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Old 08-27-2008, 08:02 PM
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Make sure you don't have 2 set of lines on top of each other in your artwork.
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Originally Posted by chadlow21 View Post
I have a problem with my Craft Robo, even though I have it set up for 1 pass when I cut it goes back over for another pass, this causes the mask to peel up and screws the whole thing up. Why would it make a second pass? Should I uninstall the software and reinstall?
select one of the lines and delete. If there is another line underneath it, then it means you have a vectorized object right on top of each other. GO ahead and delete and cut away.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:09 PM
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Charlie, thanks as always for the tips & tuturiols

You mentioned it was the clear Avery vinyl that you printed on. Is that what you used to wrap your charger? I wonder if some of the other brands will work like 3M or Oracal? The one local supply shop here carries some Avery & 3M stuff, but more Oracal vinyl materials.

Chadlow, make sure the blade is oriented in the correct direction. I couldn't figure out why my stuff was lifting when it was being cut last night. I adjusted everything and anything but the problem still persisted. Eventually I realized I had forgoten to insert the blade with the nnotch facing out !....oh boy. But, after that it was smooth sailing again
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:53 PM
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Yes, the clear vinyl was the LAMINATE or protectant for the printed vinyl(white) that was printed on. Ill let John from OOC answer ur questions in more detail.
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will the CraftRobo work with Flexi 8.x software for cutting? hmmm

i plan on doing simple vinyl masks, stickers and tshirt designs.

i been staring at the robocraft
i been playing with flexi over the past couple of months and just need a cutter now to try out my work.

(of course i have AI, CD, and other programs to help me)

any help :-)
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:15 AM
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If you can afford it, the Roland GX-24 is the best bang for the buck (IMO). I have one and it works great.
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I guess John did not decide to post. In anyrate, if you are looking for an affordable cutter, and i mean BANG FOR THE BUCK affordable, i would get a US Cutter plotter. I mean, 8 years ago i bought my Roland Stika for about $900 and limited to only 15" x 39"of cutting, and very slow. For about $350 you can get a BIG 24" plotter that is about 7-10 times faster, 24"x ?(160" or more)of vinyl to work with and is compatibkle with Flexi, signlab, etc.


Not to mention, the Stika is also made in China, therefore, for about a 3rd of the price, with a better machine, i would probably go with the Uscutter Plotter.
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Yes, I am using windows, and I shouldnt have 2 graphics on top of each other, all I do is open the artwork in Illustrator and trace and expand, then send to the cutter.
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I need some help I am looking at getting another cutter from a friend it holds a 24 in roll of vinyl and will cut up to 20 in but it has windows 95 program disk with it. I was wondering if anyone new if there was a new program that would work with it? It is a Great Computer Corporation model #GRC-50

I am getting it for a great price plus 10 rolls of vinyl it has never been out of the box.
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Originally Posted by charlie_b View Post
I guess John did not decide to post. In anyrate, if you are looking for an affordable cutter, and i mean BANG FOR THE BUCK affordable, i would get a US Cutter plotter. I mean, 8 years ago i bought my Roland Stika for about $900 and limited to only 15" x 39"of cutting, and very slow. For about $350 you can get a BIG 24" plotter that is about 7-10 times faster, 24"x ?(160" or more)of vinyl to work with and is compatibkle with Flexi, signlab, etc.


Not to mention, the Stika is also made in China, therefore, for about a 3rd of the price, with a better machine, i would probably go with the Uscutter Plotter.
Charlie, where can I find this plotter/cutter at the $350 price?
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http://www.uscutterdirect.com/Creati...er_p_1-74.html

It is actually $379 now with $9.00 shipping. It is still a deal.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-24-25-Vinyl-...742.m153.l1262

I found this...
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Yep...same one.
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Originally Posted by charlie_b View Post
http://www.uscutterdirect.com/Creati...er_p_1-74.html

It is actually $379 now with $9.00 shipping. It is still a deal.
Cool, thanks man.
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Originally Posted by charlie_b View Post
I guess John did not decide to post. In anyrate, if you are looking for an affordable cutter, and i mean BANG FOR THE BUCK affordable, i would get a US Cutter plotter. I mean, 8 years ago i bought my Roland Stika for about $900 and limited to only 15" x 39"of cutting, and very slow. For about $350 you can get a BIG 24" plotter that is about 7-10 times faster, 24"x ?(160" or more)of vinyl to work with and is compatibkle with Flexi, signlab, etc.


Not to mention, the Stika is also made in China, therefore, for about a 3rd of the price, with a better machine, i would probably go with the Uscutter Plotter.

Before I ask US Cutters I figure I will ask here.

Will this communicate with AI?
Will this communicate with inkscape?
Will this work on smaller peices of vinyl as well? Say if I had about 8-10" left from a roll. I would assume so.


Thanks. I just want to get all my facts before I get something.

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