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  2. MZ SKEETER

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    Yes, my cutter is 11 years old and I am still using it on an XP laptop. I have never had a problem with my cutter in 11 years.
  3. Today
  4. darcshadow

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    Yeah, cutters are not like other electronics where a new/upgrade model comes out every year. There have been guys on the forums using the same cutter for decades.
  5. darcshadow

    MAC not compatible? Plz help

    And if you have to, you can always design on the Mac and cut on a windows computer. Most all of the low end cutters have a serial port and if you use that you don't need any cutter specific driver, you just need a program that works on a Mac and can connect to the printer via a serial port. The tripplite Keyspan adapter is a great usb-2-serial adapter if you computer does not have a serial port, which most do not these days.
  6. slice&dice

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    Yes, the LP3 will certainly handle whatever you can throw at it. Keep in mind that the basic components of plotters/cutters have not changed much since the first ones made by Hewlett-Packard in the late 1950's Also, there is no 34" (870m) model in the Titans.
  7. haumana

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    servo over stepper. if you don't think you will ever need to contour cut, then don't worry about ARMS. I've owned my LaserPoint for 10+ years, never used it contour cut once .... why? because I don't have the means to print on vinyl, so I can't make spiffy looking pineapple decals that have been cut out in the shape of pineapples. Would I like the ability to do so? Absolutely, but I if I really needed to do that, and could afford it, I would just buy a really great printer/cutter machine My LP (stepper) vs my Graphtec (servo) - hands down on the servo. It's quieter, and is way more accurate for smaller detailed decals.
  8. Wildgoose

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    The ARMS system while sounding great is not something very many people utilize. I have a $3500 cutter and have only ever used mine two or three times just to see how it functioned. If you don't have a printer too then it's sort of a moot option. Some print on t-shirt transfer paper and contour cut those which is a potential. Printing on real vinyl requires an expensive printer. My journey started out with a budget cutter called a P-Cut which was probably similar to the SC2 or maybe the Laser point you are looking at (minus the ARMS) It was a stepper motor machine and made for entry level home and hobby. The L3 is similar and a great choice if you want to get your toes wet and see what happens. The Titans are a budget minded commercial venture that are trying to hit the gap between the lower budget starter cutters and the high end name brand machines. They seems to do pretty good overall and those with the Servo motors are going to run smooth and quiet. Tracking is still considerably less accurate than the name brand cutters though. The max cutting length according to the specs on the L3 is 180 inches and 300 inches on the Titan 2. When you go to the most chosen options like the Graphtec, Summa or Roland they don't even give it in inches because it's like 50 meters or whatever the longest roll is. The cost is considerably more for a name brand cutter but so is the build quality and reliability. I did the toes wet thing and learned a LOT before I decided to spend more cash on a better unit. I am grateful for the experience that I would NOT have gained had I went the expensive route right off. Budget cutters are much more finicky and require "fine tuning" to get good cuts. This is painful to experience but great training. If budget is not a concern and you can swing a CE6000-60 you would likely never need to do anything else. They will last you for years. The Titan market is middle ground and is better than the bottom but is the cost worth the difference? Maybe. The T2 is built pretty tough and designed with a business or starer business in mind rather than just a weekend warrior. Just remember that servos are better but there are also grades of quality within the servo realm too. Servos are pretty much like a variable speed without limitations to minimum movements. I think the Copam that Dakota mentioned had commercial grade stepper motors that were a tighter steps and built to last a long time. Just avoid the very bottom MH. It's sort of the doorbuster black friday cutter and they sell a bunch of them but they are very problematic and frustrate a lot of people.
  9. Dakotagrafx

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    USC sold the Copam without any changes for 8-10 years - was a great cutter back then. personally I would always go for a servo plotter as very few people actually use the contour feature and many that do buy solvent printer cutter combos -but that is more like $14,000 - so totally different category. a titan 2 will contour but you have to manually set the corners with the laser pointer built into the carriage - not auto like a titan3, graphtec or roland
  10. MZ SKEETER

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    If you want a better model then buy the Titan 3, that is the updated model. . Titan 1 is a stepper.No Laser. Titan 2 servo, manual laser. Titan 3 Servo with ARMS. Those are the models. Nothing to upgrade. 3 different models, each upgraded from the first.
  11. Caseman315

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    Thank you for your response! How would someone find out if there was going to be an update or new model coming? I’d hate to purchase the titan 2 and in a few months they come out with an updated version.
  12. MZ SKEETER

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    The Titan 2 has a servo motor which will be more accurate, smoother and quieter than a Stepper which is the Laser 3. BUT the Laser 3 has ARMS, if you plan to do a lot of contour cutting, That would be better over a manual setting Laser. Laser pointer 3 has not been out that long, I think it came out this Spring. As far as I know, the Titans have not changed since they came out. A servo cutter is better than a stepper cutter.
  13. Caseman315

    Laserpoint 3 or Titan 2?

    I have done plenty of research on both and I do realize that they are pretty different machines, but I am looking for some honest opinions if the LP3 is good enough or if it would be less of a headache in the end to just get the titan 2? My main concern is will I get fairly the same outcome with small or large decals as far as cut quality? The LP3 is a great price right now, pretty much half the price of the titan 2. Is it worth it? My last question- I have seen threads about the titan 2 from back in 2016. Do these cutters get updated year after year? Or is that 2016 titan 2 the same titan 2 in 2019? How often do these companies come out with updates or new cutters? thank you for any advice you can give.
  14. slice&dice

    UFOs Are Real

    This ain't rocket science to create a similar design! Where's peoples' graphics skills? How come if humans are in contact with advanced alien civilization we have gotten dumber?!!!
  15. Yesterday
  16. Wildgoose

    SignCut Pro pre cut feed

    It WILL matter a little because if you turn on the software control you'll have to be sure the speed and force are correct. If you have those on the control panel I guarantee you have a way to zero out. It may be named differently but it's there. My budget computer I think I had to put in in offline mode to get to the right options. You should also be able to pre-feed your vinyl back and forth and move your cutter head over if you need to. When done getting it all set right you would zero out. Good luck and it would be great if you took the time to report back. You'd be surprised how often people don't and future searches just find a thread with questions and no final solution.
  17. Gypo

    SignCut Pro pre cut feed

    Thanks for the replies. I am using SignCut Pro 1, the cutter has the ability to set the force and speed from it's control panel, I set those up when I cut the demo square. So with your suggestions I know where to look now and what to do when I get there. The cutter doesn't have a zero button but I'll look in the manual to see if it can be zeroed from the cutter. Still if the software has it then it doesn't matter if the cutter has it too... Thanks again, I'll go play again this afternoon and see what I can achieve. Regards
  18. haumana

    new prismcut plotter announced by uscutter

    I like the idea of etching and scoring, but I wonder how much toll it will take on the machine because the amount of force required. Since it isn't a flatbed, how does one scroll the dog tags for the proper etching? and what happens to the shavings? Inquiring minds want to know.
  19. Dakotagrafx

    iPhone 11 back glass and what vinyl sticks?

    bet it still isn't as strong as that stuff they print decals for teflon pans on - seriously what is that stuff? and why lol
  20. Kinda want to keep them as customers so... might pass on convex... cause it’s on there forever!!!
  21. MZ SKEETER

    UFOs Are Real

    No I don't know, but copyrighted designs cannot be posted on this forum. That is forum rules. This site belongs to UScutter.com. It is UScutter.com rules.
  22. Corndwg01

    UFOs Are Real

    Any idea who owns it? A Google image search turned up lots of hits for that exact same image, but I don't know who created the original logo.
  23. Dakotagrafx

    iPhone 11 back glass and what vinyl sticks?

    solvent printable convex sticks to almost anything - - getting it off will be another story
  24. Wildgoose

    Software in Demo mode... Help!

    SignCut free demo was always true cutting but maybe a limited max size. They may have changed that though. SignCut has actual people you can talk to from their tech support. Log a support ticket on their website and they will respond and get you going. I am a very staunch supporter for the SignCut team those guys are really awesome and their program will work on either pc OR mac so you don't have to be limited once you get it. I run the older Pro1 version which does no design work but is about as handy a cutting interface as I have used. With a lifetime dongle you can load it on any computer you want and just plug your dongle (usb key) in and cut. I keep in on all my computers so I never have to worry about any kind of crash.
  25. Wildgoose

    SignCut Pro pre cut feed

    I agree with Skeeter. Your software things the zero is 400mm in there. Set origin first and it should say 0 on both the X and Y axis. I don't know much about the Redsail cutter as to whether you control the zero on the machine or in the software. Some are manual some are only by the computer. Both cutters I have owned had could go either way and I choose manual. Are you using SignCut Pro 1 or Pro 2? I use Pro 1 and in Pro 1 you can click the scissors button and the page that pops up has a check box to "Use Software Force and Speed Parameters" this is the manual or not spot. If your cutter does not have a way to manually control force , speed etc then this may not even be an option for you anyway. The next thing to check is if you then push "preview" before you cut it will show you what your job looks like and the orientation and stacking if it's multiple copies etc. There is been a little video it will play showing the way the cut will go. Sort of fun. On the lower left part of that screen it will give you information about the size of your job and the size of our vinyl (manually entered earlier on the home screen most likely in your case) and at the very bottom it will show you the current position of your cutter which should be 0,0
  26. MZ SKEETER

    UFOs Are Real

    It is copyrighted and cannot be posted. You will have to ask the owner for permission.
  27. Ok guys, I usually do some custom skins for my favorite customers when a new phone comes out. I got my 11 pro max today and that matte back glass seems to be adhesive resistant... no bueno! I have a few brands heated and sitting for the night! Suggestions?
  28. Corndwg01

    UFOs Are Real

    Does anyone have a copy of this?
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