gm2k8

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    Decal Diva...

    hahahaha...
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    Campaign Signs

    thats how i do it.. you pay for the parts.. and im more then willing to build/work on anything that i can to help.. family or friend.. plus free advertisement is always great word of mouth is the best form of advertisement..
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    Safari for PC

    i have tried and used every single browser that has ever been released.. had to test the numerous websites my brother and i developed over the years.. (started web design in 96) but for my personal computers at home.. they all have firefox installed with some custom add-ons to customize it to my taste.. IE7 has gotten better but i still done use it.. safari is aight.. i didnt like the feel of it.. im not a fan of Macs.. i dont like the style.. opera is aight as well.. it works fine on my Nintendo Wii but on my pc.. i just didnt like it either.. mozilla/firefox is still my #1 browser.. been using it for as long as i can remember.. no problems here.. and not 1 single virus on any of the 15+ pc's ive had over the years either at home or work.. so dont believe everything you read..
  4. he grabbed the sharp cheddar and went to town..
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    Campaign Signs

    thanks for clearing that up.. i was confused.. that is WAY to cheap for 4x4 coroplast.. but for family.. $40 is still good (cause family usually wants stuff for free)
  6. Yet sharks were frighteningly near so he.... went to the kitchen and made a pizza with feta cheese...
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    first order

    ok.. so im not the only one.. well tape across the front to fill that 'gap' did the trick..
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    first order

    thanks for all the comments... more is definately coming.. its funny cause my wife is 9 months pregnant so im picking her up at work.. so like the whole time im on my commute to pick her up.. i kept thinking of ideas that i could do.. this is awesome.. i want to make enough $ to pay for the cutter.. then buy a heat press.. then get my t-shirts going.. i gotta order some coroplast so i can make some signs to advertise i have one question though.. has anyone had a problem where the vinyl starts to feed down where its going to go past the front of the cutter but it hangs on a small lip at the bottom.. i guess from the vinyl coming off the roll it still has that curve and when it goes down near the front it slips in a small lip/slot and then starts to bind.. i didnt see it mess with the cutter but i dont think it should bind there.. so i took some masking tape and taped across the front and now it goes right past the lip.. below is a pic of the lip im talking about..
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    are you happy with us cutter?

    reseller rating been around a LONG time.. i always check if i find a site that i never heard of before i take the plunge and order
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    are you happy with us cutter?

    heh.. sometimes thats how i feel.. being treated like the red-headed step child or something.. hey i just speak my mind.. never hold anything back.. some may disagree with my opinion but thats all it is.. my opinion.. right? they should sign up.. i know they are probably busy though.. and thats good..
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    XP vs Vista

    yah i said that earlier.. if you get vista business.. most manufacturers will give you xp pro install discs.. some wont unless you ask.. also.. the poll.. i use both vista ultimate at home.. vista business at work.. and winxp on both machines (both are dual boot) so should of been another selection.. both
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    are you happy with us cutter?

    maybe someone from uscutter can chime in and they can sign up to reply to any postings.. makes the rating look better when the company being rated signs up too This company does NOT yet subscribe to our Merchant Member Program to monitor feedback & respond to customer issues.
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    Why do people steal?

    hehe.. well i had 2 older brothers getting me in trouble.. and a younger brother and lil sister getting me in trouble.. i was in the middle getting in trouble mostly when it wasnt my fault but we stoke up for each other so when one got in trouble we all got in trouble good to see im not the only one with a granny and a switch.. still brings the memories back when i think of my grandma.. she's been gone for over 20 years.. seems like yesterday..
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    Some logo ideas I'm working on...

    here is what i meant.. i played around with the idea in photoshop since i have more experience in photoshop.. then saved as .bmp and imported to inkscape to convert to vector and save as .eps.. it could be a little smoother but i wanted to give you the idea i was thinking of.. im going to cut it tomorrow to see how it looks.. the fonts could be cleaner but oh well.. it was quick sketch gm2k8-tire-example.eps gm2k8-tire-example.eps
  15. just to add.. got my laser point.. hooked it up to pc with serial.. installed signblazer.. put in pen adapter.. did some plotting.. everything works fine (knock on wood).. going to try vinyl tomorrow..
  16. from mars.. he came to earth for the bars...
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    test run with pen

    i finally got my dedicated pc done using spare parts (P4 2GHZ 512mb winxp) and i finally finished assembly by putting the laserpoint on the stand.. i hooked it up with serial since this pc had serial port.. and it was a close run.. installed the software.. quickly just pulled some clipart from the library.. did some text.. everything worked fine so far.. im using DollarStore $1 wrapping paper turned over and cut down from 30" to 20" so it would fit.. put the pen in and well here are the first tries.. only had few minutes today to play with it.. so tomorrow i will design something and cut in vinyl but i think i will keep doing the pen plotting first to make sure everything looks good before i do it in vinyl.. some pics below.. one of our cats "sylvester" had to investigate my test run while i was taking pics of them on the floor
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    Why do people steal?

    dude.. i think we were raised almost the same.. i still remember to this day the first thing that i 'stole' was a baby ruth candy bar.. my dad took me to revco and i dunno why but i thought i would be slick and take one on a dare.. well.. my dad saw it.. and took me back inside.. i paid for the candy bar.. then i REALLY paid for it when i got back home.. i have never stole anything else in my life.. lesson learned.. my dad ruled us with an iron fist.. and at the time i thought my dad was one of the meanest people i knew.. but now i look back and i really understand what my dad did.. he taught us right from wrong.. and i try to give that back to all the kids that i would help.. i remember the switches.. my grandma.. she would make us go get one and if she didnt like it.. she would break that over our legs until we got a REAL switch.. and then the hurt was on.. and my mom was the worst.. i'd rather get a whippin from my dad and his belt.. because my mom would grab whatever was close.. didnt matter.. fly swatter.. shoe.. belt.. switch.. lol you name it.. so im with yah.. i believe a little tough love works wonders..
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    Some logo ideas I'm working on...

    they look cool.. i would go with something like the first 2 examples.. however i would have the tire in a 3d view where you can see the thread of the tire or something.. just my 2 cents..
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    test run with pen

    thats what i was thinking.. i have a few things i have converted with inkscape i want to try.. i will pen them first..
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    test run with pen

    sweet... i will install it tomorrow.. i am using a KVM switch so i can go from my work box with vista to my "cutter box" with xp im going to do all the design on my vista box.. all my software is already on that box.. im just gonna use the cutter box to cut.. thats it..
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    howdy everyone :)

    well.. been lurking around for about few months.. finally registered.. asked some questions.. got good answers.. suggestions.. and well.. finally won a laserpoint on ebay.. so now the wait is on for delivery.. Dave
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    howdy everyone :)

    thanks everyone.. i posted some pics of my first tries with the pen and plotting some clipart.. works fine
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    test run with pen

    im gonna do somethings tomorrow.. if i have time.. its so cool to see it plot things out.. awesome.. i gotta get me some heatpress vinyl too so i can make some tshirts like yours.. i have a question.. has anyone updated to SP3 with their winxp machines and the cutter? i didnt install SP3 on this box yet just wanted to test before and after.. i will install it tomorrow and see if it has any effect