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2 Questions: Firmware Upgrade Safe? / Online Source for Blades?

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by SlamMan, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. SlamMan

    SlamMan Member

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    Ok, actually 3 questions. First, can anyone recommend a reputable place to buy Graphtec blades on line?

    Next, I'm thinking about upgrading the firmware on my plotter. The current version on it is 1.01 I believe and it works just fine. Can someone give me an idea of what the improvements that are included with the most current version. Would there be any reason not to upgrade the firmware?

    Lastly, are there any improvements in the latest version of the Cutting Master software?

    Thanks, Michael
     
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  2. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    Blades = One place - CleanCut Blades ask for Ross and let him know you are a 101 member...
     
  3. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    if your firmware is running fine now,, there is no need to upgrade it..
     
  4. SlamMan

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    Thanks guys. I mostly cut paint protection film with the plotter, some vinyl. Is the cb15u holder and blades a worth while upgrade? What are it's advantages if any?
     
  5. MobileImpact

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    If it ain't broke...don't fix it!!!

    Kevin
     
  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    I will agree with that. Recently I was having problems with my network and was advised to do a firmware update to my router by the tech support. That was a big mistake, now my router doest work right, they sent me a new one that is worst then the original one, waiting on another replacement!
     
  7. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    CleanCut all the way.....
     
  8. PGSigns

    PGSigns Active Member

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    I just switched to the clean cut blades in my Graphtec and I am very happy. You can't go wrong, very good blade and he gives a discount to Signs 101 members.
    Jimmy
     
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  10. SlamMan

    SlamMan Member

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    Thanks again everyone. I'll give Clean Cut a shot.
     
  11. cleancutblade

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    Thanks for the recommendations guys, you don't know how much I appreciate it!!! Slamman you brought up a good point:

    How do I get my discount?

    If you just make note that you are a member at Signs 101 and what your forum name is, we will make sure that you get your discount when we process your order. We are still small enough that I will usually pick it up.
     
  12. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    As everyone else has said CLEANCUT BLADES are the way to go. I purchased 5 blades from Ross and love them. The service he provided was great and very quick shipping.
     
  13. ahollow

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    Well, the graphtec website documents what all the firmware upgrades fix. I upgraded from 1.01 to 1.5 to current 1.8, I think. Each upgrade helped with issues I had in earlier versions, mostly oon contour cutting and media sensors misreading at improper times.

    I would definitely look into the firmware upgrades, unless you are still running Windows 1.0. :)
     
  14. Red Aero

    Red Aero New Member

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    Please help!

    I just purchased a Graphtec CE5000-60 in order to cut vinyl graphics for Radio Control Aircraft. I have a Mac G5, OSX Tiger (Vers 10.4.8) I've installed the Cut Master 2 Adobe Illustrator CS2 Plug-in. I'm connected via USB cable that came with plotter. I can create artwork, open the settings window, but when I try to send to plotter, it gives me a "can not open port" notice in the status colomn. Does anyone know what is going on. Plotter works fine when I run a test cut from plotter display. Do I need additional software?

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  15. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Check your setting under the COMMAND menu.

    HP-GL
     
  16. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    I don't know macs, but sounds like a firewall problem!
     
  17. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    CleanCut!
     
  18. EZAMORA

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    it could be your usb connection. thats what i have a problme with.l
     
  19. Case

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    when cutting out of the illustrator plug-in.....your plotter needs to be in GP-GL mode... when cutting out of Omega, Cut Server(onyx), Flexi, etc. then you need to be in HP-GL mode...
     
  20. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Case is correct, I had it backwards for ILL.... :-(
     
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