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  1. When i do a contour cutting on my Graphterc ce6000-60 the display always show 'off scale' while it scans a registration mark and it cuts slightly off the printed graphics.. i arrange every thing and give registration mark from corelDraw and Export it in tiff file and print it on my large format printer and cut it from corel using cuttingmaster3. But when i print directly from coreldraw to my epson L805 printer on a4 heat transferpaper it shows 'off scale' but it cut perfectly on where i want to cut.Am i Doing something wrong or is there anything that i am not doing.
  2. I have a graphtec ce 6000 (2ft) plotter, and whenever i do a long sheet(vinyl) cutting and when the cutting process reached the end of the vinyl the vinyl sqeezed in the center between the pinch roller making the viny bulge in the center.. because of this reason i get an error in contour cutting. how can i solve this
  3. Our school is wanting a near-life-size self-adhesive decal (something that can adhere to painted wood) of a local celebrity created. The finished item will be 24" x 5'. The image will be printed on a HP Z2100 which uses an aqueous pigment ink. My plan is to then contour cut the image using my Titan 3. I have never attempted to create something of this size, so I'm looking for recommendations of media that will allow the aqueous pigment ink to adhere, has a self-adhesive backing, and that can be contour cut with my Titan 3. All help and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  4. New Cutter Advice Needed

    Hello everyone. I've spent countless hours over the last couple of weeks researching cutters in an effort to find the best unit for our needs that fits within our modest budget of $1000. I will be doing some detail oriented cutting. So from what I've garnered so far it seems I would want a unit with servos both for the accuracy in cutting and in tracking material for longer cuts. I will also be doing some contour cutting. Considering our budget and these needs I have more or less settled on either: The 50" Titan II with LaserPoint, or The 28" Titan III with ARMS, or The 54" Titan III with ARMS All of these are presently sub $1000 cutters. The Titan II has LaserPoint which is a manual way to register for contour cutting. I have watched videos and from what I've seen it appears to be pretty accurate, but I was wondering how it stacks up to the accuracy of a cutter using ARMS, especially in longer (4-5 ft) cuts. It has a one year warranty and is the least expensive of the three by several hundred dollars. The Titan III 28" is the smallest I would feel comfortable with, and I would be hesitant at that. I'm afraid the narrow width would potentially limit what we could cut down the road. But it does have a two year warranty. The Titan III 54" is being offered through a sister company of US Cutter who specializes in offloading closeout equipment at a very good price, in fact the same exact price as the Titan III 28" (but with $150 shipping charge). However there are a couple of huge caveats that go along with this special price: 1, NO warranty or support 2, potential problems with the unit itself. I have read that the 54" Titan III cannot accurately track and/or cut certain common widths of material, such as 12" or 24" due to the roller placements. I'm assuming this issue is why these units are being closed out. To overcome this limitation I would simply not buy rolls cut to the widths the machine has problems with. Does anyone have experience with any of these machines? How important is a warranty? Do these machines commonly break within the first year or two where the warranty would come into play? I really would like to place my order today or tomorrow, but I am having a hard time deciding which is the best option, so any help/advice would be most greatly appreciated.
  5. I have VinylMaster Cut. Titan 3 cutter. Trying to use contour cutting. But the cut is way off. I have tried time and time again to "calibrate" so that it cuts correctly. How do I set this up so it cuts correctly?? I am sick and tired of the lack of support for both this cutter AND VinylMaster Cut. Can anyone help?? Guide me to get this calibrated?? Arrgghhh!
  6. Ok, so having a little bit of an issue. I am printing on a printable vinyl with my Epson 1431 with pigment ink then using a cold laminate over them so can be used outdoors then using a USCutter LaserPoint II cutter with SCAL Pro 3. The issue i am having is that the cutter isn't cutting along the lines and so every cut is different. When i go in and do the print cut, after i print the vinyl and place in the cutter, i do a laser alignment then proceed with the alignment of the registration marks. Once all 3 have been aligned, click cut and as you can see from the pics, it is not cutting on the marked lines and not the same on each row. I have tried several different times and same results. I have made sure the alignment of the registration marks are dead on, made sure to calibrate the laser before alignment and cutting, made sure the blade holder is seated and fastened correctly. I have ran a test cut with paper and pen adapter attached and made adjustments and rerun then when i would get it to where i am ok with it, i would run the vinyl and would be off. In the attached picture, i actually did 5 test runs with paper and pen and yet this is still the outcome. I just can't figure out if it is on the software or cutter end. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance......
  7. I'm in trouble. I Snipping Plotter Creation CTO 1200. It records the points with the knife, not the laserpoint. As I do contour cutting in Plotter Creation CTO 1200 with LaserPoint ?? Thank you very much in advance.
  8. Hi, I am pretty new to vinyl cutting but I've gotten pretty good at basic sign lettering and one color window decals, as well as layered multi-color decals. I'm now trying y hand at contour cutting printed vinyl decals and I've hit a wall...In SCAL3pro I'm trying to print the image (.png brought in from Inkscape) but it either prints only the registration marks, or it errors out on the plotter saying 'no pages were generated'. Plotter is an Oce Colorwave 650. My main question is, how do you print a .png image with registration marks from SCAL? I've searched high and low and only see reference to Signblazer or other software that didn't come with my Laserpoint II cutter. Since this is thesoftware that was provided with the cutter, and the LPII is supposedly a contour cutting machine, what am I doing wrong? I've been going to the File>Print menu, selecting the plotter and checking the Print with registration marks' and 'Print outlines only'. I've also tried checking only the 'Print with registration marks' and still no luck...This seems like it should be a simple thing, but it has me stumped. Does anyone have experience with this, or know of any tutorials that actually relate to SCAL? I tried to attach the file in question but it says it's too big. Thanks!
  9. Contour Cutting Issue

    Hi all new here, I'm however not so new to signblazer. I have been using it for a year now but cutting vinyl stickers only today I've toyed with the idea of contour cutting and to play I am using one of those paper craft kits you print and build to make a 3D model. I have vectorized the image into an EPS (full colour) however when I import it into Signblazer to add the outline cut and registration marks it imports in black and white? I have to print using Signblazer dont I as it adds its registration marks but I don't want the image in black and white? I'm struggling to understand what I am doing wrong I am using Illustrator CS6 and saving the EPS as version Illustrator CS6 EPS. I have even tried Illustrator 8 EPS and neither import as full colour into Signblazer. I have attached the EPS file if someone could kindly shed some light on my predicament please? EPS File: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bmr5atldit4u9v/68-shelby-mustang-gt500-page-001%20copy.eps?dl=0 Much appreciated. Nick
  10. I've recently started playing around with contour cutting. Basically, I ordered some 8.5x11 vinyl for my desktop printer, to print and cut with. I am using Draw X5 for my design, and then Flexi 8.1 for my print and contour cutting. I print my design out with my printer, usually just one decal, instead of a whole page. I use FlexiSign Pro 8.1 to make my contour, and it also prints the Reg marks for me properly and all that jazz, I use my MH721 plotter with the Pen tool to help line me reg marks up, I can usually get them right on, yet my contour cut doesn't come out right. I don't really know where to go from here. It seems like its just stretching out my contour or maybe my print didn't scale correctly, not totally sure. Maybe someone can help me solve this problem. I've had success contour cutting with this same setup, but only on small items, or very very simple contours. (On the images attached, the rectangle is from me playing with the Compensation factor, which lines up good. Roughly 0.015625 of an inch off. That small margin should cause the contour to be that far off.) Any suggestions? It would be super nice to get this to work somehow, would really help out my business and my turn around times for the customers who order 8.5x11 sheets of decals.
  11. Does anyone have a link to a video or instructions showing how to contour cut with a SC series cutter? Thanx, Rob
  12. I am a beginner, using corel draw and graphtec plotter. I am making cups and water bottles for my son's baseball/football team and i am running into a problem, i am sure it is staring me right in the face, ugh! Please see attached photo. My question/problem: I've been using my contour tool to get outlines around the word baseball/football and around aunt, Grammy or whatever term of endearment, and also around baseball/football, each on their own. how do I get an outline after grouping all 3 together? After I group them, my contour/apply is greyed out. I want to put a black background around all 3 to make it pop? Does that make sense? (Kinda like the baseball mom cup but I want a thicker outline) poor football cups need some help, look lame. Thank u so much in advance for your help, hope my question makes sense!
  13. I have seen the phrase 'contour cutting' a lot in these forums. Well, the real purpose of contour cutting (with the laser alignment feature) is to first print a decal and then, cut around the edges. The laser allows for the cutter to understand where to begin, and proceed to follow the contour paths from there. However, what about those of us who are NOT printing anything. Can we do contours around our texts and designs? Yep. The trick is to use the OUTLINE method.
  14. I have just got flex8.5 and very new to it. Any help on how to contour cut would be really helpfull. I have an image that i have run through vector magic and installed in flex it has a red outline with plot lines around it. How do i change the outline colour and be able to move the outline in a bit to not get any white edges. Also how do i insert plot marks to send to my printer ready to cut. Please explain in simplton terms many thanks.
  15. cutter not cutting to plot line

    I have flexi 8.1 with a liyu cutter and cannon printer. Running windows 7 64bit to get working i am running it in xp compatible mode. I import a bitmap, transparent, then contour cut to select the outline i want. Send to printer it prints with registration marks. It then sends to cutter when i set up the optical eye on the marks it starts to cut. BUT doesn't cut round the image it is like an inch of, how do i get it to cut accurately
  16. Hey All -- I have a FC7000-MK2 that is causing me some headaches. When I cut straight lines in either direction I can set the speed of the plotter as I always do, no issues. However when I have anything that has a curve to it I can watch the head assembly / blade chatter and I get a jagged cut edge. If I back the speed all the way down I get an acceptable cut but it obviously takes FOREVER. I've cleaned up the rails and the platen and everything else I can find on it with no improvement. Graphtec support suggested updating the firmware but my plotter has a dead usb port so I can only use serial. I've been like this for a couple years (connection pc to plotter) Does anyone have any other ideas? --- THANKS for any suggestions !!!
  17. I have updated for flexi 8.1 to 8.6 because my liyu cutter inst cutting to the contour line, But it is still the same, i have calibrated my plotter so the cutter sits over the optical eye mark. The optical eye follows the contour line instead of the cutter so is of the distance between the the cutter and optical eye. How do i rectify this pulling hair out