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    What is this called and how do you do it

    That looks like something that was created by hand. If you don't have the artistic skill to do something like that, your best bet would probably be to open your source image in a raster editing program (Gimp is what I use) and reduce the color depth down to 2 or 3 colors. If it looks unrecognizable at this point, don't bother with the next step. Once you have a 2 color source image that looks good, import it into your favorite vector graphics software (I like Inkscape) and use the tracing function. You'll probably end up with something that's too complicated to cut as is, but with some manual tweaking, it could probably do what you want.
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    Shopping help

    I'm considering a cutter primarily for sign making. I would mostly be producing signs for use by my neighborhood association. Since this is more of a "hobby" purchase, I don't want to spend more than I have to, but I also don't want to feel like I wasted my money a year down the road. Can anyone speak briefly on the merits/drawbacks of these three cutters? MH 34" with stand - $270 SC 34" with stand and laser - $370 TC 25" - $500 I understand that the stand is a good idea to buy from the start. I've heard some people complain about the build quality and tracking of the MH series, is the SC much better? The TC is pretty much the most I would want to spend, and it also has a smaller cutting width, is the loss of width and extra cost offset because the TC is that much nicer of a machine? I realize this is a uscutter forum, but if anyone has a better recommendation for a cutter in the $500 and under price range that I haven't considered, please let me know as well.