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  1. Thank you for your help, but I don't see how I could do that, because I would have to save the "Stephanie" file in Corel, there isn't a way (that I know of) to save it from the Cut/Plot screen where you set the width, nor is there a way to change the text in the Cut/Plot screen. You have to do all of that in CorelDraw and then send it to the cutter where you set the width. Do you see what I am saying? I just believe there isn't a way to make this work. It would seem to me if I made a word a certain font size, 24pt for example that it would be that size when you send it to the cutter, but it doesn't seem to be the case. Argh. Thankyou for your input. Kristen
  2. Hi everyone, I am soooooo hoping someone can help me. I know there has to be a simple answer for my problem and I can not seem to figure it out, and it is driving me crazy. Say I want to cut the name "Stephanie" and I set it up in CorelDraw and I make the font size 24pts, and I send it to the Graphtec and I make the width of the name 8" and it cuts. Then two days later I want to cut the name "Amy" but I want it to be the same size proportionaly that "Stephanie" was, I can't figure out how to do that. Even if I make "Amy" the font size of 24pts in Corel, that seems to have nothing to do with the final size that you cut, correct? It is all based on the width and length you enter once you send it to the cutter, true? So, I have just been manually trying to guess what the finished width of "Amy" would be to be the same size as "Stephanie". I hope you can understand what I am saying, and I hope someone can tell me what a dummy I am and how easy it is to make this come out right. I am totally frustrated. Thank you! Kristen :'(
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    Need help with vinyl on glass and getting wet

    Thanks everyone! I was going to put a disclaimer on there to hand wash only and maybe even "don't keep submerged in water for long periods of time". I appreciate everyone's feedback! Kristen
  4. I am using CorelDraw. When I send the design to the cutter I see all of the correct letters with the holes in the center in the preview window, but it isn't cutting them. Thank you for your help.
  5. Hi everyone, I am hoping someone can help me. I have the Graphtec CE5000. Several times the cutter has not cut out the center of a letter, usually the "B". Then today I sent a design to the cutter and it didn't cut out the center of half of the letters in the design and totally didn't cut an entire letter in a word. There is just a blank there. It isn't one particular font that is doing it. I can not figure out what I am doing wrong to make this happen. Please help! Thanks! Kristen
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    Need help with vinyl on glass and getting wet

    Ahh! Very good point, thank you!
  7. Hi everyone, I am wanting put a vinyl letter on a clear glass plate used for cheese balls or dips. I am going to mirror it and put it on the bottom of the plate. I am using Oracal 651. My question is would the letter be okay if it got wet but not submerged in water? I thought about putting a sticker on the packaging saying "please hand wash and do not fully submerge in water". Is there anyway to protect the letter? Any suggestions would be great. I don't want to sell a product and then have the letter peeling off. Thank you! Kristen
  8. Thank you all for your help. I finally was able to get a few shirts done. I wasted about 8 transfers and several shirts getting there. I set the press at 385-390 and heated it for 11 seconds. And immediately pulled it off. It did pretty good. The instructions said 8 seconds, but that just left half the design on the paper. I even called PW and they were very rude. She told me that my press must not be registering the temp properly (even though vinyl and transfers from Howard Graphics do perfectly) and that she could get them to transfer with no problem and she didn't know what I was doing wrong. That was a big help. Does anyone have some other good sources for transfers besides ProWorld? They had an awesome selection, that is why I used them. I appreciate everyone's advice. It helped me get these shirts done and I don't plan on getting orders for anymore!!! Kristen
  9. Thanks to everyone for your tips. That is a BIG help. I will definitely try them out! Kristen
  10. Jay, I was doing a word which was about 2.5" wide. I will try using the paper application tape to see if that helps. Thank you.
  11. Has everyone ever put vinyl lettering on glass ball Christmas ornaments? I am trying to do it with Oracal 651. I am struggling to get all the letters to stick. I think it is because it is on a curved surface. Any suggestions or tips would be so appreciated. Kristen
  12. Thanks Renegade! I appreciate the help!
  13. Thank you for your input everyone. It is transfer number A13045 from ProWorld. I have used some from them before and never had any problems. I had been using the press for about an hour before I tried these shirts (with no problems) so I can't imagine there were any cold spots. I also think my temp would be right because I press vinyl all the time and I did some transfers from Howard Graphics today and had no problems. Does anyone know what causes the shirt to turn yellow? Is it simply too much heat on it? Thanks again for your advice. Kristen
  14. Hi. I am hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me. I purchased some heat transfers from ProWorld. One design said to press at 390-400 degrees for 8 seconds and then peel hot. I first pressed it for 8 seconds at 400 and hardly any of the design was on the shirt. I ruined a couple shirts trying to get it right. It finally took about 50 seconds for the design to press to the shirt, but then the white tshirt hard turned yellow, I guess from so much heat? I have several of these shirts to do and don't know what to do to get it right. Thank you for any help! Kristen