MZ SKEETER

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  1. Depends on what type of reflective. Only low intensity reflective is supposed to be cut on the CE6000-60. Higher intensity reflective is for the FC unit. I bought a used FC8000-75 and they were cutting reflective. They added 2 pinch roller assemblies to it. They were also cutting with the red top blade holder. FC cutters are much more heavy duty, with more force.
  2. Besides having the main pinch roller handle, doesn't each pinch roller have another handle, or adjustment on them, that you can clamp down tighter? Read your user manual. My FC does. Do some searches in your area for adhesive backed carrier sheets.
  3. You being able to push it down like that, it doesn't appear to be tight under the pinch rollers at all. Have you tried a carrier sheet with it. or spray adhesive on vinyl backing Putting 1 pinch roller down tight, then flattening the vinyl across to the other pinch roller? Or your pinch rollers are not tight enough.
  4. I could not even do a search for that vinyl. Only their sign vinyl and stencil and printing vinyl. Where did you buy it? Show the specs on it.
  5. I don't see one. Only on the FC cutters, so you can cut heavy reflective, etc. Normally a 3rd pinch roller assembly would not be needed on a 24" . It's your vinyl, not the cutter. The vinyl doesn't even lay down. Did you ever reroll it the opposite direction? I have a 30" FC cutter, with 2 pinch rollers, and my Avery chrome lays down just fine and cuts. And it has a wider throat then your cutter. Contact your tech support.
  6. a 60 degree blade would probably work best. Yes, CB09U, but you have to get the vinyl to lay down.
  7. Go to your menu, and go thru the background settings and see if the Fan is set to normal. It will only work when you are cutting. Did you try rerolling the vinyl?
  8. You may have to try cutting narrower widths, than the full width of the vinyl. If you can't get the vinyl to lay down.
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    HELP STACKS NOT MATCHING

    If you don't have the pinch rollers an equal distance on the edge of the vinyl, short distance can be bad also. The vinyl has to feed straight. This will also happen if you are pulling vinyl from the roll while cutting. How did you set your blade depth?
  10. You do want marking on the backing, just a light mark. Use my instructions above. They work.
  11. How did you set your blade depth for this vinyl? This vinyl is not like your regular 2-3 mil sign vinyl. Did you do test cuts with the cutter before cutting this and they were fine?
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    HELP STACKS NOT MATCHING

    provide some pictures of what you are doing. If your talking about a tracking problem, that MH cutter is a bottom of the barrel cutter with many known problems including tracking. Make sure your blade is set correctly, so that the blade is not too far our and dragging on the vinyl. Make sure you always have enough vinyl free and loose behind the cutter. Never be pulling from the vinyl roll while cutting. This is how to 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 just barely see and feel your blade tip out of the blade holder.
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    HELP STACKS NOT MATCHING

    " my cuts that are made for stacking aren't matching." I don't even know what this is supposed to mean. Show some pictures.
  14. I never had that problem cutting polyesters. (chrome). I cut Avery chrome. Have you tried rerolling the vinyl in the opposite direction so the vinyl is flat? I do that with any vinyl. Also is the blade in the holder too far out causing the vinyl to move? This is how to set your blade correctly for any vinyl. No mention of which brand of vinyl you are using. 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.
  15. MZ SKEETER

    Newbie Needs help

    Your Titan 3 is a servo, it should be able to cut, 1/4" If your lifting vinyl, you probably have too much blade exposed. And you don't need any speed. Slowest possible. This is how to set your blade depth. This works. What kind of letters are you trying to cut? 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.
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    billeoff

    Yes, as long as you are using a Windows cutting software.
  17. MZ SKEETER

    FC8000 Error message

    My Flexi connection is listed as Graphtec USB, in the drop down box in Production Manager. Not a com port number. You should be able to to plug cable into any com port on your computer and it works. No matching of Com port number. But could plug into each com port and see if they get the same error. Or try a new cable. @Dave1234, Does your Flexi have a USB dongle, like a flash drive? Like shown in these pictures?
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    FC8000 Error message

    Which version of Flexi software are you using? And Flexi must be on Hp-GL command. Make sure your driver is working. Also, like said above, do not mess with the firmwar
  19. I don't even use a cell phone, everything is on my computers. I use emails. onsite messaging.
  20. MZ SKEETER

    MH721-MK2 set origin SBE

    Move the carriage head to the lower right hand corner. Push the ORIGIN button on the vinyl cutter before sending the cut. The cut may start further up, but it will come back and finish the job. The ORIGIN is where the cutter starts measuring your design. Turn your speed slow. Make sure design is smaller than the sheet of vinyl. Best to use a serial connection or a Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter on a value cutter. like the MH.
  21. Yes, looks much better. Your welcome
  22. adjust the offset in your cutting software now. and run those samples. Pen offset zero. Blade start at 0.25mm and adjust 0.05 plus and minus. Blade Offset is in your cutting software. No mention of which you are using. Do you have your blade depth set correctly? This is how to set 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 just barely see and feel your blade tip out of the blade holder.
  23. Paper and pen test Offset should be set to Zero. There is no offset with a pen. Pen is centered in the blade holder. A blade drags, it has offset. Check that the carriage head wheels are firmly in the track. Make sure carriage head , blade holder arm is not cracked or broken.
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    Encad novacut 24 pens

    Maybe show a picture of it so people know what to look for.
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    Titan 3 noises

    Is it your blade hitting that hard? How did you set your blade depth? Too many people are using wrong blade depth instructions.