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Old 02-22-2015, 05:23 PM   #301
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Just curious, what did you use as a medium to feed the ultracote through your cutter?
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Just curious, what did you use as a medium to feed the ultracote through your cutter?
I just used a chunk of old vinyl with the backing still on and just laid the ultracote with backing on top.. no glue , windex etc... just laided on top and the pinch rollers of the cutter held it all in place...

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Old 02-22-2015, 08:38 PM   #303
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Nice technique. So, you used the old vinyl underneath to simply "bulk" up your cutting material? Amazing what you can learn when you read other peoples experiences.

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Old 03-08-2015, 08:00 AM   #304
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

Here are a couple of pics of my recent work on my old hobbico 60.. The window framing was cut on the vinyl cutter as was the nose art.. you can see one goof in the window framing.. but that was me removing it from the sheet and it tore.. the other side is perfect..

The silver is ultracote and the purple is hobby king chinakote.. both are pretty much exactly the same..
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:11 AM   #305
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Looks great.
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:55 PM   #306
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

Ok.. so all the cutting and pasting and ironing and swearing is done.. this is what can be done ,, if you put your mind to it.. and I have little left after this project.. Not sure if I will ever do one again at this level of design in the patterns.. but they are saved on the computer.. All done in ultracote and chinakote..
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Very, very kool. Well done.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:58 PM   #308
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Very well done indeed. That is a fantastic job.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:57 PM   #309
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

I use a Silhouette Cameo and 3M vinyl I got from a place in Toronto. For the Hitec and Spektrum logos I printed the 2nd color separately and since the design was simple I aligned visually.

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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

As I was reading through some of the posts I noticed a few different techniques for weeding small lettering. I didn't read every post and my apologies if this has been shared before. As I have worked in the sign industry 10 years I thought I would share a technique we use. Cut your lettering as usual but do not weed. Premask the entire sheet waste and all. Peel premask and vinyl off the backing paper and turn upside down on table, saving the backing paper for later. I like to tape down the premask when it it on its back to keep it from curling up. Now you can weed out the waste leaving the lettering stuck in place on the premask, as the premask is stickier than the letters adhering to their regular backing. Once complete just reapply the backing paper and squeegee down, then you can just proceed as usual. Hope this helps.
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