MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    You should be using the TEST feature on the vinyl cutter, which only uses a very small amount of vinyl. It makes like a square and a triangle or similar as a TEST. (It is very small). You can check the blade depth that way, instead of trying to cut a design and wasting vinyl.
  2. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    Look at the blade tip and see if it is broken off. I run my cutter for 9 months before changing blades. There is no vinyl residue on the blade.
  3. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    You have to firmly cut by hand on the vinyl like the cutter will do. Have you looked at the tip, to make sure you have not broken the tip off?
  4. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    How did you set your blade depth? Just because you are not marking the backing, does not mean it is correctly set. Your blade is ripping up the vinyl. so it has too much blade exposed. Vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick, so you only cut with the very tip of the blade. You should just barely see the blade tip out of the blade holder.
  5. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    And where is Your area?
  6. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    You watched videos to set the blade? How did that video tell you to set the blade? Just from looking at the vinyl, you have way too much blade exposed. This is the correct way and will work every time to set your blade depth 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 just barely see and feel your blade tip out of the blade holder.
  7. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    Where are you located? Your welcome.
  8. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    There are still good buys on those. Just have the money when it's for sale.
  9. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    The FC8000 and 8600 does perf cutting also. and can find many used, If you don't want to buy new.
  10. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    Here is the discussion that Mr. Joel did. He found a way, Just different material.
  11. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    There is a guy on here that did that, not too long ago. He was trying to use an FC with special material. Like die cut.
  12. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    That is perf cutting. Setting 2 different depth conditions.
  13. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    What are you calling die cutting? Real die cutting is a press with dies, stamping out decals.
  14. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    When I got this used FC8000, It was not cleaned. It had that stuff all over it, gritty everywhere. and lots of adhesive stuck to the throat of it. It's just the way the material is. It was very obvious that it had been used for cutting reflective. And heavy reflective, because they added the 2 pinch rollers. Standard pinch rollers on a Graphtec is 2 pinch rollers up to the wider models. 24" and 30" are only 2 pinch rollers.
  15. MZ SKEETER

    Graphtec 8600 vs 9000

    The Graphtec FC9000 just came out. I have not seen anyone purchase it yet. They should be getting rid of inventory on the FC8600. I don't see any major changes. I own a FC8000. and FC7000. I don't see that much changed, other than 2 users can set conditions. They still have the same force. All of the FC cutters are built like a tank. And are heavy duty. My FC8000 was bought used and was set up for reflective, They added 2 extra pinch rollers and were using the red top blade holder. It is a 30" wide cutter. The FC9000 has the same force as my FC7000 that is over 10 years old. According to specs the Titan 3 has 750 gram force, which is more than the Graphtec FC vinyl cutters at 600 gram force. Have you tried making multiple passes with the Titan 3?
  16. MZ SKEETER

    Set Up Problem

    What cutting software are you cutting with? Are you sending vector designs? Which computer operating system? Did you match the com port number from your computer device manager with the com port number in your cutting software? You must. Which driver did you use? This cutter is not plug and play. And nothing like a Silhouette. Push in the reset button the side. Contact tech support tomorrow.
  17. MZ SKEETER

    Glow in the dark self-adhesive printable vinyl?

    Could it be from the VVIVID SHOP. Glow in the dark green? Click on the Glow In the dark green ad and see what customers are using it for. Kinda neat. Maybe you could try printing on it. If you watch the video, he says it comes in different colors. The store where you are showing the items, states they are using 3M flexible vinyl on the ad that I read. https://vvividshop.com/collections/automotive-films
  18. MZ SKEETER

    Cutting in sections

    Your going to have to contact Vinylmaster. They are your tech support for your software. They can answer your questions.
  19. MZ SKEETER

    Cutting in sections

    I never mentioned anything about a video. Go to VinylMaster.com and download their demos. Demos are real software to download and try.
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    Cutting in sections

    I have demos of each version of Vinyl Master. The tiling feature which you are referring to, is available in Vinyl Master LTR on up. You can also download the demos and check different features. Higher versions have more features. What do you mean that you can't transfer Flexi over? Why can't you run the Titan on the Flexi computer? Many were using the Copam 2500 driver to run Titan vinyl cutters. (at least they were doing that with the Signblazer software)
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    ce 6000 cutting with mat

    glad you got it figured out. Happy cutting. Your welcome
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    ce 6000 cutting with mat

    What cutting program are you using? Show some screen shots. Or examples of what is happening. Maybe the cutting mat is slipping? Maybe mylar is slipping? Run the cutter slow. Cut some rectangles and see if they measure correctly. Even use a pen on paper.
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    ce 6000 cutting with mat

    Your Graphtec will not cut past the pinch rollers. They have magnets in them. Or it's your size in the cutting software. I turned my pinch roller and media sensors off on day 1. They are in your background settings. Turning the media sensor off, stops the cutter from measuring the width of the vinyl at start up and you can put the carriage head and the blade right next to the edge of the vinyl. The carriage head can go past the pinch rollers then. Make sure and push the ORIGIN button, before sending the cut.
  24. MZ SKEETER

    Newbie Needs help

    You shouldn't have any problems cutting that , unless you have too much blade exposed. Or the tip is broken off the blade. Blade not freely moving. a drop or 2 of light oil in holder. Make sure no pieces are stuck in blade holder. How big is that design? Maybe the file is not good. Post the file in an .eps so we can look at it. Show pictures of how it looks like, after you cut it. Is the carriage head wheels firmly down in the track, make sure they are, Make sure no cracks in the blade holder, part of the carriage head. Speed only cuts faster. It also tears up faster. Go the slowest speed. Make sure you set the blade depth as has been posted hundreds of times on here and is posted above. Vinyl is only 2-3 mil. thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. Force is determined by the blade depth. Not any number. Even same models can be different. Use the test feature on your cutter to do your set up.
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