MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    new to vinyl everything.

    You haven't stated what computer operating system that you have. This will work for both Mac and Windows though.
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    new to vinyl everything.

    Pretty much all of your questions can be answered right here. Tons of valuable info. Search box in upper right corner. Of course starting out, it all depends on the budget that you have to spend. Wrapping and cutting are two totally different avenues to take. To wrap, take some classes. Here is the UScutter buying guide. But there are other cutters for sale also. https://www.uscutter.com/index/page/static/subpage/buying_guides_new
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    Graphtec 8600 Vinyl slipping

    I have never had my cutter over speed 6. I cut for accuracy. Not how fast I can get it done. Not to mention all the wear and tear on your machine. My cutter was new in 2008. Never a problem. Nothing more I can add. Good luck with your problem. Dakota runs around 10ish.
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    Graphtec 8600 Vinyl slipping

    So how fast are you running the machine? If fast, take it slower. Also there are different settings on the pinch rollers. Low. Medium and strong. 2 outside should be the same.
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    What's going on with stock levels?

    Oracal also depends on other companies, to get their supplies from. and to get to other suppliers. Everything has to be cleaned. I have packages that are not getting delivered for up to 3 weeks, that are only 3 hours away, waiting for clean vehicles. Alot of bigger towns have bottle necks. .I also have had packages stalled for riots and protests.. UPS trucks couldn't move.
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    What's going on with stock levels?

    Covid -19!! Factories are running limited. If at all.
  7. CE5000-60 cutters only had 2 pinch rollers as standard. Are you in the US? Or was the pinch roller added?
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    Prismcut ignores Vinylmaster origin settings?

    I have owned 2 different brands of vinyl cutters. ORIGIN is set on the vinyl cutter. Is this the first time you have ran a vinyl cutter? My first vinyl cutter was back in 2006. ORIGIN was set on the vinyl cutter. I use Flexistarter software and it does not even have ORIGIN in the software. (that I can see). Prisimcut is a rebranded vinyl cutter made for USCUTTER. It is a Skycut vinyl cutter.( with a few differences).
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    Prismcut ignores Vinylmaster origin settings?

    The software is for ANY vinyl cutter. Value cutter up to high end units. Vinyl cutters are listed in the software. Very few softwares are made for just 1 vinyl cutter. The only ones that I know of are Flexistarter, that only have a few vinyl cutter models in them that are made for a Liyu or a Refine. Or a PCut. They are made that way, so the distributor can offer them free with a vinyl cutter. And that would be the only drivers in them. Those softwares are specially made for the models. Just like Vinyl Master from UScutter. only has their models in them, instead of the full version models that Vinyl Master actually sells from their website. Vinyl Master software was created long before this Prisimcut was developed. That cutter is new to UScutter line up of cutters. Your welcome.
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    Prismcut ignores Vinylmaster origin settings?

    You can use the arrows on the machine to move the carriage head over. Then push the ORIGIN button, on the machine. That is where your cutter starts measuring your design from at X0 Y0. Also with the cutter turned off, you can place the carriage head where ever you want it. Then push the ORIGIN button on the machine. X0 Y0 is where the design is measured from. Make sure you have enough room for your design either way you do it. Some cutter programs run from the cutters themselves. Some run from the software program. I have a Graphtec, I get to choose whether I want to run it from the software only or from the vinyl cutter it's self.
  11. Was the cutter wider than 24"? 2 Pinch rollers are standard on a 24" Also standard on the FC 30"
  12. I thought you would jump up to another FC next
  13. Do you have the pinch roller force all the way down on Strong? It does have 3 settings. What type of media? Best to contact Graphtec support for that.
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    Cutting Plotter 1350 driver anyone?

    The ad says "Discontinued by manufacturer" Every ad that I have read about this cutter says "Support Corel Draw output directly". Nothing about which cutting software it would work on except WinPCsign Basic. (They have on ad) But this same company does have a regular website. Maybe contact them. Looking at Signcut software, they do support this cutter. Flexi software also supports this cutter. According to Vinyl Master list It shows this. That would have to be purchased at the VinylMaster.com website. SK 1100H, 1100ds, 1350H, 1350ds, 1600H, 1600ds, 720H, 720ds, 850H, 850ds, JK-1100, JK-1350, JK-720 You could try it on trial Signcut Or Vinyl Master https://www.sign-in-china.com/products/16171/24_quot_vinyl_sign_cutter_with_automatic_contour_cut_function_bluetooth_output.html You stated you got the cutter cheap, so get yourself a good updated software to run it.
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    Graphtec FC-8000 Problems

    Then slow the cutter down. I always cut slow and never have problems. Your trying to cut thicker material, so run it slower. No reason to run that fast. You can see at that speed it is not working out and your just wasting vinyl. Plus it puts more wear and tear on your machine. It's the same for cutting detailed designs and text, you run it slower. I have never had my cutter past speed 6. I have never needed to. It's going on 13 years and never a problem. I cut several orders, almost everyday. My niche' is large designs, 20" w x 8-12 ft long. What does it do when you cut at speed 5? With a new blade?
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    Graphtec FC-8000 Problems

    There are instructions in the user manual on how you should have your pinch rollers set as far as pressure on them. There are more instructions than this if you have more than 2 pinch rollers.
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    USCutter SC not cutting

    It looked like on the video it was going up and down to me also. But she said no. Yes, there is a youtube video, which I watched, that showed the ring of the blade holder inside the clamp. She didn't reply to that.
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    USCutter SC not cutting

    Do you have the ring of the blade holder inside the carriage arm? Then clamped down? It is supposed to be inside.. Is the carriage arm/ blade holder going up and down at all? Can you push it up and down? Did you see this cutter cutting? Do you have your blade holder down in the carriage arm correctly? Make sure the wheels of the carriage head are firmly down in the track. Maybe someone that owns an SC will come a long and help. This is just a user to user forum.
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    USCutter SC not cutting

    I have no idea what a HEIC file is. Windows photo viewer doesn't support this file format.. And I didn't see anything on the MOV file, only sounds.
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    USCutter SC not cutting

    Are you sure the cutter is online? From the vinyl cutter it's self control panel. Here is the user manual for that cutter https://www.uscutter.com/static/PDFs/SC_Manual_06152016.pdf
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    USCutter SC not cutting

    I don't see where you are mention which cutting software that you are using. So which cutting software, on which operating system? So when you are running the TEST on the cutter, the cutter doesn't cut? Are you sure you have the cutter online?
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    Graphtec CE7000 improvements worth it?

    You can download the Graphtec software right now, from the Graphtec site. No serial number required. Graphtec software runs on GP-GL language. Graphtec language, But you can use any other type of software, on the HP-GL language. I use Flexi software to cut with. You can even use the old Signblazer software. Many are still using it on their newer Graphtecs, because they didn't want to learn a new software when they bought them. I have never needed to replace any parts in 12 years and I cut almost everyday. Why pinch rollers? Your supposed to leave the pinch rollers up when not in use. On Graphtecs blade offset is ZERO. No need to change it. The biggest problems with people getting vinyl cutters, is they don't set the blade depth correctly. Too many are using this credit card or post it notes for blade depth. It is 10 times too much blade depth and just plain wrong. The correct instructions have been posted on this forum hundreds of times.And listed under the BLADE depth category. You may even have your blade depth wrong. FC8000 on up also have a dual blade holder position, so you can cut all the way thru, or perf cut the vinyl with out a carrier sheet. It also has a cross cutter blade to cut your vinyl off after cutting your design. Graphtecs are made with good quality parts, not like a Titan or a value cutter. Night and day difference. My cutter weighs around 86 pounds with the stand, which is also very well built. The FC cutters are on castor wheels.
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    Graphtec CE7000 improvements worth it?

    I purchased 2 new Ce5000-60's for my kids. 1 was around 2012. The other around 2015. Never any problems. Many people on this forum own Graphtec Ce vinyl cutters, Rarely do you hear any problems, Mostly user error. Graphtec cutters have a great resale value, because of great quality and they last for years. Speed doesn't matter to me, I cut slow regardless. Just like now, I am cutting and doing orders and answering questions on this forum. The reason I choose the 30" is because, (which is only in the FC line), is because I had a Seiki 36 Inch, and had designs for that size. Now part of my nich'e is those larger sizes, which get me more money. I cut very detailed designs, and they cannot be overlapped, they are 1 decal 27" 28" wide. I can also cut detailed designs up to 16 ft long with out any tracking problems. I have never tried over 16 ft long, because I only have an 8 ft table. I would guess more CE vinyl cutters are sold than the FC unit, because of price. Also parts are still sold for the FC8000. I barely see a difference between the FC8000 and the FC8600, You might also find good deals on the FC8600.
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    Graphtec CE7000 improvements worth it?

    Where do you live? Just checking out Ebay, There are some Graphtec FC8000. 24" and 30" cutters that are for sale for about the price of the CE cutters being sold. These cutters are like tanks, Built very sturdy. Much more force than a CE. They come standard with the catch basket.. But make sure it is included in the ad. So don't rule out the used FC units, when your looking. I bought a new FC back in 2008, Never a problem. Also picked up a used FC8000 from Ebay a couple of years ago. No problems. Both of mine are 30" I don't do contour cutting , so I didn't care about the ARMS. I wanted a cutter, that would cut great, with great tracking. These cutters cut very detailed designs great. Set the settings and they are still there the next time, No fiddling around with having to change anything when I cut. Maybe force once in a while for chrome vinyl. You can also change your settings from your computer with the Graphtec Cutting Controller.
  25. You have to install the FTDI driver to create a com port number in your device manager of your computer. That is to make a USB connection. Those cutters do not have true USB. and it is not plug and play. , Then match the com port number in Flexi to the comport number in your computer device manage, com port number below 4. You need to find the FTDI driver for Windows 10.(google is your friend) You also have to go into Flexi Prodution manager and choose your vinyl cutter and set it up.