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  1. I went to make my wife a "OPEN" sign for a antique store she manages and when I went to set the conditions i screwed up and did something that made it start cutting a LONG string of tiny numbers......and that's all it will cut. When I did this is saw the word "Pen" come up, then it went away! I tried everything to get it back to normal: Cutting a different file restarting the computer and cutter Reloading the drivers and software NOTHING works! HELP!! How do I get this gremlin out of my CE-5000? PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP AT PMMB@COMCAST.NET
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    Using add-on fonts with flexi

    I have a CD with 85,000 fonts on it, but don't want to install them in the Windows "Fonts" folder because it takes forever to boot up the computer that way. So.........when you're using text with Flexi 8,5 Pro can ya' grab a font from a separate folder or a CD, from within Flexi - or are you limited to those that are already installed in Windows?
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    New to Flexi, need help with viewing fonts.

    After you block your text you can click on ANY font within the list and use your cursor arrows to scroll up and down the list....THEN hit "enter' to select it.
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    Can ya' contour cut a laminated graphic?

    OK - here's one I bet everyone has asked at one time.............. If you're doing a graphic for a car or truck - a wiggly pair of lines, say - cna you print out the graphic using registration marks then set it up in your Graphtec CE-5000 and do the contour cut? I have a Roland PC60 and the Graphtec, but the Roland is too old to contour cut, but I haven't tried using that feature yet on the Graphtec. I'm wondering of the Graphtec's optics will read registration marks through the laminate? Will it work???
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    Welding in Flexistarter 8.6

    Speedoggy.............. So what you're saying is to weld something together you do this in the cut/plot section of flexi and not the "design" section? So before you cut or print something, you weld the files after you go to print or cut it?
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    FlexiSign .FS file needs converting please ;-)

    I don't know if you can do this in pcsign. I bought that pile of garbage and sent iot right back to them, BUT see of you can "export" the file on the "File" part of the menue, then export it to a folder as an EPS file. If that doesn't work I'm no help! Save your nickles and dimes and get even a USED copy of Flexi. you'll take that pcsign and run it through your paper shredder!!!!!!!!!! I paid $1400 for my Flexi 8.5 off ebay and it's the real deal.
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    Grouping objects with Flexi pro

    NO - what's a weld???
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    Need help putting my images into Flexi 8.5

    Convert your files to an EPS format and you won't have any troub;e. It's VERY versitle from program to program.
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    Cutting speed

    The software doesn't control a cutter's speed The CUTTER does! Kinda like saying that Your printer ran out of ink and blaming your computer for it - if ya' know what I mean!!!
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    Grouping objects with Flexi pro

    I'm pretty new to the business and trying to learn just a portion of what's to know about all of our software.. I was making a sign the other day to put a farmer's name on his new combine. Starting with the letter "S" I then made a horizontal line (Flexi for some reason calls it a "rectangle"!!!) off the top of the "S" and to the right of the letter. Even after using the "group" option the 2 pieces of the file were still showing cut lines that I didn't want. 1. So if you're joining 2 lines (or a line and a letter) together, how do you eliminate the cut lines that this produces? If it can be done inside Flexi Pro I can't find it 2. After I put the line at the top of the "S" there was a small wedge of the "S" showing under the left end of the line I added to it. Is there an eraser in Flexi that can be used to erase parts of a design that you don't want there AND how to you eliminate any unwanted cut lines that will be created when you do this? I was under the im[ression that this $4,000 program the the "real-deal" designer software but other than it's ability to allow you to write text and send it to a cutter or printer, it's not popping my bubble.!! Thanks to all for any help.
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    Question about contour cuting.

    Hey guys thanks a BUNCH fopr your input, and to you Brandon and the crew at US Cuter, a TREMENDOUS debt of gratitude for your help and awesome phone support. I chickened-out with the testing on this job, because of a shortage of "test" material, I'm going to re-open this case in a few days and do wheat the others have suggested - just laminate the whole uncut sheet first, THEN cut it, using a deper blade setting. Anyone that knows me at all will tell you that I don't take kindly being told that "it can't be done"!!! After I had this job all cut out I had it figured like was said here, but it was too late for me. In lieu of the laminate I told my buddy to just clearcoat the lettering. It will probably work out a lot better than laminate - don't ya' think? But like Brandon said, depending on laminate thickness there MIGHT be a problem getting the cutter to discern the edges? I'll try it and let you all know. THANKS A BUNCH, GUYS.
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    Question about contour cuting.

    YES!!! I'll give you a call as soon as possible.
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    Question about contour cuting.

    Here's the deal ............. I have a new Graphtech CE5000 cutter with their "ARMS' optical character recognition, running on the new Flexisign PRO 8.6. I bought some pre-printed gradient-shaded vinyl from Sign Warehouse to letter a friend's flatbed tow truck and want to laminate the finished cut with some clear vinyl, to protect the lettering. After I cut out the lettering on my Graphtec and laminate the letters with my laminator, how can I get my cutter to contour contour cut the laminated lettering? Is it possible to hand apply some registration marks to the job and do the contour with Graphtec's "Cutting Master" software? Also, when registration marks are used is it necessary that the marks are symmetrical - that is to say exactly aligned, it can ya' just cut some out and stick them on to your job and expect the cutter to read them correctly? PLEEEEESE word your reply in simple terms because I'm REALLY new at this!!! You can write me at: Your help is VERY much appreciated. Da' Rodbuilder
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    Can I ad more fonts to Flexisign Pro 8.1?

    Grab the fonts you want to install. Select all of them and copy them with your RIGHT mouse buton. Go to your "C" drive...............then open the "Windows" folder. Click on the "Fonts" folder and paste the fonts in this folder! BINGO - you're ready to go with any program you run. All of the fonts will be there!!! No charge!!
  15. I guess this is what I get for doing a FREE job for a relative of my girlfriend!................. I lettered the doors and tailgate of my Lady's nephew's Dodge truck, as he has his own brick-laying business. A day later he called me and said he didn't like the COLOR! It is orange on his black Dodge truck. So now he's going to pay me to re-do it, but he wants it done in the same font as Dodge uses for their weight series - 1500, 2500, etc. As you may or may not know, this font is composed of 2 lines that make up the inside and outside of the letters.............basically a block letter with a "transparent" center, if you will. If anyone knows where I can grab this font, PLEASE me an email to: Many thanks for any help. Phil in Illinois