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Old 12-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

Just curious,I'm about to buy one
It will work out to be cheaper than all the stickers I need made as well as other things
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

Maybe you could pick some business for your side job...... Everybody needs some vinyl graphics
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

what type of machine are you looking at getting? I dont know anything about them

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

I have a friend who is a fellow demolition derby driver who does this as well. Not sure if you have any questions but I can point you his directions if you wish. Send me a private message and I will get you his information.


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Old 12-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

are you buying a plotter or a printer plotter...? I have a plotter, you can use different colors and layer them. A printer is $$$$$$
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:02 PM   #6
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

I rent part of my store front to a printer that does vinyl graphics. Not sure if you are looking for information or just testing the waters to see if anyone could use your services if you bought one. Either way I can give you his info if you would like it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

I am looking at the UScutter SC34
It is purely for hobby(sure I will do stuff for other friends on different forumns)

By the time I paid someone to design,make and drive to get the various decals I need for El Tortuga it comes out to be better to just buy a new toy I have always wanted

So once it's up and running and I have some seat time I can probably help some folks out

I was just curious if folks had pointers etc on types of Vinyl

I am getting a 24in roll of Oracle 651 dark green for the testing and initial run of decals about 100+ small sea turtles
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

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I am getting a 24in roll of Oracle 651 dark green for the testing and initial run of decals about 100+ small sea turtles
Those sea turtles will look really good on your bus!!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

They will be down both sides between the rub rails...kinda like in nature when volunteers make the trenches to guide them to the water
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #10
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

Pics please........
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #11
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Pics please........
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it is what we saw last weekend when we went to look at the sea turtle nest on Emerald Isle!!!!
So I did what anyone should do...I called "Sea Turtle 911"

Volunteers were there in 15 mins

Since we called it in (which apparently is rare...most folks don't give a crap)

They let us in their "inner circle" and we were treated like royalty...I followed this guy from nest to sea...like 40 pictures, every step I was a proud daddy



giving it hell...80 more feet to go you can do it!!!!



Light at the end of the tunnel and with head held high...into the surf


Good luck little guy!!!


not what you want to see....but I still have to get the cutter
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #12
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

Guess I'll learn to be careful of what I ask for......

Thanks for the pics.....
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I can see the resemblance.



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, every step I was a proud daddy



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Good luck little guy!!!


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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

I have the US Cutter MH 721 and like all the cheap cutters it is affected by static electricity which will cause the program to reset or zap the chip that controls the height of the blade. I have only had to replace the chip once so I keep an extra one on hand now. It drives you crazy when it resets during a big job but for what I do it gets things done.
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

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I have read about that issue and plan to ground all parts the best I can so (fingers crossed) it doesn't happen; apparently alot of folks dont ground the frame to the unit since it's not in the "manual"

The forumn over there seems good, I have read alot lately
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

I even grounded the case of the cutter to the wall outlet and it didn't really help. Seems humidity is the best thing to guard against it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #17
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Re: anybody here cut vinyl for graphics??

Makes since,it seemed to be more of a problem with the MH models also
Is this a hobby for you?
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