MZ SKEETER

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  1. Yes, Version 5 has not been out very long. I saw it advertised as a special.
  2. I doubt those demos are up to date. Mine says 2017 when they are loading, They have been on my computer for years. What do yours say? There have been updates Vinyl Master has posted links for updates.
  3. Tech support for the software is Vinylmaster. Put in a ticket there. Under SUPPORT. It's called Vinyl Master Cut. (entry level) Vinyl Master Pro is a different (higher level) software. https://www.vinylmastercut.com/
  4. Which cutter? If not a Graphtec, then hopefully you are using a cutting mat, or you would be cutting, scratching, and gouging up your teflon cutting strip, which will cause you other problems. The cutting mat would hold the material. Most cutters start cutting where the vector was designed first.
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    Source for vehicle window dimensions?

    Possibly another source might be blueprints.com for cars, trucks
  6. Your motor may be dragging, running slow, etc, which may set off the alarm. What type of vinyl are you using? Is it a big roll that you are pulling from? That cutter can't be very old., Isn't it under warranty? Why haven't you contacted Graphtec tech support with your problem? That is who you should contact.
  7. Graphtec CE600060, thru Graphtec America, does not have 2 positions for the blade holder, in the carriage head. Only the Graphtec CE6000-40 does. Blade holder in the front position is for perf cutting, (over the groove for perf cutting), so as not to damage teflon cutting strip. You need a cutting mat to perf cut with a CE6000-60 so as not to damage cutting strip.
  8. Not sure where you found your info Dakota, But the error in the CE7000 user manual, says too heavy on the motor. Like they are trying to pull reflective or heavy vinyl. screen shot of error from CE7000 user manual
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    Cricut - print then cut issue

    There is only a handful of people who answer questions here, and not one of them use a Cricut cutter or printer. Check out the crafting forums, Cricut forum etc if you are wanting an answer or you will be waiting a long time.
  10. Make sure the cap is screwed tight on your blade holder. Make sure the flange is holding down the blade holder correctly.
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    Random cut order

    Most designs are cut by the way they are designed. First area designed is going to cut first. Example. I cut very large designs. Mostly 8 ft long. My vinyl may feed out 4 ft, before it starts cutting, but if does come and finish the front of the vinyl. There are soft wares with step by step cutting. Example, will cut all of the first 12 inches of a design, then on to the next 12 inches and so on until the whole design is finished at the end. Some soft wares have least amount of movement for the cutter. That is a feature. I use Flexistarter 8.6 (bare bones) software, with a FC Graphtec. Some soft wares control the direction of the design being cut.
  12. This applies to every vinyl cutter. You must first get the blade depth correct. Too many people see instructions to use a credit card or post it notes. This is wrong and too much blade exposed out of the blade holder. Then you set your blade offset. Start at 0.25mm and adjust plus or minus 0.05 until it is correct. To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. Regular sign vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. When you think the blade is so far in the blade holder, that you think it would not even cut, that is probably correct.
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    Cutting Issues

    To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. Regular sign vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. When you think the blade is so far in the blade holder, that you think it would not even cut, that is probably correct.
  14. Get down eye level with the bottom of the blade holder and vinyl, and watch it cutting. You can see if the blade holder is touching the vinyl. Or dragging on the vinyl. If so, add a little more blade out of the blade holder. Look at your teflon cutting strip and make sure it is not scratched and gouged up. If so, replace it.
  15. How about your test cuts directly from the TEST feature on the cutter...Are they correct? No cutting software is involved with those? If so, try a different cutting software. This is how you set your blade depth correctly. To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. Regular sign vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. When you think the blade is so far in the blade holder, that you think it would not even cut, that is probably correct.