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    What sort of file is the image, is it a jpg or something other than your svg files?
  2. Did you purchase the machine directly from US Cutter, or from a 3rd party seller or off ebay? And you told them you were using a Mac? And they pushed VinylMaster on you? I have not seen on the site where Mac compatibility is shown... Which version of SCALP did you download? I have version SCALP3, so I am not sure about later versions - but here is what I will suggest: Unplug the USB, unplug the SC2 power cord, restart your computer, hook up USB, plug in and turn on the SC2. At this point I would be using plain paper and the pen tool, forget vinyl until the machine is being responsive... Open up a shape or some such on the SCALP cutting mat (the grid you see on the computer screen). This is where your version of SCALP may be different from mine. You DO NOT want to use the menu at the top to "file" & "print", repeat: do not do this! On my version, between the menu at the top and the cutting mat is a space with picture icons. One of those icons shows a paper & scissors - that is what you click on. Do this and see what happens. I will be back tomorrow to find out... Cal
  3. Welcome aboard SicSkinz. Your question should be a good one. A short while ago the topic (for a Mac) was brought up. All of the US Cutter info says the SC2 is not compatible with a Mac... What cutting software did you get with the machine? For a Mac you would want/need Sure Cuts a Lot (SCALP). Have you loaded that and attempted to connect with the cutter? I have a Mac, use AI to design and then import into SCALP to cut on an older SC machine with the USB cable. Cal
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    Myrtle Beach SC Nebie here

    Welcome aboard Jeanette
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    Hey ~ I'm Alicia Zee!

    Welcome aboard Alicia-Zee
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    Minnesota Mike here.....

    Welcome aboard Mike
  7. Wow, I have to apologize for suggesting you look at the SC2... Wonder why they did that? In any event, hope you find what you need Meucow.
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    New Here

    Welcome aboard Rob, hope you stick around. I will bet that you have a ton info to share!
  9. Let me jump into the fray here. I am not sure what you mean by "only cutting with contact paper", but if you are cutting vinyl like the rest of us... look into an SC2 cutter with Sure CutsALot Pro. I have an older SC model, using SCALP 3 (never upgraded). My computer is a Mac using OS High Sierra 10.13.6; I have never had an issue. I suspect that when Mac updates their OS, that there is a lag time before all the software companies like SCALP update their websites and such.
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    651 not sticking to stainless steel?

    Never heard of this one Dakota, will file away for future reference!
  11. Welcome aboard Bentot. If we talk about a single word it cuts ok, but the second word on a different line has problems? Is the second line a copy & paste of the first line? Or is it a different word? I am not familiar with WINPCSIGN, but if it is a copy & paste it sounds like you may not be grouping the entire word before doing the c&p. WINPC should have some type of "outline view" or "wireframe view"; can you see the pieces that are not being cut?
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    Hello All

    Welcome aboard
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    Cell phone stand made with the CNC

    Very cool Mark.
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    New, senior citizen so be gentle

    Welcome aboard
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    Some work for family brewery

    Welcome aboard. Nice work, looks like you are off to a great start. Hope the brewery does well too!
  16. I do not understand the part about "drive from AI CS5.1". From the ECS site you linked to it looks like you plan to design in AI, import the design to ECS and then cut. You can do this with some of the machines sold by USCutter like the SC2 using the Sure Cuts A Lot program with a Mac. Welcome aboard by the way,
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    Time to Upgrade Cutter

    Welcome aboard Derril. And what did you fix on the Graphtec?
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    How will this cut?

    Not to mention the install of a graphic of 20 feet compared to 3-4'
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    How will this cut?

    That is interesting s&d, what cutting program are you using and where is this command located? btw, I am using scalp 3. don't know if it is in that one or not. Thanks
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    Today's score

    Anyone can shop at Goodwill/Salvation Army.
  21. Are the new blades the same degree angle as the old one?
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    Car Show Awards - No Parking Signs

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

    Were you wearing a mask when you did this Arty?
  24. 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.
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    Hello to the both of you, and welcome aboard.