Dakotagrafx

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  1. Dakotagrafx

    Need help......again

    one of the best purchases I ever made and that same investment has never needed me to pay to update, how many other programs can you say that about
  2. Dakotagrafx

    Gasket cutting software

    not sure on regular gasket material but the fc9000 did cut some 3/16" thick rubber this summer to make a new seal for a flip style gas cap on my 65 mustang - rubber was no longer available for the Shelby style flip cap so had to redraw it in Graphtec pro studio and cut it on the graphtec using the red cap holder and same blade I use for thick sandblast resist. get er done in the end.
  3. Dakotagrafx

    Craft Robo Info

    RIP Banner John- gone but not forgotten
  4. Dakotagrafx

    Titan 3 noises

    any debris or vinyl down in there?
  5. Dakotagrafx

    Marks where blade starts

    picture above of the test cut shows an offset issue - corners are not sharp in the box nor the diamond
  6. Dakotagrafx

    I want to make a few stickers.

    the fuser in the laser printer will melt the 651 imho
  7. Dakotagrafx

    another use for the graphtec

    I have a 1965 mustang that the original owner put a eelco flip gas cap on. The original rubber that is about 3/16" thick had deteriorated after all those years and is no longer available - I found some rubber that is proper thickness - designed the holes for the mounting bolt and vent hole along with proper diameter (in graphtec pro studio) and put in the cb15u blade, that I use for rhinestone template and thick sandblast mask, - cut a perfect replacement gasket. never tell a sign/decal person that something can't be found - we make em.
  8. notice you have several shades of black/gray in that file - convert it to all one color and bet those sections show up or just select the box that says "send all colors"
  9. skeeter hit is right on the head early on - the offset definitely was not at 0 to begin with - I have had some software change the settings (flexi) on the plotter when I sent the project to cut. I have owned several roland and graphtecs and the graphtecs hands down will cut much finer detail than the rolands. not sure if skeeter mentioned it but I think the 8600 has a 2 position blade holder retainer - the blade holder needs to be in the back part of that retainer (blade position one)
  10. Dakotagrafx

    Remembering Mr 300

    Hard. Every time we pass over the bridge in put a Gouda where he took us in his boat. Great man and greatly missed
  11. Dakotagrafx

    Printing on sublimation film

    50 percent cotton will produce only 50 percent of the fibers being dyed as the sublimation ink will only adhere to the poly fibers - not to cotton. sublimation does not print white. dtg you will have to use almost daily or the heads will clog and you will have an expensive boat anchor. personally I use a ricoh printer (sawgrass) because it can sit for a few months unused and still fire right up - now you can buy several epsons for the price of a ricoh but in the long run you WILL be buying several epsons as they do clog - find a niche that works for you that doesn't include the costly equipment and if you are printing what everyone else is printing you will have to compete on price . . . which never works out in the long run
  12. Dakotagrafx

    Cloudy to specific blur spots on Mugs?

    where are you getting your mugs? coating has to be spot on even = best mugs I used over the years were from Marck in toledo ohio - cost more but the mugs were always perfect and very durable unlike some of the cheaper ones I purchased that had uneven coating and many broken handles
  13. Dakotagrafx

    Ce6000-60 plus not recognizing media loaded

    second guess - does the plotter do anything when the media lever is released - have seen the switch for that not work from bent media lever. for troubleshooting purposes - you could go into the menu and disable the media sensors to see if the rest of the machine works
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    Printing on Vinyl

    an aqueous based ink will never bite into or dry properly on a vinyl that is not specially coated for aqueous inks. you need specially coated vinyl made for aqueous inks - and where that coating is applied to the vinyl is where the product usually fails after a year or so. to properly print onto regular vinyl (even then should be made for printing on) use either a solvent, latex or thermo resin printer.
  15. Dakotagrafx

    Blades kept Tapping

    was your plotter grounded to the stand prior to this? how long have you had the plotter? has it been working up until now?