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Trouble Starting

kodapup99kodapup99 Member Posts: 1
Hello everyone thank you for looking at my post. Im having some trouble starting off, I'm looking to create custom car magnets for local buissnesses in my area as a way to start a small business. I know I'll be using 30 mm magnetic sheeting and the design would be a circle no larger than a 6" in diameter in size. What I need is equipment I was thinking of using a Eco-solvent ink so I could print directly on the matte/glossy magnetic sheeting. I'm having trouble finding a Printer & Cutter that suits my needs. Any advice or a direction/company that could help me out would be greatly appreciated. 


  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,979
    @kodapup99 - welcome to the Make The Cut! software forum where we support the software Make The Cut! and its supported cutters. Since the software hasn't been updated for a very long time, the list of supported cutters is very old, and newer cutters that have come on stream are not supported.

    Because of that this forum is very quiet and we do not get a lot of traffic except perhaps from visitors like you that found us through searching via Google.  So you likely won't see a lot of suggestions from here.

    In order to proceed you need to first determine your budget. In the US a cutter that would be used for a small business would cost approximately $500-900 for a good quality one, with better cutters ranging upwards from there. 

    For printers I would suggest looking at Epson. They have a range of printers using ecotanks. I would also suggest that you purchase a wide mouth version, rather than one that is limited to just 8-1/2" wide paper. HTH
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,880
    I would look at the Skycuts because I've successfully cut magnet sheets on them and  have customers who are using them as well.  With that thickness, it needs to be a higher force model like the V24: https://plottergeeks.com/product/skycut-v24-single-head-professional-plotter/

    Feel free to post any questions about them. I was contracted to write the user manuals several years ago and I still use them for my own personal cutting.  Also, here's a link to some videos:


    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
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