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Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by John362, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. John362

    John362 New Member

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    alright im new to this whole thing amd i am wondering what to get
    i am a helmet painter and i would like to get a plotter to make just little names and numbers and some design stuff to help me finish the helmets faste.
    i have adobe illustrator but i am wondering what other software i need to cut vynil
    and i have also been looking at the roland stika sv-15????
    what do yall think????

    thanks
    john362
     
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  2. High Octane

    High Octane Active Member

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    If you buy the Stika the software you got should work just fine....
     
  3. John362

    John362 New Member

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    would i just have to export to the software that comes with it from illustrator?

    and do u know if the stika is good?
    because i will mainly be using specialty vynils like the engine turded gold and diamond plate ect.....
     
  4. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    I believe the stika is a stepper machine. I'd say spend a few extra bucks and get a servo motor plotter. It'll operate smoother, and I imagine you doing a lot of small stuff. Small and smooth cuts are easier to work with.
     
  5. Creative_Lance

    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

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    For the price you're paying for stika you can almost get a brand new 24" vinyl express or panther from signwarehouse.com
     
  6. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    I had a stika 12 and the software that comes with it is confusing. I used it with flexi and it ran great.
     
  7. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    I started with a Stika 12 machine, and was pretty impressed by what that little machine could do. I still have it and will one day use it as a mobile cutter paired with a laptop. Highly portable.(transportable) I was able to cut directly from Corel 8 with it. But now you can buy a decent 24 inch machine for about the same price and I would go that route.
    Ken
     
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