Capt'n Morgan

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    Starting Up A New Buisness Cost and Profitability

    Well Dakota all I can say if I am off to a great start I can thank you the Mods and other members that have a gave me the answers I have needed along the way. The reason I asked the question in the first place was because MaryJane "MY BOSS THAT TELLS ME WHAT TO DO" and sometimes where to go! Is getting a Lil discouraged with not seeing a POT OF MONEY YET. I told her it takes time to build a business most especially getting into something starting out not knowing nothing or having nothing. I have done allot to improving our operation down to proper lighting, having all the correct hand tools, storage, and stocking up on product like all types of glassware (for etching what we have mainly been doing) along with starting to build sublimation inventory. It takes time I tell her and you have to find what people want and have the product to deliver. I told her it will realistically be a couple years before seeing continued profit. ~Duke
  2. I am no Virgin in Business as I am an HVAC Contractor and owned and operated a business for 10 years before (as I tell people) getting a real job and working for my local County and decided to chase a Pension. As it stands it worked out well for me as I retire in just less than two months. I invested in this business for my Wife and I guess myself in hopes of keeping us busy and maybe to make a few Sheckle's $$. I started this business without knowing Jack Diddley about it I mean ZERO Nadda. In doing so, there is an increased learning curve in not only what to do in every aspect of the business which includes learning software & design, equipment operation, materials... what works and for what which is including building Inventory. It seems I have spent every buck we have made the past three months Increasing our inventory. In our plans What we are doing or will be doing is Glass Etching, Decals Outdoor and Indoor Wall Art, Sublimation of Coffee Mugs and T Shirts. As we know it takes a lot of Inventory to have what you need to sell what people want and I am sure there are some mistakes to be made along the way (all part of the learning curve. My questions are this. 1. What is a Good number $$$ for starting up a business as I have described above? And I am talking from scratch. Zero Dedicated Computers, Zero Equipment, Nothing. 2. How long Until you will start to see or receiving real profitability? Thanks ~Duke
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    Applying Oracal 651 Vinyl Stickers On Auto

    What do you guys reccomend? Do you use some kind of application liquid? And if you dont have any available can you use distilled water and a drop of dish soap in the water added to a spray bottle okay? Any Ideas? Thanks Duke
  4. Has anyone used this cutter using 30" Vinyl to cut a full 24 inches? And if so, do you feel its worth using and find your less limited and is it more economical? Hindsight is always 20/20 wish I would have went a 48 incher. Sometimes Size Does Matter! By the way I've had it a couple months and love its performance. Thanks ~Duke
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    Opinion On Best Selling Indoor Vinyl Colors

    Ok you guys talked me into the Oracle 631 Vinyl and the HT-55 Application Tape What would you say if you had a choice of the 3 Best Sellable Colors to start with and the Vinyl Finish For Walls, Mirrors, Glass, and so forth for Sayings For example "Home is Where The Heart Is" Things like that what would they be? Thanks ~Duke
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    Vinyl Indoors.

    What kind of Vinyl do you use for Indoors On Walls and other surfaces? Will 651 work? Hate to increase Inventory If I don't have to.
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    SUB Coffee Cup And Corel

    Getting involved in this Vinyl Cutting thing and the related Off Shoots of this has given me a NEW FOUND respect for all Of you folks. I have been busy learning the Vinyl end and glass etching end with good success. I moved onto Sublimation of Coffee Cups 11 oz size useing 3 1/2" X 9" Sub Stock. I go into Corel and make a 3 1/2" X 9" Layout Insert Picture and Text in it go to print and Its all Jacked up Only prints about 1" of the bottom part of my layout across the top part of the Sub Paper. Is there a template I am suppose to be using? I am useing EPSON 1430 printer Cobra Ink with proper profile setup just cant get it to print right. Thanks ~Duke
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    Remove Curved Lines In Graphtec Studio

    Thanks to everyone & to Express2100 Tried yours and it worked like a champ!
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    Sandblast Mask

    Thanks for the suggestions! MaryJane My Weeding & Application Specialist loves the Oracal 651 Gives a finer more detailed line. On ceramic Coffee Mugs need a lil thicker material tho.
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    Remove Curved Lines In Graphtec Studio

    Thanks guys! I will work on it tonight try these when I get off work. and get back to you on how I do. Thanks a Bunch.
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    Sandblast Mask

    I purchased some Anchor T227 BlastLite Stencil, 22 mil, Smooth Painted & Glass, medium tack, 20" x from US Cutter and it works GREAT but is hard to weed. I also purchased some Sandblast Stencil - 12 mil That is easy to weed but is stiff and doesnt have hardly any sticky to it. So little infact the stencil lifts right off the paper when being cut with the Graphtec in spots! (They are sending me a new roll) The surface I am useing it on is glass, and I clean it with Alchohol before applying so I know its clean. The mask still wants to lift off the glass. Does anyone have any reccomendations for a good thin blast mask thats easy weeding and sticky? Thanks
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    Setting Up My Small Shop

    No Thanks. I wish we never would have Stole Ole D*ck Rodreguze from you guys in the first place, Three years and he nearly destroyed the winningest team in College football, and we still feel the aftermath of him today! Jesse989 The 75" Samsung 3D Smart TV with Sony Reciever and Surround Sound Klipsh Speakeris is upstairs in The Living room.
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    Red Blade Holder For Graphtec $99.00

    On my Graphtec FC8600 the one that came with it was built in, and the red blade holder I ordered an OEM Graphtec one was also. I like them better cause you dont have to fiddle with the springs! Guess thats partly the difference between a $10.00 Blade holder and a 90+ plus dollar one!
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    Remove Curved Lines In Graphtec Studio

    When I delete the arc the text goes back Flat! RRRRrrrrrrr pissin me off
  15. I was working in Graphtec Studio and found a Option where you could make a Arched Line, then attach the text to it. The problem is, I want to remove the Arched line and Keep the arched text. Anyone done this. Thanks