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  1. Dang, he/she is smarter than me - I have nothing more to add to this thread.
  2. sounds like your margin isn't high enough to account for nominal waste . . .
  3. I would think the error is caused by the strain on the feed servo motor - with more rollers the motor would be having the same force against it
  4. more rollers I don't think will affect the weight of the material that causes the error you could possibly set up a plastic table on the input and output side creating in effect a flatbed scenario - or just cutting you material in shorter lengths. just a suggestion
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    Best Transfer Tape

    like skeeter said clear in the least user friendly - only good purpose is for display.
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    Mr Thompson

    like skeeter said no one from the company comes on the forum unless there is a new product to push - call support - hopefully they can sell you the part since you are beyond the warranty and shipping to the caribbean I am sure will cost more
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    got a used sp-300v

    design in whatever you are comfortable with then import the file into versaworks.. Keep on your weekly maint, at some point you will be replacing heads but if you print every couple of days it does much better and will be happier - I had a fj-540, sp-300v and finally the sp-300i -
  8. I had one of those for a month or two = definitely a beast and weighed as much as a small refrigerator so don't plan on shipping it
  9. I am a huge graphtec fan but want to point out one thing a roland gs is equivalent to the ce series graphtec - the roland GR is equivalent to a graphtec FC series. I do fine detail so graphtec is the way for me but if my business was contouring items I printed I would lean toward roland as they find registration marks better than any plotter I have used. with the 3 print/cut rolands I had I always kept the graphtec for regular vinyl. Best thing would be to find a dealer in your area and take the material there for a demonstration. trade shows are great too but keep in mind every one at a dealer and trade show is there to sell THEIR product - but then if they show you doing what you need done you have proof the machine can do it
  10. Keep in mind everyone on this USER FORUM are volunteering to be here including the Mods - just users with lots of real world experience and not employees. Most of us have been here thru employee changes every few years (usually 2-3) Redmond/seattle is in the middle of microsoft, att, boeing, amazon etc - so employees get a little seat time and move up to bigger companies regularly from our observation. none of us have a job to protect or a vested interest - just a love for what we do and helping others.
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    My Tripplite Keyspan won't work

    this thread will explain it to you :
  12. a salesman is going to tell you what you want to hear - very few of the salesmen have actual experience with the plotters other than a short demo after they are hired off the street. 30 mil magnet material is more dense than something like 30 mil sandblast resist - if you call support or sales ask if THEY have ever cut 30 mil magnet personally . . . .
  13. do what you will -- - it is your project and your plotter - 3 people with years of experience are just trying to help - either you try the suggestion or you don't, really doesn't matter to me. Good luck with the project, maybe someone will give you the answer you are looking for
  14. trying to cut the very thick material in one pass causes more drag than if done in multiple passes - that causes slippage. I too never subjected any of my plotters to cutting 30 mil magnets - for rectangles I used straight edge and a corner rounding tool.
  15. the procut 1351 is hardly a pro cutter - it is a Refine which is the bottom of the barrel plotter - personally if I was looking for accurate cuts on tint I would look hard for a graphtec or roland with a servo motor. the plotter is not a good place to pinch pennies since it is the heart of your operation
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    Strange usage question.

    Pretty sure the most opaque perf. 3m makes is the 60/40 . . . Mainly for transit and store fronts. The stuff I had I believe was 50 percent This one on my last truck was done with the 60/40
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    Who did this one

    Come on and fess up -
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    Who did this one

    If you need a drink go to the place that sells drinks
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    Strange usage question.

    wonder if just laying 751 white on it and trimming around that would be cooler for you - does the tint cause any more heat since it really doesn't reflect light?
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    How to transfer file to new computer

    just export it at an .eps on a thumb drive and import on the other computer - I always save my files in .eps so I can use it no matter which program I happen to be using down the road
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    Another newby to the forum

    Welcome from Michigan
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    This was Bill in 2013 - exactly in person as we all knew him on the forums - sometimes it is nice to put a face to the screen name. Bill will always be remembered here. he was a marine shot center mass with a high power rifle. So many at that point would be happy to collect disability but after his long recovery he went on to a full career as a police detective in a city in new york state, after retiring he moved to florida and continued to work with veteran benefit groups. He will always stand as a roll model to me Skeeter definitely caries the torch on and it a great help to everyone on the forum - and hasn't lost her sass so adds a little spice now and then - heaven't met her in person but feels like I know her as part of our great forum family
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    Worst. Customer. Support. Ever.

    I wonder what the value is of the buyers data to spammer, scammers? $25?