Primal Decals

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  1. Enjoy-- I know the original excel spreadsheet is out there,but i learned how to break it up to add htv and so i added a htv section using the same formula.Just in case someone new hasn't seen or heard of it before im posting it for everyone to take at the bottom of the post. For those who dont know how to use it here you go .. First-What this does is tells you all the info about your rolls you buy,It tells you how many sq feet, inches,yards may be in the material you bought and Cost per sq in,foot,yd and then the calculator side tells you how much it actually costs BEFORE LABOR to make a decal or design using vinyl and transtape if needed. I added a partial screen shot to what it will look like,The lower section( Out of sight) is the same but used for HTV vinyl. ----Any questions just ask and enjoy--- For those who dont know how to use it here you go .. PART 1 -Material info LINE A----Click on the box Name of Vinyl Roll and put as needed. LINE B- put the brand and size and width for reference Line C -where you bought it from. LINE D - Width of roll Line E- Length Of Roll Line F - Cost you paid for roll- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After adding the info above, the following Lines (G thru L )next will break the material into how much area in the vinyl there is- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Part 2 - Calculator Line M- Put in the length of your design Line N- Put in the Width of the design Line O- How many of the designs are you making, If its only 1 design you can leave blank or add a 1.either will work ,If more than 2, then add as needed. FINAL PART -LINE P - TOTAL COST- Once all info has been added- this final line will give you the cost to make the design. Vinyl Calculator Pippin Decals.xlsx
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    AI CC 2018 anyone use it yet?

    Anyone else like the new version ? Just got signed up with the new 2018 version on the cloud. I like the new features it has and upgrades, really like the new font preview feature they added.
  3. Well have them remove the Pm , and i will start posting everything here.. And that goes for personal converstaions as well. Like one person who Contacted ME who i never had talked to before and they were just having a bad slump in life and seen how helpful i was a took it upon them self to Pm me,asked for help on something if i remember correctly ,.This person was going thru depression etc and the talk i had with them made their day. They were in a better mood etc. Did i have to do this or care no. But its how i am and was raised, Im sorry for being so straight forward of a person on helping.
  4. @eprcvinyls sorry if i dont respond back anymore.. I guess some people dont like how i am for being helpful thru a messenger that is created on this forum to use.. ...
  5. And you always will.... Im a one on one helper most of the time .... You have no idea how many people actually send me pm's without posting about it asking me questions on my cutter,scalps etc... I guess i should start complaining about it ,,,, Ive already had a talk with dakotagrfx about one thing i did awhile ago and it was taken care of.. And i have done it since.. I dont try to sell anything . I offer my advice ,explain how i do things, Its not my fault if i get a pm , And its not against the rules to offer like i do... Ive said it once before , I will always offer help thru a pm, if i see somene struggling on something.... I guess i wuill just stop answering my messages from those qho contact me....
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    Accessing Glyphs

    How is it hiding something if i m telling him to contact me if he has questions about it or show him how it works and sometimes showing to better than talking,writing about it ,, .... @cardudenc has had me show him how it works when he mentioned it awhile ago when he was having issues with Vm, After seeing it ,he bought it... Anymore backgrounds checks ?
  7. Im not on my own computer right now ... tag me in a new messsage on here and ill do it when i get back to mine.
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    Using Heat Gun in Cold Weather

    If the heat applied slow enough and even it will be fine. If the glass is heated to fast it will not be good . Ive seen this happened and thats where i learned to use shop lights at a distance and let it slowly warm up. Very rarely do i use a heat gun on glass.
  9. Send me a pm bud. I have a vinyl calculator you may just like.
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    Accessing Glyphs

    Im running Sclaps4pro and just love it. I know i dont do everything within scalps but it has definately done when ive need it to .. Any questions send me a pm.
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    Some Feedback/reviews, looking for a new cutter

    I have the titan 2 and its a great cutter,quiet and accurate. Just my opinion.
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    Need help

    I agree completely.
  13. I love tips more than the original payment they owe.It shows that im am appreciated and my work is liked by others. Even have had a couple shops compliment on my work or how i installed something how i do. .Well im off to bed. Big day tomorrow . Photoshoots this week.. Have a great nigh Dakotagrafx and everyone.
  14. Well whats weird is with every job i do. I always get a very nice tip so thats included in that amount ive made... The biggest tip i have received for doing 2 sweaters at $20 each was $ 50 cause i dont charge a design fee, Most shops here charge $85 For a setup fee and $35 for more than 1 preview and adjustment made. But on the average Tips are a huge with me for some reason ,I guess because im quick on turn around. I average anywhere from 10 to 20 bucks tip every order.Same with my decals. 15-20 for tips and more usually lol. And there is more screen Printers here than anyone doing Htv. . I get a lot of businesses.
  15. Not yet, I i got in Feb 2017 but hadn't used it maybe for a month or so i think ,At the time i was still real busy with my photography and decals. But ive done probably 40 pressings on it and probably about $1500 so far. And thats after costs were paid for material used etc.
  16. My heatpress i got was a hotronix fusion 16x20 2100.00 plus accessory platens was about 2800 total.
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    Newbie from West Tennessee

    Welcome From Calif. ..Ask away for help on anything .great group here.
  18. How does the dryer sheets work if the vinyl is on a cardboard core? or does it actually work thru it . I wouldnt think it would really.But i dont have static issues on my titan 2 at any length i have cut.
  19. @cardudenc info? or is yours the mh. I cant remember
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    What tranfer tape should i buy? oracal 631/651/751

    I use 651,751 and a few others all day long. for transtape i buy only this -- GreenStar Layflat Classic Transfer Tape - Medium Tack never use anything else unless i am using 631.. Never have issues on anything ...
  21. Ya i knew the mh was a lighting storm creator lol .......I know on my titan 2 i dont have the static issue, but i think mine has the rubber feet under it as well .I will have to look when i get home..
  22. I was curious if the static was fixed in that cutter like the other lower end ones, I was just talking to someone else about it cause it was acting crazy ( like a static issue would cause) when they tried cutting some things..
  23. i tested the export jpeg,bmp etc in scalps and it works.. I think its showing you what you can do till its activated. Just like if you tried to cut with scalps it would cut a line thru it .. So you are only getting part of the usable features.
  24. For me since i use scalps now-----Anything i make, i export from scalps as svg or save it from Ai as a svg. Its much easier to keep them as one file type. Even if i get a eps sent to me i change it to svg. just how i do it ... why are you trying to save it as a jpeg?
  25. No worries bud. According to their page it says this for the basic Vm cut -- AI, EPS, PDF & SVG import/export (inc. text, images, gradients etc.) ----------------------------------------------------------------- File (menu) > Import > File You want them as either .ai, .eps or .pdf (not an image). the above was posted by Vinylmaster on the forum in car template questions with vm. I Copied right from my vm software help section- Importing and Exporting File Types VinylMaster has been designed to import and export the most widely used and reliable interchangeable graphics formats which includes Adobe's Portable Document Format (.pdf), Illustrator (.ai) and Encapsulated Postscript (.eps) formats, all of which can be exported from the most popular software packages. Other than their popularity the main advantage of these formats, is that they maintain the artwork's original level of quality. VinylMaster also works with all the major bitmap/image formats such as .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .png, .raw, .tif and .tga along with other popular formats such as .psd and .emf