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  1. xpaperman

    Remove background Help needed

    It's been awhile since i have asked for help. That goes to prove how awesome the forum is. However.... I need help again. This I am sure is pretty easy for some of you. It just so happens is not something I need or do often so I am not sure how to do it. I need the background removed from this artwork. I just need the heart part. It has a square box around it but I need that removed. I don't need it vectored or anything but if you need to change the file type to work with it feel free. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. His & Hers Logo.pdf
  2. I have a customer that may want a banner printed. The size would be about 6 foot by 10 foot and she says "full color". I have not seen any artwork yet so I am not sure if we can do vinyl or if it will need to be printed. I was looking for someone that could print that size and an estimate we can use for budgeting purposes. Thanks in advance. (I don't believe you do this do you Dakota?)
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    Cutter peeling up vinyl while cutting

    I will start out with the typical and obvious.... NEWBIE here..... Any way, can anyone tell me why when I try and cut on my vinyl it peels up as it cuts? Could my image just be to detailed? I have a new US cutter, SC series, I am using a 60 deg blade, speed is 100, pressure was 100 dropped it to 75 to see if it would help, using Greenstar calendared intermediate vinyl. Thanks in advance for any input. Brian
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    Font Help

    Hey all, long time.... Anyone help out with this font? Thanks in advance!!
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    Font Help

    My research pulled up no matches. Was starting to lean towards custom myself. Thanks for the effort and input! Much appreciated!
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    Font Help

    So know one has any info on this font? Thats odd
  7. wow.... 200 bucks? Good for you! Not sure why you would want to use top notch vinyl on a corroplast sign that appears to be temporary. Basically 2 24" x 24" double sided corro signs using 651, I would probably do for about 60. If your corro cost you 35 for the sheet and you using 25% of it, your corro cost is only 9 bucks. A couple more bucks for 651 and little for app tape and thats it. Why did you need velcro? Surely not to take two onesided signs and velcro them back to back to make a double sided sign thus doubling you cost on the whole job.
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    WTH am I doing wrong???

    make sure you are starting from the middle and working out. Don't start at one corner and work all the way across. also make sure the app tape is the size of the sign. Don't cut out the middle!! That helps keep it all lined up and square. Also when squeegeing, start out from middle to edge very lightly..... just enough pressure to get it lay down some so you don't get all the water out and set it. Once you lightly go all the way around and are happy with it start applying pressure. By going very lightly, if your not happy you can easily lift and redo and will cut down on creases and wrinkles. You just have to take your time.... you just can't blow through those!
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    Can someone help me out

    I was thinking the same thing......
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    I give up with these damn printers

    I have a color laser printer! I got it free from Conde!!! I got it last year on the big 4th of July blowout sale. If you spent more than 700 bucks I think it was, they gave you a free color laser printer! I just so happened a customer called and I needed over 800 bucks worth of blanks for them! SCORE!!! Its a Ricoh and I have not replaced and cartridges yet!
  11. Nothing wrong with sign blazer. I have used it since I started. Free, easy to learn/use (does have some limitations) and never fails me. In fact, I still use it today as my cutting program! I have other programs but still use sign blazer. I am trying to ween off of it but sometimes old habits are hard to break. Good luck with you current issue.
  12. Me? First, I would mark up the product... the numbers. If they cost you 23 cents each (including shipping) I would charge say, 30 cents per letter/number just for the "product". Now, on the labor side, you say a good customer.....how good is up to you, but for me I could do say "by the hour" Meaning either time your job or questimate the time it will take and multiply by the hourly rate you would want to pay yourself and go from there. Just a thought. Maybe that might help.
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    How much would you charge

    First off, it really took a few minutes to figure out what was going on. It turns out, your in the reflection taking the picture. Also It appears there is a reflection of a light fixture as well..... that being said, it looks like maybe you have a two color job here? Looks mostly black with a maybe a grey unicorn in the middle? It also appears that you either have bubbles in the vinyl in the tree.... or maybe just some water that wasn't cleaned off before photo? So, assuming 2 color.... the material part is easy to figure out. How much time did you have in the design part?
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    Need font help.... again.

    looking for any info on this font. The MAUD part only. Thanks in advance. (wonder if anyone will beat Mark?)
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    Need font help.... again.

    Thanks for the extra effort Primal. I will look into that font and see if we can come up with what we are after!
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    Need font help.... again.

    Thanks for the help and info guys..... we will just go a different route then. I was afraid it might be custom, I knew if I asked here someone would know.
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    Rtic Cooler

    I use 651 vinyl on the hard sided RTIC's and have had no issues.
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    What are you all using for invoicing and receipts?

    I use invoice2go. It's an app but you can use it on your phone, computer, tablet etc. It does everything. I love it. there is a trial version but you only get like 5 or so invoices to "check it out" I just pay the fee and use it full time. Worth it for me!
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    Looking for this

    Are you needing exact? I was googling and saw some things like it.... or like separate pieces you could put together.
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    First project, Snowmobile hood

    I like that color combo
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    purchasing items and wonder why?

    I tend to shop online after a few "beverages".... They next week or so in very fun!
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    Hello from Iowa

    Howdy from Texas
  23. I am not exactly sure whats going one but you should really never have to replace your blade holder under normal circumstances. Plus, a blade on 651 should last quite a bit longer as well I would think. I might try a smidge more blade to keep the holder off the vinyl and with that a little less pressure? I have never had that problem so that is just a guess. Something to try maybe until someone else comes along to help you out.
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    Greetings from San Antonio

    howdy from Texas! (Pittsburg Texas at that) Good luck on your goals. There is tons of help on this forum!
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    Sc 34 inch

    Yes, the SC model is very tricky to get set just right. It's a learning curve. However, once you get it tweaked just right I think it is one of the better lower end machines! You can get some good small stuff out of it with practice! The downside? It seems like once you get it perfect.... it's time to change the blade..... UUUGGGHHHHH. LOL