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  1. VinylMaster

    Registration marks

    If you make your own registration mark or marks you do not use the Registration Marks in Send to be Cut. When you send the artwork the registration mark or marks you made will appear on each color layer. You can then use these marks as a layout guide. For example, 3 circles with one square registration mark:
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    Registration marks

    Draw out any object/shape you like and just set it to a Registration color from the right side toolbar and it will appear on every cut color.
  3. Go to the Calibration tab in the Vinyl Spooler and run through the Blade Offset wizard.
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    Vinyl master crossgrades ?

    Read this: https://www.iifuture.com/shared/info/en/vm/crossgrade.html
  5. This can be caused by a scale mismatch. In other words the units per inch or per mm, set in the cutter are different to the units set in the Software. Small Scale Errors (10% or less) For small scaling errors, use the Cutter Scale (utility) in the Vinyl Spooler under the Calibration tab that will assist you to set the correct scale. Large Scale Errors (10% or more) Large scaling errors can be corrected in the Vinyl Spooler. You can open the Vinyl Spooler from the File (menu) > Cut/Plot > Vinyl Spooler. When you have the Vinyl Spooler open (press F2) or click the Cutter (menu) > Configure Cutter. In the window that comes up, select Units (on the left side), and then adjust the Device Units per mm. The industry default is 40.0 units per mm. If you have a cutter that works in 1000 units per inch then set the Device's units per mm to 39.37 and try a test cut. Half Scale Errors (cutting at around 50% or half size) For scaling errors where the cutfile cuts at around half of the design size, this can be corrected in the Vinyl Spooler. You can open the Vinyl Spooler from the File (menu) > Cut/Plot > Vinyl Spooler. When you have the Vinyl Spooler open (press F2) or click the Cutter (menu) > Configure Cutter. In the window that comes up, select Units (on the left side), and then adjust the Device Units per mm. Set this to 100.0 units per mm and try a test cut. Trial by Error You can experiment with a 1 inch or 25mm square and adjust the units accordingly. For example if the cutter cuts a 1 inch or 25mm square at 0.5 inch or 12.5mm then (half size) then set the Units to 80 units per mm. If it cuts double the size at 2 inches or 50mm, then set the units to 20 units per mm and so on.
  6. Repeat cutting over the same cutfile is usually because of the following reasons: The artwork has been duplicated i.e. there is a perfect copy of the artwork on top of itself. By using the Object Manager from the Design Center (right side of program) you can see all the objects. Also, select the artwork and press delete, if it remains then there was a duplicate and there maybe more than one. This can happen when artwork is selected and pressing the + key or Duplicate button from the toolbar. Passes in the Send to Cut module has been set to 2 or more. Some cutters have an option to Repeat cut. Removing duplicates, settings passes to 1 or setting Repeat cut off should resolve this issue.
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    vm versions

    You need the software to be installed and it is automated. Note: FireFox does not work with this form. Use Edge or Chrome.
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    Import image but I can't cut it

    Error: Nothing to Cut? If you receive this message it will be because you are attempting to cut out an image (photo or bitmap). Images cannot be cut out because they are made up of very small colored squares (pixels) that form a picture when viewed from a distance. These pixels cannot be cut out because there are no vector paths for the blade to follow. As such, images must be Vectorized (traced) so the resultant vectors can be cut out with a vinyl cutter. Solution To do this is easy by selecting the image within the software and clicking the Vectorize button from the second row of tools or from the Images (menu) and using this specialist module to convert an image into cuttable vectors. If you do not have the Vectorizer you may need to upgrade your software to a higher-level of the software.
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    Software Update Issue

    Lodge a ticket for support here: https://future.support
  10. Depends which supplier you purchased it from? Which edition you have? If from USCutter please go here: https://fcws1.com/usc.htm
  11. Annoyingly, many anti-virus engines who have not encountered that file before, attempt to guess if it is a virus or not, which occasionally leads to them reporting a false positive. If you check at Virus Total You will see the update is not reported by 68 virus checkers. If you are at all concerned please download the full version of 4.2 from here: VinylMaster Full Version
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    vm versions

    The predominate difference is that VinylMaster CUT has a basic vectorizer in the USCutter edition whereas the Future Corp version does not. Also, the USCutter edition comes with drivers based on the cutters USCutter sells whereas the Future Corp version includes them all built in. However, there is a downloads page that includes over 5000 drivers for the USCutter edition here: https://fcws1.com/drivers/driverconsole.php As such, and excluding the vectorizer for CUT the differences are minimal.
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    Vinylmaster XPT V4.0

    You can download the latest build 24/7/365 from here: Note: this is only for PSNs that start with 114, 115, 116, 117, 131 VinylMaster Downloads
  14. Set it to Direct USB. If this fails, then lodge a ticket with support to narrow down the issue as it will be some communications error at some point.
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    Error opening output file

    Some suggestions: Ensure that the laptop is connected to power (to ensure full power for the USB) Use a shorter USB cable Try a different USB port on the laptop
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    upgrading to ltr ?s

    You can download the latest build from here anytime: VinylMaster USCutter Edition - Downloads
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    upgrading to ltr ?s

    It depends which edition you have? Is it the USCutter edition?
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    upgrading to ltr ?s

    The best way to avoid this is not to have too many very high-resolution images all open at the same time. If you must work with very high-resolution images keep it to one document and as few as possible.
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    Icon Missing - Help

    The program is context sensitive so it depends if a selected object can be outlined or whatever to see the tool or features you wish to use. If it cannot be then the button will not appear.
  20. Install the latest build.
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    Page Background Color

    Yes that is correct, PRO and above. Please see: https://fcws7.com/vinylmaster-features-and-comparison-list/
  22. VinylMaster

    Text Flows

    In order to see/use the Arc Text tools you may need to click on the Hide/Reveal arrow (blue color) as show below/attached (this pops the tools out). Also, you must be in Arc Text mode (also shown below/attached) to see/use the Arc Text tools.
  23. Click this button:
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    Nest to pabe by color

    Best to provide a screenshot of what you are trying to achieve as your post can be read in different ways.