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  2. MZ SKEETER

    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    You have to use Graphtec software to use GP-GL mode. Cutting Master software. Have you been able to download the Graphtec Cutting Controller (windows only)? You can run the cross cutter right from your computer with the Cutting Controller. The cutter does not need to be on GP-GL to run the cross cutter. Will run on HP-GL and run the cross cutter from the Graphtec Cutting controller. I don't understand what you mean by unsupported. There is a user manual. It's pretty detailed. I think the things that are different between the FC7000 and FC7000MK2 is the media basket and the firmware. I bought my cutter right before the FC8000 were introduced, so it had been out a while.
  3. slice&dice

    28" Specialist cutter

    I would also check to see if the arm that retains the blade holder isn't cracked. Too much pressure on the knurled screw that secures that swing arm can result in breakage of the plastic piece. (Hairline fracture)
  4. Lorne D. Manor.

    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    thank you very much for the information and your patience. this has been all very helpful i have been getting it to work sort of but many weird things keep happening. i am working thru it and learning a ton as i go, ill let you great people know if i have any more troubles. i am reading everything i can. its alot. seems my older cutter is somewhat unsupported but work in hpgl mode. i would like to get it to work in g mode but i cant figure it out at this time. would be neat to use the cross cutter for when the job is finished.
  5. Yesterday
  6. MZ SKEETER

    28" Specialist cutter

    Do test cuts, with the TEST feature of the cutter, and make sure the vinyl is cutting good. If your running fast speed, run the cutter slow.
  7. reignink

    28" Specialist cutter

    Vinyl was Oracle 651.
  8. MZ SKEETER

    28" Specialist cutter

    I have never even heard of that cutter brand, had to look it up. It compares to a cutter here (MH) that we tell buyers not to buy. You don't state what brand of vinyl you are using. Vinyl can be different thickness. Also make sure the wheels of the carriage head are firmly down in the track. They can come out during shipping. Make sure the blade holder is tight in the carriage head.
  9. reignink

    28" Specialist cutter

    Thanks I will definitely do that. Also, why would it cut fine the first half of the design but trail off the second half?
  10. MZ SKEETER

    28" Specialist cutter

    You have to start by correctly setting the blade depth and the force from the git go. This is how. To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should just barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder.
  11. reignink

    28" Specialist cutter

    The width of the vinyl and just a little past that.
  12. MZ SKEETER

    28" Specialist cutter

    How did you set your blade depth?
  13. reignink

    28" Specialist cutter

    Sorry if this is posted somewhere else, I'm new here. I purchased a 28 vinyl cutter and went to cut and I tried cutting a design around 22 inches wide to test it out. For some reason it works just fine in the first 12 to 13 inches, but after that it doesn't cut as deep. I read somewhere about possibly the cut strip being too far down on one side but I'm not sure. Anybody have any thoughts on what it could be? Thanks for any help you can give me.
  14. Bob.dickey1228

    Trouble converting PDF into SCAL 4 pro

    Thank you for the help. I think I have it figured out. I did not realize you could and have to ungroup multiple times. I thought it was a one and done. Thank you again. Learning something g new everyday!!
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  16. Wildgoose

    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    I think you may be confusing blade depth and cutting depth/pressure. You want your blade holder almost touching the surface of the vinyl when you are cutting and the tip at that moment just scratching the carrier sheet/backing so that you cannot feel the scratch from the back side. Mz Skeeter has posted how to set this blade exposure by hand several thousand times on the forum so I won't elaborate on that. Once the blade depth is set THEN you work into the cut depth on the actual vinyl by adjusting the cutting pressure (in grams) until it gets to that point where the blade is actually cutting all the way to the paper carrier. Many new people think there is a correlation to how deep into the vinyl the machine will cut and the amount of blade sticking out of the holder which is the wrong way to look at it. I have seen many people try to adjust how deep the blade cuts by turning the adjustment so that more blade sticks out of the holder which is wrong. Too much blade protruding from the holder causes more inaccuracy than you can imagine; it doesn't seem like it would make that much difference but it definitely does. I don't think this issue is what's causing you trouble but as I read through your thread it seems like that point may have gotten glossed over.
  17. Johnny007

    Font Setting Help

    thank you guys but i accidentally found out the solution to my problem. it is very simple . its just that i should not click on the font i should use arrow keys without open the font list . thanks for the help anyways
  18. Johnny007

    Need Help With Size Problem

    i know that red is there because i selected the design but thats not the problem . the problem is i am getting different sizes before and after clicking on cut/plot. actually i found an alternative like normally i put a bit small size before cutting and affter click cut it will become the size that i want but its not working everytime
  19. Lorne D. Manor.

    New to vinyl. Just got a fc 7000 75

    I got it too work and cut one set of letters out.
  20. darcshadow

    Font Setting Help

    If you're wanting to be able to show various font options and how the word will look in them I use a program called FontViewer, http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/FontViewer.php. It allows you to view all fonts on your computer and gives you the option to define the same. By default it is just the name of the font but you can easily set it to what ever you like. There are tons of other font viewer out there, this is just one of the first ones I found that did what I was looking for.
  21. dwp99

    Font Setting Help

    In Flexi you must click on the font to change it. it won't change by hovering over the font name like in Microsoft word. However, in Flexi if you do click on the font name. Flexi creates a list at the top of the font list of all the fonts you clicked on. That makes it a little easier to find the font again.
  22. darcshadow

    Need Help With Size Problem

    I'm not a flexi user so I'm just guessing here. The red around your text, is that just because it's selected, or is that a stroke around it? In some design programs, when you select something that has a stroke, the size that is displayed does not include the stroke. Could that be what's giving you different size readings?
  23. Johnny007

    Need Help With Size Problem

    Hello everyone. i use flexi sign pro v8.1 and i have a problem.the thing is that i BEIZER a image or type a name and click on the cut button and after the cut window opens up the size changes slightly sometimes and a bit higher sometimes.i will explain now. for example i type a name like this so you can see in the picture the size is 5.870 and 2.295 right. but now after i click this cut/plot button the size changes a bit higher or lower . so its a trouble for me i am not getting exact size.so in this picture you can see that my size changed to 6 inches. it is random everytime. it some times decreases than actual and some times increases .please tell me a solution
  24. Johnny007

    Font Setting Help

    Hello everyone.its me again and this time i need some help with my font setting well what my request is that when i show the fonts to someone i have to show them the font on the right side its very small but i want the acutal name on the screen to change when i change different fonts.i will explain you through pics 1.after opening flexi sign 8.1 . i type a name and click on the 'A 'symbol in the design central menu or the other menu. AND FOR changing the font i keep the cursor on the font type and it shows a small text but i want the big text to be changed. in the pictures i explained see them please. https://imgur.com/a/uV5zCIU so you see in the microsoft word when we keep the cursor on a font the actual text also changes to the font i kept the cursor on.so i want the same in the flexi so that the font names appear big. you can see that in the second picture the small text is according to the font i kept but the big text didnot change. help me out please.( i am sorry my english sucks really bad . its just that i am a indian and i dont talk in english much )
  25. Dakotagrafx

    Black/Dark Colors not Printing Correctly on Mugs

    I’ve done hundreds of mugs with cactus wraps, the 6+ mug presses I tried ( including 3 knight) all had the same weakness, the area around the handle and bottom would wick heat away causing problems in those areas. With the CW’s the bottom and handle are heated to the same temp as the rest of the mug and no problems. And before someone ask, there is a difference in cheaper wraps to the cactus wraps that have 2 different material for pressure and to control stretch.
  26. You will not see the name of the cutter beside the com port#. Unplug it and see which one unplugs. It should be a Com #. Look in your computer device manager. Did you download the driver and extract it and run it? You must. Did you try a different USB cable? We always advise to put the value cutters on a Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter, that is the brand name. Better connection. The value cutters have a cheap Chinese chip set in it. Not TRUE USB like higher end cutters.
  27. Thanks - I have been on and read, looked at the videos - on both of these sites. I was just hoping that someone else had the same issue as I do but with a solution.
  28. Wildgoose

    Black/Dark Colors not Printing Correctly on Mugs

    I think the guys who have the most success on the mugs use the cactus wraps rather than a mug press. Different way to go about the whole thing but evidently more controlled heat and pressure.
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