If so, you should be able to use it and not worry about a driver. Typically a driver is only needed in order to allow communication over the USB interface.
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    Master XY-380P

    No, Sign Blazer was created before SVG was a thing. You'd have to save the file off as an EPS then import it to SB.
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    Master XY-380P

    Does Signblazer have the driver, or just have it in a list. Drivers and cutting software are typically independent of each other. Your best bet is to contact Master and ask for the driver for your model. http://www.masterwarehouse.com/us/contact_us.html
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    write port error

    The Aten usb to serial is a pretty good converter. I've used a few of them at work and never had issue. As Skeeter said, make sure you have the current/correct driver for Windows 10 installed.
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    Software help

    +1 on Inkscape here. It's a very powerful FREE vector design program. I use it for pretty much everything I do.
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    MH SERIES Software suggestion , Memory upgrade

    Serial Ports have not changed since the 70's, maybe even further back than that. The adapter you have is what everyone here recommends. Don't know anything about Signcut M or a vinyl subscription, as Skeeter suggested, Signblazer works just fine or if you want something newer, Vinyl Master seems to work well with the MH series. What about the software you used in the past, it should still work as well. Seems like I do recall seeing once that it was possible to add memory to the MH, but I don't believe it is simple, or necessary. I have done some extremely complex designs with thousands of nodes and never had a memory problem. So long as the communications to the plotter are set correctly, the amount of memory shouldn't matter.
  20. I'm not saying bad memory is the cause, just a possibility, throwing out ideas.
  21. Yes, the pen would rule out static as the source of the problem so it's either comms, or the cutter itself. Could be a portion of the cutter's memory has gone bad maybe. I'd try different software next. I just had a problem over the weekend where different software fixed the problem. The big difference for me though is that my bad cuts were at the same point every time.
  22. Do you have a pen attachment and if so have you tried using it? Does it do it on just a particular design, or is it all designs? Have you tried different software? There are several free trial programs out there, give one of them a try. If your PC is old enough to have a LPT port, I would guess it probably has a serial port as well, so no need for a Tripp-Lite. The serial port is a 9 pin D connector. Looks like the VGA connector, only less pins.
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    Completely flummoxed

    AUGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! This video has the horrible advise of a half credit card! USCutter, get rid of this video!!! An why tell the proper way to do it using vinyl then tell a way to do it using paper? Ok, now that that is over, Yes, that is a grounding wire, and what he showed doing is completely safe. the cutter is not plugged in at this point, so there is no power to spark to anything anyway. Once the cutter is plugged in, this is simply a ground wire, if there is ever a spark on a ground wire, something is very seriously wrong with either the machine or the wiring of the house/building. So other than the setting blade depth thing, what about the video is confusing?
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    Completely flummoxed

    What videos are you watching where they tell you to strip wires or drill holes? The cutter is good to go out of the box, the only assembly would be the stand and it's pretty straight forward, you don't really need instructions to do that. Doesn't matter what cutter you buy, if a stand is included, you're going to have to assemble it yourself. Now, the MH is the lowest of the low and does suffer from static electricity issues. The solution to this is to discharge the static from the vinyl to a ground point. The easiest way to accomplish this is to ground the stand which most people do by attaching a wire to the stand and to a ground point on the cutter.
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    Stuck Waiting after cut....

    Has anything changed since it last worked normal?