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Vinyl signage newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jemmyell, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. jemmyell

    jemmyell Member

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    Hi, I just bought a GCC SmartCutter (Puma III) to use to make vinyl signs. I want to work out of my home so as to not have issues with leases and such. I already do CNC inlay part making professionally (part-time) on three retrofitted CNC routers. Now I have a plotter and I need to learn to use it and all the other stuff that comes with making money making signs.

    I am a software developer by trade and I write CorelDRAW addon software (all for CNC so far). I see there is a 'merchant' thing going on here so once I get my feet wet I will want to explore that also.

    -James Leonard
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from up north :thumb:
     
  3. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    welcome fellow cnc'er
     
  4. WrapperX

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    Like anything - you can't just buy a plotter and POW the money rolls in...Your plotter should have some sort of tutorial but you will need a graphics program - like Coral to run it through. Search Vinyl cutting on YouTube or search vinyl sign making or what ever to get some basic idea videos and good luck.
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA............................................
     
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    Welcome from NS.
     
  7. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK
     
  8. jemmyell

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    Hi back to all!

    Dale, where are you located in OK? I am in California currently but my family was from Sulphur (Chickasaw National Recreation Area). I was born in Sulphur.

    -James
     
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    Welcome James! Sounds like you already got a grasp on the machine aspect. :)
     
  10. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    I'm about 80 miles west of Sulphur. Been here about 4 years.
     
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    From mid Michigan.
     
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