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  1. vinylmotivations

    Vinylmaster Cut adding weed lines

    I don't know much about vinylmaster cut unfortunately or I'd be more help. If it helps though I've always done as above and added basic shapes around items and lines to make my own weeding lines.
  2. vinylmotivations

    Vinylmaster Cut adding weed lines

    Cutting Master 3 is Free, however, it looks radically different than 2 and 4, also it is not compatible with some versions of Corel and some cutters... I never used it because I hated it. It will work fine on the version of X6 I left on the laptop, but not X3. It works fine with a CE5000- you will have to stay on some older software which will still do a lot of things just fine. Newer software really does not net much when it comes to vectors for cutting. I believe that cutter also had the most current firmware loaded.
  3. vinylmotivations

    What cutter do I need?

    Graphtec does offer some creasing tools for their cutters - an FC8000/8600/9000 would definitely do the job. But even used you're looking at 1500 on the cheapest end, and up.... for a good, newer light use machine 2-3k
  4. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    Thank you my friend! We rolled back into DSM after hitting Chicago - about 2am this morning central time loaded with another 54in FC that needs some love. Enjoy and I especially will be here if you need anything.
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    How to check used Graphtec

    Looking and Vinyl Master Cut is a good option. I also originally started with SignCut Pro which was great but it's gone subscription only. There are several viable Mac options, I do think CorelDraw is great too.... But newer versions are not compatible with the older versions of cutting master.
  6. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    I would still recommend a Graphtec machine if you can source one- There are MANY CE5000 and CE6000 24" machines on the market that would likely do you well. Also an FC7000 or FC8000 would continue to serve you well for a while. A new machine would give you a warranty and support from USCutter which is a bonus but you may fight cut quality on a much lesser cutter. As I said and will only add this once- I do have two machines available - an FC7000-75, as stated above it just does not have an OEM basket, it DOES have a full basket however. It would only need a new cutting strip which I plan on ordering. I also have a CE5000-60 that I bought new at USCutter, I would be willing to let go of. I have honestly avoided selling them since they are such good machines. I am in Des Moines, about 3 1/2 hours south of Minneapolis. The above excluded I can browse what is available in the area for you too tonight, I just went to Wisconsin last Thursday and picked up a new-to-me FC8600-160 which is a beast 64" machine. There is another one south of me I am tempted to also go get in the next week or two if I can get it for the right price.
  7. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    I can either chat back and forth here with you or if you like I can send you my phone/Facebook and we can chat to make it most efficient for you. I have been absent from the forums here for quite a while but have been using Graphtec machines now since 2009/2010 exclusively. @MZ SKEETER has been here longer than me yet and has a lot of good info too. I don't want to see anyone get burned, FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, I do have a couple of machines for sale- but I don't want to push/peddle those, only make sure you get what you are looking for if I can offer help.
  8. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    My experience with these tells me the boards are very very sensitive to static in all cutters. The FC7000 is a workhorse and will last the long term but that being said, not only is it not supported by Graphtec anymore but they only really offer a few obscure parts and the cutting strips for them Even with that in mind I'm having a hard time letting go of mine (FC7000-75) even though I just picked up an 8600 in a Wisconsin. Do you have a budget in mind and an idea of what you want a cutter to do for you? I ask because I'm in Central Iowa. I can maybe help source something better suited.
  9. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    He doesn't and he wouldn't sell me the rest of the pieces because he thought it would make the whole machine unusable and unsellable.
  10. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    Having talked to him myself, it doesn't sound like he is too willing to do much, which is why I hadn't jumped on it myself for parts to refurb another machine. Now finding out it's been in a garage for 6mos I wouldn't touch it (personally) other than for non-electronic components. @WildCorral where are you located?
  11. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    I would be concerned with that because electronics can corrode with heat/cool cycles that cause condensation.
  12. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    I would parront @MZ SKEETER - it doesn't take much to run- it is your design machine you will want more horsepower on if you want to run inkscape/corel/illustrator etc. I don't suppose if you bought that you would want to part with the basket hardware would you? I had been looking at buying that one just for the basket hardware...
  13. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    It's listed on FB Marketplace at $900... I know I would be concerned if it has been stored in an uncontrolled environment.
  14. vinylmotivations

    How to check used Graphtec

    There is some lubrication necessary, the service manual can be found online for these and it identifies what to lubricate with and where.
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    looking for this ball