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Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by garymulti, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. garymulti

    garymulti New Member

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    Hello Everyone! I am brand new to this forum and this sign making world! I have a APD plotter that I use for cutting blast mask to sandblast monuments from stone. I have been wanting to try and make a decal. My blade pressure is set at 9.0 oz. Do you know what pressure would be good to cut vinyl? Can you tell me what would be the best vinyl to buy for a decal that would be on a car window and last a long time? What type of transfer tape would I use> I am just thinking of a white decal. Also is there a place that would take a rough image and make it a vector image? Thanks in advance and I hope I am clear enough for someone to help! Gary
     
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  2. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    If you use the search function above...you'll find many many answers on all your questions. Welcome!
     
  3. garymulti

    garymulti New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali :thumb:
     
  5. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I'll answer one of your questions without actually answering your question
     
  6. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Cape of Cod. 9 grams perhaps, but the vinyl you cut makes a big difference. Start there.
     
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    :Welcome:
     
  8. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Ooo...ya made me think on that one. Yep, use Vector Doc if you need ANYTHING vector related.
     
  9. signguy 55

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    To answer your questions, yes, yes, any name brand, and yes.

    Seriously, if you are that new to the biz I strongly suggest you get on your hands and knees and introduce yourself to another shop. Explain you're just getting started and in no way want to be a "low ball" competitor. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, the owner will be in a good mood that day and help you out.
     
  10. Gino

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    Welcome from PA.....................
     
  11. garymulti

    garymulti New Member

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    Thanks Gino, 32 Bantom, Bob m, Vector Doc, J Hill,
     
  12. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Another welcome to the forums from PA.....
     
  13. garymulti

    garymulti New Member

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    By the way , thanks for the great info signguy 55! One day I hope to be as great as you!! Something to strive for!. By the way if you read my post, I want to make" A" decal, not start a sign shop!! I am a stone engraver and do quite well, so you can rest easy and not worry about any low ball competition. I was just looking for some help. Gary
     
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    This site has been a lifesaver!
     
  15. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    welcome to the forum from Canada!!!!! You can learn a lot in here, I know I have.


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