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  1. used us tech laminator

    I picked this up, and so far haven't used it. what is 1 of these worth
  2. used us tech laminator

    I found a 54" US tech Master cold laminator the other day I'm going to go check out tom. seller says it is in working order, works as it should. reason for selling is upgrading equipment. says may need a new foot pedal sometime in the future, but other than that no known issues. I see retail pricing was $3150, with it on sale right now for $2400 . his asking price is very reasonable. what u guys think
  3. Help with a Roland PNC 1000

    just seeing this, if I'm not mistaken he was running sign blazer and something happened/ shut dn or something like that it. I didn't kno he was trying to set the old roland back up. I will have to get with and him and see if we cant get it back up and running
  4. new member

    glad u brought life to this post, I haven't seen zip on here or n person n mnths. will have to txt him see whats up.
  5. new member

    lets welcome a new member local to me here in myrtle beach @zip2it just found out he joined the forum awhile back. an old sign blazer user.
  6. Wet application with 1310G transfer rite?

    ive went thru several brands to find a clear tape that I can use with wet apply. I still have a customers phone # decal I made for his truck stuck on the side of the shop fridge with the 1st clear trans tape I bought that def wasn't good wet. it basically melted to the vinyl. I keep a lot of my "newbie" mistakes... n hopes to learn from them. lol. I also have 1 clear tape that I would call SUPER high tack. actually cracked a piece of glass after applying the decal dry and peeling the app tape
  7. New guy 1st post

    welcome aboard!! as u should b able to tell, a lot of knowledgeable peeps on here that don't mind helping others out and to learn this biz. I met and ended up with a friend from on here. he had started n this vinyl world about 12 mnths b4 me, he as went beyond out of his way to help and teach me the vinyl trade. as mentioned above, I have also considered the table top titan for a mobile cutter. I'm hoping to end up with everything set up n an enclosed to b able to hit festivals and car shows and events. but sue also has a pretty good idea, spend most of that time designing and not dragging around equipment to set up and tear dn. then that's another good idea from slice. that would work for that mimaki cutter I was looking at from a friend of mine. he didn't have a stand and was just cutting from sheets of vinyl instead of rolls. I had just planned on buying a stand if I bought it. but ended up with a used Graphtec instead. he still has it as of now, I may pik it up for this mobile venture I'm wanting to set up
  8. New on here

    cool!!! me too, 2 yrs ago. welcome aboard
  9. Newb questions about my new SC2

    oops, guess I could've pitched my dd. its an 04 tj, 4.0 auto. with an atlas. with 38s dangling on a d30 ft with chromos and an arb/ d35 with the super 35 kit. have another set of hp 44, & 9" 5.13s, locked and chromos. waiting for the $ for coilovers and will b putting them n and prob a set of 40s
  10. Newb questions about my new SC2

    hmmm?? @Wildgoose not sure I knew u was a crawler. 40s and tons.... now we talkn. jeep motor or v8 swap? I build them from mild to wild. my new crawler is sitting in pieces at my barn. linked yj frame, don't rem if its a cj or yj tub, but a cj hood and grille. a set of cucv tons and an old school 4 bolt main sbc hoping it cranks out over 450hp, may end up with an ls 6.0 by the time it gets built. prob run a set of 42-43 stickies. whats funny is the rig ive been wheeling until I moved south and these health issues started kicking my azz is a 94-95 yj hp 44, 9" rear chromos and locked, sitting on 37s pushed by the mighty 4 banger. should c some of the big boys faces when I raise the hood after wheeling with them all day. lol
  11. Newb questions about my new SC2

    yep, vinyl a lot cleaner and lighter. lol. building the jeeps has ended up with me having 3 hernia surgeries and a back surgery scheduled for july. awesome collection. I wanting to build a crawler with either a yj or tube chassis and a willys tub. guess I could post up mine but its prob a 50/50 split of personal and business in that collection. lol. vinyl is prob close to the jeep addiction, and easier to work with
  12. Where to store your extra blades, or knives?

    @Scratchthejeepguy awesome idea. I think its awesome for a newbie to come up with some cool ideas like this. I too r a "newbie" don't rem if ive had anything to add or not yet. I rem what a big deal it was to me when I had the answers for the guy that has took me under his wing and taught me a lot, plus spent a lot of time off the forum working with me teaching me this biz. again that's what I feel like a forum is for. and again sorry if I derailed your post yea man, been lying low I guess. . Ive had a few issues here, most with the actual company , 2 were warranty/service issues, a couple with ordering/shipment. then just a few on here. I tried to get a resolution with the co. but no luck. the issues on here ive debated about posting something up. but I'm not 1 to stir a huge forum mess where u get all types of keyboard warriors , and opinions fired up n to a huge mess. but it has caused me to lose interest. the bad is I feel this is the best forum for what we do, especially the best for others helping out others whatever way they can. def a lot of knowledge on here. Ive looked up and joined prob most of the vinyl and t shirt forums out there on the web.
  13. Should I buy from US Cutter?

    I'm late to the show as usual, haven't been on here a lot the last few months. I'm n a bit of a disagreement of something that went dn on the forum a few months back and so guess I have lost interest. but b4 this ive had a few issues with tech support and orders, I guess nothing to major, just a pita. my best advice is ... if someone tells you they will find out something fo ryou and get back in touch, don't wait on them, stay on top of things , or more than likely it will dropped off to the wayside, then its usually too late
  14. Newb questions about my new SC2

    well Hate to side track the thread, but since I have nothing to add. what kind of jeeps we talkn about here???? I'm wanting to eventually add a plasma table to the shop, right now I just use my hand held for the work I do n my jeep shop
  15. Where to store your extra blades, or knives?

    @eprcvinyls as u go along u will have tools for this all over , I'm not sure how many of everything I have now. I had to move my cutter up ft in the retail area of our shop since I'm there alone 80% of the time. I have a vinyl room with my different tables in back. so have all types of tools for vinyl work back there. with having the cutter up ft I have converted 1 of our display cabinets into a lighted table , plus have a self healing mat on it to be able to do everything right there beside the cutter. lg decals still have to b done in the back. that's also where my heat presses are at. But I also have a sm. tilting table beside the couch at home to be able to bring stuff home to weed and tape. as soon as I have time I will be setting up my new comp and the Graphtec I bought off a friend at the shop and bringing my 54" sc home to the spare bedroom, then setup a complete work area there. Vinyl maybe a bigger addiction than drugs. not sure, Ive always been 1 to only waste $ on things I could make $ from
  16. Where to store your extra blades, or knives?

    u will c on here a lot of people have added stuff to their cutter or stand. I'm adding some angle iron to the bottom of mine where the rollers are to make a shelf to hold an Epson 7610. look up @Primal Decals old post for the leds he added, a lot of us have done that 1 now
  17. Diamond plate ????

    I see 2 types. The other says mini, I believe I have a piece of it at the shop. And it is smaller than real diamond plate. Anyone know what size this is.
  18. Printer option?

    what kind of luck are u having using the smaller printers for decals? I heard the end product didn't turn out well. I have an Epson wf 7610 ive been wanting to try and print with. What vinyl are u using
  19. Bikemike's picture thread

    as u can tell I wasn't thinking about the 50lbs of the way I normally build overkill, that would b 4x4 legs
  20. Bikemike's picture thread

    sometimes less is more, looks like a good design to me, if it works well no need for a funnel. like I said earlier when I was thinking complex, something similar to my big freestanding blast cabinet. but this is more cost & time efficient to build. instead of the work table u have yours on. I could use some 2x2 legs
  21. Accessing Glyphs

    uhhhh, I was talkn about rock crawling jeeps, off road vehicles. but I do have a couple RCs. old school team associated RC 10 stuff. almost every off road park now has a course for RCs. long story but I haven't been in awhile, I'm wanting to get RC crawler , but I spend all my extra $$ on this. I'm always interested in something I can make a few $s on
  22. from my understanding , the graphtecs don't give much trouble. only ones that really have issues with mother boards is the budget cutters. and I would have the same suggestion for u if u can get a Graphtec for just a lil more than sc or sc2, even tho its used, if it has been taken care of , u shouldn't have any issues with the machine. but there is no warranty with a used 1. so u could be buying a boat anchor. I knew the guy I got my used Graphtec from, so I know how picky he is over his machines.
  23. only thing I see that mayb wrong is the last statement. from what ive seen since starting this, is they upgrade the model cutter and the price goes up. like now , they are liquidating the sc and replacing it with the sc2. and the titan 2 is is updated to a se. just like the Graphtec I just bought. its a ce 5000, now the model offered now is a ce 6000.. now my recommendation of the refurbed sc is only because scalps is $199 and the refurb combo is $269. that's $69 in the cutter, not a bad investment if u end up upgrading and push it n the corner for a spare, or throw it on the int for sell. that wont hurt as much. I think I have 5 prob 6 bills after shipping in the 1 I'm pushing in the corner. will use break it out for big stuff since the new cutter is a 24". I def think this new sc 2 is prob a better cutter, after owning 1, I'm not sure how much quieter 1 is. I figure a stepper is a stepper. I could b wrong, just my thoughts. there is a big difference in a servo cutter and that's why I say if you get into this u will prob be like the rest of us, wont b able to stand it until u get 1,
  24. don't sell yourself short. of course u will have to get it out there of what items you offer, but like everyone said u will be surprised how it works and takes off. again I'm a newbie, didn't start trying to sell decals until summer of 16, and just started doing htv. I have a small rack of stickers in our shop, it is a high end consignment store, clothes and furniture. so I don't have decals all over. I have my enclosed trailer lettered, " custom Vinyl" my first commercial lettering job, a guy walked after his wife had shopped in our store, he asked if I could letter a truck, well did 1, a few days later he came in said he bought another, so did it, then he asked if I would do his store ft. shirts... I had a buddy call on a fri around 4pm saying he needed a shirt for his new concrete business for a meeting with Fema on mon. so it was too late to get anyone I knew to do it and get it shipped to me, I ordered the only press I could get in, amazon had me 1 del on sun. that was my 2nd shirt, I did 1 for our store for practice then did his, well he meets for the meeting on the job site, so other contractors were there bidding for other jobs, guy asked how did his shirts, that dude came wanted 36 shirts and his new enclosed trailer lettered. so my buddy got that very 1st shirt for free. lol. now I have done door magnets, yard signs ,36 shirts and 2 panties and finishing up 2 trailers for my buddy with the concrete biz . my last order of 12 I did for a cust of a local bar, he gave to the employees and owner there for Christmas. 1 of my cust. saw me doing and ordered 2 for her. I wrote all that to hopefully show u how easily it takes off, in between all that is a couple commercial vehicles lettered and a few business signs and store fts.
  25. haven't checked out this post in a day or 2. I also have always been tipped on doing shirts. a guy came in wanting to change a misspelled name on a jersey he ordered offline I had to remove an I and replace it with an R . was asking @Primal Decals advice on how much to charge since I had never tried to remove vinyl before. I think we came up with charging 10-15 , when the cust came in to pik up I told him 15 because it was a pita getting that letter off, he paid me 30. that was my 1st tip and so far everyone has tipped something on all orders. I have started making some shirts for the store, so no tips on those. lol