MZ SKEETER

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  1. The grit rollers probably have a set screw in them, make sure it is tight.
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    HELP. CUTTER STOPS MID CUT

    Your welcome, glad you got it figured out cheaply.
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    Copam 2500 & windows 10 ?

    Is this the same Copam that you have been trying to get connected since 2017? Did you ever get it connected and cutting ever?
  4. Would something like this work? They are out of stock. but maybe can find similar elsewhere. If it would work. https://www.uscutter.com/Mondo-Trimmer
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    How to line up Vinyl

    Yes, those value cutters do not track that well either, and you may just run off the edge of the vinyl. You don't want to be cutting into your teflon cutting strip. Your welcome.
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    How to line up Vinyl

    You don't want to cut that close to the vinyl edge, where you only have 1/4" inch on each side. What size is the design?
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    How to line up Vinyl

    From support. Go down to placing your vinyl. But the carriage head at the lower right hand corner of the vinyl. Cutters cut right to left. Make sure you push the ORIGIN button, before you send your cut. Never be pulling from a roll while cutting, always have enough vinyl slack behind the cutter to do the entire job. https://support.uscutter.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037884131-Day-1-with-your-vinyl-cutter
  8. Make sure the cutter command is on GP-GL. That is the command for Graphtec soft ware. I don't use those Graphtec softwares. I only use Flexi software. Also use a com port 4 or lower. It says com 5. Make sure the driver installed correctly. reboot your computer after installing the driver. Cutting Master is used with Adobe illustrator or Corel design software. Try a different USB cable.
  9. Might be long wait for reply. Has not been back on since Aug 2019.
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    HELP. CUTTER STOPS MID CUT

    Those value cutters have a cheap Chinese USB chip set in them. Not TRUE USB. It has been posted hundreds of times on here to put a value cutter on a Tripp-Lite Keyspan Adapter, with the serial cable that came with your cutter. that is the brand name that works with a vinyl cutter. which is a more robust connection. USB is hit or miss on value cutters, and feeds the data better. Put your pen tool in, and on paper (back of the vinyl) draw the design, as big as your wanting. If it works, then most likely static from the vinyl. Just because it cuts smaller, does not mean it is not static. Static from the vinyl builds up on longer runs. Pen and paper won't create static. Those cutters also don't have much memory. another problem. Always reset the cutter after doing a job, so you dump the data from the last order. For static, wipe the vinyl and cutter with dryer sheets, spray Static Guard in area. Run a humidifier.
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    Face masks

    Arty, those are pretty cool. And yes, I still have been wearing a mask when I go out.
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    Remembering Mr 300

    Thanks Arty.
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    LOADING MEDIA SYMPTOMS

    The load media error is listed in your Imark user manual. page 10 Status and error messages. Or contact Graphtec I don't know of anyone here who uses Imark software.
  14. Your welcome. When you have too much blade exposed, you are cutting with the side of the the blade., not the very tip of the blade, which is all you need to cut with. When the blade depth is not set correctly, you will get dovetails and cuts not lining up. That is why blade depth is so important, when setting up the cutter. Blade depth has to be correct from the git go. Everything else falls in after that.
  15. This is posted my another member and a great photo of where your want to get your cutter to cut correctly. Make some squares with the square tool. circle. Type some text from the software.
  16. When dragging the blade holder firmly across the vinyl, My instructions state, that you must adjust the blade until it does lightly scores the backing. Then you put the blade holder make into the machine. NOW adjust your force on your machine, until it cuts correctly. Same results, only cutting the vinyl and slightly on the wax paper backing. That way you know you are all the way thru the adhesive. 1/64 inches is almost 4 mil. Your only cutting vinyl in 2.5-3 mil. If your cutting sign vinyl or HTV. Oracal vinyl is 2.5.mil. Cast vinyl would be 2 mil thick. You set your blade depth to the vinyl that you are going to cut. Many, many people are having problems with setting correct blade depth, because for a very long time now, UScutter is posting wrong instructions. Then people are coming here with problems.
  17. What does your TEST feature cut look like? How did you set your blade depth? Please answer the question. You can have too much blade exposed and still just lightly score the vinyl. It's all about less blade, more force. If you can take that blade holder out of the machine, and in your hand can firmly cut across vinyl and it cuts all the way thru the vinyl and backing paper, then you have too much blade exposed out of the blade holder.
  18. First let's start with making sure that you set your blade depth correctly. No using a credit card or post it notes to set blade depth. That is just wrong, and we can't get rid of that myth. This is the correct way. This has to be correct before your force and blade offset are set correctly. Sign vinyl is only 2.5-3 mil thick, so you only cut with the very tip of the blade. 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. Then set your blade offset. Start with 0.25mm and adjust at + or - 0.05, and see if your TEST feature looks correct. That looks to be in Vinyl Spooler >CUT OPTIONS User manual shows a square and a triangle. as your test cut, does it look like that when you use it? Adjust to get it like that. When you get every thing set up correctly, and the lines are not meeting, add a little OVERCUT in your cutting software. Also, never be pulling from the roll while cutting. Always have enough vinyl slack to do the entire order.
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    First impressions of the Prismcut P28

    Many of us have Graphtecs, they don't have rulers and NEVER needed it. I don't line up to anything. Measure your wheels equally to the edge of the vinyl and your tracking should be fine, as long you start your vinyl straight. I just measure about an 1.5 inches in. You should NEVER be pulling from a vinyl roll while cutting. You should always have enough vinyl slack behind the cutter to do the entire order. Prefeed your vinyl for the order. I have a 30" Graphtec, they only come with 2 pinch rollers, can't imagine having 4 pinch rollers. There is no need. 2 Pinch rollers, track perfect. ( Maybe try only using 2 pinch rollers, instead of all of them) Graphtecs have separated grit rollers. I don't need to add anything to know where they are. There are markings above on the carriage rail track.. Prisimcut states it has arrows. (Position pinch roller under arrows.) Vinyl does not lift up or blade does not scratch the vinyl. Maybe? You have the blade too far exposed out of the blade holder. There is incorrect instructions out there, with setting blade depth with a credit card or post it notes. These are WRONG and way too much blade exposed. This is the correct way 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.
  20. Also to help people on this forum with files, we would have to own every type of software, just to look at the files posted. Most any software imports .eps files. I use Flexi software which is .fs format. But I can also import .eps files, Flexi software has many, many different file formats that can be imported. But I cannot import your vinyl master files.
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    Anyone have an wrap design dvds to share?

    Anything like that would be copyrighted. Not allowed to share them, They are copyright protected. We spend good money to have nice designs and have the license to use them. Sharing them would NOT give you a license to use them anyway.
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    Design keeps getting chopped

    .jpg format would work much better.
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    cut is off..

    Calibrate your vinyl cutter. You should be able to do in Scalp. I don't use Scalp, Just looking online Located under Cutter at the top...then Calibrate
  24. I gave you the best instructions there are from the git go. They are posted hundreds of times on this forum. They do work. Have helped hundreds and hundreds of people. You set your blade to the thickness of vinyl that your using, not to a credit card or post it notes, which have nothing to do with the thickness of vinyl. Most vinyl is only 2.5-3 mil. You only cut with the very tip of the blade.
  25. And to get you on the right track for blade depth, NO credit cards widths or post it notes. That is way too much blade exposed. This gets you there. 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.