ericmschwanke

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  1. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    DONE. Graphtec purchased. Thanks everyone.
  2. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    Wow yeah that would be nice. $1795 new doesn't seem like a bad deal when its only a couple hundred more than the titan 3.
  3. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    Yeah I am definitely researching the Graphtec. I think that is what I will end up going with.
  4. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    I'll start looking! See what the options are.
  5. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    I never cut wider than 24.
  6. ericmschwanke

    Titan 3 SE and Mac?

    I thought Parallels, I also have a Surface pro I could set up a shared drive and drop the files in there to use a PC software. Parallels would also work. I have a lot of experience in the program but just don't like the thought of dedicating my system partially to windows when I need a ton of space for my design/photography work on my Mac. Skeeter, which Graphtec would you suggest?
  7. Little background, I have been running the laser point II on my mac for several years. The business started as a hobby and has recently grown a lot faster than ever intended. I use an iMac, create my designs in Illustrator and export to SCAL 3 at the moment. Works really slick and I have become a pro at the process. The laser point II over the year has had to have the IO board replaced. Cuts are getting more and more sloppy. Trying all small maintenance and I just don't think it can keep up anymore with the capacity that I am throwing at it. The lightbulb finally clicked that I could be more productive with a upgraded unit. Time is money ya know? I thought the Titan 3 was going to be that guy. It is upgraded, better paper handling, QUIETER! better cuts on long runs. Seemed like a winner. Than I saw this beautiful black Titan 3 SE version ONLY FOR PC. Better interface, even better paper handling and catch tray. I can't stop thinking now this is the one I need. I have not gotten into any contour cutting so the ARMS feature isn't really something I care about at this point. I just want to know... Who is a software genius that can MAKE THIS WORK FOR MAC?! I work at a computer company selling and services Mac's and PC's all day. Sometimes printers don't work for a unit, you can fool it into working with a different driver, changing some settings etc. There always seems to be a way to figure it out. What about just standard cutting would not make this work for Mac when the Titan 3 version does work? I know I am probably asking the wrong people because none of you on the forum created the product but it's worth a try. Or am I thinking about this the wrong way and should be looking at a different cutter all together? Thanks in advance.
  8. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    More to the crazy equation and I am thinking the machine is bad at this point. I have tried everything I can think of. I moved the paper to the complete opposite side of the machine I don't normally use. I have used the pen instead of the blade. Cut the same design both ways and getting the same results. Attached is the image that is 24x37inches. I set my cutter to the edge of the paper, I watched it the entire time and tracked the paper and the paper didn't move. The head ended an inch right to where it started. Also on an arm of the decal it happened twice in a row cutting the same exact pattern that the straight line went squigley for no reason. Twice. The exact same place. Flipped it over used the pen. SAME EXACT THING. All this only happens on designs over 24-inches it appears. I just cut this design in 3 different smaller sizes and they all cut perfect.
  9. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    Which model do you suggest? I see the FC-8600-75 for 30inch. I usually don't do over 24-inch cuts.
  10. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    I have not.
  11. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    I am not pulling on them usually. This has been happening now on 5 different orders the machine is just going wonky. I re-installed the software this morning, Ran a 20x44inch square and It looked good until I went to weed it and it didn't match up several corners so it is still not cutting correctly.
  12. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    Wildgoose , those all look good.
  13. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    Skeeter how do I calibrate the cutter again? I was trying to find info to reset the cutter. Everything is business as usual but it just seems like it is screwing up A LOT these days
  14. ericmschwanke

    Cuts being off on designs

    I do about 15 designs a week I cut on my US Cutter Laserpoint II. I am now starting to get issues with cuts starting to be completely off. Attached is how it cuts and how it is designed. This is happening more and more with other designs but this is by far the worst. I have not changed anything on my computer. I am using a Mac running 10.12.6 and sure cuts a lot 3 pro. I am wondering what is causing this issue now and how to rectify the issue I am burning through a lot of vinyl with incorrect cuts now.
  15. ericmschwanke

    What material and how to achieve?

    Dang that is nuts. Thanks for the info!