MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    Slow down speed lower than 100mm/sec?

    You also said it is cutting rough. Too much blade will also do that. How did you set your blade depth when you set up the machine? Value cutters are not that great for super tiny stuff. A servo cutter is much better for that.
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    Slow down speed lower than 100mm/sec?

    Don't know about the speed, but if you are peeling up the vinyl, you have too much blade exposed out of the blade holder. A correctly set blade depth, won't peel up the vinyl Here is how to set it 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.
  3. Best not to update the firmware. Updating is causing many problems. Cutter will not even work after the update. I bought my cutter in 2008, I have never updated it. Why screw up a machine that is working fine?
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    SC2 Advancing vinyl too far

    If it cuts regular fine, then it would not be the board. Are you following the calibration and instructions for contour cutting with Vinyl Master from the support page? Also the value cutters are best on a serial cable or a Tripp-Lite Keyspan Adapter with null modem cable for better connections. https://support.uscutter.com/support/solutions/articles/14000049746-contour-cutting-with-the-laserpoint-ii-and-sc-cutters-vinylmaster-sure-cuts-a-lot-3-pro-flexisign
  5. You didn't state how you set your blade depth, but this is the correct way. Yes, look at your blade tip and make sure it is not broken. The CE6000 is not a heavy duty machine to be cutting thick material like that. Best to use an Graphtec FC model for thick materials, it is a heavy duty cutter. 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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    Can't open SBE file from folder

    When I get that, where to open the file. It says Browse, So browse to your desktop and find Signblazer. Pretty sure Signblazer would be installed on your Desktop.
  7. On Graphtec site, it does not say that the FC5100 is compatible with the CM4. It says Compatible CuttingMaster 2 is. Your cutter is listed on FREE Signblazer. It is a design and cut program. That cutter is probably close to 13-15 years old. This is the software that you need with Cutting Master 2 WIN REQUIREMENTS ▼ Win 10/8.1/8/7, 32&64 Bits ADOBE LLUSTRATOR CS3 - CS6 CC CC2014 CORELDRAW X4 - X7
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    Titan2 Issues

    How did you set your blade depth? This is the correct way and works. 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.
  9. So what is happening now that you upgraded the firmware? You don't state. You just say it's a mistake. Are you getting errors or what? What is going on with the machine? Did you try a factory reset? Did you try reinstalling your driver and your cutting software? Reboot the computer after you do it. If your on USB, did you try it on serial? Did you try a different cutting software. With out knowing what the cutter is or not doing, I can only throw out suggestions. Be specific on what the cutter is doing now. Maybe call Graphtec again and get a different tech support. Maybe there is something, you didn't do. Here you can go over the firmware update from the service manual. Updating firmware, I never did do on mine. Start at page 7-31. That is all the help that I have. http://www.graphteccorp.com/support/manuals/FC7000/FC7000-UM-251 (10-9370).pdf
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    SC2 Advancing vinyl too far

    No mention of which cutting software, on which operating system. USB or serial.? When you provide the correct info, maybe someone using it can help.
  11. MZ SKEETER

    Can I use L3

    Yes, you can use the Lp3 as a regular cutter. It just has the added feature of having the ARMS for contour cutting of printed designs.
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    Vinyi Express Q100 Series

    There is a sensor in the back, make sure it is covered. Maybe it needs cleaned. Or you should be able to turn the media sensor off. I turned my media sensor and pinch roller sensor off on day 1, many years ago.
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    Replaced Z chip

    Slide the page down til you do. That page scrolls down.
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    Replaced Z chip

    Follow thru with this. Answer each question. https://support.uscutter.com/support/solutions/articles/14000030226-my-carriage-arm-is-not-moving-up-and-down-
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    Texts are outline & can't really see them

    As stated above, make sure it is on solid and not wire frame.
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    Help with CE-Lite 50

    I think you can turn the Arms sensor up higher, check your manual. Turn your lights dim in the room. Make sure the ink mark is dark. Graphtec has great tech support, contact them.
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    Help with CE-Lite 50

    That error code is LOOKING FOR THE STARTING MARK SCAN ERROR.. Here it is from your CELITE user manual. You need to use the arrow buttons and move the tool to the Starting Mark. 4-18 Of User Manual
  18. Which version of Flexi software on which computer operating system. For Serial to USB, are you using a Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter? Any other cheap Usb to serial cable will not work with a vinyl cutter. It will have the same cheap Chinese chipset as the MH vinyl cutter has. Only a Tripp-Lite brand name, is guaranteed to work with a vinyl cutter. To be used with the null modem cable that came with your cutter.
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    Z chip For MH 721

    I don't know where you read about not putting magnets, our Graphtecs have magnets, so that the carriage head doesn't cut past the pinch rollers. We have to disable the pinch roller sensor to cut outside or use EXPAND. Your welcome.
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    Z chip For MH 721

    Now before you fire that cutter up. Scrape a little paint off the cutter, and attach a ground wire from the cutter to the stand. The static from the vinyl, has to go some where, and it will go thru the blade and on. UScutter also offers an anti static kit https://www.uscutter.com/Anti-Static-Kit-for-Vinyl-Cutters
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    Z chip For MH 721

    You can do online searches with that part number http://www.ti.com/product/LM324-N/pinout-quality https://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine?N=4294759686&Keyword=LM324AM https://www.digikey.com/products/en?mpart=LM324AM&v=296 https://www.galco.com/buy/Texas-Instruments/LM324N?source=googleshopping&utm_source=adwords&utm_campaign=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAq97uBRCwARIsADTziybjKwbQ8ksdXXHM0S8nhqFMnMzUY-s5p9JvNQ2Y54RcQssisIg0s1MaAruHEALw_wcB
  22. MZ SKEETER

    Easy Cut Studio plotter install

    So which cutter is it listed under for future reference?
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    Graphtec Studio Won't Print Anymore

    I have only worked with Windows, Actually I still cut on Windows XP, but I do have Windows 7, and I have GraphtecProStudio on Windows 10. I don't have a printer to print. I only cut and I never have problems, I use Flexi products. (Which GraphtecProStudio is) But like I said. Try Bootcamp on your Mac. or a trial version of Parallels. https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/ It is not just Mac and Graphtec software, It is Mac and Sure Cuts A Lot software also. But Mac seems to be the problem. Many software companies no longer support Mac for their softwares. Flexi quit Mac on version 8.5 years ago. Vinyl Master is not for Mac either. Signblazer never was either. Maybe try the trial of Signcut, It is for a Mac.
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    Graphtec Studio Won't Print Anymore

    We have seen problems on here with Mac and Graphtec software. But weren't you given a link to GraphtecProStudio? Yes, it is for Windows, But that software far exceeds any other Graphtec software. It is over $1000 software, like FlexisignPro. Maybe consider using bootcamp on your Mac. Or buy a cheap PC windows.
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    Graphtec Studio Won't Print Anymore

    Can you use Cutting Master? (which ever version) If so, what does it do at printing? I have never used Cutting Master, I use Flexi products. Not too many Mac people on here,, but there are a few, maybe they will chime in.