Dakotagrafx

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  1. to sell printer or not to sell

    she still has 2 bedrooms and she picked that when she kicked it out of the family room
  2. to sell printer or not to sell

    Have been fighting back and forth when to sell the Roland - my wife retires in 2 years and I planned on selling it in about a year in preparation of our more extended travels - but we have a 19 day vacation coming up in September - so the struggle continues to sell or not to sell before the vacation . . . . then to make it harder a bunch of printing orders came in. Sometimes the struggle of when to sell is as hard as it was on when to buy my first one . . .
  3. that is the point of having a "automatic" registration mark sensor - no need to alight with a laser - just have to have the sensor in line with the marks so it can find them - on my roland print and cut the sensor is in line with the blade so it makes it easy and if I am off it will try again 1/2 inch to either side (up or down) from that point
  4. Platen cover?

    we all did - heck I started with a $250 sunie press before moving onto several hotronix and a knight - I used to find deals on hotronix swingers that would only go to the "Hello" screen and freeze there = after getting a bargain would fix them 2 years of vocational electronics training has paid dividends
  5. Platen cover?

    I used to use strong magnets to hold the teflon on the top platen - then got the hotronix with the teflon covers and love it. if you do sublimation make sure you get some butcher paper to change between presses as the ink outgasses and attaches to anything near by including teflon and then re sublimates on a later press
  6. to sell printer or not to sell

    best part of the alaska cruise/ land tour we did with princess was the 3 days prior when we rented a class c motorhome and toured ourselves. 10 to park about anywhere overnight, camper fully stocked except food and soap - and we stopped and hiked any time we wanted without a schedule. Ohhh and same price as a hotel for the rental
  7. to sell printer or not to sell

    wife is all set for me to cut back and get rid of all the shipping boxes and clutter from the business - I won't quit it all but part of it will need to cut back. I have taken over a bedroom for the printer, 1/2 the basement for the laminator, cutter, vinyl, boxes, etc. and have a floor standing rotary cutter in the family room along with other supplies like my roll holder for the 1000 ft roll of shipping tape - not to mention the sublimation supplies I still need to use up or sell. so not quite hoarders but it does add a lot of clutter
  8. to sell printer or not to sell

    Thanks everyone - the reason for selling by the time my wife retires is we plan on going on some extended trips - solvent printers do not do well when sitting unused for extended periods of times - we have done the 2 weeks or a little over and the printer turns itself on about 3-4 times a day and does its own cleaning but over 2 weeks I think is pushing it from the experience I had with my first printer - so when she retires it has to be gone. this years trip is 19 days and with prepping for trip and getting back in the groove pushes that well over 3 weeks sitting. Orders are good and I love the printer but when they sit you replace heads and that gets expensive along with my wife really wants me to cut back when she retires. I can keep the graphtec and do a lot of things down the road but won't have the worry about the printer sitting. when I do it - I will make a package of the printer, laminator, ink and lots of vinyl so it will pretty well be a final decision when that bridge is crossed. having owned 3 eco solvent rolands I can say I love them and as most know I am a maint hound. As I always said printers are sexy but there are two sides to every equation - many nights I have stayed up all night to get orders out quickly - at some point well all slow down some
  9. Polish for decals

    use a squeegee covered with fleece . . . or teflon sleeve
  10. Wet application with 1310G transfer rite?

    Clear also isn’t good for applying to anything with a compound curve as it won’t stretch at all for the curves in more than one direction. . . It displays pretty but in the application area it is misearable too much of the time. I prefer to have something apply easily than look pretty before install
  11. New on here

    Welcome from Michigan
  12. vectorize logo question

    Harley not only owns the logo but also aggressively goes after those using the shield as it is a recognized as being part of their logo
  13. Graphtec 3000-60 HELP PLEASE

    15 u is the red holder with the bigger blades for things like sandblast mask - the standard blue holder is cb09ub I can see from your first post the offset is way off - probably because the offset on the 15u has a much larger blade the the offset of the tip is way more than a standare 15u blade
  14. Roller marks on my vinyl?

    so many people have messed with the roller pressure and then have tracking issues or vinyl slipping - even the high end units leave marks
  15. vectorize logo question

    here is a good thread for you to read when considering this:
  16. Over Size Please Reset

    it isn't a problem we have heard of before - if you could post back on the forum what you find out it would help others in the future and help our regulars to know how to help next time someone ask after hours
  17. !! Third Scorpio Designs !!

    Welcome from Michigan
  18. MH Series Compatible Blades

    I believe all the mh series sold by uscutter use roland blades - at least they did when I had them. update - I just looked on uscutters blades and it says mh series uses roland compatible blades and they are currently running a sale
  19. Issues after loading media

    when you say the rollers are aligned are you meaning that they fall within the little blue stickers on the top rail?
  20. Newb from Wisconsin

    Welcome from Michigan
  21. Should I buy from US Cutter?

    I have been using them for over 10 years - any business that sells thousands of plotters will have a few unhappy campers and they are usually the ones to post more. other companies have tried to run forums to allow users to help each other out all hours of the night and weekends when support isn't around. to my knowledge no other ones are anywhere near this big and most have closed the forums so no after hours support. read all the post from the thousands of users on here and make your own decision - for me I have bought a few plotters from uscutter over the years as I upgraded
  22. Blade choices?

    for years all I have used in all my cutters have only had 60 degree clean cut brand blades in them
  23. Fed Up...Need help.

    Another one.
  24. Fed Up...Need help.

    Your cutter I believe uses a laser to point to the registration marks so should be similar to the instructions for the laser point cutter mentioned in the video.
  25. Fed Up...Need help.

    Have you followed this tutorial?