MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    What does this mean "now the cutter runs thru the paces" ? Have you ever ran a Graphtec cutter before? Are you sending the cutter a vector design? Like just type some text in Signblazer. Select it, and send to the cutter.
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    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    GP-GL is Graphtec language. For Cutting Master Only for Graphtec software. Yes, the command has to be on HP-GL for "OTHER" software. Did you see this cutter work before you got it? Did you go to the Graphtec site and download the driver, Install it and run it?
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    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    I suggested you drop Inkscape for cutting with your vinyl cutter. It is still a great design program. Many people are still using Signblazer, with old and newly purchased vinyl cutters. I have stayed with Flexi starter, because it came with my Seiki vinyl cutter and I like it real well. After I upgraded to a Graphtec, I upgraded my Flexi software and have been using this combo since 2008.
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    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    What happened to FREE Signblazer ? Get what you can afford that works with your machine.
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    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    People are still using Signblazer on Windows 10. You would have to try them, I don't know. I only use Flexi software with my Graphtec. Vinyl Master Cut is cheap enough to buy for cutting.
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    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    Obsolete? Not hardly, I have been running mine since 2008. There are many great softwares that are FREE to use on the Graphtec and get away from inkscape. Graphtec has software on their site for Free as well as Signblazer is free. Mz Skeeter is not a fellow, I am a woman!!
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    First Video I've made

    Glad you liked the Main tape.( NEKOOSA). I used to use the R-Tape. medium tack, paper tape, but after I got a roll of Main medium tack paper tape, many years back, I have only used Main medium tack paper tape. I changed all of my sizes to Main, tape brand paper tape. My decals are mostly large, up to 16 ft long. I have no problems with it and no complaints from buyers.
  8. MZ SKEETER

    Painting Coroplast & Applying Vinyl

    You stated vinyl in "metallic silver " Oracal carries metallic silver, (Color 090) is not chrome. Lasts many years outside in 651-751-951. But if your looking for 'mirror chrome, I use Avery mirror chrome, It is polyester vinyl. I never have problems with it for outdoor decals. But it has a limit on it, like most polyester vinyls. But stating coroplast signs , sounds like a temp job.
  9. MZ SKEETER

    megaplot c1261 erro

    Here is the site, and you can contact your tech support. or live chat. http://megagraphic.com.br/plotter-de-recorte-tc1261/
  10. MZ SKEETER

    Upgrade Question

    which 50" machine do you think compares to a Graphtec? Any cheap 50" machine would be a stepper, Steppers cutters are night and day to a servo. I used to own a stepper..Servos are much more precise. PERIOD. We have had people with stepper cutters send us their files for comparison. The details that the Graphtec does to their stepper is night and day. The details of the design are much sharper. They see the difference once we cut it for them. We cut their files. The details come out, and they are not so rounded. I can cut Avery chrome text perfect. down to 0.25 inches. Dakota (Scott has decals posted on here) and Mr300s has decals posted on here, on how small they can cut perfect. Very detailed designs. Question? Why do you think people upgrade to a Graphtec If the cheap stepper cutters are so great? Several on here have both cutters from upgrading. I started out with a Seiki. Plus the Graphtec has guaranteed tracking up to 50 ft. Most steppers can't even track good at 12ft without drifting off. The MH is only 8 ft. Graphtec does not have memory or static problems. The Titan 3 only has a max cutting length of 300 inches, compared to my Graphtec at 1968 inches. Graphtecs measure the width of the vinyl and can prefeed the vinyl to any length and back. Those tracks from the pinch rollers make the tracking straight. Blade holders are different. They are Graphtec style holders and blades. Dakota has had both Graphtec and Roland, vinyl cutters. and has stated many times that the Graphtec is better with details. We have always said if you cannot afford the Graphtec, Then get the Titan 2 or 3, because of the servo motors. My niche' is large vinyl graphics. I can cut 16 ft L x 27" W detailed decals and never have to worry about running out of memory or tracking on them. I can cut stripes as long as I want and know they will be cut straight. Try that with a stepper cutter. People have also traded back their Titans and gotten a Graphtec, just the quality of the machine being better built, they notice. How sturdy the machine and stand are. Most Value cutters are Chinese built vs Graphtecs which are Japanese built. My FC cutters can also pounce paper, which I have not seen any other cutter do, as well as it has an automatic cross cutter blade, which cuts the vinyl off after cutting. Graphtecs can also perf cut, (dotted lines), punch the printed decal out. A Graphtec can be set with 8 different conditions, for cutting different vinyls and materials. Graphtecs come with the Graphtec Cutting Controller, that runs right from my computer. You can change all settings and run order after order,(same color vinyl) from the cutting controller, even cutting off the vinyl and starting a new order. Never get out of your chair. . Any feature the cutter does, you can do it from the controller on the computer. (FC cutters) CE cutters do not have the cross cutter blade..
  11. MZ SKEETER

    Upgrade Question

    I bought my Graphtec new in 2008, and have NEVER, and I mean never had a problem with it. I cut almost every day and my cutter is original, Same cutting strip and all. The cuts are great, precise and accurate. The Graphtecs are very well built. The tracking is GREAT. The Graphtecs have more features than the Titans. The only Titan coming close to a Graphtec is the 28" Titan 3, Which is about $500 less, and it has less features than a Graphtec. Titan 1 is a stepper, with no contour cutting and the Titan 2 is a servo with manual contour cutting. but we have seen many of the Titans needing new boards in about a year or 2. You don't see Graphtecs doing that. The Titans have not been out in the field that long like the Graphtecs. Graphtecs are built with great precision and quality, They also cut more detailed designs better. I own 2 Graphtec FC vinyl cutters and would buy another. Because Graphtecs are so great, they hold their resale value also. I also purchased 2 Graphtec CE5000-60 for my kids, also no problems with them. Graphtecs also provide more options in software. For a PC or a Mac, and you can't beat the Graphtec Pro Studio for Windows, Over a $1000 software. Pretty close to FlexisignPro. FREE. If you do need tech support, Graphtec tech support is great also.
  12. MZ SKEETER

    LP3 Suction

    I use bare bones Flexistarter 8.6 for cutting. But years back I was able to pick up for cheap Flexidesigner 10 which is pretty much Flexisign Pro with out the cutting drivers. Last year I was able to pick up on Ebay a Graphtec FC8000-75 30" cutter for cheap. Ya just gotta keep looking and have the money to buy when great deals come up. Craigs List etc. Flexisignpro is top gun. Does it all. The Graphtecs come with many different soft wares, Stand alone design and cutting and others with plugins for Illy and Corel draw. PC and Mac Your welcome. The Rolands come with their own software also. plus plug ins.
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    LP3 Suction

    Setting numbers are irrelevant. But there is more precision in the higher end cutters. Roland, Graphtec and Summa. Each vinyl cutter is different even the same model. Also vinyl can be a little different depending on color and lot. There are no set in stone setting numbers for vinyl cutters. It is all trial and error for what works with your cutter and supplies to make a cut to your liking. That is why you should check your blade and force on the TEST cut feature of your vinyl cutter. As well as checking your blade offset. Roland style blades require you to set the blade offset. Graphtec blade offset is normally always ZERO.
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    LP3 Suction

    That is the video that I am referring to. Credit card is incorrect. It is way too much blade exposed. This is how to set the blade depth correctly. and is posted as a sticky in Instructional Contributions section of the forum. 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 the blade tip out of the blade holder. Most value cutters use a Roland style blade. A Graphtec blade is different. Like I mentioned before, I believe this cutter was introduced in 2018. Don't know of many buyers using it.
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    LP3 Suction

    Vinyl cutters/Plotters use the same basic functions and have for many years, Some with just more bells and whistles. Depending on which company made it, as to what they put on their button controls. Control panel. My Graphtec says Force. Or even in the cutting software, what they call it. Pressure/Force is the same thing. When someone asks about either one for their settings, we know what they are talking about. I might be wrong, but I think this last version LP3 cutters were introduced in 2018. Several different Laser Pointer models in the past. By the way, how did you set your blade depth. ? Reason I ask, is because UScutter, keeps posting videos with the wrong way to do it, and it is too much blade depth exposed. Blade depth is the first thing that you start with and it has to be correct from the git go, or the rest of your settings will not be correct. Tip: Never be pulling from the roll while cutting, Always have enough vinyl slack to do the order. My cutter has a prefeed, It helps with tracking and pulling the vinyl to give it the slack it needs. Buyers guide says this on reflective and your cutter. But buyers have tried different materials with their cutters. Some use 2 passes while cutting thicker materials. NOT for use on laminate sandblast mask reflective window tint https://www.uscutter.com/index/page/static/subpage/buying_guides_new Your welcome
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    LP3 Suction

    Most value cutters have a down force of 300-600.AVG.. This LP3 cutter has a down force much higher at 800g according to specs. . My Graphtec FC vinyl cutters are not even that high. They have this on the ad. Cut virtually any materials including vinyl, stencil mask, and so much more.
  17. MZ SKEETER

    LP3 Suction

    You have to know what "down force" means on a vinyl cutter. The down force is the amount of pressure applied to cutting the material. The proper blade depth and the proper down force is needed to cut your vinyl correctly.
  18. MZ SKEETER

    LP3 Suction

    "Quieter fan-free motor with powerful downforce!" This statement? I am not reading that it has a powerful suction. The motor does not require a fan. This cutter has a much higher down force than most cutters at 800g. Which means that it can cut thru most thicker materials. Most value cutters specs are at 350-600g. Is there something else that your seeing about fan/ suction that I don't? If so, show us.
  19. MZ SKEETER

    Newbie here

    Is it possible that you could take a screen shot of your problem, as I can't picture what your referring to or trying to do. . Not too many around here use SCALP. Are you using SCALP because you have a Mac? Have you watched this video yet, for the basics? Many other videos for SCALP on youtube.com
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    Making multiple jobs

    I can add to this order as many as I want to cut at a time. Just keep importing a new project.
  21. MZ SKEETER

    Making multiple jobs

    I just imported 1 design, then I imported a different design. My 2 designs are showing. Size them and move it where you want it. Then I selected both designs, Hit CUT/PLOT. Your welcome.
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    Making multiple jobs

    You have to put them together before you send to CUT/PLOT on your design screen. I just have Flexistarter 8.6, put I can do it. I have a 30" cutter, so my layout is wider.
  23. MZ SKEETER

    Setting up Signblazer for a Jinka 721PE Plotter

    Try Redsail
  24. He may have shipped it for a price, but there are also Companys that do pick up, box up, and deliver for you. Many reliable truckers need a load back from delivering.
  25. Although this cutter is used, it would have been a great deal for that.. It does have that holder. I have a FC8000-75. The FC cutters are great vinyl cutters and he has a great price on this one. He lowered the price to $1450. I have a FC7000-MK2-75 that I gave been using since 2008, Never a problem . I also picked up a used FC8000-75 last summer for cheap.