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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    I will what they are going for on there. I def understand that from starting out with a SC stepper. the higher end cutters def have features that are awesome, and would be even better for a beginner.#1 how I don't think with a Graphtec you can overcut off the vinyl onto the cutting strip. even the GCC cutter keeps from doing that . funny all the things you learn after starting out with a bottom end cutter.
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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    so whats this big stepper cutter worth? its in good cond, no real signs of wear & tear really looks like it hasn't been used. I know the guy I got it from never used it. he got it from a friend that was going to start doing signs but ended up having to sell out b4 even getting started. I got original full rolls of vinyl that he bought to start up. that's the story anyway. in my business I get a lot of stories. more stories than inventory
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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    never guess what happened after I finished the driver install...…… 1st cut with the seiki lol. so not sure which is louder, my SC or this T. Thanx to all for everything, after my last post I just realized I pretty much hi-jacked the OPs thread. I hope it helps anyone else trying to set up a seiki. ,
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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    all other cutters ive never had to add any drivers, just click on it on the list and start cutting. I will finish the dn load now. last night I started the dn load and fell asleep going on to step #3. lol 2. Run Open Device Manager 3. A Device Manager window will popup. 4. Expand the Ports (COM&LPT) node in the device tree if it has one; otherwise, continue.
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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    yes, on my version of scalps seiki is on the list of brands. when I click to add the seiki T series is the only model that comes up. the scarce owners/user manual that came with it has it as a 1350 T model
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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    any idea why when I add it in scalps it isn't recognized?
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    Seike SK1350T 54"

    I just traded for the same cutter. had art cut disk with it , well 1 of them says its a 2 disk set. my box has some other disk with it. but skeeter is correct seiki now sells the cutter with version of flexi for that cutter. and the op posted he bought it off the net, I usually suspect letgo/craiglist when people say that. I got mine off letgo. scalps has seiki t series in their cutter list. I haven't been able to connect yet, going try the dn loading drivers posted above. so its more than verified the software that came with it is junk. whats everyones opinion on whats the cutter worth
  8. 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.
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    Equipment Advice Please!

    I was doing this a few yrs ago. I ended up buying a 54" sc starter combo. I felt like being a newbie never cutting vinyl before, this would be the easiest way to make my own sign for our business . no heat press, just all the tools to start cutting vinyl. maybe the sign shop combo. but always had intentions to add htv . I even ordered htv with my initial order. so 6 months or so later after learning how to cut vinyl a friend came in on a fri wanting shirts for a biz meeting with FEMA by mon. Quickest thing I could get because of amazons sun del was a press from there. so I didn't see anything I really was interested in so didn't want to spend a lot. in the jam I ordered a $125- $150 9x12 swing arm press. I def made my $ back quickly. have now upgraded both cutter and press. with that being said, I would def do it different if I was starting from scratch again, and that is starting with higher quality servo cutter from the start. there is a difference. like others have posted , it really shows in larger cuts. I had to redo my 1st BIG commercial job. I didn't catch the error before the customer did. so that was a tough 1. starting out with the cheaper stepper cutter you will def learn all the tricks to getting clean cuts. then really appreciate a servo cutter when you get there. my upgrade to servo was with a pre owned cutter, but if doing it from the beginning , Ive seen the Titan 2 on sale at affordable price for a servo. a friend of mine loves and swears by his, less than half the price of a Graphtec or Roland.
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    Registration marks

    vinyl waste is why ive never used reg. marks. so will def have to check this moving them out. ive never checked for that, I mainly use scalps 4 , plan on upgrading to 5. but I still have the copy of VM that came with my cutter. I only use it now for designs I created n it before getting scalps. been too lazy to make copies of the files. lol. I have a couple back lit set ups I use for layering. I had some big plans, but space slowed that dn. so the 1st 1 I built is 2' x 4' table. mine isn't as cool @Primal Decals , check his old post on here. really cool set up. then for small stuff I placed a led light in 1 the display counter I work off in the ft of the shop. its really too bright, going to tone it dn.
  11. 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

    all I have is a usb port, and not a printer port like on my sc or graphtec . a reg usb port just like on my laptop, no other port that I can find
  13. bringing 1 up from the depths. what do you guys think 1 is worth now? 4 yrs later
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    Creation Kingcut

    well, gotten no where with this. dn loaded the driver and tried a few things , but nothing
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    Roland color camm PNC 5000 vs PC 50

    a guy is dropping off a pnc 5000 for me to check out. I don't think he ever used the printer part of the machine. so ive been researching these a lil bit in my not so spare time. he as it and the creation king cut I posted up the other day
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    Creation Kingcut

    ok, so with saying generic drivers would work. how do I set it up
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    Creation Kingcut

    I tried dn loading that when I joined the forum a few yrs ago. don't think I had any luck, will have to check that comp. I know I never used it.
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    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.