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  1. You are on the right track - you only need an outline. and a vector trace of object above will make both inside and outside lines. Or if your software allows- "fill" the petals to make a solid object.

    In your software, you should be able to edit the lines - the "nodes"-- and delete the lines you do not want. - chances are that you should just make a circle on ints own since you wan that a different color - and make one petal - copy-paste - it in the arrangement you want. 

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  2. On 6/29/2019 at 11:34 AM, Dirt Hero said:

    I would agree that there is bias in some of these settings, so I appreciate hearing from those using it in their actual workflow. I have only used Epson printers during the past decade in a fine art capacity, so going with the S80 for solvent work seemed the natural choice, but I will certainly give the Rolands a look as well.

    Man ,If you have the space and coin  that S80600 is a niiice printer. Huge color gamut with Lc, Lm, Orange and red inks. Fine detail with 4.2 picoliter drops.  With the new piezo heads and setup maintenance looks easier that prev. generations.  it comes with Onyx RIP. but like any solvent, they like to run. 

    On 6/28/2019 at 10:15 PM, Dirt Hero said:

    My sales rep seems to think highly of their machines. Best choice for decals cuts? Consistent accuracy with both perf and kiss cuts? Any potential issue that might come into play in a production environment? 

    If you are doing MX graphics , and money is no object  - skip the Combo Epson is offering and buy a summa T series. It will perf and kiss cut better and easier  than the FC8600. I have owned the FC7000 and FC8600 and was never happy with Contour Cutting accuracy TBH. The Summas have a wider - softer I think strip for perf cutting, and little to no complaints about OPOS system. Or better yet, Flatbed FC graphtec for 18 mil plus. 

    Hope you have the work lined up - thats alot of money. 




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  3. 1 hour ago, pete8314 said:

    Does the mask go to outer edges of decal, or edges of backing paper? 

    Today I received a sample from another company, and their cuts are clearly done by machine, I've attached an example. It's a vinyl decal with the TransferRite over it, but as you can see, the cut around the piece is perfect. How are they doing this? 




  4. This question is for the folks that work with apparel.

    Would you happen to know what this "Foam" material is used on the logo of this hat?   Is the foam sewn on or pressed?

    It is orange, and the vertical areas are blue. I think its really cool, and would like to use it for local schools.

    Disclaimer: 1. No, I am not looking for this artwork or vector and 2, I do not plan to reproduce this logo or artwork. 

    Thank you in advance


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  5. Here is a really good video on how MX graphics are made, put together by Transworld MX, of Split Graphics.

    Start to finish about 3 minutes. Graphtec  flatbed ( some use FC series) Roland, laminator, AI,. Some companies do sell templates, but quality can be hit and miss from what i have heard. 


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  6. Hi karl,

    I emailed you the manual. It will be tricky to get the same radius as teh buckle ribbon. the software seems "klugy" a little hard to work with but I think I have the latest version. 

  7. Hi Karl,

    I actually own the same machine.  Practice on some blank plastic plates first. 

    1. Turn on the machine and set the origin. 

    2. Type you text , and outlines by keycode, and thru F7 or F8 page until it shows Fit text, or something like that. Set your text by height or by width. 

    3. Set engraving passes speed and pressure to appropriate settings depending on the metal. 

    Most of this is found in the user manual - do you have a copy? I have PDF if you want to send me a PM with your email.



  8. Hello,

    So what you read is correct - the aqueos desktop printer ink can smudge. Also it can deteriorate if its paper based.

    You can try a clear cold application laminate, like Oracal laminates sold at UScutter.  - Apply with a cold roll laminator, or other method.

    I would do some tests yourself, and 10X dishwasher cycles to see how it holds up. 

  9. You will probably get different answers- ranging from 75-150.00 per hour for new installation only.  No removal. If you have removal - charge by the hour I guess. 

      Don't do it for free- plenty can go wrong that may require you re-cutting the decals. 


  10. hello, and welcome to the forum.

    Is it reading the first mark? typically for Graphtec Crop marks, you need about three- four plus inches of empty space- outside of all the marks- front back, left and right. And your wheels need to be about that far outside the mark. You may wish to dis-able these sensors ( others on this forum have).

    Between the wheel sensor limits, and vinyl sensors- that could be giving you trouble.