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  1. Is there a chance that the cutter was plugged in to the Win 10 machine before installing the driver from Graphtec? Windows has been known to attempt to install a driver that it thinks will work. That Win driver seems to block any other drivers installed after. If so, I would disconnect the cutter from the computer, uninstall any/all drivers connected to cutter and reboot. After reboot, first install the driver from Graphtec and then plug the cutter into the computer. HTH Paul
  2. I have developed a tool holder to allow me to cut through vinyl and backing with my CE-6000-60 Plus and wonder if I can get any tips when cutting material. Since cutting completely through can leave the balance of material structurally compromised, I find that as the vinyl is rolled, it can get bunched up. I only have the two push rollers, so I have to watch the cutting process more carefully and try to "help" as the job progresses. I'm not sure additional push rollers would even help with some of my designs. Do I need to plan on leaving more material (more waste) to help make sure the jobs are completed without problems? The software I am using does not present built in holding tabs to help hold the material for post processing, so I am looking into alternative methods or possibly reprogram the software to optionally include tabs. What tips can you give me? Thanks!!
  3. Thanks for that tip. Is it your goal to avoid cutting through all the transfer paper in order to keep structural integrity while cutting?
  4. Ah - I see. I didn't think about the mat.Thanks. I find that some non-USA models offer the cut out holder position. We are planning on offering cut-out standard contact paper (and vinyl) designs for various craft project requests.
  5. I am hoping someone can help with the proper format of the GP-GL Set Origin command with the Graphtec CE-6000Plus. If I use SO or SO0 I can set the X axis, but the current Y axis is not set. I tried SO1 and SO2, but no go. I see the Set Origin command may not be available to older CE-5000, but since the X axis can be set on the CE-6000Plus, I am assuming the Y axis could be too. What am I missing? Thanks!
  6. I agree. I would be interested to see the code that is produced by the software at 2540. I don't use GraphtecProStudio, but use GPGL code and select 1016 steps. If output is cut to size, I suspect the software is converting the 2540 steps. Resolution may be better, but I imagine only fractionally. But, hey, if it works, it works. Don't stop...
  7. When the roll gets too light, I do place a 3/4" or 1" steel pipe in the core to keep it from jumping off. I wonder if my acceleration is a bit lower as I don't see any violent moves while cutting the weed box (that would put the grit rollers under high stress). If I send multiple copies from software, I'm not going to pull out 40 feet ahead of time - or, at least, I don't want to as I don't have a pre-feed basket to keep the vinyl clean before running it through the cutter.
  8. I don't think I have ever pre-fed the vinyl on my 6000. But, I usually place a weed box around my design and that gets cut first, so the job kind of pre-feeds the roll for me. Since the box represent straight lines, those pen down moves are fairly calm, I'm guessing that is why I get away with it. That and the vinyl roll stock shafts are riding on bearings.
  9. I am gathering that 1016 per inch (40mm) is more like a default number, but I understand some Roland engravers use 2540 per inch (100mm) units as I am sure other machines would also. I have built CNC tables and understand calibrating, but never calibrated my Graphtec CE 6000-60. I ensure my graphics software outputs accurately to real-world dimensions and I tell the post processor to send GPGL code in default units to a printer (the 6000) and automagically the code sends 4064 to move 4 inches. One reason I can think of to allow fine adjustments is to allow for a graphics program that are designed more for graphics where accuracy isn't easily obtainable. Mechanical wear (not loose) might be another.
  10. Thanks. I see they had problems with the 7000 from the beginning which really surprised me that they didn't catch it. I am hoping they fix it someday. For how I use the cutter, I couldn't have two cutters at this time. I am happy with the 6000 for what it is allowed to do, so no rush at this time. Thanks for the replies.
  11. Yes, please do. If improved, I might think about selling my 6000 60 plus to get the 7000 for the few features the 7000 has over the 6000.
  12. Without knowing more about the hardware/tool setup, I would look at the software. Each start/stop looks too consistent and I would look if the software is adding either a lead in or lead out. Next I would look for a software option to add a little overcut in an attempt to clean up start/stop area. I can't tell which direction it cut, though.
  13. Read the manual that came with it. When I researched cutters, I went to Graphtec's website and looked at the manual for the 6000. That manual indicated that the tool holder had the dual slot. I ordered the cutter only to find out the model for America does not have the dual slot holder. Mentioned the website manual to Graphtec and basically received a too-bad, so-sad. My cutter does have a recessed slot just beyond the cut strip, though.
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    Question on copyright infringment

    No. I am not going to fight it. As in, they win.
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    Question on copyright infringment

    I designed a piece in 2015 and was selling it for years when I was served notice that a company has a trademark on the wording. After looking into the details, I find that they filed for the trademark in 2017 and received approval in 2019. I never filed anything originally and am not going to fight this although I feel, morally, my design belongs to me. Legally, I am sure I would be in the wrong had I kept selling the item. I should have offered to sell them my design (for a very large sum). They did offer for me to start selling their items for them, though...
  16. Why? If the glass isn't tinted, why not consider the option to mirror-cut and apply on the interior? Just curious.
  17. Is that applied inside or outside? It looks worse as you get higher and I see a vent in the interior wall that looks more like a register (not a cold air return). Could a heat duct have helped age vinyl of unknown quality, maybe? East sun is not as intense as the West, but still doesn't help...
  18. Yes, I know how software licensing works AFTER registering it. Thanks for the recap, there. I haven't registered it, so, technically, I cannot legally transfer it. I wouldn't be selling the license as you seem to think. Contacting Graphtec would have probably lead me to the information (who the owner is). Like I said, I haven't looked at the software as it is not necessary in our environment.
  19. I never even looked at the software. I doubt I'm going to read the EUA.
  20. My CE-6000 Plus came with three licenses for their software. If interested, I could check with Graphtec if I could sell a license to you.
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    Friendly Reminder

    After I work on a drawing for a couple of hours and save, I ask myself if I would like to do that again. This motivates me to backup right away.
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    Friendly Reminder

    Nice Kitchen. How thick is the backsplash? Does the cat approve of all this?
  23. Have you ever cut the same file one right after the other? Are the problem areas at identical locations or do they vary?
  24. All your information is easy to grasp after getting the cutter. Perhaps Graphtec should clarify this better (for me, at least) with the manual they have to download for the CE6000 Plus. It shows a dual holder mount - one position to cut. BTW, just trying to point this out to the OP, just in case it may matter to them. Also, the mount shown in the downloaded manual is not the mount included with mine.