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First big order, and I have a question

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Hey everyone so I have a question.

 

I recieved a order today for 250 decals.

 

Its easy to weed and its just letters.

 

My question is how do I go about sending it to the plotter?

 

Do I put all 250 decals out in one shot or do I break them down in groups of 50 or something?

 

Sorry if this isnt a good question but its out of curiosity I dont wanna break my new plotter.

 

 

INFO

 

Copam 3050 plotter 35"

 

The decal is 7" wide and 1.5" tall.

 

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I do it the same way as SeeJay, just 3-4' at a time, weed at the same time the next batch is cutting. Do yourself a favor and don't try to gang them to tightly. I know its tempting to save vinyl but it makes your job more difficult.

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I do it the same way as SeeJay, just 3-4' at a time, weed at the same time the next batch is cutting. Do yourself a favor and don't try to gang them to tightly. I know its tempting to save vinyl but it makes your job more difficult.

 

I've been doing this a year and a half now and I'm still guilty of doing this...  The time I waste in labor isn't worth the pennies I save in used vinyl...

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I too do the same, I also, still being fairly new, use a piece of scrap to run 1 by itself to check things like cut quality, making sure I didn't forget to weld the text if necessary, making sure I didn't forget to turn mirror off in case I cut shirts last time.... etc etc....

 

Then I break them down in small batches so you can work while your cutter is working

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I have a order of stickers i do each summer same guy orders 300+ Stickers

They are 6x1.5 I can fit 12 in a row of my 24 inch roll of vinyl.. I usally Cut 4 Rows at a time

 

I do about 2000+ Stickers for this guy in a summer.. It's a sport bike club so they want the stickers all on there bikes..

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I passed one of my signs on the side of the road tonight and was wishing I had done them in reflective. Reflective always draws attention.

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I passed one of my signs on the side of the road tonight and was wishing I had done them in reflective. Reflective always draws attention.

If i letter another truck i am thinking of going reflective.

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I just re did my truck's back window tonight.. have not installed yet but ..

here is a over look of what it's going to look like and the red, white blue is all Reflective ..

 

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all of my constructive criticism :

i dont know about you but the word  " graphix's " doesn't look or sound right at all to me when reading this, lol.. it's making a word that's already plural a plural, just doesnt work lol

 

i would probably lose the "minneapolis" text in the city silhouette , its kinda pointless and it just clutters the design.

 

I think it would read better "Screen Printed T-Shirts" instead of "Screen Printing T-Shirts"

 

also agree with jay, noone outside this industry knows what dye sub is..

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What's another word for DyeSub process?

 

Or, how to describe the end-products from dyesub?  (Full-Color Imprinting ?)

 

I would say "Computer-Cut Vinyl" instead of Vinyl Graphix's (which looks odd, as others have noted)

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I like the graphix w/o the s. I advertise dye-sub kind of generically as photo gift ideas or full color personalization. Computer cut vinyl sound like lettering to me, kind of loses the artsy side of things.

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What's another word for DyeSub process?

 

Or, how to describe the end-products from dyesub?  (Full-Color Imprinting ?)

 

I use the phrase "Full Color Photo Gifts"

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all of my constructive criticism :

i dont know about you but the word  " graphix's " doesn't look or sound right at all to me when reading this, lol.. it's making a word that's already plural a plural, just doesnt work lol

 

i would probably lose the "minneapolis" text in the city silhouette , its kinda pointless and it just clutters the design.

 

I think it would read better "Screen Printed T-Shirts" instead of "Screen Printing T-Shirts"

 

also agree with jay, noone outside this industry knows what dye sub is..

Thanks for all of that.. I did change my design.. :)

 

And that is why i post it here before i put it on my truck !!!

 

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Thanks for all of that.. I did change my design.. :)

 

And that is why i post it here before i put it on my truck !!!

 

I'm liking this forum.   It's a good group of people with alot of helpful ideas

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