Cal

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  1. Car Show Awards - No Parking Signs

    Very cool Soren. If it weren't so far I would come, with my Mopar of course.
  2. Today's score

    Were you wearing a mask when you did this Arty?
  3. KDM - I agree with haumana, that you are to be commended for giving AI a shot. Regarding the cut of that design, though, gets back to what Mz Skeeter was trying to help you with. AI does not tell your machine how to cut, or how deep to cut - or anything other than where to cut, from this point to that point. If you have a second layer in your design, the machine is still only being told to cut from point A to point B a second or third time. If your blade depth is set correctly, a second cut or even a third cut on the same path will not cut through the backing paper. That is from the voice of experience... I usually always do designs with the pen tool first, and that is one of the reasons why.
  4. Hello

    Hello to the both of you, and welcome aboard.
  5. how are they selling so cheap?

    Not just the vinyl world, any business operated as a "sole proprietorship".
  6. Small Lettering

    Shane, that is a huge difference. Did you have to adjust your offset or overcut when you switched blades?
  7. Go-C Graphics

    Good luck with it Jeff, those signs are amazing!
  8. Yep, just on paper. I will throw this out there for you too. Using the knife you likely have some degree of overcut set to allow the knife to complete the cut in the corners. The pen tool overcut would properly be set to 0* or the corners will look a bit funky. I just live with the funkiness rather than switching back and too.
  9. Scott, if your machine has a pen tool you can reduce the amount of wasted vinyl by drawing out your design first.
  10. CNC Signs

    Those are super Mark! Do you apply any type of finish to the wood on the American Made sign? When you did the Signs sign, what was the painting technique you used?
  11. Hello from a new guy

    Welcome aboard HV, now Goose, how did you get the lights to vary horizontally like that?
  12. Company Vehicle Logos

    How big are the decals that you will be cutting out? Designing & cutting them out is only half the job. Application is another. When the job is farmed out you know and pay for what you get. Doing it yourself? Takes some practice. And welcome aboard!
  13. Hello from PA

    Welcome aboard Jim.
  14. UPS & Surge Protector

    Right now I have an Armstrong system. Never heard of it? It only requires me to unplug it during a storm... In all seriousness, here is a link to some info that might help you out. You may have to get by the ads to find what you want, but afaik the info is correct: https://www.georgiapowermarketplace.com/pages/power-strips-buyers-guide
  15. Hi and thank you

    Welcome aboard Bobby, glad to have you here. Sorry for your uncle's passing. He must have seen the ability in you to have gotten the new cutter for you!
  16. Custom Graphics of Kingsport

    Nice work! And I won't hold the Ford thing against you...
  17. Bikemike's picture thread

    Momma should be happy!
  18. I will throw something else in here for you. Do you have a pen tool for this machine? If you do, use that and do your experiments with so that you are not wasting vinyl.
  19. Hey Y'all

    Welcome aboard
  20. Late to the party, but you do have way way way too much blade exposed. I am not familiar with the SignMaster program. Do you have to register it, and if so, have you? Looking at your pictures up top, it looks like you have about three layers going on. You might post up a copy of the file so that someone can take a look at it. And welcome aboard, glad to have you here.
  21. Hi all!

    Welcome aboard Ralph
  22. "We just did what our customer wanted"

    Let's just sweep this under the rug... move along, nothing to see here folks...
  23. Wow Lolly, are you cutting big, big, big designs or do you have your computer set to go to sleep after 30 seconds? Change the sleep to 15 minutes or so or move the mouse around now and then while it is cutting. Cannot help you with the text - don't know anything about that.