MZ SKEETER

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  1. There is a tutorial for eraser right in the HELP menu at the top of your layout screen. Keyword eraser. You don't erase nodes from a vector design. . You select and delete. Node edit. Your software has all kinds of great tutorials built right into it. HELP Working with the Magic Brush & Eraser node editing. Most any graphics software anymore has the user manual in the HELP at the top of the screen.
  2. I'm with Wildgoose at running slower. And the same reason I run slower. I make very large long decals, and yes, the vinyl doesn't always go back and forth perfectly in the catch basket. Yes the vinyl can fold a little bit and get creases in it from moving just a little bit the wrong direction. The vinyl can stand up, instead of roll into the bottom catch basket nicely, jamming up. 8-12 ft vinyl does not always roll up into it's self at the bottom of the catch basket.
  3. try again here on their website. Down to PSN forms https://vinylmaster.software/support
  4. I purchase, all of my Graphec blades from Seikitech.com I get at least 9 months out of them. And I cut almost everyday. They run around 5 blades $25.00 Free ship. CB-09U Same price 45 or 60 degree. I started buying them back in 2008.
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    MI PLOTTER HACE LAS LETRAS MAL

    This is the correct way to set your blade depth, then start with blade offset at 0.25mm. 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.
  6. The designs that I cut are very detailed at most times. I use a 60 degree blade all the time on regular sign vinyl 2.5-3 mil. And I cut almost every day.
  7. If your cutting small test then slow the cutter down. I only cut at max 5 speed at any time. I am in no hurry. The only other vinyl that I cut is polyester Avery Chrome and it's thicker.I only bump it up a little to cut. But my gram force is higher on my cutter, than the CE models. so the numbers would not match yours. And use a 60 degree blade. You should be making a light mark on the wax paper backing. That way you are cutting thru the adhesive. Use the TEST feature on the cutter and make your adjustments.
  8. Your welcome. But you should not need 2 passes to cut 2 mil vinyl. Add a little force. First make sure you set your blade depth correctly. And only cut what you can weed at 1 time. Because you are correct, vinyl will self heal. 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.
  9. What kind of vinyl are you using that you have to do 2 passes? CM 4 user manual. 4.4 Layer Tab properties shows> passes at lower left corner.
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    cuts diagonal line across my projects

    You never stated whether you have your cutter grounded to the stand. With that cutter it is a must or you will fry the z-chip with static from the vinyl.
  11. Posted on Uscutter support https://support.uscutter.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037894791-Blade-Offset
  12. PM sent. First you must set your blade depth correctly. Don't use any directions that say use a credit card, that is false info. 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.
  13. What is changing? , Be more specific. Is the cutter not cutting the size you are sending to it from Vinyl Master? If so. calibrate your cutter. That is located in the software. If that is not it, then provide more info.
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    Need help, new to making decals

    I would call them.
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    Need help, new to making decals

    Those value cutters run better on a serial cable or a Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter. That is the brand name. They have a cheap Chinese chip set in them. Not true USB like higher end cutters. What has your tech support told you? Those cutters are sold by Signwarehouse.
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    Need help, new to making decals

    That cutter is a Redsail, and is listed in Signblazer. Similar to a MH cutter sold here.
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    Servo or stepper?

    Never heard of a Smurf vinyl cutter, only Liyu. But servo over stepper.
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    Servo or stepper?

    Smurf also comes in a servo. Always a servo over a stepper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vinyl-Cutter-Plotter-UKCutter-Smurf-HSF630-SERVO-Auto-Contour-Cut-Decal-Shirt/281732024969?hash=item4198898a89:m:mTv_Ozsq4KFtOZogssst2fA
  19. I have never bought any. Just throwing out a suggestion or end up with a big paper weight.
  20. You really should get the numbers off of it. There are several Liyu cutters. The SC is a Liyu cutter. Most likely buy overseas. Alibaba. etc.
  21. Your null modem cable should be similar to this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Monoprice-6ft-Null-Modem-DB-9-F-F-Molded-Cable/372769014627?epid=132084782&hash=item56cac3c363:g:~ZIAAOSwcBlebdPQ
  22. If it's in your town, ask if he will cut something for you. It would be best if it was a detailed design, that way you could see it run. No harm asking. Where is it that you live?
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    How long does vinyl last on a roll and still apply easy?

    Oracal has spec sheets for each version. You can do a search. Here is Oracal 651. It still depends on how you store it. What I notice about vinyl that gets old, it gets pits in it. A lot of pits, you can see them reflect off in the light. https://www.orafol.com/products/europe/en/technical-data-sheet/oracal-651-intermediate-cal-3534-technical-data-sheet-europe-en.pdf
  24. I cannot find the copyright for the user manual for that model. But the next series to come out was the FC7000, and it has a copyright date of May10th 2005. So that cutter FC5100 is pre 2005. Guessing around 2001 -2005, it was sold. If the cutter was taken care of. it would still be a good cutter. Night and day over a Liyu. I would go with the Graphtec, if it was taken care of and the price was right. I have owned my Graphtec FC for 12 years.(Original owner) I have never and I say NEVER had a problem with it. I cut almost daily. I have read 2 different ads for the Liyu, I can't find where it says how much force they have. So It kinda depends on what your going to cut. Did you find the force of the Liyu? The Graphtec has 500g of cutting force.
  25. Not every USB to serial adapter will work. Some don't work for vinyl cutters, and some have the same cheap Chinese chip set as the vinyl cutter. Only recommend the Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter. They do work with a vinyl cutter.