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  1. cardudenc

    Inches

    sorry just getting back on here. with VM ( vinyl master) on the tool bar click on the icon for vinyl spooler, looks like the space shuttle. open it and then you will see the calibration tab. again, since your local. if you need any help you can message me on here or call . I def don't know everything, but do have experience with a us cutter machine and VM. I started as newbie in 2016. knew very lil comp wise and none with this kind of software. wasn't getting very far past being able to cut out anything but txt. then asked on here for help with a logo. another member I met on here volunteered to help with the logo. then told me he started with vinyl in 2014, same thing. he didn't know much about vinyl but was comp. guy. so he told me he didn't want anyone to have the issues he had trying to learn. so has been helping me ever since. so its my way of paying it fwd.
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    Inches

    did you calibrate your cutter after setting it up? that's something i didn't do for a long time. well until it showed up. i was cutting something that really had to b to spec. by the measurements on the screen i was at 24.75x5.25 but after cutting that wasn't the case. i bet it was over a yr b4 this came up, but everything i make is mainly my design, txt or whatever. so never had to fit exact, so i never checked after the cut. i make a lot of decals to sell at the store. so if i thought it was 5" long and it was + or - a lil bit it never really mattered. so if u haven't , check it out and c how much u need to adjust it
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    Transfer Tape

    yep, at the start i just cut it off however. no telling how i might cut a decal. now i almost have them all perfect square or whatever. but if multiples all r def same size. and for laying app tape sticky side dn and static creating issues, i use scotch double sided clear tape. can get it any where
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    Myrtle Beach SC Nebie here

    our landlords original store is in Conway, the Wild West Western store. we r b side him in surfside.
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    How is this made? CNC Router?

    ive watched a few videos on home made cnc .
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    How is this made? CNC Router?

    I have a plasma cutter. so have been looking n to getting a table set up for it. as i get n to this more, it def has me wanting a cnc router set up. not familiar with a carvewright, so hitting up google now
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    White Aluminum signs

    ha, i was eating, shows how well i multi task when food is involved. lo.l when i 1st started i bought up several of their pre cut signs n different sizes. still have a few of those , actually a lot of them left. mainly because i started cutting a few of odd sizes out of the scrap i had left over from different projects. will look if i have a pic of the last i just made for a friend, a double sided open/close sign for her greenhouse. it just depends, from the reg painted alum .040 to max metal. but seems i end up with more max metal than anything. kinda gotten used to working with it. ordering a sheet next week for a commercial sign job.
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    Myrtle Beach SC Nebie here

    welcome , I finally have another MB peep on here. my 1st cutter was an sc model from us cutter , and the 2 programs I use to cut with is VM which came with my cutter, but then I upgraded to scalps 4 , i save all my work as an svg file where u at dn here? we have a store in surfside
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    White Aluminum signs

    main1 and where my rep works out of is Charleston sc, but had a few things come out of Greenville sc, and also have picked up from greensboro nc since my house is in NC
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    SCALP 4.074 just screwed me

    I can get u in touch with who I would call the scalp wizard, he was banned so cant get him on here anymore. which I believe hurt the forum, anyway he doesn't mind spending however much time to help u get things straight. I will ask him about the update. I haven't used mine in a couple days , so could check all the settings and compare
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    Help needed! Applying transfer tape to large vinyl

    I use the app tape roller that came with my combo pkg. its 28" but I have 36" tape on it now. I mount it on a folding table with furniture clamps. so nothing set up permanent . for now. the largest I did was basically my 1st big job...… our store sign 3'x12' wont ever forget it.. did it wet apply , with help and it depends. any large I guess im using the roller the "correct" way sticky dn, for smaller stuff I have sticky up. each job I try to get a lil better. but for some reason every single time I try using paper tape I wrinkle the 1st 1 or 2.
  12. like any of my other hobbies I get n to, I somehow usually get n to a lil buying/trading/selling. seems like a few of u on here do the same. anyway ive found a couple used graphtecs with issues. 1 is a ce 5000-120 he says it worked fine and was hooked up thru a parallel cable. he let a friend borrow a part off of it, then when back together it wouldn't work again , says all mechanicals on the cutter work, just not the screen the other is a fc 7000-75 he says they used it where he worked and he really don't rem what happened to it , but again screen issues, but this 1 isnt lighting up mayb above my knowledge and abilities. but wouldn't mind giving them a try. that is if I can find pieces/parts and either repair manuals or schematics. I didn't ask if he was a member on here or not.
  13. hmmm!!!! will have to dn load the controller on my comp then and check that out. some parts I have found for the graphtecs are as ive read in other post on here , as expensive as buying a running used cutter. I can pik these up reasonable enough. hoping to find something I could get and fix somewhat reasonable, atleast cheaper n the end than buying a used 1 off ebay or craigslist. just not sure im ready to start collecting parts machines yet. now jeeps, I have that stuff all over the place
  14. he has 3 cutters that need work for sell. the fc isn't lighting up. c the oops above will fix it
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    Hey ~ I'm Alicia Zee!

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    Hey ~ I'm Alicia Zee!

    welcome aboard, we need some fired up new life on here
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    Ioline cutters

    already dn loaded the manual. haven't dn loaded any software since i figured it would b similar to setting up 1 of the others and use the cutting software i now use. looked up all I could online , even had a lil help. found this thread from the google search. since he has 1 , just would like to talk to him now since his last post on this is 2 yrs old. anything break/tear up? any issue where he needed the co that told him they would always offer support? stuff like that. thought some of that would b nice to kno. and im 1 of those that no matter how much i learn doing anything, i never think of myself as an expert. to me u can always learn something new.
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    Ioline cutters

    just checked since no response and looks like its been awhile since @PixelPusher has logged on maybe tagging u will get u on here. lol Wanna chat a lil bit about getting this cutter up and running after i get it. going b a lil while because of this hurricane were dealing with right now. but your post, especially the 1 about the co. def has my interest sparked more in this cutter. I have 2 stepper motor cutters now and wanting to pik up a servo cutter. im relying on the vinyl to pay for all the upgrades. that's y im staying with used for the time being. plus sooner or later my plan is setting up an enclosed trailer to take to events to do both vinyl and shirts. this 1 is bigger than I what I really want. mainly was looking for something in the 28-30" range for my space up ft at the shop. but from the info u posted i will put this 1 somewhere. lol.
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    Shelf life paper transfer tape once applied

    ive asked this before, I keep pre made decals for sell in our shop , I use a couple different types of clear and paper tape. the clear shows the decal for resale better. I know I have installed a couple of mine that have been sitting on the shelf for over a yr
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    White Aluminum signs

    I order all my aluminum sign board from local dist. grimco covers the whole country
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    Ioline cutters

    im digging up an old thread. but I just ran across 1 of these. not sure what yr it would be. he says its an ioline I/S 130 smartrac so you say this is an old 1 worth picking up. going to check it out then. I have an older dell laptop Vostro with windows xp and has atleast 1serial port. havent looked at it n a long time is y I say that. but u said could use windows 10, so I guess I could get a keyspan
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    RMA Exchange

    maybe she finally got things handled with customer serv. hmmm, will have to look when im back at the shop . but seems my sc cutter & stand came n 1 box. I let myself get hooked with 1 of those starter kits, so I had boxes and boxes when it finally got here. vinyl, tools, app tape roller, and whatever else came with it. all those were threw out. but the cutter box is up n the storage. but some reason I rem taking it all out of 1. maybe that's y mine came n not working or whatever u wanna call it. needed a new carriage. maybe too many pieces to bounce around n shipping.
  23. so I log on tonight and see we have a new member @Support@USCutter just read a few of the post, did see where it looks like it wont be the same rep posting as this user. I do believe it is something the forum could use more of, someone from US cutter trying to help with issues that is co. issues more than what a lot of us use this forum for as far as all pitching in to help each other out with issues. there is always issues that can only be handled by someone at US Cutter. the bad is im sure this co. is no different than any other, like issues with employee turn over, miss or non communication, and similar stuff that ends up with customers being the 1 that ends up feeling their business or issue wasn't important to the co. and a lot of times because of the issues I just stated is why the right person with the co. never knew of the customers issue. Ive def had a few since finding this co. and joining the forum and also becoming a customer of US cutter. and also im 1 of those that feel my issues were never addressed , may never made it to the right desk/comp. I found US Cutter both from google search and amazon. as I have stated in posts on here a few times, I wished I had found the forum 1st and let the wisdom of these veterans point me in the right direction. but unfortunately I basically did it blind, and not being a comp/ tech guy isn't a good thing . lol. But I did call in to the sales dept. before I made my order, I was talked out of the cutter I originally thought would be my best choice for a novice/beginner. I was going to buy the largest LP2 , after describing my plans for a cutter and my comp knowledge I was told I should start with an MH. the bottom, so if I decided this wasn't for me after I did our store sign I wasn't out much. and if it turns out this was something I would want to keep doing and grow with, again only lil $ was out when I decide to upgrade as most do and push the beginner cutter in the corner or post on CL. Im not 1 to ever buy the bottom end of anything. so I found a starter bundle on amazon. Heres where my 1st issue started. as most say newbies do the biggest mistake, start taking orders as soon as they order a cutter or think about ordering 1. well mine was for the wifes biz. and we all know how that is she wanted it yest. so I paid extra on amazon for early shipping. which did fall on the weekend. so theres that 1st strike. not only did it not show up on sat as paid for , it was actually the next tue, or wed if not mistaken. 2nd strike it came in broken. and I waited until that sat night to start putting the cutter together , that way it had my full attention. so my bad, didn't think about not going to have support until mon. I have to lol over that 1. any way on mon got with a tech and a new carriage was sent out to fix it. next a lil while later I notice the usb port on the cutter a lil loose, but not causing issues yet, so called support, was told not to worry, how much time was left of my orig. warranty and that I could purchase an extended warranty as long as I did it before my warranty ran out. so time goes on, for whatever reason this usb port gets, ( my cutter/usb port is moved or unhooked very lil, it stays in the same spot 98% . the usb cable from the cutter goes to a hub, so I connect and disconnect my lap top there. and the only time the cutter was getting moved was when I left to go back to nc. so it was out of the way of the counter in the store. so I call back in the last week or 2 before the orig. warranty expired. I talked to the tech about replacing the port and purchasing the extended warranty. 1st thing he tells me there wasn't any notes or whatever about this usb port from the 1st time I called, then he told me he would have to check about selling me the extended warranty.so guess what #2 is, was never called back , and unfortunately for me it was our busiest time of yr. so my responsibility of keeping this tech on his toes was forgotten until like a day 2 or 3 after my warranty expired. whoever took my call this time just basically told me I was out of luck on both, the replacement port and purchasing the warranty. I can def say they can tell the difference and my purchasing before and after this last incident. so basically my business experience started out rocky/bad and just stayed that way.to the point that I barely even get on the forum anymore. oops forgot , the very 1st thing I mentioned about paying xtra for shipping, that was told to every rep I spoke to, none ever responded with a comment about doing something for me to make up for being charged xtra for something u clearly didn't get. we own a couple of businesses, cant say its everyday, but can def say every month we are doing whatever to try and make that customer with an issue able to leave happy. on another note, some how I do have a special knack for being able to have me and my issues fall thru the cracks to never never land. since trying to move all my medical to sc, that has been a nightmare of cracks. lol so all that just to say, im glad to see someone on here now to hopefully keep what I just wrote a novel about dn to a min. Good Luck. Edit for the oops, left out info. so basically all this over $50 part. and miscommunication. I wished I had all the phone conv. recorded. just like everything else in life. it was always someone elses fault. putting the blame on someone that wasn't there on the phone/ didn't work there anymore. just same ole lines I hear everywhere else. at this time I couldn't say which bothered me the most. paying xtra for shipping and getting it atleast 3 days late, the part I was promised or the miscommunication.. im sure I sound like a broken record. Maybe they grew faster than expected and cant handle the volume coming in. Dunno.
  24. no, right now just my 54" SC and that GCC Expert 24 I traded for. but a couple days before my surgery the almost perfect deal for me came up on CL the state below me. It was a 28" titan 3, the guy stated he ordered from USC the week before , did a couple cuts and decided it was too small for him . he wanted the 53" or 54" titan 3 . not sure which they make it in. everything was in the pics, so it looked all legit. and the deal of the da was he would take $650 shipped to me. surgery was in 2 days, my post op track record is terrible , so I felt I had no choice but to pass. I might be picking up that Mimaki ive been talking/asking about for awhile next week. end goal is to have a 24-30" cut servo cutter at the shop. the big sc at the house in what 1 of my friends is calling the "woodys graphics world headquarters' lol!! Then last Im wanting to set up an enclosed trailer to go to events/car shows and just whatever. back on topic. im cutting flowers out of the library that came with scalps4 . the Gcc is at the shop . I do a cut and the center circle of the flower cuts as it should. come home where I have the surfboard sc 54" , just plug in , change over cutters in scalps, and no clean cut. the cuts in the circle don't meet.