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    T shirt satins

    You need some Self-cleaning clothing. http://www.army.mil/article/95276/
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    Sorry, another Cowboy Church

    My pleasure, happy to help when I can. I do have to admit though I'm a yankee by birth.
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    Designing guestions.

    Yes, your final design will need to be all vector.
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    Designing guestions.

    Reg marks - used for multi color/layered designs. You put a plus or X or what ever at the edge of the design. Then when you cut your two or how ever many colors you have a point to line them up with so everything comes out looking right. Weeding lines - extra cuts made by the cutter to help make weeding easier. Can also be done manually with an exacto knife. Weeding - removing the unwanted vinyl from the cut design.
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    Latest redraw, and install

    Somthing about a white Case tractor just doesn't look right. ha!
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    Sorry, another Cowboy Church

    Here's my go at vectoring it. CrossRoadsCowboyChurch.eps
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    Creative Tools of the Trade

    double sided carpet tape would work really well, so long as you don't want to remove them. That stuff does not want to let go when it's put on smooth flat surfaces.
  8. I opened the eps file with inkscape and noticed several "bad" nodes. Not sure if that is a problem with the eps file, or a problem with inkscapes conversion but there were several loops that should not of been there. Don't think that would of caused the problem you had but it's worth double checking.
  9. Those are raster images. You'll need to convert them to a vector in order for the cutter to cut it correctly. There are several programs that can do this, Inkscape is a pretty good free one.
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    more FONT help

    Found one online that was kind of close. I then modifed it to try and match your photo. Not perfect, but not bad considering the small size of the image I was trying to match. Ampersand.eps
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    more FONT help

    That shouldn't be too hard to manually trace. If you can get a good hi-res photo of just the ampersand I'll take a crack at tracing it.
  12. I just wish SignBlazer had an overcut setting.
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    Oracal 631 Wall Decal not sticking to wall

    If there is a piece of the design that can be easily moved around, or cut off a section, and try sticking it to a different wall in a different room. If nothing else this will help prove to the customer that the vinyl is good and it's the room that is the problem.
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    Etching beer mugs

    Yeah, I've played around with different times and there really is not any noticable difference that I can see in the etch from 5 min to 20 min.
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    Pirate Graphics for my Son

    Just came across this, some old boats that could be made into pirate ships as well as some moden boats. http://all-silhouettes.com/free_vector-sailboats/
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    Etching beer mugs

    Currious as to why you suggest that? Is it something about crystal and sandblasting, or the fact that it's a curved small surface? I've used Armor Etch on some beer mugs. Not bad, my only complaint is I'd the etching to be just a little bit deaper nad occasionally I'll get a small spot that I didn't get cleaned good and the etching cream won't etch it, at least not as well as the surrounding area.
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    Com ports and cutter

    Ok, took a look last night and SB sees my cutter on the USB, no comm port necessary. Lets start from the beginning, what model of cutter do you have?
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    Com ports and cutter

    I forget exactly what it says. I'll take a look tonight when I get home.
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    Com ports and cutter

    I believe mine is COM8 and SB see's it no problem but I don't recal doing anything special to get it to work. One thing you can try, you can go to the device manager on your computer and manually assign comm port numbers so you can force com6 to be called com4 or what ever you want.
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    Oracal 631 Wall Decal not sticking to wall

    Did she peel the backing off? Silly question I know but some people really are that dumb.
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    Bringing a design from Illustrator into Sign Cutter

    What I like to do when doing something like this is to find a font as close as possible to the original and then node edit it to get it to match up. I usually end up with a cleaner, better looking result than a straight trace.
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    derby cars

    Post the eps file and someone can probably help you.
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    Pirate Graphics for my Son

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    cant figure this out

    If you node edit, and delete the 4 corner nodes of the square it will accomplish what you want I believe.
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    EPS files

    There's another post about this, http://forum.uscutter.com/index.php?/topic/41800-eps-thumnails-in-windows-explorer/