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  1. Dakotagrafx

    GRAPHTEC CE7000-60 loosing foil

    cutting crooked or bunching in the middle of the rollers?
  2. more than likely heat wicking away at the edges - bet you are using a press that only applies heat to the middle. hard to get the entire plate hot - maybe try preheating it in the oven first
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    What cutter do I need?

    I believe the prizmcut is marketed as scoring cardstock - might be a good fit
  4. this info on movie posters will affect those shipping large decals in long tubes and boxes - just something to be aware of that will be starting after the end of the year Sellers, beware. Beginning in January, you will pay a steep price if you ship long skinny items. And sellers of items like movie posters may not know what hits them when January 9, 2022 comes around. When the USPS announced a rate hike last week, it didn't point out the new nonstandard charges going into effect. As we reported in our coverage, those fees apply to packages that are longer than 22 inches. When we pointed out the nonstandard fees, sellers asked, does that include mailing tubes? USPS spokesperson David P. Coleman told us, yes, the fee will apply to tubes. He added, "If the tube dimensions qualify it for dim weight, then the fee will be on top of the dim weight price." That means sellers of movie posters will pay the new $4 nonstandard fee for a tube greater than 22" and the new $15 nonstandard fee for a tube greater than 30" - to be clear, that is in addition to the cost of postage. We checked in with a seller of movie posters for a reality check - he found it hard to believe. "To me, this is insanity, and just one more way the USPS is imploding," he said. One theory: the USPS doesn't want to deal with mailing tubes. In July, we had written about reports from sellers who said the post office was failing to deliver mailing tubes intact and on time. He was probably correct when he wrote, "This probably points to a change in the USPS sorting processes and needs to be called put and fixed." It seems possible that mailing tubes may have been gumming up the works. The response from the USPS to the problem: charge exorbitant fees. But it's not fair for the USPS to sneak the new fees into a filing in a PDF file on the PRC website where sellers won't see it. If anyone responsible for shipping at online marketplaces where posters are sold is reading this, you may wish to inform your sellers immediately. We predict many shippers will be surprised come January 9, 2022, when they go to print a shipping label for long skinny items. Don't let that be you!
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    Windows 10 Area Test with MH

    Hard to notice on this machine, seems fast but none of my other computers have 64gb ram . . . So far I like it
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    Windows 10 Area Test with MH

    actually tpm AND processor - (AMD Athlon X4 860K - Athlon X4 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION) which I would think should run about anything - the design computer I upgraded the processor to one with tpm in the processor (AMD Ryzen 7 3rd Gen - RYZEN 7 3700X Matisse (Zen 2) 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W) since selling the printer the computer that served the printer is used mainly for backup and scanning old photos - along with when I push the adult kids in there off my design computer that everyone gravitates to.
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    Some work I have done.

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    Windows 10 Area Test with MH

    Just updated the old printer computer that hadn’t been turned on in 4 months and after all the updates it directed me to the pc health app that checks to see if it could be upgraded to win 11 , It doesn’t meet the standards but gather design computer has been cranking along with no hiccups at all on win 11. Unfortunately I don’t have a my to test on the design computer
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    Some work I have done.

    I think you scared him back to Macedonia
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    Help identifying material or method used

    my next question is - how do you print on it so parts are opaque and parts are translucent?
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    Help identifying material or method used

    I don't see eco solvent on the list A couple of sites that sell it though claim it is solvent printable
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    I can't contour cut, please help !

    make sure in your artwork you create a vector contour line for the plotter to follow - I haven't done it in VM but this is a pretty universal step - you need that vector line to contour to
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    MH-871-MK2 Acting Up

    maybe they had the op do a battery test on the carriage . . . I would hope before going thru all that
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    Help identifying material or method used

    an educated guess would be a thermo resin printer over holographic material - I had some made by a member here that had black and red printed over chrome - - on a gerber edge I believe
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    Help identifying material or method used

    I've had 3 roland printers and have never seen a product like that you could do on any of them - guessing another process
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    MH-871-MK2 Acting Up

    uscutter support has this instruction . . . https://support.uscutter.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037902811-Replacing-the-Carriage-on-your-MH-MK2-series-cutter-
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    CE5000-120 blade down star up

    I have never heard of a graphtec having a z chip go bad - guessing either wrong driver or other issue since it is up when you start. what plotting software are you using?
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    good software -
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    Driver vs Comm protocol

    Oh silly slice - no beemers here - its mopar or no car
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    Which Oracal red and blue?

    I no longer have a business but have a sweet fc9000 - no problems at all with it
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    activation serial

    correct who - you know my relationship with my ipad auto corrupt lol
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    activation serial

    heck - I am not sure who sells anycut let alone in the Philippines
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    Which Oracal red and blue?

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    mh871 power off n on

    there have been at least 3 different versions of the mh mainboard that I know of and they are not interchangeable
  25. I would bet that the post above the force wasn't reduced first and didn't start with too little blade working out - and broke the tip looks familiar from other post we have seen