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  1. I would create a very very close or zero distance outline of the black letters, square corners - and cut that. Or you can delete all the inner nodes but that would take more time.
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    how would i do this ?

    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.
  3. 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. 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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    Contour lines off

    I would try a few things: - change the registration marks from type 2 to type 1 - or vice verus. and export the PDF or .eps file straight from illustrator. that may help
  5. 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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    Dirt bike graphics

    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.
  7. Yep I agree. I ran a PCUT for Years using Signblazer. and used that offset shown above. edit: used that offset - window for adjustment
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    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
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    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 .
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  15. 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...
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    New cutter ????

    Welcome. It should cut florescent fine and mirror (1-mil-2mil thick) reflective just fine.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas!
  20. 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.
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    Newbie in the house..

    Welcome from Colorado!
  22. 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
  23. 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).
  24. 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?