I got my start several years ago when I was just out of highschool. I use to manage a car stereo/performance shop. The owner was able to get his hands on a vinyl cutter w/ software and pretty much threw it in my lap, "I need you to learn this" he said.... Couple years later I went back to college and received my degree in Commerical Art. Again got out of that and went back to Computer Information Systems. Did that for several years doing upgrades to Sams Club, Target, and other servers out there. Wanted to be my own boss, so I started up my own business back in the vinyl graphics industry and have been very happy for the past 2 years now. I started out with a Roland Stika SX-12 and out grew that in a matter of 2 months. Found signwarehouse.com via ebay and purchased a Vinyl Express Panther Pro 24" with tons of vinyl and supplies. I could not be happier with this machine. A lot of people talk about tech support via signwarehouse or the lack of I should say, I was not concerned with such since my background was in computer field. I am in the process of looking into a Printer/Cutter which will be in the future sometime, as I do not think I can utilize my plotter with a stand alone printer. If I am wrong please fill me in. Thanks again to all who will and have helped me along the way. I will do my best to return the favor.