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Noobie from Oregon

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by LaserImage, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. LaserImage

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    My name is Gary and I am in Eugene, Oregon - the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

    I have been laser engraving, dye sublimating and sand carving for a while now and came across a great deal on an Ioline I/O 60, 44 roll rack, 20 partial rolls of vinyl, 3 rolls of various size transfer tape, squeegies, etc., etc., etc., so I couldn't pass it up. I really wanted to get a plotter for cutting sandblast mask but couldn't justify spending a couple thousand for it. This deal thought made it worthwhile. The cost difference in laserable mask and even just plain-old vinyl is going to save me a lot!

    Anyway, I know almost nothing about vinyl and signmaking, bannermaking, etc. Pretty good chance I'll be asking some pretty lame questions over the next several weeks/months/years...

    Is there a good training dvd or website that has the basics that a noob like me would need to know? I know Corel X3 pretty well although I have seen the differences in a plt file and what my laser can use already - big difference in drawing technique!

    Thanks for any help you can provide and I apologize in advance for the potential questions I'll be asking. :thankyou:

    Gary
     
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    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

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    Welcome Gary!
     
  3. Sign_Boy

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    Welcome from NJ, ask away...
     
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    Welcome Aboard!
     
  5. Matt Cuellar

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    Welcome, from Seattle!
     
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  7. D&Tgraphics

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    Welcome from NY.
    The Ioline cutter you have was the same as my first one. It's a workhorse and will do a great job for you. I recommend for the sandblast mask to use a 60 degree blade. It will work much better than the standard 45. And also, turn your speed down.
     
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    Welcome (LaserImage) Gary from the the great Snoqualmie Valley!
     
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    Howdee from VA.......................
     
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    Welcome Aboard!
     
  11. Signguyno1

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    Welcome from the East Coast
     
  12. jdb

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    Welcome from about 1/2 hour away from you! PM me if you'd like to meet sometime or I can help in any way.
     
  13. flat rock stan

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    Welcome from Portland! Come by when you are up this way.
     
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  15. LaserImage

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    I was just in Portland today, Clackamas actually... Had I known I would have called!

    Gary
     
  16. LaserImage

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    Thanks for the welcome, everybody! I can tell this is a great place just by the replies to a newbie post. I have a few other forums I frequent - laser engraving, dye sub and sand carving - seems that they all share the same thing, a real desire to help and not worry about giving away "secrets" - not too much anyway...

    Thanks to everyone!

    Gary
     
  17. LaserImage

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    This came with 2 extra 45's and 3 60's so I should be pretty set for a while. I don't have any mask to test with besides the laser mask - would that work?

    Gary
     

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