MZ SKEETER

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  1. You have to install the FTDI driver to create a com port number in your device manager of your computer. That is to make a USB connection. Those cutters do not have true USB. and it is not plug and play.  , Then match the com port number in Flexi to the comport number in your computer device manage, com port number below 4. You need to find the FTDI driver for Windows 10.(google is your friend)  You also have to go into Flexi Prodution manager and choose your vinyl cutter and set it up. 

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  2. 13 hours ago, haumana said:

    Ummmm... please tell me you're using a carrier sheet of some sort if you're having the cutter cut all the way through the vinyl and backing.

     

    This cutter has dual positions for the blade holder, Front and back.  So you can cut all the way thru without a carrier sheet.  The cutter has a channel in front of the teflon cutting strip. You can also perf cut, without hurting the teflon cutting strip , as long as the blade holder is in the front position.   The FC8000 was the first year for this, and they continued with it. 

    dual blade holder.JPG

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  3. You need to create your own niche'.  Meaning, create something that others don't have. If your just selling what others are selling , then it is just about price and who can be the lowest. No one makes money that way.  And don't do copyrighted decals.  They will get you in a lot of trouble, when you get caught. These companies have lawyers just looking for people who are violating their owners rights, that is their job. 

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  4. 19 minutes ago, ManFromMobay said:

    So... I'm guilty lol I did use the credit card method, only because the manual suggested it. I also used the recommended force and speed from the manual, 300 speed and 70 for force

    You would probably be back eventually with lifted vinyl and other problems. 

    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 in your hand, 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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  5. 16 minutes ago, ManFromMobay said:

    Problem solved! Cutter is working perfect, first cut was successful. Surprised that I got the blade depth and pressure right on the first try. 

    How did you set your blade depth?  Too many incorrect instructions out there. Never use a credit card width or post it notes to set blade depth. They are incorrect and about 10 times too much blade exposed out of the blade holder. 

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  6. Did you download the driver, and install for the USB connection?  USB on a value cutter is not True USB like higher end cutters.  After you download the driver, reboot your computer.  It creates a com port number in your computer device manager.  The com port numbers have to match in your computer device manager as well as your software.   Vinyl cutters are not plug and play.

    From UScutter.com support

    In most cases, all needed PC drivers will be preloaded in VinylMaster. If you need to download and install drivers for the USB connection to work properly go to www.uscuttersupport.com and select the driver that supports your Windows version.

    #12 in user manual.

    https://www.uscutter.com/static/PDFs/LP3user_manual_FINAL_07_09_2019.pdf

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  7. 3 minutes ago, The Flaming Eyeball said:

    I upgraded my VM from Cut to LTR....problem is now I can't find all the 5200 fonts it says it comes with. Any ideas? I did download and install the 'extra' pack as well, but still no joy. I know I don't necessarily want to install all 5200 fonts on my computer for speed issues, but where do I find the others now that I paid for them?

    Maybe this will help

    https://www.vinylmasterltr.com/extras/fonts-collection/


  8. 5 minutes ago, darcshadow said:

    I grew up in Indiana, just outside of Logansport. Living down in Texas now. Welcome to the boards.

    My Dad was a livestock auctioneer at Stoney Pike Sale Barn, Logansport, for many years.  He passed away at the young age of 51 in 1972. 


  9. Welcome,  I too am from north central Indiana, 35 miles SW of Fort Wayne.  This is a great forum for help, Very friendly people here.  By the way, which vinyl cutter do you have?  I am sure a person who knows this answer will come along and help you.  :D


  10. (POS) cutter is not the first time that has been said about this on this forum by many of us.  Even the owners say it.   Also Door buster.  Bottom of the barrel. 

    I also remember very well,  you said "If you look at the cuts from a MH cutter from 30 ft away, they will look like a Graphtec cuts."   LOL.  Jaybyrd was very active on the forum then. I remember he said  "So you tell your customers to stand back 30 ft and their decals will look better?. "   I never forgot that you said that!!  LOL.. 


  11. We advise people over and over, not to buy this cutter, A step up to a SC2 would have been much better than this bottom of the barrel cutter. This cutter has known tracking problems as well as static, memory and communication problems, , But with a lot of tinkering and fine tuning it, and practice, you might get it to run better. First off, make sure you have the blade depth set correctly. No using a credit card or post it notes to set blade depth. Those are incorrect. Too much blade exposed out of the blade holder causes drag and may move the vinyl.   Great instructions for setting blade depth below. They do work.   Now run the cutter slow until you learn it.  Put the pinch rollers equal distance from the edge of the vinyl. About 1.5 inches in. Make sure you start the vinyl straight, Always have enough vinyl pulled from the roll and slack for your order. Never be pulling from the roll while cutting.  The grit rollers marks go away after you install the vinyl. Now start there and see it you can get it better.   Next, if these don't work out for you,  sell that POS and buy a better cutter.  It is true, you get what you pay for in vinyl cutters. My 2c.

    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 in your hand, 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.

     
     

     


  12. 19 minutes ago, 419designs said:

    Hi, I did a factory reset on my graphtec CE 6000 because it wasn’t reading dark colored media. It still does not read the media , and with other media when I make a design and send it to the cutter , it is not the right size , it only reads the size of the media and cuts the design to big or to small. I was given this machine and don’t have the manual for it or for my graphtec studio software. I was thinking I need new sensors ? Any help would be appreciated. 

     The manual is at the Graphtec website.  User manual for software is in the  .software. HELP


  13. Are you using a Usb to serial adapter now?    If so, many will not work with a vinyl cutter, as they have the same cheap chipset as the value cutters.  A Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter will work with a vinyl cutter. You have to use the null modem  serial cable that came with the cutter, connected to the Keyspan Adapter.   You can also try different cutters in the list and see if any others work..  Roland PNC1000 is a generic driver that works for other cutters.   New or used vinyl cutter?  If used,  did you see this cutter working?  

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