cardudenc

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  1. cardudenc

    Newbie here

    I use scalps 4. I can try and help out. lil more info. the library pops up as soon as I turn on scalps. and I get to all that came with it
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    Stacking Vinyl

    Thanks. guess I should take those off. I never thought of that 1. a lot of stuff im up on as far as that bad word that gets us in trouble goes, but still a newbie.
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    Stacking Vinyl

    I do both . my first knockout was hemi decals for the hood on a white dodge truck. he wanted white to show up between the red and black . so instead of layering white vinyl between , I used the knockout option. I think turned out a very clean look
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    Distressed Flag for Vista Roof

    good looking design! can I ask why it looks like theres 4-6" of backing paper on the left side part? Im tight. lol im usually working with a 1/4 on the edge of my design depends on what type/brand transfer tape your using as far as wet appy. trust me, found that out the hard way on a commercial truck I was lettering. the vinyl basically melted into the tape. I call all those "newbie Mistakes" . most are now on the shop fridge as a dum azzz move reminder. wet apply you want paper tape. I keep all 3 types of tack . there is some clear tape that can be used for wet apply, but it still doesn't do like the paper as far as being able to spray the outer layer and it peel right off. I sell ready to go decals, all I include is instructions.
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    Upgrade Question

    comparing the titan 3 and the grahtec ce both have the same warranty. just looked at pricing on US web page titan 3 you get vinyl master cut single license key $59.99 software 28" $1295 53" $1595 68" $1895 Graphtec you get Graphtec pro with 3 license key US cutter values it at $2100 right now US has the ce 6000- 60 with a heat press for $1795 again I haven't used a titan machine yet , so I cant comment on how it cuts. Personally I would go with the 24" cutter over the 15" , but I started with a 53" and moved dn to the 24" cut for everyday use. of course this is just like the vehicle u drive, its all personal preference. along with the cut & design program u use. maybe this post wont create a headache for any1
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    Upgrade Question

    so I will chime back in since I started at the bottom and worked up to a Graphtec. my 1st cutter was a 53" with a 48" cut , stepper cutter. I still have it, now at my house to be able to do some stuff from there. I bought it because it was the largest cutter in my newbie budget and not knowing if I would continue or even be able to learn this trade didnt want a lot of $ out there if I gave up. also my 1st job was a sign for g friends store, 3'x12' didnt think it was a good idea with no experience to try tiling. well it took up so much room when I moved into the ft of the shop to be able to cut decals for tourist, a 28" cutter was the ticket. along popped up a ce5000-60 from a friend of a friend. so I guess its 1 of those things you just have to experience to understand the why. now I have several different brand cutters, most being a 28". but did trade for another stepper 53" the other month. I have it up for sell because I found a 53" servo I have my eye on. I wanna keep a lg servo for the bigger jobs. my plan is to keep buying and selling a few used cutters until ive flipped enough to buy a new 28" servo cutter right now in the fleet is the us cutter sc model 53" I started with, a seiki 53". an expert 24, another stepper cutter. then the Graphtec ce 5000-60 28" . working a deal on another 1 of those now. with all the talk and what Ive read up on a summa. I will def keep an eye out for 1 of those used to mess with. that way I will know the difference in pretty much most of the big name brands for when I drop the coin on the new cutter. I feel ive def learned quite a bit messing around with all these different cutters, def what features I feel is a must have that my 1st cutter didn't have. but I believe I learned a lot because with it if u didn't have everything set up correctly or double checked a few things, u will b cutting right n to the cutting strip instead of vinyl. I know this because ive done it, where with the Graphtec and even the expert that isn't going happen. now I do have a good friend that swears by his titan 2, but if im not mistaken when I asked him if it would do as my sc model and keep cutting right off the vinyl on to the cutting strip, he said it would. like a few have mentioned here, the bigger reason of the Graphtec is the quality of the cuts. with all the cutters I have tried, the Graphtec def out does my list of cutters, I guess not a real fair comparison since its my only servo cutter
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    Upgrade Question

    titan 2 or 3 is a good machine, but you get a whole lot more for just few hundred more. so a 3rd for graphtec
  8. someone dropped a sign warehouse kingcut cutter by the shop for me to checkout. so looking at all markings on the cutter it looks like this could be made by creation. anyone familiar with this cutter? 1st issue was it uses a usb male to male cable. just picked 1 up, but now don't see it in any of my cut program list. im using VM cut and scalps 4
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    Creation Kingcut

    exactly, everytime ive seen a different language than English on here its been spam, and was deleted n a day or so. so yep, even tho I don't speak spamnish lol, I did look that up last night. @darcshadow since the model box checked on the back is PLT- A 24 im pretty sure I dn loaded the A series the 1st time then I went back and dn loaded others. I do have an older laptop with xp on it I can try
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    Creation Kingcut

    just saw this scammer or spammer, so figured wouldn't hurt to revive this dead dog. so with your guys help I got the seiki drivers dn loaded and have it cutting. I ordered a usb-usb cord then tried dn loading the drivers from the link posted here, still a no go
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    Vinyl decals wont peel.

    I'll b a 3rd wheel saying looks like cutting to deep. either blade setup incorrectly, or too much pressure.
  12. Lets just mark this up as it happens. I for 1 am bad, I mean terrible to skim, skip thru if its a long winded post, even tho im bad to them myself. lol> lifes toooooo short my friends, lets get back at the real problem and a solution . most of all back to cutting vinyl. as a 3 yr newbie, I use the Help button a lot. but with not being comp guy I still have to pop on here and ask question, I do try and do search for my prob 1st. lots of times im still lost. but more times than any the peeps on here get me straight. Now we did have if there is a (titan2 expert) on here. wont say he knows everything < but he does research and research everything he messes with like this. only thing he cant help u with is VM
  13. so this is the whole reason I bought scalps4, but I took my orig setup cutter and comp/software home in case I wanted to be at home at night instead of shop. everytime im using Vm cut it ends up having to close. everytime it does I send in a ticket or whatever it asks to do. ive never heard anything back from this. In the beginning was going to upgrade my vm because I mustve dn loaded pro to start with. used it some before activating I guess because I lost a lot tools. then it wasn't long I started having this issue. again the reason for trying a different software, now im back to using it and its getting aggravating. so any help is much appreciated
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    MH MK2 will only print squiggly lines

    when u say print, does that mean your hitting 'print + cu't in scalps instead of the that just says 'cut'? only use the cut. Ive never used an mh , so not familiar, I started with an sc . if I rem correctly it was pretty much plug and play. I just selected my cutter in the cut program I was using. VM, scalps, I dn loaded signblazer, but I don't rem cutting anything. 1 used cutter I bought came with the serial port adapter, again something ive never had to use. but I don't think mine is the brand everyone recommends on here. which from my understanding is the only 1 that works correctly. I just checked my version of scalps 4, under us cutter brand MH is listed , if its like my setup , all u have to do is select that and cut
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    VM cut error shut down pop up

    im not much of a designer or comp guy, so when VM cut came with my cutter. that's what I used to do it all from. then as far as saving , I always just clicked save n VM and typed a name for each project. now using a different program because of this constant error issue . I mainly only open the program to get to designs I made in it early on, or look up a font from an old design. I will have to check what type file all this older stuff is saved n looks like here C:\Users\Public\Documents\VinylMaster_USC Files\Samples
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    your correct on that. I believe I learned a lot of newbie lessons by starting with a cheap azz unforgiving cutter. def using a Graphtec over my SC model is like climbing out of a dae woo n to a Porsche. lol
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    yep, def better than crack!! lol atleast it makes $$
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    awesome!! way to start out. I started with the dae woo of cutters and moving my way up. I have another used ce 5000-60 coming. im hoping to mess around with a few used cutters working my way to the new 1 I want. which I thought was the ce 6000 now I wondering, someone had to bring up summa. so been reading up on them. and the fc8600 , im sure I will have my mind made up by the time the $$$ is made
  19. I always leave mine without pressure on grit roller. on every 1. my new 1 was shipped that way, I was told that's the best way, last I read on here to leave them up.
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Graphtec???? so did u order 1?
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    Intro for you all

    more room just means more junk!!! well does for me. I started doing vinyl at my wifes consignment store, something for me to b interested n for free labor working the store all day. we have a back office I started setting up as the vinyl room and a bay I lettered a few vehicles, but being here alone 80% I moved the cutter up front behind the counter with me, and now the office and back room has so much of customers crap back there I couldn't letter a bicycle back there.i moved the big cutter home in the spare room upstairs. and a 24" cutter in its place at the shop. Hmmmm! I guess I could now use both rooms upstairs since the step daughter moved out . wonder what the wife will think about taking out the daughters bedroom furn and moving n screen printing equipment.... lol. im sure we all kno the answer I will get to that 1.
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    Intro for you all

    welcome aboard. seems ive already posted on a different thread of yours or something. Im always late to the game . lol. we def need more jeepers. that's my other biz, used to just build crawlers, but when I jumped n to it full time I will build whatever they pay to. serious mall crawlers. spare room or not, looks like you have a nice set up
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    VM cut error shut down pop up

    do you design in another program or VM ? the 1s im worried about were created and saved in VM. I cant even open them from my other cut program, but of course that could b me. im not a comp guy. I know just enough to do a lil vinyl work, but learning daily. that's y I consider myself a newbie even after doing this for 3 yrs
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    Hix and Frusion vs PowerPress and BetterSub

    Agree with Goose. Swing arm is the way to go, even tho I never used a clamshell press But it’s kinda easy to tell it’s a quick to get burned. I push my swing arm way... way out of the way. I’ve stayed with your tip of charging at least $3 a press.