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    Win10 drivers for SC 631e

    he is trying to use the sc with a plug in from action illustrated - I haven't owned a SC so not sure but usually those plug ins for corel or illy are designed for the roland and graphtecs - I know they always have rolands in their displays at the shows - - I would suggest getting going with a real cutting software first
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    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    Where did ANYONE say they would use clear - everyone responded that they would never use clear for compound curves Are you using rapic tac for your application solution for your wet application or a home brew? 751 or 951 for body panels with no problems but it was a bit more learning to apply the Cast vinyl
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    What clear application tape for Oracal 951 vinyl?

    cast vinyl is thinner by nature - if your application tape is applied to your graphic without bubbles or creases in the tape you can tell when you have bubbles practice is your friend and you have chosen and expensive project to learn compound curves on. CLEAR will never stretch enough to allow the vinyl to adhere to a panel that curves 2 ways at once - like the bumble bee stripes on a truck bed - if you can do it you are better than 99 percent of us that have been doing this over 10 years
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    Graphtec ce5000-60

    skeeter are you trying to say it is like running your Porsche on Kerosene? Not my favorite either but it can get the job done
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    Equipment Advice Please!

    you WILL forget to mirror at some point - it happens to everyone - and if they say it hasn't , they lied
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    Equipment Advice Please!

    don't forget to get a cheap ir thermometer to check the temp of the platen - it is not uncommon for Chinese presses to have displays that are not correct and uneven heat over the parts of the platen due to less heating elements per sq inch of the more expensive ones - but with that said most of us started with a Chinese press and stepper cutter before moving up
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    HTV Bunching Up

    least amount of blade possible for the least resistance - HTV is easier to have too much blade exposed as it doesn't cut thru as easy but still cause excessive drag. Yes pinch rollers need to be above the grit rollers and also near the outer edges of the vinyl product being cut
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    Best Cutter for the money

    The MH is a "educational" tool that teaches you how to set up a cutter in all aspects and makes you appreciate the models more as you move up
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    Roland sp 540i

    that is buried deep in the system maint file that is hard to access even when you have the directions - first thing to do is to get a nozzle check and see if it has missing nozzles in the print. I have seen deflected nozzles come back but have never seen missing nozzles come back on a solvent printer. make sure to find a service manual for the printer as you will be doing maint and replacement after a while on any solvent printer - nature of the beast - I always planned on about $1K a year maint for a replacement head, wipers, dampers, etc. you are best to visit a friend for a day that has a solvent printer to learn about them before purchasing - my first one I drove over 4 hrs each way for my education session
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    Product serial number

    although easy to do with a dongle, user code and activation code . . . . 2. Restrictions. You may NOT distribute copies of the Software to others or electronically transfer the Software from one computer to another over a network. You may not de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human perceivable form. You may not modify, adapt, transfer, rent, lease, loan, resell for profit, distribute, network or create derivative works based upon the software or any part thereof. 3. Termination.
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    the part most people forget is to reload the mtdi drivers for the usb chipset in the plotter - or just switch to using a more reliable keyspan brand adapter
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    Product serial number

    not being the original owner you will need to purchase the software - it is not transferable (even though some have by deactivating it on the old system and reactivating using the original serial and user code
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    we have had a guy over my flint that has sold packages on craigslist with the mh, cheap heatpress, etc and makes big bucks on the few people that fall for it. unfortunately not all that uncommon. I the past there were people buying the MH to get the software and resell the machine.