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Not To Shabby
on August 20, 2012
The truth is this thing carries it's weight. This thing paid for itself 100x before I even replaced the first blade. I use this plotter and a Roland CAMM-1 Pro GX-500 54" in my sign shop, and honestly I tend to use this thing more. For the price, this plotter is well worth it. Some reviews claim this thing is garbage, or hard to setup. It's true the manual was a joke. It reads like a 4th grade Chinese ESL student wrote it but setup only takes two minutes so I'll write down the steps real quick.
Download the driver from support.uscutter.com
Double click it, and extract it to your desktop
Right click on computer, click manage
Go to device manager, and look for US Cutter blah blah as a device
Right click it, select properties
Click driver, and when the window pops up point it to the folder on your desktop
You should see the .inf file, and the computer will do the rest for you
Install the signblazer software, and when you "setup" look at the model number, not the name.
How easy was that?
This machine doesn't go without a few complaints though. The "software" that they distribute with this plotter is from a now defunct company. Its garbage. In reality, the only thing the software is good at is charting a course. (typically) Trying to use this plotter for 24" vinyl sucks too. The blade is set like 4" into the cutting area, so trying to line it up for a 23" x 120" banner is gonna screw up your whole world. It cost me an entire roll of reflective vinyl the other day. At the very end it started to slip so the vinyl bunched up and it ruined the sign. $45 down the drain and it delayed my project. It happens, and I knew I should have used the big boy. You just get used to what you normally use. I make about 500 signs/decals a day with this cutter and rarely do I have an issue.