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.
  16. MZ SKEETER

    Cannot Save or Export File

    reinstall it, it can't hurt anything. Make sure all other Vinyl master is gone. from UScutter support https://support.uscutter.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037959871-VinylMaster-is-crashing-freezing-or-has-an-error-
  17. MZ SKEETER

    Plotter Stopped Cutting

    No mention of trying a different cable or a different cutting software. There are free trial cutting software you could try. Or whether the cutter, even cuts the TEST feature, directly from your cutter.. Or which version of a computer operating system that you are using. Or whether a update on your computer is causing problems. Like trying system restore to go back when it did cut good. Is Coreldraw being used with a Roland plug in, as CorelDraw is not cutting software. Have you reinstalled the drivers?
  18. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    The Graphtecs show up as a printer, in Printers and Faxes on my Windows XP. Same deal with Windows 7. They have TRUE USB. I am not connected on Windows 10. We just don't know what cutter you have. You have to figure out what brand cutter you have.. Can't help, til we know what the vinyl cutter brand is. Where did you get the driver? That cutter is not a Seiki. Which cutter are you choosing in Easy CUT for set up? What does the driver say, in the PROPERTIES, when you expand that driver in PRINTERS? Or any other info in that driver.? Mine says GRAPHTEC 7000, which is what it is. What was the seller selling this cutter as? For a brand name? Do you have an ad you purchased from? Hopefully you are clicking file CUT/PLOT. not PRINT!
  19. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    Until you know what that REAL vinyl cutter brand is and the correct driver, it might be very hard to set up. We don't know what you bought. Only your seller knows. Cutter scale calibration is in the cutting software.
  20. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    Easy Cut is like Vinyl Master, also made by Future Corp. There is calibration Cutter scale. Instructions for your software is under HELP at the top of your layout screen. That tool is in software, not your vinyl cutter. Time to learn your software.
  21. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    Check out Vevor brand. They have SK 870 models and are newer vinyl cutters than Seiki. I have not read good things about Vevor. People come here and can't get them working. Real Seiki cutters have a raised metal logo attached to their cutters on the left side. Just like UScutter has rebranded vinyl cutters from other brands, that SK model could be used on other brands, VEVOR brand has many different vinyl cutters, plus they sell other items of machinery. 870 is just a width of the vinyl cutter. Not the brand name. SK is not a brand name. You will just have to search 870 models with lasers. You should be contacting where you bought the vinyl cutter.
  22. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    I don't know where you got your vinyl cutter, but Seiki vinyl cutters in the US are sold with USB and serial connection both. Are you sure it is a Seiki? These cables are included with US models. I have never seen the items that you are showing on the control panel, on a Seiki vinyl cutter. Seiki vinyl cutters do not have lasers. They come with Flexistarter, which has contour cutting right in the software program. They have never been made with a laser in the US. What is the model number on the vinyl cutter.? Serial (RS-232C) Cable Included USB Cable Included Here is a Seiki 870T. It has dual connection and no laser. That is the same cutter that they were selling back in 2009. I bought one for my daughter. I have a 850H. Seiki has never made newer models. Scroll down the page. Seiki only had the H series( only serial connection) and T series(with both connections) models of vinyl cutters. https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2255799953570302.html?gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US
  23. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    Did you download the FTDI driver for your version of windows? Extract and install it? It should be a com port number. Then you match the com port number in your computer device manager to com port number in cutting software. They must match. Old software does not matter, My Flexistarter software is from 2008. I use it on my Graphtec daily. Many people still use Signblazer which is abandonware. I still run on an XP laptop, many people do, as it is stable software. Some companies call vinyl cutters "printers", but they do not print, there is no ink. Lose the word printer. The password info you will have to get info from Seiki.
  24. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    Is this a new cutter? Or new to you? If new purchase from vendor, contact the vendor. I have never seen password on a vinyl cutter. Which cutting software are you using with this cutter? Most Seiki vinyl cutters come with Flexistarter cutting software. Seiki vinyl cutters are pretty good vinyl cutter. It started my business for 14 months before i got a Graphtec., I still have my Seiki.
  25. MZ SKEETER

    Seiki 870T Password

    Your vinyl cutter is not a printer, it cuts, not prints. You can purchase a Tripp-lite Keyspan Adapter at many vendors. Use with a null modem cable. Null modem is connected to the cutter, then other end of null modem is connected to the Tripp lite keyspan Adapter, Then the USB end of Tripp lite Keyspan Adapter is connected to a USB port on your computer. The tripp lite Keyspan Adapter has it's own driver. Tripp-lite is the brand name. regular USB to serial adapters, do not work with a vinyl cutter. Shown as example. https://www.amazon.com/TRIPP-Keyspan-Serial-Adapter-USA-19HS-C/dp/B07GXBVDNM/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3VO4ADB6CCYAJ&keywords=tripp+lite+keyspan+adapter&qid=1666802404&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjg1IiwicXNhIjoiMS41MCIsInFzcCI6IjAuOTIifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=tripp+lite+keyspan+adapter%2Caps%2C244&sr=8-2