highplains

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  1. I'm not familiar with that series of plotter, I run the FC8600-100 in my shop and honestly wouldn't waste my time with a smaller one. My personal thoughts are if your going to plan on hand cutting larger windows skip the plotter and hand cut everything. You're going to be paying for the software regardless, you might as well set yourself up to best utilize it. Really my best advice is to just start out hand cutting everything and forgo the expense of the plotter until you know you're going to stick with it, you'll need to know how to hand cut anyway so you might as well hone that skill to start with.
  2. If you're planning to plotter cut tint yes. Most back glass patterns for sedans are going to require a 36" wide roll of film, some are going to require a 40" roll which is why I recommended the 42" models. There are very few rear windows you'll be able to one piece with a 20" roll and even some side windows, particularly Ford F-series pickups manufactured in the last 20 years immediately come to mind, that can't be done with a 20" roll. In my shop we have a 42" Graphtec and I exclusively stock 40" rolls of tint. Once you play with your cutting software and figure it out you'll be able to manipulate and arrange what you're cutting to best fit the size roll you're working with and minimize waste.
  3. If you're already doing vinyl as well I'd personally go with either a 60 or a 72, that way you have the ability to cut graphics and full PPF panels as well.
  4. Congrats to the little lady @no ma'am on the win. Open chat thread, locks randomly, last one to post wins! Let's do this!
  5. I had a customer bring me their new truck a couple weeks ago to match the front windows because when I quoted them out on the phone my entry level film was a little more than double the price they had been quoted by a shop in the next town over.
  6. While I can't speak to ASWF in particular I can say that manufacturers are notoriously slow to update their websites. As long as you received the appropriate documentation, which it sounds like you did, and you're dealing with a reputable shop I wouldn't worry about it too much.
  7. I think most kids shows these days are, some are just downright painful to watch
  8. I'm at work and jacked up on caffeine already, I don't wanna hear your bitching
  9. Morning everyone @no ma'am you're late to the party already
  10. I've had maybe a half dozen in the past five years it's on little lady. See you in LOTP!
  11. Fair enough A buddy of mine has a litter of Corgi puppies tempting my wife and a local breeder here has one Rottweiler puppy left from their most recent litter that's calling my name. It's tough saying no, we really don't need another dog but it doesn't help lessen the desire for one.
  12. I don't think I'd be capable of walking in there and not coming home with one
  13. Agreed, I switched a few months ago and I'm loving it. Night and day difference between their films and the 3M I was using before.