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  1. THANK YOU to everyone who commented! Not only did I learn some tips from you folks, I figured out the problem. I failed to mention I created the file in Illustrator. I remembered as I was playing around with the toolbars that I have to ungroup the image to select each color individually, and it worked and it cut!! Jonathan
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    Hooked up SC and cannot cut or find port

    Thanks MZ SKEETER, I am finally feeling better, it's been a long road to recovery. I actually have energy for the first time in months! I was able to go through and label the ports, I ended up with com 6 as the port that worked. The new plotter came with a newer cable to hook it up, I am thinking the old cable was the issue as it really cannot be anything else. Thanks to Darcshadow as well, this is a great community! Jonathan
  3. I am using Flexi and when I send my art to plot I get one rectangle, the rest of the image is not there. I selected the whole image before sending. The rest of the design is not showing. You can see the art in the first image, the second shows the rectangle that is ready to cut, the third, my settings. I thought it has to be a setting somewhere but I am not finding any resolution. I was able to cut simple text but not able to plot any art files. One thing I just noticed is the size comes up on the cut/plot page as 14" X .814". The design is 14" X 8", not .814". I cannot figure out how to change this... Any ideas? Thanks - Jonathan
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    Hooked up SC and cannot cut or find port

    So my buddy's son gave me a brand new plotter the other day. I went and picked it up and it turns out it is exactly like what I have, another SC! What is the chance of that? I went ahead and hooked it up and sure enough it worked as is should. I then plugged my old one in and yup, it also worked. I am baffled, I made no changes of any kind besides the plotter. Weird... I am now in the middle of another problem, different topic, maybe I will see you guys on this next topic. Thanks again for the help! Jonathan
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    Hooked up SC and cannot cut or find port

    Darcshadow, Thx for the response. I came down with pneumonia shortly after posting this. I'm still in hospital hooked up to O2 and IV's so it may be tough to troubleshoot but I figure I can maybe learn what I need in the meantime. How do I know which port is which on a PC?
  6. I broke out the plotter after it being in storage for over a year and am having problems cutting vinyl. I am using Flexi 10 on a Windows laptop. I researched off and on for two days, made sure drivers are current, and followed all the great advice and suggestions I found here in the forums, but I am still having a problem getting the PC to recognize the plotter. I either get the typical cannot find port, or holding error messages. I went through the setup steps, but am wondering if I have the wrong plotter selected. I have an SC 34". Thanks for any help, I know this should be easy, I used this plotter for years!
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    Ok... I have been trying to download a usable version of Sign Blazer with no luck. Of course the majority of links were found within these walls but I am striking out. Could someone get me going in the right direction? I REAALLY need to get some vinyl cut for our new business & am having crazy trouble. Some problems I am sure is me but I cannot get a cut program to work... Help?
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    As far as the free download emulation programs - nothing worked for me, I tried quite a few with no luck. I installed Flexi10 on my PC & ran into many problems - turns out my CD is defective. I chose to download the 775MB program online & it took 8.5 hours! Holy crap, & then the USB key wouldn't work, & more followed but I am not going to dwell. I am at the point I have my first tshirt design ready to cut, thought I would start small & easy. I am finally at the point of trying to send art to the plotter. I am using Illustrator to Flexi10 on my PC & am having troubles. First Flexi asks for make & model of plotter. I choose USCutter & get model choices that do not match my SC 34" cutter. Anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?? LOL Following options are: Copam CP2500 thru CP4500 Creation PCUT CTN1200 thru Creation PCUT CTN900 Laserpoint 24, 36 & 48 MH-1351, 365, 721 & 871 US Cutter ZenCut Black 24" thru ZenCut Green 52" Not given much choice I chose Laserpoint 36.... Anyone have any idea what selection I could use? I am clueless By the way I am using the forums to try to answer my questions - took care of a few but still struggling... I am now realizing I am having driver problems as my PC is not recognizing the plotter.
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    I will.... You are reading my mind or vice-versa. If the Mac doesn't pan out with the downloads I have a large touchscreen HP at the cabin I am thinking of bringing to the shop just for the SC.... I am just too used to the Mac & I hate going back to a PC but hey, I guess I will just have to suffer a little! LOL.
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    Well I am going to try some of the free Windows Emulation downloads. Bottom line is i do not want to purchase anther Flexi when I already have one!
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    The SC install guide with the driver download for Mac OS does not help with Flexi. I already did the driver install. What floors me is that they sent a copy of Flexi 10 starter with the plotter that is not Mac compatible & I am not going to spend an additional $360 for Flexi 8.5... Can anyone recommend a Free Windows Emulation download that works (with link)? I have boot camp on my system but am not going to partition the hard drive... I am frustrated, have been working on this since 10am, 7 hours.... You guys have been a big help so far!
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    I went ahead & purchsed the keyspan adapter, thanks Skeeter... OK... another issue. I registered Flexi 10 & am now trying to install the software but... I cannot find an icon for installing??! I am very capable on the puter but am now at the point of clueless. What the h*ll am I missing? The instructions simply say "Click on the install icon". I click on the installation icon & get a chinese read me file... nothing executable... I will not be using the SignCut software, cannot get it to open even if I wanted to use it.... I am still not understanding why i would want the Windows emulator?? Is this not a Mac compatible program? Cool link tho... I am not able to get the Flexi software to install... What art is not cuttable? If it is vector line art it should cut correct? thanks!!
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    I set mine according to the manual (12g) & was able to cut the machine test square/diamond, only had to adjust the blade depth once so far.
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    "Save a file from illustrator and import into Flexistarter. Size it up, send to cutter." Thanks Skeeter, if they would just put in some cheatsheets when shipping these plotters it would save a heck of a lot of time & research for newbies like myself to understand the steps needed to use one.... Thanks for the ebay link. This will work in the meantime correct? Just a little slower maybe? "Does your macintosh run in Windows emulation mode? If so, try SignBlazer (The SC is a Liyu machine, so use that driver)." Honestly I cannot answer that. Anyway of checking & what is emulation mode? Thanks all!
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    Old School sign guy with new SC & lost!

    What is a keyspn adapter? Says on google search it is an adapter for a serial conection... Why would I use this when the plotter came with a usb cable? I did go thru the forums & found the same page you linked to for startup. Got the plotter to the test stage but haven't gotten to the point of sending artwork yet. I am a newbie with this plotter & plotters in general. Questions: The signcut software download, what exactly is this for? I got a copy of Flexi with the plotter, is this for design or just for sending art to the plotter? What do I use to send my Illustrator files to the plotter? Thanks all so far...I am determined to get something cut today!!