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Chameleoncoatings posted a topic in Competitor Cutter HelpHello US Cutter Forums. I'm new to this forum and I'm new to vinyl cutters. I do powder coating jobs and I bought a silhouette cameo 4 specifically to cut high temp polyester masking tape to cut down my time on masking brake calipers and other projects. I played with the basic software Silhouette has and it seems easy enough. The part that I need help with is the blade settings. To save me time with playing with the settings I was wondering if anyone can help me. The material I will be cutting is a Lined green polyester tape that I purchased from powderbythepound. It is a 12" x 32 yard roll that I will be running through my cameo. It says its a 2mil thickness. Does that mean the blade depth needs to be adjusted to setting 2? I have the autoblade that came with the machine. Also what do you guys recommend for force and speed settings?
*** Figured it out, Its the new software, not the vinyl*** Curious if anyone has encountered striations across the width of rolled Oracal 631 that don't cut properly? I suppose it could always be my machine or a software issue? But i suspect its the material. Issue: The striations are across the width, not down the yardage. It is also across the width of the cutter - not down the length of the cut (like might happen with an old cut strip or obstruction in the machine) The ghost of a cut is visible, but at weeding, I need to use the edge of a blade to get the cut to lift. I've been increasing my blade, but i'm cutting into the backing across the vinyl, except in these bald areas The striation is in a different place if i cut the file a second time. Seems to be happening at an interval of 4", 12", 4", 12"... but that's measured after the fact. Before cutting, i don't notice any issue. Little sketch is what I'm thinking is happening. Other Details: I'm using a Silhouette Cameo & Sil Business software newest V4. New Blade, Replaced Cut strip & Mat - still happening older vinyl. Purchased extra in Dec 2015, and didn't break into until now. Vinyl is used for a resist process since I'm using the negative and discard the "object" I use painters tape for speedy weeding, and a blade for tough spots or areas where the resist scrim are broken up. Ive been using this material & method for years over 100s of projects. Thank so much for your time and thoughts. I appreciate any feedback. Kgi
Casper Lauritsen posted a topic in Other Software ProgramsHello! My name is Casper and I live in a tiny country called Denmark, all the way over in Europe :-) I've had my little sticker-business for 2 years now, while studying at the same time. I've been using the Silhouette Cameo with Silhouette Studio. It treated me very good, but while my business grew, the cutter became too small. Last weekend i ordered a brand new Graphtec CE6000-60, which i just received a couple of hours ago. Looks very good. I've noticed that the Silhouette Studio software and the Graphtec Studio software look very alike. Basicly, they're similar. I was therefore hoping, that i could open all my Silhouette files in the Graphtec software, but no. Doesn't work. Have any of y'all had any luck converting your existing files? Silhouette offers some software upgrades, i'm wondering if the upgraded software, has the ability to somehow save the files in the correct format. Here's a quick overview on the basic-, designer- and business edition features: http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software I hope some of you will be able to help me out. Thanks in advance. Casper Lauritsen. Please excuse me for my inperfect English, I hope you understood it anyway.
Steady Steady posted a topic in Pre-sale questionsI was thinking about buying a Silhouette Cameo, but before I did I thought I'd ask for some feedback and make sure I'm getting the right thing. I just saw that the USCutter store doesn't seem to sell Silhouette stuff but hopefully it's okay to ask this question anyway. I want to design, print out, and cut out a bunch of stickers - like a thousand. I'm not sure how many would be repeats, but let's say that there are no or very few repeats. I'd design them myself, and they'd be small - 1-2 inches long. And I'd stick them on the wall. And they'd require fairly intricate cutting. (I've heard Silhoutte's cutters are good for small, intricate work.) I'm not sure what I'd design the stickers - I made some prototypes in Adobe Illustrator, using a free trial. That worked well, but I don't know if I can afford illustrator. Maybe I could design them using Silhouette software. And then maybe I'd use Silhouette software to make the registration marks. I was thinking about printing them out on Phototex adhesive sheets, on a standard desktop printer. Anyway I'm new at all this, and don't really know what I'm doing, so I'm just looking for some feedback and advice. Thanks a lot!