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Old 12-06-2008, 08:40 PM
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That is my next issue, software. Are there any that are not $500 but are decent for limited use for logos or similar tasks?




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Just make your stroke to the thickness you like, then right click, create outlines.
First off, thanks for the help charlie_b!

That worked successfully for me but after I've exported it to create a .dxf file I can't seem to load it into my craft robo software... It keeps giving me a pop up window saying "no valid data"

any thoughts?

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Jagger
First off, thanks for the help charlie_b!

That worked successfully for me but after I've exported it to create a .dxf file I can't seem to load it into my craft robo software... It keeps giving me a pop up window saying "no valid data"

any thoughts?

Thanks again!
Once you have exported as a DXF, save it then open robomaster and open the DXF from there. Hopefully John can chime in.
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Wow that was fast!

I tried that.... didn't work. But I'm starting to wonder if I don't have my stroke weights wrong.... May I ask what type of base settings you use in Illustrator? What type of "fill" - if any?

Yikes. I ask some big questions!

I just bought this little plotter off of John - he is great to deal with by the way.
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Originally Posted by W.E.D.Jim
That is my next issue, software. Are there any that are not $500 but are decent for limited use for logos or similar tasks?




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As Charlie stated. Inkscape. I have it. I like it. I do not think it is much different than IL. Howeer I have never used IL.
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Originally Posted by Jagger
Wow that was fast!

I tried that.... didn't work. But I'm starting to wonder if I don't have my stroke weights wrong.... May I ask what type of base settings you use in Illustrator? What type of "fill" - if any?

Yikes. I ask some big questions!

I just bought this little plotter off of John - he is great to deal with by the way.
WHen doing masks, unless for cosmetic purposes, i never use a fill. Just the stroke color to see it.
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Originally Posted by W.E.D.Jim
That is my next issue, software. Are there any that are not $500 but are decent for limited use for logos or similar tasks?




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I have Cut Studio for my Roland cutter works real well for me

Roland CutStudio Software Package for many Roland legacy vinyl cutters. Includes Plug-Ins for Adobe Illustrator & Corel Draw.
$69.95
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I have Cut Studio for my Roland cutter works real well for me

Roland CutStudio Software Package for many Roland legacy vinyl cutters. Includes Plug-Ins for Adobe Illustrator & Corel Draw.
$69.95
I think he needs a program that he can design with...cutstudio is very limited for designing.
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Ya, I want to be able to duplicate logos and other things, like characters if possible.

Maybe a where is Waldo, etc. lol



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Maybe look for an older ver of ILL.

v10 is very stable and works great.
only a few minor changes from it up to CS3.

CS4 has 64bit support.
But, for the most part 64bit is only needed for Photoshop to address the 4GB memory issues of 32bit OS's.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ADOBE-ILLUSTRATO...3A1%7C294%3A50
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Question from a plotter newb. I purchased a Craft Robo and I have Illustrator CS2.

I can create some cool patterns - but I can't figure out how to make pinstripes! Is there a setting in CS2 that allows me to copy and place a new line within a certain distance of the original? Do I need to create a certain thickness of stroke and then some how outline it??

This is probably a pretty basic question but I'm stuck! Thanks for any and all help!
Here is a TUT i made a while back. Hope this helps.

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Thanks Charlie.

I saw that posted before and I tried that. It worked excellent within Illustrator - but it still won't work thru my plotter.

So I've been copying the lines and "stretching" them around the original lines. Tedious but it works!

On a side note I'd like to say thanks Charlie for all of the awesome tutorials and tips.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:48 AM
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Hi Charlie_b,
I am beginner at this, hope you can help..
I want to make my own internal decals (stick on inside) of rc cars,
is uscutter suitable? What vinyl should i use? Can the uscutter print white
for the background or there is other way to print for the white background
for internal decal?

If not, hope you can recommend another affordable printer that can do the job.
I am a photoshop user..

Thanks!!

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i use to do a little bit of regular vinyl cutting but want to get learn more about the digital side of this stuff any good ideas or dvds out there to teach this stuff? also i use to use flexi sign time to time but can u do everything through like adobe products? im also going to be running off a apple and im messing with some web design stuff to.. but would like to know how to come up with the graphics and all that just wanting to know if u can take pics of a body thats painted and put it in adobe and outline stuff and convert it and print it out throught flexi or whatever... but im not sure if ill ever really buy stuff to do it but would like to learn some of it. as a digital printer and cutter would cost me 11,000 or so and im not sure ill do that...
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