MZ SKEETER

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  1. 8 hours ago, Hebiki said:

    3 years later.... i found this topic. so i'll reply with how i fixed it. (Adobe Illustrator CC2015 and CM3 on a CE6000-60 cutting on oracal 651)

    I was cutting tiles when i noticed the "J" cut was repeated. instead of having the cutter REPEAT the tile. i created a file in illustrator the same width as my vinyl, and repeated the tile in there. simple copy & paste, then alignment to adjust spacing.

    then i did a test print of the first row looking to see where the first cut started. sure enough, the first tile had the "J" cut, but the remaining (which is repeated in the file, NOT by the cutter) didnt have any "J" cuts. so i stopped the job, added a simple cut BEFORE the first tile. problem solved!

    so if you have something you want repeated and cut... repeat the object in a file instead of relying on the cutter to always align the cutter since the repeating is done in CM3. hope this explanation helps.

    Very easy to fix that.  Go into your cutter menu.  Mine is in background settings on my FC.    Go to: Initial Blade Control Position> Put it on the> OUTSIDE> Enter.   That will put the "J" on the outside of the design.

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  2. The line is pretty much. if you didn't create it. It doesn't belong to you. If it is already out there, it is copyrighted.   It belongs to someone else.  Ask permission from the owner.   You can do an online search in the trademark library and see what belongs to someone.  You can search online and see if it is out there.  Purchase a license from reliable vector stores.  There are many online.   You can use anything in the Public domain library. They are expired.   Google  Reverse image search is great for checking designs and who they belong to.  


  3. 1 minute ago, Moises Nieves said:

     

    the last time i tried to cut it out it was working fine then just stopped towards the end of the cut and didnt finish the design

    That could be static from the vinyl.  You will know if you put the pen tool in and it finishes the job every time.  Make sure your cutter is grounded, cutter to stand.  Rub your cutter with dryer sheets. Spray Static Guard type products in the room. Run a humidifier. . MH cutters are very prone to static problems. 


  4. Your vinyl has to be several inches past the design, or your rollers cannot hold onto the vinyl.  Just put the vinyl barely past the cutting strip, push the ORIGIN button.    I tape another piece of vinyl to the end, so the rollers still have room on the vinyl. Tape another piece of vinyl, tape under the vinyl. Just an extension, so the rollers are still on the vinyl.


  5. 8 minutes ago, Moises Nieves said:

    i am using vinyl master

    So tell us what your doing.. We don't know what your doing, or where your placing the carriage head.  We don't know whether your pushing the ORIGIN button before sending the cut.  What are you doing before sending the cut? 


  6. When you send a design are you pushing the ORIGIN button first? Try that.  That is where the design starts measuring from.  Put the blade in the lower right hand corner of the vinyl.  Vinyl only a few inches from right side of cutter.  If that is not what your referring to then, Calibrate your cutter. No mention of which cutting software you are using, but Calibrate cutter should be in your cutting software. 

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  7. First off. If you already see it out there. it is copyrighted. It does not have to be registered, only created.  F-150 IS a trademark that belongs to Ford. .   CBR1000 IS a trademark.   What other meaning does it have?  Nothing.   What other meaning does F-150 have?   It is a Ford model.    FORD sued Ferrari over using F-150.   You cannot just change the font and say it belongs to you. 

    You can check on each Company website and it tells you about trademarks.  Right from the FORD site.   Look under Terms and Conditions. 

    Trademark Notice

    The Ford name, and all trademarks and logos displayed on this Site are owned or used under license by Ford. These trademarks include, but are not limited to, product brand names (e.g., Ford, Lincoln, Motorcraft®), vehicle model names (e.g., Mustang, Taurus, Explorer, F-150, Focus), slogans (e.g.,Built Ford Tough), and logos and emblems. The unauthorized use of any trademark displayed on this Site is strictly prohibited.

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  8. First off lose the word "printer"  An MH cutter cuts vinyl. So it is called a vinyl cutter.  It does NOT print.   Value cutter like the MH are very prone to static problems from the vinyl. The static has to go somewhere or it will fry the Zchip.  Then you cannot cut.   Run a ground wire from the cutter to your stand. Scratch off a little paint and put a screw and ground wire cutter to stand.  


  9. Make sure the wheels on the carriage head are firmly down in the rail. Sometimes they come during shipping.   How did you set the blade depth?   The blade depth determines your force..  

    This is correct way to set your blade depth.

    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.

    Carriage off track

    Sometimes during shipping the carriage can get popped the track it moves on. A myriad of cut issues can occur if the carriage is not solidly connected. You can tell a carriage if off track as you will see the back wheels off the groove they fit into, the carriage might feel loose or wiggly, the carriage might look like it is tilted in one direction, or a loud noise is coming from the machine when powered on. Pushing the wheels back into their groove is usually all it takes to resolve this issue. 

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  10.   Your welcome  :D You only purchase Vinyl Master IF you upgrade to a higher version.  You don't buy a subscription, for VinylMasterCut  You are given a starter version. Which you can also import vector files.  You can also design in FREE inkscape,  And there is also Free Signblazer, which many people still use, but it is not updated. Owner passed away years back. GOOD software, costs more than that MH cutter. 


  11.   Welcome, Good luck.  Make sure you put a ground wire on that cutter,  cutter to stand. A lot of static comes from vinyl and you can fry the z-chip on it.  That cutter has very limited memory,  static problems, tracking problems. Should have stopped here first and read. We would have done our best to steer you to a better cutter with less problems. Anything above the MH would have been a better cutter. The MH is considered a bottom of the barrel cutter. 

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  12.  Put the vinyl lower right corner, just past the cutting strip and away from the right side of the machine.  Place blade lower right corner. Push ORIGIN, before sending cut.  It has to be past the cutting strip or it may  hit it and cause vinyl to crunch all up.  If your just learning, start slow.  Place the pinch rollers an equal distance from the vinyl edge, like about 1 inch.  Never be pulling from the vinyl roll while cutting. Always have enough vinyl slack behind the cutter to do the entire order. And this is how to set the 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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  13. Different models of Vinyl Express   Q, Qe, R, Rogue. Which one?    The more info you can provide, maybe someone can help you.  What was the cutter doing when you got  the error?   That is a Signwarehouse cutter,  What have they told you? 

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  14. The Refine Mh cutter from UScutter does not have an optical eye to use with Vinyl Master to contour cut. There are MH cutters that have an optical eye, laser. That may be what you saw on youtube.  Cutters overseas do.    It could be used with a Flexi product.  The Flexi products have the contour cutting program in the software, it's self.  You use the blade in the center of the registration mark to set it up for contour cutting.   The next cutter up, the SC2 can contour cut. And is a much better cutter over the MH cutter anyway.