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Everything posted by Dakotagrafx

  1. for an idea - someone has had one listed on ebay for $599 for at least 5 weeks with no bites. the 7000 still brings decent money but with the 8000 and 8600 hitting the market quite a bit recently the 5100 seems to be harder to sell - maybe better to sell in your shop where people can see it work. downside there is you then have another graphtec in your market competing with you
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    Printable Vinyl Questions

    what you are asking is the ethical equivalent of saying you are going to paint someones car with latex house paint and what wax to make it work better . . . if selling them latex, solvent or thermo resin is the only proper ways to make a lasting decal for sale IMHO If you can't afford to do it the right way currently - outsource your printing to someone until you can.
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    Titan 2

  4. like the old rolands of that vintage not even sure it is a servo cutter - I am guessing 20 years old or more
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    Y-postion alarm

    I believe it is only on one side - the y position sensor is actually underneath as shown in the link in the 6th post in this thread - it reads the little magnet or reflective part on the pinch rollers - to diagnose do as suggested above and turn off your sensors
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    Printing on sublimation film

    Call coastal for support then :/ watched the 3d vacuum market over the past couple of years and you are correct that I have not used it and had no interest in it , cost for benefit didn’t fit my target market
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    Recommendations on Sticker/Decal/Transfer Printer

    2 things I would check - I had a member on here say they couldn't use their latex for shirts - -- - I never looked into that part 2 plan on having an electrician run the new line for the HP latex - they don't just plug into the wall like the solvents do compare the 2 side by side at a show for how the colors pop. a friend that does installs for a living always said he loved installing the latex materials on walls etc but when he bought his own machine it was a roland eco solvent for what that is worth
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    Printing on sublimation film

    to be clear you are pringing on the same transfer paper you use for all sublimation and then applying with heat to the "film"
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    Printing on sublimation film

    have you tried less time - and making sure the paper is held down securely and quickly removed after heating? too much time and heat will cause that very thing
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    Wyn, 67 year old newbe.

    I am going to defer this to wild goose he is the shirt specialist of the mods personally i I use a Roland sp300i that is a little out of the price range you mention
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    Mimaki's Cut Is Off

    so many places to look - on the rolands we make sure the encoder strip is clean, go thru the calibrations on the head and cut settings, and there is an environmental adjustment that I haven't had to use in years but one printer it was a every 4 month thing. could be your rip software too.
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    Jack Reacher

    have a nice relaxing day . . .
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    New computer suggestions

    my design computer is a bit bigger but for the dedicated cutter computer I got a HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT i5-2400S Quad Core 25G/ 8GB RAM /Win7pro and put a small ssd in it this summer to play with (main cutter computer is now back up and been in service around 6 years ). The new one is performing flawlessly and by my estimations uses 1/3 the power of the old one - it remains on except for vacations and is always ready to rock and roll. now for the printing side I went a big bigger ryzen7x with 64gb ram and around 8tb of storage -- - 2 tb is dedicated to the customer files from as far back as I can recall. but that would be crazy overkill for a dedicated cutter computer as they don't need very much processing power at all with working with the vector files think I paid like $65 for the compaq before the ssd
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    MH 871-MK2 cutting across design

    betting you are using scalp and have not activated it yet - it will do that until activated
  15. love the new profile picture Haumana !! those two covered it well I don't have anything constructive to add but wanted to shout about the profile picture
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    Wyn, 67 year old newbe.

    not yet hoping it holds off a while - just set up to put in new septic tank if weather dries up a bit
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    Wyn, 67 year old newbe.

    Welcome from Michigan
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    activation serial

    contact vinlymaster on their web site - maybe since it is registered to you they can retrieve it https://www.vinylmastercut.com/about/contacts/
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    Best Value (Full Color Vinyl Printer) for Home Business

    welcome - yes there is - a entry level roland sp-300i will run you around $13,500 to do exactly what you are looking to do - I print on siser colorprint pu that is similar to easy weed - too bad your are clear across the country - currently I have my used sp-300i for sale for $6500. you can print on materials like jpss or 3g opague using a pigment printer for much less but is not the same as using the siser products with a eco solvent printer to print on material like the siser you need a ink that will bite into that material - water based inks just won't do that. That is the reason for products like I mentioned that use a standard printer with pigment inks. to do it on the cheap like you want you have to give up printing on the premium materials.
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    Need carriage mh 871 ( us cutter back order)

    next one up the scale would be the sc2 - then if you can swing it the cheapest servo motor cutter is the titan2
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    Customer service / orders

    interesting that no one from the company responded . . .
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    Computer help

    titan has a very solid usb chipset
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    Flexi 10 import error

    Call sai, incredible support for their products after they verify your software
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    Computer help

    usb on the titans are way above the value cutters - all I used was usb the time I had the titan2 - either new or old version of windows should be fine as long as your cutting software is compatible