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  1. I had a fc4100 once, was a beast. This is coming on a pallet so could be interesting getting it to the basement. May have to call in the son in laws
  2. lol - unfortunately the ce6000 that I had is now residing in wisconsin and the ce6000-60 plus is for sale but I have used it today while waiting on the fc9000 to arrive this week. and yes you did tell me to hold onto the ce6000 - I just never had a graphtec not live up to my high expectations before
  3. after feeling the ce7000 (this particular one at least) wasn't living up to my expectations - it is going back and a fc-9000 coming after skeeter telling me for years I should upgrade :/ I blamed it on skeeter when my wife asked
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    YEA! I got a new computer

    Congrats on the new "work" computer.
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    Sc2 with ltr

    Personally, I would just reactivate it
  6. the vinyl manufactures have told me at shows that the vinyl is uv resistant whereas the adhesive isn't
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    34" SC2, is it worth it? *upgrade*

    steer clear of the new MH and definately get the sc2 for the upgrade - pretty sure signblazer will still work with it but get the vinylmaster option when ordering to have a new updated software - - -
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    Help Identify My Cutter

    It is called a null modem serial cable and that is wired different than a regular serial cable and what we usually smuggest to people looking for cables for value cutters.
  9. If the jagged is evident using the test button on the plotter , the issue is within the plotter itself. Carriage s not on tracks or loose. Using the test button on the plotter eliminates all outside sources. The square and diamond should have no wiggle in the cut or pen plot.
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    Its Been A Long Time Question Please

    Looks different from my graphtec studio pro, so no idea on the graphtec studio version.
  11. new one on me too - the speed it rolls the vinyl out followed by the sudden stop is curious
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    Ricoh sg3110dn blockage

    wishing you the best sir - the ricohs are much easier than the epsons for sure - with the gel ink you may have a shot at it
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    Ricoh sg3110dn blockage

    been so long since I had anything more than needing head cleanings I can't really offer any help - I had a 7000 that had the cyan head nozzles go bad and never was able to get it back - - I thought I had read somewhere about a way to do a head soak but again so long ago and it didn't help the 7000 at the time - sorry to hear about that arty - same boat as I have not checked mine in over a year of sitting but don't have the voluum anymore to justify if it needs replaced
  14. hold on for the education on signblazer - slice is like Toni Basil with the song Mickey . . . he knows it well
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    I would look for slack in the belts, loose knurled rollers or looseness in the carriage. if you haven't tried a new blade holder start there before moving forward It is possible it might be time to move up one notch and get a slightly better plotter - I moved up every year or two until I got a graphtec and now seem to replace with new every 3 years or there abouts
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    CE7000/ CE5000

    always saved mine in folders by customer in eps so as I transitioned to different programs it was easy to import the designs - signblazer quit being developed 8 years ago when jerry died and it is just a matter of time till it quits working with new operating systems
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    MHMK2 Jagged cuts

    should have been tip - was on the ipad that likes to spell as it likes
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    How to make this or what's it called?

    My oldest daughter is 29 and an RN - she makes 60 percent more than I did when I retired after 27 years at the prison - she used to send me pictures of shirts etc she seen on pintrest, etsy etc and ask me if I can make it for her so it will be cheaper. After the first couple I did I told her that I can make it spending an hour recreating the colors, and finding the 6 unknown fonts the person used - I finally told her - for a one off just pay the person the $18 or whatever they are selling it for on etsy. Yes I can do it cheaper but when you factor in my time for recreating each one of those the shirts would be about $60 each for design time recreating them - sometimes the juice just ain't worth the squeezin like I said above lol Pretty sure though darcshadow, that you are a better designer than me
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    How to make this or what's it called?

    Sometimes you just have to make the call if the juice is worth the squeezing.
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    MHMK2 Jagged cuts

    Looks like that blade is missing the tip also
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    MHMK2 Jagged cuts

    along with proper blade depth - make sure the carriage wheels are all engaged on the track. also looks like offset may be off but that is hard to say because something in the carriage or blade holder appears to be moving
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    How to make this or what's it called?

    when I was printing I would find the pattern I wanted the background to be - put my vector over it and weld by color as I recall (been about 2 years not) - that leaves the background in the shape of the vector and I always had to make sure to put the right one over the other - cant remember which way it was
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    Graphtech Pro Studio

    are you printing or plotting? if plotting just use the step and repeat portion of GPS to make multiples and set the distance apart -
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    Thicker Vinyl?

    better cast vinyl is quite a bit thinner than cheaper calendared vinyl - explain the difference and ask him if he wants you to use a cheaper thicker vinyl