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  1. Just joined

    PNC-950 is over 10 years old. May have quite a bit of use on it, in which case $1,000 doesn't seem like much of a deal. If it came with software of the same era, maybe Casmate or Inspire, you're looking at dead end software (no upgrades) that can't run on anything newer than Windows 98. Still...
  2. Help with Lynx s-60 plotter

    I got this info straight from Signwarehouse. So I passed on LXi 6.6 (one above Apprentice version) for only $300 on their word. They could be wrong and I could have let a good deal slip away. I know that's what they told me however.
  3. Help with Lynx s-60 plotter

    LXi 6.6 is only compatible with Win 2000 and older. I passed on a cheap copy when i verified this with Signwarehouse a few months ago.
  4. X3 is here!

    I'm fairly good at pulling curves. Certainly better than Trace or Streamline. This would have to be a huge improvement to impress me, and I'll be the first one to admit my Corel Draw / Illustrator / Photoshop skills are merely "good" not excellent or world class. Even with the $180 upgrade from...
  5. Looking for first vinyl cutter

    I'd stay away... You should be looking for a reliable, name brand cutter like Roland, Graphtec or Summa. Signwarehouse spends a LOT of money marketing, not necessarily taking care of customers or selling a good product. Don't be impressed by they fancy catalog or heavy marketing, find out about...
  6. After 6 months away...

    I took myself away from this place for over six months, by my own choice. Back in September I took a job driving special ed children (autism) to and from school. I drive for 2.75 hours in the AM and another 2.75 hours in the PM. In between and after work I make signs. Fortunately for me, I live...
  7. When Software Piracy Reaches Saturation

    I have a policy to NEVER under any circumstance reproduce trademarks without written permission from the owner. This has cost me more than a few jobs. People can't understand why I'm not going to knowingly copy trademarked and copyrighted goods... Locally, at the flea markets, you'd see burned...
  8. Newbie Here

    Welcome and good luck. I'm not sure if slave work ever ends, but you get used to it!
  9. Your Ebay Experience

    Free Grachic Design eBay... gotta love the pro's! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20946&item=5973491054
  10. Your Ebay Experience

    I attempted to sell signage there, but unless it's at give away prices, forget about it! I've sold some personal items there. I've bought a handful of computer components on eBay, but mainly when I think computer parts, I think NewEgg.com. I don't like eBay sign makers. There's no secret about...
  11. Need Cutter Recommendations!!

    I love my Graphtec CE2000. The new CE3000 is sweet and fast.
  12. Is there a 24" printer that uses the outdoor inks

    Just no such thing as FREE LUNCH. This is an expensive biz to get into. No way around that. Even 20 or so cans of 1-Shot will set you back a nice chunk of change, and you have the skills and experience to back that up. It also doesn't mean that you need the solvent printer... there's...
  13. Introducing myself

    Hi, sounds like you are being a little modest... I know what it's like to be just a little low tech "pa" operation "ma" goes out and earns the big $... It's good to know even on the other side of the planet people still scratch out a living any way possible and that I'm not the only one. No...
  14. Doctor's office font

    I'd say Dutch Semi-Bold. I love that font.
  15. epson pro 4000

    Laminated or not, it's a pigment printer, not a solvent. My guess with lamination up to 1 year as most state. Solvents 2-3 years without lamination. Pigment is simply not in the same league. Then again solvents are not in the same league as good old cut vinyl. Problem is limitations due to media...
  16. epson pro 4000

    They will hold up a few months at best. There's lots of non OEM inks for this and it's big brothers, the 7600 and 9600. This can only handle cut sheets which will severely limit your choices. I'm looking into a 44" 9600, for about 3x the price. That's why they have business leasing. I plan to...
  17. New Guy From Indiana

    No font bothers me, because when push comes to shove the customer gets what he wants (piece of crap) and I get I want (money). So if you want to pay me to make crap, I'll make crap, doesn't bother me one bit. I don't worry about what it looks like, I worry if the check is good. Same thing with...
  18. Mac vs. PC

    I've been using a 1.5 gig Pentium 4 (runs plotter) and a 1.33 gig Athlon (design/office) for a number of years. They run Windows 2000 and XP Home. My wife's machine is an AthlonXP 1900+ which is somewhat faster and runs XP Pro. All machines have 2) 512mb memory modules in them. The AthlonXP has...
  19. cutter equal to bobcat

    I'd think of spending a couple hundred more and getting a professional unit like a Roland or Graphtec. I see so much postings about trouble with all the generic chinese machines. Why would anyone want that junk? How many people bought the Yugo?
  20. HP Designhet 3500 is it a good printer to start off with

    Brand new Epson... used is somebody's headache more often than not... 24" 7600 is only $3,000 44" 9600 is only $5,000
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