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PET plastic work with sublimation?
CutThor posted a topic in SublimationHi everyone, I'm fairly new to the game and don't quite yet know all the "rules" and such. One of the projects I will be working on involves sublimating a plastic sheet in this case PET and as I don't have any experience nor a "scientific" background (let's say chemistry wasn't my forte growing up lol) I was wondering if the material had the necessary qualities that would let the ink adhere to it. Also would it matter how it comes out if the plastic was transparent, opague or if the thickness of the material would change anything? Thanks for any input!
Training & Webinars
VinylMaster posted a topic in VinylMaster CUT, LTR, PRO & DSRFor newbies and anyone who wishes to learn more about how to use VinylMaster please visit this webpage: VinylMaster Training July 12, 2016 Webinar Thank you,
Feedback for New LaserPoint II manual
ChristaC posted a topic in General discussionHi there! I'm Christa, and I'm working with USCutter here in Redmond to revise the documentation for the LP2. I'd like to reach out to the community and ask: What do you wish had been in the manual but isn't? What do you think should be added to the manual? What's your #1 tip for using the LP2? Any other feedback on the manual? Thanks SO much!! -Christa
New to Business. Just Bought Vinyl Cutter & Heat Press
FlawLessCustomz posted a topic in IntroductionsHello. My name is Desiree. I'm a 27 year old graphic designer in Texas. I have just purchased a 34" cutter from uscutter and a 15x15 heat press from amazon with guidance from someone who has been in the sign business for many years. I'm hoping to get most of my information from here and crossing my fingers that this is a valuable resource. If you have time to chat or are interested in my setup and ways you can help or we could collaborate let me know! Like I said, I'm a graphic designer so I'm already very familiar with Adobe Illustrator. Thanks!
Noob From South Carolina Please Help :)))
Quitetitan4 posted a topic in IntroductionsI'm looking into opening a small vinyl business on the side for now and see how it goes. I have little to no experience but love the idea if designs etc. I have a eye for the details and love making stuff cool. Any help advice on start -up equipment would be greatly appreciated .
Vinyl Business or Keep My Day Job
Marie925 posted a topic in Business Practices, Sales and Pricing, etc.I'm about to share some personal information - not my comfort zone to do that on something like this, but I would love to get advice from people in this industry. I have a day job. A very good paying day job - That I am pretty much miserable at. I have switched companies several times (private to government and back) and I think it is just not the profession for me. While I do well at my job, I just am not enjoying it or the long hours plus the stress. In comes my vinyl hobby. I have had this hobby for a while, and I have considered starting it as a side business. Selling wall decals and such on Etsy. I am finding it hard to get time to even get that going since buying my new 24" cutter since I work such long hours. I have an opportunity to do some signs and such locally coming up, and it has gotten me thinking that I could add local signs to my business and maybe go all out and do it full time. Go big or go home right?? I had originally thought I would dip my toe in and try it out, but I just don't think I have the time to spare right now with my job to do so and really give it a fair shot. I have no Graphic Design background, but I do have extensive design background in AutoCad and GIS. So I have some basic knowledge of how to technically do some things (vector design/drawing etc) but the graphic design part of it is something I know I will need to work on. I am prepared to put time and effort into learning some basics on my own and if it becomes necessary take a class at a local college. Also I am looking for a business that might allow me to work from home. I want to start a family, but I also want to have 2 incomes without having my kids in daycare all the time. I grew up with self employed parents and I know it takes alot of work and long hours, but I also was never in daycare so I see the pros and cons. This kind of thing is a choice everyone has to make on their own, but I just can't see myself working the schedule I do now and having children. So my new found internet friends, I guess what I am trying to get around to asking is can you share your general opinions and experiences concerning this sort of thing? I realize business' take a while to get going, but if I were to commit full time to something like this and give it my all, I am wondering if this is realistically something I can make a decent income at. Also, is this type of sign business stable? Those are the sorts of things I would love for you to share with me. I live in a rural area, and I think I can market to the locals (Realtors, business' and clubs and such). I can offer them a local option and save them a long drive or an internet order. Thank you! Marie
busterbay posted a topic in General discussionI have been saving a few pennies and I am not at the point where I am thinking about upgrading my cutter. Which Graphtec is the best ? A must have is auto registration for contour cutting.