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  1. To add to this.  When you click the Origin button, that is where your vinyl cutter starts to measure your design. When you click the ORIGIN button. Your cutter shows X 0  Y 0.    That is the starting point.  You should place your blade/ carriage head at the right lower corner of the vinyl. Click ORIGIN. That is when your cutter starts measuring the design that you send to to your vinyl cutter. ( The cutter may not start cutting there at that point. Most vinyl cutters start cutting at the point where the design was created. The cutter may advance on to the vinyl, but it will come back and finish the entire design.  I make very large decals and my cutter may advance onto the vinyl 4 ft, before it starts cutting,  but it will come back to the front of the vinyl and finish the whole design.) Make sure you have chosen the correct width and length orientation in your cutter software, so the vinyl cutter does not cut off of the vinyl or is too big for the vinyl.  No reason to use WYSIWYG.   You push the ORIGIN button before you send your design to the vinyl cutter. 

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  2. Hopefully, you are prefeeding enough vinyl tru the cutter to do the entire order. Vinyl should be slack laying behind the cutter.  Never be pulling from the vinyl roll while cutting.   Also make sure the pinch rollers are an equal distance from the vinyl edge. I use a tape measure to measure the distance.  Vinyl will feed straight that way.  I use about 1 inch from the vinyl edge. 

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  3. "Loud" is not a word that goes with Graphtec machines. Servo motors are quiet.  They are gliding along, not stepping.  You can use 751,  but most people use matte vinyls inside to avoid the glare of lights on it. It will be harder to remove later.  It's your choice what you want to use.

    You can go on youtube and find videos of a Graphtec cutting vinyl, and hear how quiet they are.   

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  4. 43 minutes ago, Dvalin said:

    Thanks! They were asking $2500, but I may get it down to $2000. The equipment has been boxed up for a couple years, so I doubt a demo is going to happen, but I'm going to ask.

    Thanks again

    For that kind of price, the equipment would be out of the boxes and running.  It doesn't take long to set up a Graphtec, and download the driver for it.   You could even have that done on your own laptop and take it with you. The software  and driver is available 24-7 on the Graphtec site or most any other software already has Graphtec listed in it. 

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  5. 11 minutes ago, troyr said:

    i turn them into eps files from inkscape. i didnt have this problem with my other computer. 

    you should be able to go into your doc folder on your computer and see .eps files.(or wherever you are saving the files to)  Do a search on your computer for .eps

  6. I have been using Main Tape,  medium tack for many years, now.  I never have complaints.  I ship everything.  MAIN Tape Is now owned by NEKOOSA. I purchase my Main Tape from a distributor out of Michigan. 

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  7. Cutting vinyl is considered a "skilled" job, It takes skill and experience, that is why prices are what they are, and your trying to do the decals yourself.   You will find that the same questions have been asked and answered hundreds of times on here.  There is a search bar in the upper right hand corner, feel free to use it. 

    Outlines was just posted.


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  8. 15 minutes ago, darcshadow said:

    Does the plotter have a serial port? If so, you should be able to use it and not worry about a driver. Typically a driver is only needed in order to allow communication over the USB interface.

    From Master site

    This cable usually need works with our USB adaptor (model: M-usb8) if you computer do not have a serial port.

    Important Note:
    Master vinyl cutter uses its own serial cable (special pin mapping). Many of the standard serial cable sold by third party doesn't work with master Vinyl Cutter.

    • Model: MRS232
    • Manufactured by: Master

  9. The first thing that you need to get correct is the blade depth.  Start here. 

    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. 

    Start with your speed at slow, no need to go fast. 

    Show some photos of your problems.  

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  10. 1 hour ago, Dakotagrafx said:

    did anyone find the drivers for the usb chipset? betting that will be harder than finding a cutting program on a plotter that old and had very little support back then

    I found an old Ebay ad for this cutter, The user manual said 2005 on the front of the cover and it originally came with Flexistarter 7.

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  11. Just searching on Google, it looks like everyone is looking for the driver for that Desay Master vinyl cutter.   It appears to be mostly questions around 2007.   I am thinking that cutter is about 10 years old or older. 

  12. 46 minutes ago, darcshadow said:

    Does Signblazer have the driver, or just have it in a list. Drivers and cutting software are typically independent of each other. Your best bet is to contact Master and ask for the driver for your model.


    I am not sure if Master is even in business anymore.  That website has a Thanksgiving schedule on it.  and the copyright of the website is 2016.  Even on this website, they don't sell Desay Master vinyl cutters.  Only name brand,  GCC, Graphtec and Mimiki.   Master is there, but nothing there.  

    Update, store is still open, I used google maps, reviews are 3 months old. and bad. People go there and the store is never open. Listed under US tech Inc. 

  13. Well, Craftedge is your tech support for Scalp.    I don't use Scalp and not too many people on here do.  Craftedge has it's own forum for their software.  I don't know of any person on here who uses a Desay Master vinyl cutter either.   I gave you the link for Signblazer, which does have the Desay Master driver in it.  That is all I can offer.  Maybe someone else might have a solution.   Your welcome.