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  1. darcshadow

    Weeding Reflective

    How about you do it in reverse? Cover the entire sign in the reflective vinyl then negative weed the white.
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    Titan 3 Alignment (Contour Cut issues)

    If it was working fine before the computer crash then it's unlikely to be a problem with the cutter and more likely an adjustment in the software some place. Have you recalibrated your software, does say a 4" square truly come out at 4"?
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    MH871 Can't change speed

    That was my thinking as well. But the whole process is so much faster and easier with a higher end cutter. I was like you, and completely understand your stance. Until you experience a good cutter it's hard to comprehend how much better they can be. Engineer here as well, and I too hate throwing stuff out that I know should be a simple fix. Best of luck, just don't throw too much money at it.
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    MH871 Can't change speed

    And at $100, I'd look at a new/new to you cutter. You can find some pretty good used cutters pretty cheap. I'd read on here for years people talking about how much better higher end cutters are and I always thought how much of a difference could there really be. I'm here to say, there is a huge difference. I went to a graphtec I found used and it was night and day difference. Detail designs were no longer a fight to weed. Thicker stuff like glitter cut amazingly well. I did a design on the MH and weeding took me over an hour because of the glitter vinyl I hated working with glitter vinyl. Same design with the graphtec and I was done in like 5 min. I couldn't believe it. Don't be afraid to walk away from the MH and get something better. From what I've heard, even the SC is a big step up from the MH.
  5. You can't, photos are not made up of nodes. You can only node edit vector files. If you have a photo, you can vectorize it, and then edit the nodes. What software are you using?
  6. I don't have that cutter but I do use that software. Post the file if you can and I'll take a look at it. Are there multiple colors in the design? If you don't have the settings right, that can cause unexpected results.
  7. I've not been impressed with the Studio program for design. I use Inkscape for design and just use Studio for cutting.
  8. Finally got around to playing with the software. When you type out the text., the box that appears around the text is not the size of the test. It extends above and below. I'm assuming below for lower case letters and above for super script or some sort of punctuation maybe. As far as I know, the only way to get the true size is to convert the text to curves then resize it.
  9. Webpage says it's a Roland compatible blade.
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    Plotter problem

    Static would be my guess as well. And to be clear you need to ground the vinyl. Most people accomplish this by grounding the stand. USCutter also sells a grounding kit that basically draps a metal chain across the vinyl to dissipate static.
  11. How are you setting the font size? There is a setting for font height, but that doesn't mean the true height will be what you set. I forget exactly how it works, but it's a little weird. Check the measurement of the text after you type it out and see if the size is what you expect.
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    Flexi 8.5 help needed

    Cool. One comment though, I would have either weeded the center or the P and Rs or not weeded the centers of the B.
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    How to add Roland gs24 to scal5 pro?

    Look for an export rather than Save As. Also, a question how is the GS24 an upgrade over the CE6000 to your operation? Another question. You say the GS24 is moving slow. How are you sending a design to it?
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    How to add Roland gs24 to scal5 pro?

    I can't help with setting up the new cutter but I would suggest you get in the habit of saving/exporting your designs as EPS or SVG files. That way in the future if you ever do have to switch to a different program you will be able to easily load old designs. Also, don't let the number of old designs you have scare you from switching software. How often to you actually load an old design and cut it? If like most people, not often. And when you do need an old design, just load it, save it off as an EPS and you're done. No need to convert them all, just convert them as you need them.
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    Blade holder retrofit

    The function of the spring and the adjustment of depth have nothing to do with each other. Set the blade depth per Mz Skeeters instructions. Then if you're still having issues look at things on the cutter, bad cutting strip, non smooth movements of the cutter head, correctly functional solenoid. With the blade set correctly it is impossible to cut too deep.