MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    New to Forum and vinyl work

    Your welcome 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.
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    New to Forum and vinyl work

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. When you got the cutter, did you put a ground wire on it from the cutter to the stand, if you have one? Have you tried the 9 volt battery test? You may have a fried z .chip. You posted before.
  5. I don't know of anyone using that cutter here. Graphtec tech support is your best support.
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    Vinyl Express 52in HELP

    This is what your error means. This error is for the Jaguar 1V. cousin to the Panther. Unless you can find that sensor, fix/replace. Time for a new cutter.
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    Vinyl Express 52in HELP

    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?
  8. Look in your computer device manager and see what the com port number is. Then match it in Signblazer set up. It will be a com port number. It should be number 4 or below. Make sure you have the correct drivers downloaded and installed. The numbers must match.
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    Did Prices Go Up?

    Maybe on some sale items. I can see prices just fine. What are you looking at? A couple new Graphtecs came out and you do have to add them to the cart.
  10. MZ SKEETER

    Contour cutting

    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.
  11. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    They do have a website that you can look at. UKcutter.com They have servo machines there, but above your budget. Your welcome.
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    Help! new user

    Well, get started, set some money aside and work your way up.
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    Help! new user

    If you mean more expensive, then yes, but they are well worth it. Saving time, and supplies. Much better tracking. Very quiet. Set it and forget it. Settings don't change. Better quality products, cuts very detailed and accurate. No vinyl static problems, No memory problems.
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    Help! new user

    The buyers who bought them here before, seemed pleased. That TC model is more advanced then the one that used to be sold here. I don't own one. I have a servo cutter. BUT I used to own a Seiki, before I upgraded to a Graphtec. The TC cutter is more advanced than the Seiki cutter.
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    Help! new user

    Well most of us here is going to say get a cutter with a servo motor, or get a Graphtec. But it is true that you get what you pay for. Not all buyers can afford those.
  16. MZ SKEETER

    Help! new user

    The Liyu TC is the better cutter of the 2. But buy the best that you can afford. It all depends on what you are using it for.
  17. MZ SKEETER

    Mutoh designed Flexi

    Maybe try one of the Mutoh vinyl cutter settings. Vinyl Master just posted a new update to their software. If you have glitches, contact Vinyl Master so they can sort it out.
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    Mutoh designed Flexi

    You can still use the Graphtec software on the Graphtec site to do your cutting. What cutting software have you been using with it?
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    Mutoh designed Flexi

    If all you have is drivers for different models of Graphtecs, Then all you can do is try each one and see if they work. Or contact the man who set it up. I don't know of any person on here that would be using a Graphtec driver for a Laserpointer2 or any cutter other then a Graphtec.
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    Mutoh designed Flexi

    I have Flexistarter 8.6 software, which is a bare bones cutting software with full cutter drivers list. I have Graphtec vinyl cutters. 3 different models Where is the cutting software that came with your cutter. Laser Pointer2? Why can't you use it?
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    Mutoh designed Flexi

    Why not use the correct driver that was intended for the Laserpointer2? What is your point of using a Graphtec driver? You can still run your smaller Graphtec on the Graphtec driver . Just check it before cutting. In the set up, in production manager. I use Flexi software also. I have 3 different cutters set up in my Flexi Production manager, All I have to do is check the cutter model set up that I want to cut at the time. I have checked the FC7000MK2-75 If I want to cut with the FC8000-75, then I check it before cutting. You can do the same thing with your smaller Graphtec and the Laser pointer2. 2 different setups. Check the cutter that your using at the time in Production Manager.
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    Mutoh designed Flexi

    Laser pointer 2 is a Brand> Liyu. Or see if it has Brand> UScutter> Laserpointer 2 It is not a Graphtec.
  23. MZ SKEETER

    New User | Bad Cuts problems

    Speed does not have anything to do with cutting correctly. Start with cutting slow. This is the 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.
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    Compatibility

    Go to the Signlab site or the actual software and see if the Saga driver is in it. Many were using the Copam 2500 driver in Signblazer.
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    The Coolest Weeding Tool EVER!

    I have been using sewing/darning needles since I started. 2006. They work great. They fit perfect in my fingers, and pick up small details of vinyl perfect. I do a lot of very detailed designs. I have them in the nice tomato pin cushion. Always available, sticking out of the pin cushion, They don't roll anywhere. Very handy. . I have one of those tools above. It's not suitable for what I do. And I don't like holding it in my fingers. Needles are much sharper, and if they get dull, toss it and get a new one. A pack of needles doesn't cost much.