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Everything posted by Jburns

  1. So I did it

    Cool! the 15 inch x 10 yard oracal vinyl from UScutter is very reasonably priced, even on a per sq. ft. basis. You will like the Graphtec
  2. Dirt Bike Template KTM 250sx

    +1 on the convex- or you can look at substance vinyls. also add a heavy laminate - 12+ mil to finish it off for durability .
  3. Western Belt Buckle

    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.
  4. Western Belt Buckle

    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.
  5. Printable vinyl sticker?

    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.
  6. Hello from South Dakota

    Welcome! Tons of information here. To start, search above in search box for Mz Skeeter comments for proper blade depth setting.
  7. Pricing for installing

    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.
  8. this is interesting. thank you Primal for the link above. I have a tangential cutter that I may test with this material. I wonder if one can place application tape for transfer? You probably wouldnt want a design with too much cut away...
  9. New cutter ????

    Welcome. It should cut florescent fine and mirror (1-mil-2mil thick) reflective just fine.
  10. ce5000 registration failure

    glad you got it working, I know it uses a lot of material. but keep in mind that function is usually for printed vinyl that is 24 inches wide. you can try toggling between Type 2 and Type 1 marks if my memory is correct.
  11. ce5000 registration failure

    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.
  12. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas!
  13. Boy, I am really impressed with the prices of 15 inch x 10 yard rolls of 651. I don't work for uscutter LOL But as i load my cart, prices are like 11.85 for basic colors - thats .40cents per foot! Thought I would share if someone would like to stock more colors. - even if you have a 24 inch machine - chances are most decals you cut would fit in the 15 inch roll. I buy this size for my particular cutter/printer- medium term stuff.
  14. Newbie in the house..

    Welcome from Colorado!
  15. Also, if its a simple sign, and you have a cutter, you may be able to use ORACAL translucent 8500 film, on top of reflective film for the letters? I have never tried it, but I bet it may work http://www.uscutter.com/ORACAL-8500-Translucent-High-Performance-Vinyl-24-in-10-Yard-Roll
  16. I gotcha. You mean reflective like for emergency vehicles, or tow trucks. But for a full sign, that's not in my specialty - check with Dakota. I can just help with smaller items ( I don't have any to price, but would be 14 inches wide on 3M280i, then printed with transparent color on top).
  17. Hello, Yes - I can print on reflective ( mirror like) outdoor vinyl and contour cut. I have two types of mirror material - 2mil and 1 mil. Price really depends on the file, and number of colors since I use a thermal pigment printer. How many colors, is the file clean and print ready, and you need contour cutting?
  18. Sticker Bomb pattern

    There is stuff on ebay - but quality may not be that great.
  19. Sticker Bomb pattern

    Holy cow man, I googled that and its a lot if vectors and images. I assume you are printing?
  20. link to signblazer free download

    The link is in the third post down - in this thread
  21. used us tech laminator

    ask to see it in action - watch it laminate 12-24 inches of something close to max width while you are there. Look for webbing, etc in the result. Check the rollers carefully for cuts and gouges - both top and bottom.
  22. Graphtec CE6000 Trapping Film

    you mention above the material is 210mils thick - is that really correct? I know guys that cut sandblast use: 1.CB15U blade - you have that - slow speed, sometimes multiple cuts on the same design 2. FC series 3. place two tables on either side of the plotter, so the material can slide on a flat surface- - if it really is 210mils, that can be very heavy for that machine to lift vertically IMO>
  23. Inexpensive Printer for Vinyl

    sounds good - - keep us posted on the results of the contour cuts. I would like to learn more about how that machine works with contour cutting and software workflow. I would suggest running it a few times slowly, without the blade to see if its cutting in the right places before actually cutting
  24. Inexpensive Printer for Vinyl

    welcome! For practice, I would just send a design using your software to a desktop inkjet printer ( indoor - short term use of course) . I would try papilio printable paper. ( I have never tried but intrigued). If you want outdoor longer lasting decals for cars etc, then its more expensive. Choices are Solvent, latex or thermal printers.
  25. do you have to download the driver for that cutter? or is it already supplied by vinlmaster when installed?