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    Oracal 651 or 631?

    631 is considered removable wall vinyl. It is a matte finish and has a low tack so that it can be removed from drywall without causing damage. 651, does come in matte, but most colors are gloss. It has a higher tack, have never tried, but I don't believe it could be removed from drywall without causing damage to the drywall. The type of paint can have an impact on how well vinyl will stick. Stain resistant or easy clean paint can some times be hard to get vinyl to stick. If that turns out to be the case, scuffing the wall where the vinyl will hang can help get the vinyl to stick.
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    pinch roller don’t move mh 871

    hard to say for sure, but looks like it's twisted, and possibly bent. I"d start with just grabbing it with your hands and try to straighten it out before getting a hammer involved.
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    Is the font really free?

    I found a font, House-a-rama-League-Night, and I can find it for free several different places. However, I also found creator's web page, House Industries, and they have the font priced at $75. So are all the pages that have it listed as free illegal? I want to be on the up and up for this project so if I decide to go with this font I'll probably buy it but what's everyone's take on the font being free on so many web pages?
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    Image conversion Services

    I suspect what you're really looking for is how to vector images. Don't know if SCALP can do that or not. If you want to stick with free, download Inkscape and give it a try. It's a vector editor and is quite powerful for a free program. You can use Inkscape to create and design image then save it as an svg or eps and import that into SCALP.
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    Is the font really free?

    I wondered about the free for personal use, but oddly, I couldn't find any sort of license agreement on any of the free sites. Fonts I've looked at in the past usually have something saying for personal use only or what ever. Unfortunately I can't pass the cost on to my customer, the customer is my wife. Best I could do would be to claim it as a business deduction on taxes next year.
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    Does vinyl need to cure?

    Don't know about an actual cure time, would stand to reason though, the "glue" will dry eventually. I do know it's much easier to remove fresh vinyl than old.
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    Oramask Stencil or Cheap Vinyl?

    Depends on what you're using the stencil for and what if any complains you have using greenstar as a stencil. I use scrap viny, for stencils for media blasting and powder coating. It works well in both cases and never had a need to step up to true stencil material. I would step up from green start to oracal, just the easy in weeding is worth the extra little cost.
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    Laser Point 2 won't always boot up and freezes

    Depends on what you're wanting to do with the printer. In terms of standard paper printing, laser is better for speed and cost, inkjet is better for photo and images. What are you wanting to do with your printer?
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    Roller marks on my vinyl?

    You can loosen the pinch rollers, but more often then not people that do that cause more problems than they solve. The marks should work themselves out when you apply. If not, maybe hit it with a little heat to work them out after applying.
  10. Have you tried saving the svg files in different svg formats? Because SVG is an open source format, it is not as strictly controled as a proprietary format would be and different software treats different aspects of the format slightly differently. Inkscape can save as "Inkscape SVG", "Plain SVG", and "Optimized SVG". Might try a different one and see how it works. Inkscape can also save off as EPS so might just give that a go.
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    You mean art work you created? Just simply copy the SBD files from one computer to another.
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    871 cutting design larger then they are

    What program you using? Some place in it should be a calibration setting to correct scaling issues like this.
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    Over Size Please Reset

    I would say check the manual, but I just did and the manual is worthless. If a machine is going to display vague error messages the manual should tell you what they mean!
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    Reflective Vinyl help

    I have some, pm sent.
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    Laser Point 2 won't always boot up and freezes

    Pretty sure it should just cut a simple square with a triangle inside of it. Should take just a few seconds.
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    Should I buy from US Cutter?

    Only problem I've ever had was some vinyl never showed up. When I contacted support they sent out the order that day and gave me a discount on the order. Very pleased with them and this forum is great. Support from community members as well as official support can't be beat.
  17. Maybe double check the comm settings. If it starts and then hangs, that sounds to me like the data is getting corrupted. Could be a comm setting issue, or could be the memory in the cutter has started going bad and the data is being corrupted as it's stored and read in the memory.
  18. You've ruled out static as the problem with the pen test. Have you tried different software or cables? Are you using a USB cable or serial? Serial is a better option if you have one on your computer. If not, you can get a triplite keyspan usb-serial adapter.
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    Blade choices?

    Essentially a 60 will work for everything, only "danger" is that the tip is smaller so it's easier to break it, but so long as you have the depth and pressure set correctly that shouldn't happen.
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    Tracing Help

    As for tracing, I'd find the state outline, they're pretty easy to find, and then manually trace the letters, they're all straight lines so it shouldn't be that hard.
  21. For high detailed stuff you probably want to switch to a 60 degree blade.
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    Here's a manual https://www.uscutter.com/static/PDFs/TitanSE_UserManual_Oct30_2017.pdf
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    Help required

    Any of the metallic vinyls are going to be harder on the blade meaning you'll just have to replace it more often.
  24. Understand you're frustrated, but you're going to have to provide a bit more info for anyone to be able to help. What do you mean by doesn't complete job? What OS are you using? USB or serial cable?
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    Motherboard would be a strong suspect at this point. I would still give a different cutting program a try though. Signblazer is free or there are several other free to try programs.