Go-C Graphics

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  1. You have a problem Dakota....... You need help. 26 tabs Seriously?
  2. Is VM activated? Mine somehow lost it's activation last week. Once I reactivated it I was able to send jobs to my plotter.
  3. I need someone like you for all my other subscriptions I have.
  4. It started life as a big blue ebay special. Now it's an ebay special on steroids. Basicly like a SH-350.
  5. I'm willing to paypal someone who can help me. I need this sheriff star vectored into a black and white image. I'm going to be laser engraving and used on an edge lit sign. The center of the star can be simplified also. I don't need alot of details. Any takers?
  6. Just let me know. I'd be happy to help.
  7. You're awesome @skarekrow Your vector work came out amazing. Thanks again. https://ledlightbases.com/
  8. Largest Light base I make. 12"x12" Turned out awesome. Pictures don't do it justice. It's a nice even color throughout the whole sign.
  9. This will be my official "Show my work Post" ""VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED"" You have been warned. Prototype #3 This is a HUGE improvement over prototype #2. And Here's a Video for your viewer enjoyment. I will be posting all sexy images in this post from now on. Enjoy.
  10. I know make my own base and it's available at https://ledlightbases.com/
  11. Update: I now manufacture my own base. Check out www.LEDLightBases.com I'm completely frustrated right now. I have an opportunity to expand my business into engraving but I'm having a really hard time finding a source for edge lit bases. I've been trying for the past 3 week to develop a process to make bases but I'm completely failing in coming up with a quality base. I've been searching for the past week trying to find somewhere that I can purchase a pre-made base but I've had 0 luck. They don't even have to come wired. I'm more then comfortable wiring the LED's up myself. Has anyone seen a place to purchase them at a decent price? Can anyone help me??? I've tried searching so many key word terms and have still turned up nothing. I see people using edge lit bases all over ebay and estsy I just can't find where they are getting them from.
  12. I scheduled my first ever USPS pickup tonight. In the past it's always been small enough to put in the mailbox or I had time to drop it off at the post office. But tonight was a good night and I've got several packages going out for customer's father's day presents. It's a nice feeling having that much going out at once. I could get use to this. My wallet likes it also.
  13. Select the box and hit "Break apart". This will give you a solid box with a star inside it that's the same color as the box.. You won't be able to see the star because it's the same color at the box. You'll have to go into outline view or change the color of the box to see the star that you made. Then just delete the star it created. You'll be left with a solid box and the original star.
  14. That is beautiful rlvied.
  15. It's in future plans. Currently I'm just working on an etsy story. I figured that would get more exposure. I haven't figured out a domain name or anything for a website yet.
  16. It's taken alot of time and I finally have a system now. I've created and opened my 1st ever website store. https://ledlightbases.com/ Still a work in progress but check it out. I'm super excited.
  17. How did you keep the mirror from frosting when you sandblasted it?
  18. RIP Bill..... I never did get the chance to met him in person and check out his car.
  19. My personal favorite is vectorstock.com $1 per design. They have always been good quality. I just pay as I need them.
  20. Do not try to use someone else's settings. Every cutter is going to have it's own unique settings. Even if they are the same model. Take the time to find your own settings and you'll be golden.
  21. Thanks for all the info. I'm honestly just looking for a simple shopping cart site. I've read a bunch of reviews and I've narrowed it down to Shopify or Big Commerce. The problem I'm having with open cart is it's just so raw. I'm sure someone with experience would have no problem with it. But I've spent weeks googling all the terms and trying to figure out if I need to use that option or feature. It really has a bad user interface. I want to focus my time on making the product and marketing it not trying to figure out how to put a banner at the top of the site. Unfortunately I don't have the money to pay someone to do it all for me. (Wouldn't that be nice.) That's why I'm looking at the 2 big options above. I'm mainly looking for something with a better user interface that I can learn in a week instead of several I've spent with open cart and I still don't have a working site.
  22. So after about a year of R&D I've finally come up with a product I can sell. I'm got a solid process that's repeatable and somewhat fast to make it. LED Light bases. The laser community is ALWAYS looking for a supplier for these because no one makes them. Mine are turn key ready. You just have to drop in your 1/4" acrylic. I'm ready to open an online store. Currently my neighbor has registered my domain name and has loaded Open cart for me. I've been working with it for about 3 weeks and it's really hard to work with. Photos don't like to load all the time. I currently can't delete other photos. Changing the layout is difficult. What is everyone else using? What Cart web service do you find easy to use. I don't want to spend alot every month but I'm willing to pay for something easy to use and works really well. Here's a picture of my custom handmade LED Light bases.
  23. Quit thinking dude and look at the facts. You didn't make any money off this deal. You wasted your time. You're not a business................. You're a Charity. Not a bad thing if that's what you're going for. I'm sorry...... can you please point me to your references that state if you're self taught your time isn't worth as much. I don't believe I've read that book. Considering I'm self taught also I might need to read what you are. If you're producing high quality work it doesn't matter how you learned it. Read your quote above........ You're working for free.
  24. It takes time and experience to learn how it all works. The trick is YOU need to re-adjust your thinking. That is way I suggested some business classes. If your county doesn't offer any go to the next county and pay the $20-40 it cost for not being a resident of that county. Trust me it's worth it. The reason counties offer classes like this is because they want people like you building businesses and bringing in more money for the county. Don't give up and keep searching You have to ask yourself "Why are people coming to me for this?" The answer................ because they don't know how to do it or have the means to do it. That's powerful right there. For a long time I would think to myself why on earth anyone would pay $20 for a 4"x12" decal. It's so easy to make and only cost about $.75 in material. Because they can't and you can. When I'm out there getting paid $60 an hour to remove graphics it's because they don't want to and they will pay that much so they don't have to. Once you start doing this more you'll hear customers say "Man, I could never do that without messing up." That statement right there is why I get paid what I do. Because I've spent the time to learn; Graphics, vectors, cutting vinyl, taping up vinyl, proper ways to remove vinyl, installing vinyl, billing, accounting, expenses, profits, advertising, selling, dealing with cheap people, and LEARNING TO WALK AWAY. Knowledge is extremely valuable. It's taken many years to learn all this but it's paying off. None of this is natural thinking and has to be learned. Time to re-adjust your think. You see a $.75 decal on the table you just made. I see $20 that someone is willing to pay for something they can't make.
  25. I'm a 1 man band. I charge for what I do because my customers don't know how to do it or they don't want to. You need to sit down and re-adjust your thinking. Hell you and @JLS Design need start talking and with both of you researching I'm sure you guys can come up with a better business plan. You're working for free because you don't want to lose a customer. They aren't customers if they aren't paying. They are called master and you're a slave. If you're serious about doing this and making real money you need to turn off the cutter, shut down the graphics program, and google the hell out of "How to run a business." I'm no pro but I'm learning. I can make graphics and install them but you want to know the hardest thing about it all? Actually learning how to run a business. My sales are going up and my GOOD paying customers are coming back to me. It just takes time.