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Silhouette Cameo Pinball Restorers Club!

By Curbfeeler

6 years ago

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    #35 5 years ago
    Quoted from rufessor:

    Gerber 15 SM-4 GERBERMASK 1 ULTRA
    This is a medium tack pressure sensitive stencil material that is a slightly grainy white surface, think thin plastic. It cuts in the Cameo EXCEEDINGLY well. It has a PRESSURE SENSITIVE adhesive DESIGNED to work with a float solution.

    I don't understand, what does "Designed to work in a float solution" mean? it isn't a water soluble stencil, so what floats?

    3 weeks later
    #46 5 years ago

    I was wondering about that, printing and cutting sticky-backed paper with the art printed on it rather than just a painting mask. Seems like it would be too thick though, perhaps for graphics but not on the playfield itself.

    2 months later
    #58 5 years ago

    Post some pics of using the Cameo! want to see some cool stuff


    2 years later
    #181 3 years ago

    you can buy "photoshop elements" which has a subset of photoshop's tools and is way way cheaper. Not sure if it does what you need though.

    1 week later
    #197 3 years ago
    Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

    If I am starting from scratch I scan at 600 dpi,

    How do you scan accurately? With a camera?

    5 months later
    #251 2 years ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    I am not sure how it will work out. Have a friend with a digital sign printer that prints on glass. Going to print the image, then cut opaque vinyl film for the areas that don't light. (I am in the sign business). We will see how that works.

    Looks like it will come through even through its from another thread. That got me thinking, if you printed your own backglass and then wanted an opaque area to prevent light from shining through some areas, couldn't you cut out the mylar with the cameo and lay it down - seems like it would be pretty trivial, just big rounded areas, perhaps even glue it to the back? seems like you could do a pretty good backglass

    3 months later
    #287 2 years ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    Putting the gold back in Gold Wings tonight... Love this thing.

    is this a before and after? you printed the black outline as a stencil and painted?

    4 months later
    #307 2 years ago

    I just got a silhouette 3 and I have to say I am having a lot of trouble with their website. The install instructions say, "Connect the Silhouette to your computer with the included USB cable as shown below:

    As the Silhouette CAMEO® 3 is powered on and is hooked up to your computer via USB cable, the free 100 images will automatically be loaded into your library."

    but nothing happens when I connect and turn it on other than it has some tutorials on how to load/unload/use.

    There seems to be 3 websites: silhouette america, club silhouette and the store and each has a separate login but sometimes they want a different account and sometimes they complain that account is already in use.

    I did receive a free "complementary trial subscription code" but I can't find anywhere to use it or what its supposed to be. Literally, thats all it says: "Thank you for registering your machine with Silhouette America. Below is your complementary trial subscription code." - no link, no explanation of what it is, no nothing.

    So I just ignore all the online stuff? It seems like it doesn't apply to pinball scanning/cutting anyway.

    4 months later
    #322 1 year ago

    Nice. Got a project you are planning to use it on?

    1 month later
    #338 1 year ago

    That looks like a perfect candidate for repair, both spraying and decals. I hope you post some “action” shots as I am getting close to that stage myself and worried I am going to f it up

    2 months later
    #351 1 year ago

    sweet, how did you size it? Can't lay that thing down on a scanner can you?

    3 months later
    #363 1 year ago

    I don’t know about the others but I have a video of my cameo in action, from scanning through cutting and weeding over in my Flash resto thread. You can see it n action there.

    2 weeks later
    #370 11 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    I believe that joann fabrics or michaels sells something similar for craft projects that is 36" x 36" in size, however you can probably make your own. just create an image with a grid featuring squares that are 1/4", 1/2" or 1" in size and print it out
    photograph your items on it so that when you bring them into photoshop, you can use the perspective/distort/skew tools to correct the angles of the photo
    12"x18" mat
    18"x24" mat
    24"x36" mat
    edit 2: (joann's has just about everything on sale)

    I literally did just this and documented it with pics and videos. Take a look, I hope it helps

    2 weeks later
    #376 11 months ago

    Interesting idea. I’ve used the cans of spraymax2k and with a thick enough coat it could work

    4 months later
    #421 6 months ago

    what do you guys use for your vinyl? I've used up what came with the cameo and am looking for new vinyl to cut and use for paint masking, but everything says "permanent adhesive" and I don't want permanent, I want a temporary lower tack so it won't tend to pull up the surrounding artwotrk when removed.

    4 months later
    #458 61 days ago

    i think you are describing two different issues. Getting it square in the machine and keeping it from slipping

    I do wish there was a manual feed option but I created a test print with a tiny square 24 inches down. I make sure to cut the Mylar perfectly square and then when fed into the cameo it’s usually good but I check by sending my test print with a pressure of 1 so it won’t actually cut ( in case I have to do it again) and then watch the Mylar to see it’s not going sideways.

    To keep it from slipping on long prints I am very careful to have no pressure on the rollers. I feed out plenty from the box and handhold it so there is never any lateral force

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