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    What kind of serial adapter do I need?

    Ok thank you so much!
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    What kind of serial adapter do I need?

    For example, this one looks perfect but I cannot figure out if it is the specs I need for it to be compatible. Thank you!
  3. Hi! Just have a quick question since I am not super computer saavy. I currently have an SC model cutter and plan to purchase either a COPAM or LaserPoint2 this week (still undecided). I need to use a serial-to-usb adapter for more reliable connectivity between the machines and my laptop, but I am unsure how to purchase one. I want to get the correct one and not waste money on something that will not work. I see them listed online with different specs and it is overwhelming. Basically what I need is a serial to usb adapter cable that has a few feet of length (the longer the better) that is compatible with the US Cutter machines. Any help would be great! Thank you!
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    Cutting software issues

    Thank you very helpful! I think I will try the Flexisign as it gets such good reviews. I am converting the files to .plt files in SCAL and then opening in Flexicut. It seems to be retaining proportions correctly, however I am not in the office so I cannot test the cut. Im crossing my fingers that this will go smoothly tomorrow. Thank you so much!
  5. Hi! I am having trouble with cutting software for the SC series of US Cutter plotters. Currently I have been using SCALpro as that came with my machine. I have also tried- Flexicut pro: it seems fairly complicated and will not import my scal designs properly at all, no SC model drivers Make The Cut: no drivers seem to be compatible with the SC model Signcut Pro- looked like a complicated mess. On the other hand, I have learned cutting by using a Silhouette cameo with the silhouette software, which is very easy for me to navigate. My question is this: What software can I use that is USER FRIENDLY and also has a driver for my SC model? If it can read my SCAL or .studio files that would be great so I wont have to re-do all of my files. I have tried exporting/importing as svg files and they aren't copying the cut files properly. :/ I am beginning to feel like an idiot, so thought I would check and see if anyone could help. Thanks so much!
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    Customer's decal falling off windshield in rain

    Okay thank you! I think I am just going to have to send her a new one and tell her she has to clean the windshield with rubbing alcohol to ensure maximum stick. Thanks!!
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    Customer's decal falling off windshield in rain

    Okay I will ask her about the rain x. The white vinyl is Greenstar and the mint is Oracal 351. Thanks for your help!
  8. Please help, I am unsure what to do about this. I have a customer who has a vinyl decal that she says she applied to a clean winshield in 60 degree weather. Today it is raining and her decal is falling off like crazy. She sent me this photo: I have never seen this before. I have had the same vinyl on my own car (Oracal 351 and Greenstar) for over 2 years with no problems in rain or with back wiper. What could be causing this? Thanks so much!
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    cutting a random line

    I had a similar issue with the files just starting to cut straight lines randomly instead of the design. The problem in my case was the cut file was too large. I am cutting with SCALpro3 on a US Cutter SC model. I now am using much smaller cut files and no longer have this issue. Hope this helps!
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    US Cutter SC Model Plotter Feeding Vinyl Crooked

    Thanks! I adjusted the tightness of each rollers (measured to be sure they were equal) and am using 2 rollers only for the 12" vinyl. It is almost exactly straight now. Thanks so much for the help!!
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    US Cutter SC Model Plotter Feeding Vinyl Crooked

    Sure! I have attached two photos from the back view. I have let slack out of the roll so it is not directly pulling from the roll but this still is occurring. :/ Thanks for the help! Thank you!!
  12. Please help! I am brand new to this thread so please forgive me if I am putting it in the wrong spot. I have a USCutter Model SC Plotter which I run with SCAL Pro. I have done vinyl designs on it for a couple of months now, upgrading from my personal desktop machine. The problem I am having is that no matter how I set my vinyl to feed through the machine, it keeps feeding crooked as it cuts. It basically starts out straight, but it is feeding at a slant. I have tried taping a ruler to be sure I am putting the vinyl straight, using every single possible guide line, adjusting the rollers to different widths, but am stumped. How can I make this machine feed straight? Can anyone please help me as I am losing so much time constantly correcting the angle of the vinyl. Thanks so much!