MZ SKEETER

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  1. MZ SKEETER

    A New Venture

    Yes, lower the pressure, but keep in mind, if the blade depth is set correctly, no matter how much pressure you use, it should never cut thru the vinyl wax paper backing.. it is not possible, when the blade exposed is less than 2-3 mil. (the thickness of the vinyl) That only means you have too much blade exposed out the blade holder. That blade should be so far in the blade holder, that you think it would not even cut at all. Then you use the force to cut with. Get some good Oracal vinyl.
  2. MZ SKEETER

    A New Venture

    Feeling the blade is not how you set it. You cannot accurately feel 2-3 mil thickness. You take the blade holder out of the machine and firmly run the blade across the scrap vinyl you will be cutting, The blade extended should just barely make a mark in the wax paper backing, If correct, the blade will not cut thru. The blade holder should be down to the vinyl. Just enough gap between blade holder and vinyl so as not to rub on the vinyl.. Then you use the force to cut with. There are no set in stone settings for vinyl cutters. You must fine tune each cutter, as they are all different. Even the same model. Value cutters will take longer to fine tune.
  3. MZ SKEETER

    A New Venture

    If you are cutting thru the wax paper backing then you have too much blade extended out of the blade holder. If the cutter was not cutting thru on the test cuts, then add more force. The correct combo is less blade more force. If the blade is set correctly, it is not possible to cut thru the wax paper backing. No matter how much force you use.
  4. MZ SKEETER

    A New Venture

    Welcome from Indiana. First thing you need to get right first is the blade depth. It is very important. Ignore anything you may read about using a credit card or post it notes. They are wrong and too much bladed exposed out of the blade holder. Also, start cutting slow until you learn your cutter. 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 barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. Regular sign vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. When you think the blade is so far in the blade holder, that you think it would not even cut, that is probably correct.
  5. Vinyl lifting is not force, it is too much blade exposed out of the blade holder. We really mean it, when we say, the blade should be so far in the blade holder that you think it would not cut at all. Then you use force. Best to cut slow until you learn your cutter.
  6. You don't know how the previous owner set their blade depth, but this is the correct way. 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 barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. Regular sign vinyl is only 2-3 mil thick. You only cut with the very tip of the blade. When you think the blade is so far in the blade holder, that you think it would not even cut, that is probably correct.
  7. This cutter Titan 3, has True USB. It should be connected Direct USB. Titan 2 and Titan 3 both have TRUE USB. Restart your computer, after the driver downloaded. Possibly try a different cable.
  8. Vinyl Master is a much better software. Most people use Vinyl Master for cutting. From doing a little reading, I guess Windows has a driver for it, when you plug it in. . I don't use either one. Add your cutter brand/ model, then select DIRECT USB. I use Flexi software. lose the word PRINTER, You cut with a vinyl cutter. It should be file/ cut. You only use the word PRINTER if you are using ink.
  9. Is your cutter turned on and ready to cut?
  10. What I showed above is definition Resolution From Graphtec Pro Studio. This software is only for a Graphtec vinyl cutter, which has a servo. Resolution in steps/in, is their definition, always has been. Graphtec Pro Studio is designed by SAI , Flexi software. From tutorial inside Graphtec Pro Studio, for this feature. I have only used Flexi software or Graphtec Pro Studio software, and Resolution is what controls the output size of my designs on my Graphtec cutter.
  11. MZ SKEETER

    Let’s see those small shops!

    Here is the thread that people posted of work spaces, a while back.
  12. MZ SKEETER

    Cannot Save or Export File

    Ok, glad you figured it out, and posted your fix.
  13. MZ SKEETER

    Cannot Save or Export File

    put a ticket in with Vinyl Master. No one here can fix it for you. We are free volunteers
  14. MZ SKEETER

    Let’s see those small shops!

    I ship everything, worldwide. nothing installed. Most cutter buyers don't come here unless they have a problem anymore. Your welcome.
  15. MZ SKEETER

    Let’s see those small shops!

    There is already a thread here that people showed their shops, you will have to find it. Also, there is only a couple handfuls of forum members that answer questions anymore. I never went small. I started with large graphics and never looked back. My average is 20" wide by 8 feet. L. Clear up to 27" w x 16 feet .L. I prefer making my money fast. Less work, more pay. Large detailed graphics is my niche' I work out of a 13' x 14' bedroom, 8 ft table, 30" cutter, old XP laptop. I have been at it for 16 years, online only. Good luck.