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  1. Read up on the mailing yourself thing, it's a myth that does not hold up against any legal action.
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    Cleaning up edges...

    I'm not the greatest at it, or very quick but I've been pleased with my results. I mostly use the Bezier tool and drop nodes at key points of the design to get an initial ruff shape. Then I go back and drag the edges of the design to the desired location and add additional nodes as necessary. I do all this with the fill set to an odd color, usually an ugly yellow or green, and with 50% transparency so that I can see the image I'm trying to trace.
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    Manipulate > Smooth Corners

    In Inkscape the dynamic offset will smooth the corners automatically. Not sure how to do it automatically in SB, if it's even an option.
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    Single path is double cut

    xyz, to get the full circle like you want, in step 3, do not include the red circle when you union the brown, green and blue. Then duplicate the red and do a difference between the red and blue. If you were to slide the blue out a little you should see that it is now the shape you want. You can now either take the difference between the black and the red, or just leave it as is and when you send it to the cutter cut all 3 colors at the same time.
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    Inkscape to vinyl cutter help

    Was my example post in that thread not the result you were looking for?
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    Inkscape to vinyl cutter help

    You started this conversation in another topic. http://forum.uscutter.com/index.php?/topic/51371-single-path-is-double-cut/#entry415583
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    Need suggestions.

    Judging from the title of the clip I'm guessing the movie is Five Easy Pieces. ha!
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    Single path is double cut

    Not sure why you're getting the vertical lines, unless when you pull the file into SB it is closing the object, but what is drawn in Inkscape should cut like you want. That being said, the more reliable way would be to use the union and difference to make all the individual objects a single object. I'm am unable to see the images posted by dcbevins but here is my guess as to what you intended the cut to be along with step by step instructions of how I achieved the look in Inkscape. *note, just noticed my step 4 is incorrect, it should read difference between black and blue. mask.svg
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    Solar Gaiters

    I've never understood SPF rating on clothes. I've never gotten a sun burn underneath my clothes.
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    Single path is double cut

    In your Inkscape drawing, remove the stroke color, and add a fill color, that will give you a better idea of what the plotter will produce. Also viewing in wire frame will show you exactly what the plotter will do.
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    This is pretty cool. It's basic plotter tech, with the ability to hold fountain pins. http://axidraw.com
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    Unable to paste ito forums

    I vaguely recall this being discussed in the past but am not having any luck finding the topic. The only thing I really remember was the suggestion to use Chrome rather than IE, unfortunately that is not an option. Does anyone have a solution to the problem of not being able to paste text/links when posting here when using IE 11. Or for that matter, does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me? I don't have this problem on other forums I visit, so it's something unique to this one.
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    Etched Mirror Vs Etched Vinyl

    The bottom one the vinyl?
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    New Engraver on the market

    Yeah, seems like you're really paying for the ease of use. Has lots of pre-orders so clearly their marketing is doing well.
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    need your thoughts on two different options

    Wildgoose, in regards to the odd sizes of the Chinese cutters. I believe they are measuring the space between the sides, not the actual cutting area. So while you could fit a 28" piece of material in the machine, about 3.5" of that is taken up by the cutter head and about half an inch with the holder so you really can only cut 24" wide material. But advertising it as a 28" cutter sounds better than a 24" cutter.
  16. Use the search function above and put in Chevron Patterned Font
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    Once more

    That is the first result that WhatFontis.com came back with as well. Trick for getting online font identifiers to work on script like this is to edit the image and break apart the individual letters.
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    Can't import EPS into SB

    Inkscape is pretty good and free design program. I do most my work in it then copy and paste into SB to do the cut.
  19. xpaperman, the append option in SB is a little check box on the right side of the window when selecting a file to open.
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    Made a New Decal for my Show Car

    Bit of OCD kicking in on me, is there a reason it's not lined up vertically? Stripes on the decal not lines up with stripes on the car.
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    Guess what these are !

    Carry bags for chairs?
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    Excel Spreadsheet help

    All of the above statements should have worked. The drag/fill option can be turned off so it could be possible that is the case but the copy/paste option should still have worked. Personally I would of froze the table at the second line and edited the formula in the H, I , and J column with an if statement so that it appears blank rather than 0. You could also use conditional formatting so that the cells are all white until data is entered into the row. This is all just aesthetics and personal preference though,
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    Why would you charge to do this job?

    Shouldn't need the scraper, if the vinyl is static cling, and they shop is going to remove it for him. To answer the topic title, "Why would you charge to do this job?" Cause I don't work for free.
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    Vintage headboard

    Is it just me, or does that second design above look like a goblin peaking over the headboard?