MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    MH 871 MK2

    How did you set your blade depth? Those cutters really need tweeking for any fine detail. And how small /large is the text? I don't think you can cut real slow on those cutters.
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    Vinyl Express .ve files to Signblazer?

    I only use Flexi software and someone was wanting to change all of their old .ve files into an .eps file or different format to import. Same thing your wanting. . As an experiment, He posted the files. So I downloaded them. I went to the document files, and changed the .ve to .eps and it worked. The file imported as an .eps file. Now before you go try something like that. I would make a copy of the original file , so that you don't loose the file. What I am saying is go into your documents, choose a file, right click it and rename, erase the .ve and write .eps as the file extension. and see if it works. It worked for me. Maybe it will work for you. But another thing that might be a problem with Signblazer, is that it is old outdated software. It will only import old version files.. Like version 8. I was using Windows 7, when I tried it. The only problem that I had when I changed the files were, many of the files had text on them and I did not have those fonts downloaded and installed on my computer, and I was not going to do that. So it would change all the fonts to ARIAL font. Flexi software will tell you the name of the missing font. I just chose the ARIAL just to look at the design. We choose not to convert the files for this person, because many, many of them were copyright protected logos which were illegal to reproduce. My Flexi file format extension is .fs and I renamed .ve files to .eps files and was able to import them into my Flexidesigner10.5 software. " latest version of Vinyl Express LXi we have is 8.5, which is now end of life," What does that mean? Have you tried to reinstall it? Is the dongle not working? I can still run my Flexi 7.6 which is a lot older than the 8.5... And I cut with Flexistarter 8.6 everyday. So exactly what is the problem with the LXI software? LXI is just rebranded Flexi software.
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    Inches

    I don't have Vinyl Master, but I think you click FILE>Vinyl Spooler> then it gives you other options. and one is calibrate the cutter.
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    SCALOT2

    Check the Craftedge website and see if it is compatible. Welcome.
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    Myrtle Beach SC Nebie here

    Check in Vinyl Master and see if it doesn't import .svg files. One way is to import your svg files into Inkscape.org. and save as your svg as well as an .eps file that can be imported into Vinyl Master.
  6. The Graphtec Controller will not open until it is hooked up to a Graphtec Vinyl cutter. And that the vinyl cutter is turned on and ready to cut. How much do you plan to spend on a Graphtec cutter?
  7. Will the FC7000 run? Without it lighting up? If so, maybe it could be ran with the Graphtec Cutting Controller right from the computer. That's all I do anyway. I don't change anything on the vinyl cutter. Both cutters might be able to be ran from the Graphtec cutting Controllers right from your computer.
  8. You can find the service manuals for both online. So what is wrong with the FC7000-75?
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    Help needed! Applying transfer tape to large vinyl

    So what do you do with a 24" or 30" roll of transfer tape? It would look to be pretty awkward. Those rolls are heavy. You guys with those machine shops should look into making yourselves a Mask-Rite transfer tape applicator. It will hold, any width of transfer tape and you can just keep on masking any length. I have done a 16 ft decal on an 8 ft table with it. With a Mask-Rite you don't have anything bolted to your table either. Just put it away under your table.
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    grapthecCE6000-60 does not appear in coreldrawx8

    If your having a problem, please start your own thread, so we know exactly what your problem is. More info needed. No mention of which cutter or operating system.
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    SCAL 5 released

    I don't use Scal, but have you tried here? Or contact Craftedge for it. They are the tech support for the Scal http://www.craftedge.com/download/download_extras.php
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    Roland has a new cutter out the GS-24

    Your welcome, The info I gave you was for Graphtec America, so results may vary. You can check Graphtec online for your area.
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    Roland has a new cutter out the GS-24

    Graphtec has their Cutting Master 4 This is the info. CUTTING MASTER 4 Win 10/8.1/8/7, 32&64 BITS, PLUG-IN FOR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2015.3, CC2017, CC2018 & CORELDRAW X4-X8, 2017, 2018) ALSO, if you purchase a new Graphtec, you get FREE Graphtec PRO Studio software, which is over $1000. It is a rebranded Flexisign pro, software, https://www.graphtecamerica.com/cp-graphtec-pro-studio-request-form/
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    Roland has a new cutter out the GS-24

    Sorry, but I have never read such a problem here on the forum and have been here for 10 years. If it's 2nd cutter, sounds like a Roland problem. Sell it, and get a Graphtec. my 2c. I have owned my Graphtec for 10 years and never have problems. If Roland has a forum I would ask there.
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    Roland has a new cutter out the GS-24

    Are you prefeeding the vinyl, so there is vinyl slack and not pulling from the roll while cutting? You should always have enough vinyl slack to do the order That also helps with tracking.
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    Roland has a new cutter out the GS-24

    We are mostly Graphtec owners here. Or UScutter owners... So what is F8? F4 F1? errors? What do the errors mean? I thought Roland cutters were supposed to track pretty good. That could be user error.
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    Ioline cutters

    The user manual is online, look it up. These cutters are not rocket science. They pretty much all set up a like. Those are pretty expensive cuttters when sold new. Just make sure you see it operate before buying it. Have them cut some detailed jobs.
  18. That cutter may not even have enough memory to do a design that large. Also best to put on a serial cable or a Tripp-Lite Keyspan Adapter. The SC cutter has a cheap Chinese chipset. It is not TRUE USB like higher end cutters. And like above, Do you have your blade set correctly? Tell us how you set it.
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    Scale Problem

    Printing? Are you doing FILE>CUT/PLOT or FILE>PRINT? Also have you tried using the Graphtec Cutting Controller and sending from there?
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    Scale Problem

    Without you showing us screen shots of your software, before sending or settings, we would have no idea what your doing. At least not me. Have you contacted Graphtec tech support?
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    MH Contour mod

    It's a cheap cutter, what did you expect a Graphtec? LOL. You get what you pay for with any upgrade. Some people use them, but you really have to spend some time tweaking them. Best to put a value cutter on a Tripp-Lite Keyspan Adapter, that is the brand name. These cutters have a cheap Chinese chip set. not TRUE USB like higher end cutters. We steer people to higher cutters. Anything higher than an MH. A servo is always the best.. Most will tell you, buy the best that you can afford.
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    MH Contour mod

    I have been using Flexi products for over 10 years. That MH cutter is a bottom of the barrel cutter, with many static , memory, tracking, and communication problems. Your welcome.
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    MH Contour mod

    Just buy Flexistarter 12 and you won't need a laser kit. It turns any vinyl cutter into a contour cutting machine. The contour cutting is right in the program. You use the blade to measure the distance and it is recorded right in the software. Flexistarter has been doing contour cutting on any vinyl cutter for many years now. Scroll down the ad and read the description. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-FlexiStarter-12-Cloud-Vinyl-Cutter-Plotter-Flexi-Starter-for-Windows-10-8/173528931534?hash=item2867215cce:g:0dMAAOxyq15SP6hs
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    Graphtech Condition 2 skewing

    Well no matter what your cutting you have to set the blade depth correctly. and it's not just by looking at the blade. This is how you 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 the blade tip out of the blade holder.