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  1. Hello I an new to the forum and to vinyl cutting. I am looking to cut some stickers for a buddy and I need a good outdoor vinyl with no branding on the back paper. After the stickers are cut he stamps company information and instructions on the back. I have called a couple of time to US Cutters and have been told the 651 does and does not have oracle branding on the back not sure what to believe before I order 5 plus 50 yard rolls of it. I have been told the GreenStar does not have branding but I am not sure if that brand is worth messing with. The stickers will primarily be used on the back of cars and windows. Please help a newbie out. Thanks Matt
  2. I would like to try printing and cutting some xbox controller decals but want to make sure I have the quality I need. Going online I see a lot of these removable, leave no mess, etc etc type decals for $7 or so (see below). What vinyl would this be and is it available in 8.5 x 11, 11 x 17, or 13 x 19 sheets? I purchased some 8.5 x 11 vinyl sticker paper (I only have a desktop consumer printer) from amazon but the stuff is so thin it bends after cut out and doesn't look good. It's also paper and not vinyl so that is no bueno. Thanks
  3. PhaedrusZen

    10 yard Vinyl Rack

    From the album: Home Workshop Setup

    A second rack I made for 10 yard rolls. The same setup as my 50 yard rack, but the bolts are spaced every 4 inches instead of 6 inches. Clips on the left bolts hold the reorder name/numbers for the different vinyl colors. Holds sixteen 10 yard rolls.
  4. I am totally new to the whole vinyl cutting. I have been experimenting and learning as I go. I have been building simply unit numbers for equipment. I have a request now to build DOT #'s in black with a green outline. is there a way to do this besides making the numbers in green then making them in black just a shade smaller and combining them?
  5. Recently I have come across some jobs that I have had to remove old vinyl. It sucks, there is nothing fun about it and we all know it takes longer than you hope it does. My question is What do you use to remove it? I was using goo gone just because it was what I had at the time. I just ordered a bottle of rapid remover in hopes the product actually does what its supposed to. what have you had success with ? Thanks for reading
  6. Hello to everybody So here’s the deal. Sign making or decal cutting is not something I have had experience before. I have thinking of about it last 6 months though cause it is not just seems like a way to make living, but really to do something with passion and offer people products that they really love. I have many great ideas about vinyl decals as well some lifestyle products that i really would like to offer to those who are after them. Now the good thing is that there is plenty of information around and googling alone gives you all the basics you need to start off. But there is one particular topic that cuts me off the progress at the moment and that is legality of using logos and artwork. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ As I understand (correct me if i am wrong) when you want to use a brand logo for example and sell your product there is two possible ways to do it: A) Get a permission from original holder of the copyright or B)Buy a product from an authorized distributor and sell it then. Now there is a row of questions I came up but can’t really get the answer that i am looking for from web. 1. Let’s say you want to get a permission to print and sell a logo of popular brand from an original owner. That does probably require proof of huge sale numbers no matter how good your idea is right? 2. Let’s say i want to buy a large amount of brand name stickers from a random manufacturer. How can I make sure the seller has copyrights? Do I have to ask any particular proof from seller or contact original owner of the brand logo and ask them instead? 3. How can i really determine what can I sell and what not? It is obvious that “Porsche” logo is protected but what about numbers “911” or lets say the letters “GT”. 4. Is there a thing like a logo or brand name manipulation - changing part of the logo or name. For example making a Red Bull logo but having cats’ instead of bulls. Or adding extra letter end of the brand name. For example “Apples” instead of “Apple” which of course means that an user can just remove letter “s” and still have a original name of the brand. Is it legit? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ I know that laws vary in different countries and there is probably no straightforward answers but I would bring as much glance into the subject for myself as well other beginners so one could make his living in honest way. Also i personally would like to create something original not to just copy others products. Any information, experience, examples or articles (if not overly complex clauses) would be much appreciated. Nice to be here and thanks in advance
  7. BlackLiteSpecial

    GreenStar 18oz Banner and FrogJuice

    Has anyone out there used the aerosol version of the FrogJuice 7000 UV resistant coating on the GreenStar banners? I am putting together a cut vinyl banner for a customer who is hoping for better outdoor longevity, and asked if I could put a UV coating on the finished banner. My research lead me to find the FrogJuice, and I've seen it recommended for not just printed banners but to help seal the edges of cut vinyl. I'll be laying down white Avery 900 series cast vinyl on an 18oz red GreenStar banner. Thanks in advance!
  8. PhaedrusZen

    Vinyl ID clips

    From the album: Home Workshop Setup

    Detail of the clips I use to make sure I know which vinyl roll is which. Also simplifies reorder.
  9. wyatt0124

    Purchase vinyl

    Where do u purchase y'all's vinyl??
  10. wyatt0124

    car decal vinyl

    what type of vinyl do y'all use for car decals??
  11. Hi, my name is Gabe and I am getting into electro etching. What I am looking for is a good source to get small, detailed stencils made. Since I do not have a vinyl cutter myself I figured this may be a good place to find someone who could help me out. I understand that what I am wanting may be too small/detailed for most/all cutters. If so then I would want to see what is possible to cut at the sizes I need. Some examples of what I am looking for are symbols like the images below. I am hoping to get them small enough to fit inside a 1 inch or so circle. Is this even possible with current cutters available? I am more than willing to pay materials/time/shipping costs.
  12. I am in the middle of a shirt order and the vinyl doesn't want to peel away from the plastic. I've never had this happen before. I have tried increasing the temperature and time but it doesn't seem to matter. The only way I can get it to release is by pressing very hard with the weeding tools and carefully peeling away. I am using the Siser EasyWeed in white.
  13. Sending a wall decal to Google's San Francisco office today. I hope they didn't use Bing to find me
  14. hi all. new to this forum, and forums in general. also new to vinyl cutting! i'm wanting to buy a good quality and fairly priced vinyl cutter/software, beginner level. open to USCutter brands or others. any support is appreciated! i'll be using the cutter to make sticker designs.
  15. BAM

    Logo Design Recycle

    Let me know what you think! BIG THANK YOU TOO WILD GOOSE YOU ARE THE BEST WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR HELP!! HE HELPED WITH THE RECYCLE LOGO LOTS OF NODE EDITING AND RE POSITIONING OF THE PHONES.. THE DESIGN WAS 100% ME BUT THE POSITIONING AND SOME NODE EDITS ARE CREDITED TO HIM FULLY! THANK YOU!! AGAIN YES WASTE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE THAT ITS NOT A MISTAKE.. ITS E WASTE
  16. opulent.designs

    Need help recreating this

    Already got the hand having major trouble with the rainbow Please help... If someone can get this with the white outline I'll be in your debt. THANK YOU! hand.svg
  17. hi all. i have an odd question, if you are starting a sign business, t-shirt business, or any side/full-time business where you will be using decals, what do you guys think is a more viable and sustainable business model: 1. - buy all your own equipment, learn the software and market yourself? - OR - 2. - outsource all your cutting needs to a cut store and then use the decals for whatever your venture is? i know it depends on quite a few factors but let's assume you have someone who knows how to operate the software and equipment if you're going the "on your own" route. i'm not sure the long-term costs of continually purchasing your own vinyl roles and machinery upgrades/maintenance, that's why i'm posing this question. any feedback is appreciated! fyi working off mac and have posted same question in mac discussion forum.
  18. hi all. i have an odd question, posting here (as I have a mac) as well in the general discussion forum. if you are starting a sign business, t-shirt business, or any side/full-time business where you will be using decals, what do you guys think is a more viable and sustainable business model: 1. - buy all your own equipment, learn the software and market yourself? - OR - 2. - outsource all your cutting needs to a cut store and then use the decals for whatever your venture is? i know it depends on quite a few factors but let's assume you have someone who knows how to operate the software and equipment if you're going the "on your own" route. i'm not sure the long-term costs of continually purchasing your own vinyl roles and machinery upgrades/maintenance, that's why i'm posing this question. any feedback is appreciated!
  19. Kbeizaei

    Oracal 631 vs 651

    I've been making decals for laptops and such with 631 and I'm thinking about switching to 651. I know that it's more permanent and has a better hold but I was wondering what other peoples experience with this vinyl has been. Thanks!
  20. My Bf and I made this in illustrator for a mining service Tell us what you think! Please and thank you!! Thinking about adding some pick axes and maybe a coal cart or something let me know what you think! There current logo is just WMT and a bull head they wanted to keep that so I did
  21. So, I made a leap and spent 500 dollars on some vinyl and IT was a freaking steal!! No, like, there is over 1000 ft of vinyl most 12in.x24in. some 24in.x24in. some heat transfer TONS OF application tape like industrial sized rolls!! So, if anyone needs some samples of colors I can help you out. Most is Oracal, some is easy weed! BUT, here is the thing not all of it is labeled sooo, i'm having some trouble finding the brand and the type; is there a way to differentiate between heat transfer, indoor and outdoor rating without markings!? Also, I have a ton of chalkboard vinyl if anyone is interested in buying some I can take pictures of what I have and upload it. I have sample squares I cut a 1inx1in. square of each sheet of color I have, no rolls yet but, I can get those going. Actually, i'm going to make a sample sheet with the squares now and take a pic.. I know the colors won't be exact but you'll get the point and if you want a color I'll list every color I have and the amount of sheets too. Keep in mind its 12in.x24in. THANKS AGAIN GUYS YOU ALL ROCK!! EACH BOX IN THE PICTURE IS FULL OF 12x24 Sheets I added a picture of the chalk board vinyl tell me if you like the project (the giraffe) I made for my Niece. Rough stages but I plan to do better.
  22. ZombieWrangler

    Howdy from a new Texas Vinlyist.

    I had spent way too much over the years buying vinyl graphics for my Jeep, ZombieWrangler, and with the harsh nature of off-roading they were starting to show some age, had damaged some parts, mud and dirt and many power washes had started peeling parts away. I decided to redo all the lettering at once, and figured I would outfit new newest family member, ZombieElement, I was staggered by the cost to get custom work done. I looked at the small hobby units, but it just wouldn't do the scale of my ideas. That landed me here and with a Laserpoint II starter bundle. So I jumped in head first and cleared the initial obstacles, but now I've got to step back and read a little more of the instructions. Love it so far, have made my share of dumb mistakes like trying to cut too close to the edge and not setting home point right, but so far so good. I was already an IT professional and web designer, so the setup and application use has been pretty easy. My questions are now more like 'how do you know when a blade needs changing' and what materials work best for what applications and are there speed/pressure guidelines that might work better than the default settings for some things.. Now I'm off to go read through topics, I'm sure there is months worth of tips to catch up on. Thanks USCutter, great machine, tutorial videos, and now I'm looking forward to the community. Alex ZombieWrangler
  23. Hey! I am installing vinyl decals on glass mugs at craft shows, and I am wondering if anyone has any good tips and tricks. It is super hot and humid and they are getting bubbles no matter how careful I am when transferring them. I am using paper transfer tape, but I am still having trouble with the thinner decals when trying to remove the tape. Since it is so humid the decals want to stay on the transfer tape and not the mug. I am wiping the mugs down before starting. I am being sure to tell everyone not to use their mugs for 24 hours to be sure the adhesive has time to set. Thanks!
  24. Ceddy

    Seal vinyl

    I am trying to seal a vinyl cutout to a dish. I saw online a person painted something on top so that the vinyl wouldn't peel off and I can't seem to find what product I need to use. I want to be able to cutout monograms etc and put them on some vintage dishes I have. I have used Blair spray, liquitex and several other sprays as well as heat and none of them make the vinyl not peel up. The one I have was given to me as a gift from the etsy business, but all she would tell me was that she didn't use a spray. HELP!!! Does anyone know what product I need to use. The dish I have you can't see brush strokes or even tell where something was put ontop of the vinyl, it just has no edges where it can be peeled off.
  25. I'm about to share some personal information - not my comfort zone to do that on something like this, but I would love to get advice from people in this industry. I have a day job. A very good paying day job - That I am pretty much miserable at. I have switched companies several times (private to government and back) and I think it is just not the profession for me. While I do well at my job, I just am not enjoying it or the long hours plus the stress. In comes my vinyl hobby. I have had this hobby for a while, and I have considered starting it as a side business. Selling wall decals and such on Etsy. I am finding it hard to get time to even get that going since buying my new 24" cutter since I work such long hours. I have an opportunity to do some signs and such locally coming up, and it has gotten me thinking that I could add local signs to my business and maybe go all out and do it full time. Go big or go home right?? I had originally thought I would dip my toe in and try it out, but I just don't think I have the time to spare right now with my job to do so and really give it a fair shot. I have no Graphic Design background, but I do have extensive design background in AutoCad and GIS. So I have some basic knowledge of how to technically do some things (vector design/drawing etc) but the graphic design part of it is something I know I will need to work on. I am prepared to put time and effort into learning some basics on my own and if it becomes necessary take a class at a local college. Also I am looking for a business that might allow me to work from home. I want to start a family, but I also want to have 2 incomes without having my kids in daycare all the time. I grew up with self employed parents and I know it takes alot of work and long hours, but I also was never in daycare so I see the pros and cons. This kind of thing is a choice everyone has to make on their own, but I just can't see myself working the schedule I do now and having children. So my new found internet friends, I guess what I am trying to get around to asking is can you share your general opinions and experiences concerning this sort of thing? I realize business' take a while to get going, but if I were to commit full time to something like this and give it my all, I am wondering if this is realistically something I can make a decent income at. Also, is this type of sign business stable? Those are the sorts of things I would love for you to share with me. I live in a rural area, and I think I can market to the locals (Realtors, business' and clubs and such). I can offer them a local option and save them a long drive or an internet order. Thank you! Marie