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Everything posted by darcshadow

  1. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  8. Are you setting the origin point on your plotter?
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    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.
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    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?
  11. 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.
  18. 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.