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    The overlapping is only an issue if you are wanting to cut the entire image at one time. If you are going to separate it out by color then what you have should work.
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    New sign design without copyright issues???

    Problem comes from not them being able to successfully sue, but them starting the suit in the first place. They have the money to start it and drag it out as long as they want and likely cause the rental place to go broke trying to fight it, even if they are 100% legal.
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    New sign design without copyright issues???

    I have to admit, first thing that came to mind when I saw the image was the steak house. That being said, after closer inspection it is significantly different, however it's that quick glance that could cause head aches if the steakhouse place wanted to press it.
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    Blowup a Map

    from 20'x20' to 4'x6'...hell of a compromise. ha!
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    Cutting letters within an image

    You could also just cut both colors, in the above examples, black and white, at the same time and not actually modify the 4 vector.
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    Blowup a Map

    try exporting as a bitmap, png, or other non compressing file type. JPG is really a horrible file type for preserving detail.
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    Pinch Roller Confusion

    Ah, ok, sounds like your cutter, and the photos from the manual don't match up. The white bars in the photo from the manual are showing you were not to put the rollers. Where as on your machine the white bars show you were you WANT to put the rollers. Curious, what model of cutter do you have?
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    Pinch Roller Confusion

    Frustrated, the picture looks correct to me. Both pinch rollers are to the right of the gap that you want to avoid having them in. Both rollers are making contact with the knurled bottom roller.
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    Looking to get a new cutter

    ernie, you mention you can't do much as far as design goes with LXi. There are several vector design programs such a CorelDraw or AI Illustrator, or a free program, Inkscape. Inkscape may not have all the bells and whistles of the other programs but it can do most everything you'll need.
  10. If the customer is not set on that design I'd suggest changing the white rim to black and putting a white outline around the red rather than black.
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    I have done some very "bad" traces that had several thousand nodes and my value cutter handled it with no issues. That doesn't mean it was a good cut or trace, just that it takes a lot of nodes to actually over run the memory.
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    You mean the weapon from Terraria? Or you want the shards of ice hanging from things, as in icicle?
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    tatty jolly roger flag wanted

    Ha! Didn't even notice how old this thread was. And now that you mention it, I haven't seen the double post it in awhile.
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    tatty jolly roger flag wanted

    This happens a lot on these forums, the double posting of a file. Just curious, anyone know why this happens?
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    dog silhouette???

    I think the problem he's having is finding the breed names of the silhouettes. Finding silhouettes is easy, finding them with labels is a bit harder.
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    Hotronix Laser Alignment

    Unfortunately not an option for me on my day job computer.
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    Hotronix Laser Alignment

    I think $50 is a little low, best I found is the Quarton Laser Module VLM-650-28 LPT for $25. (sorry can't paste links for some reason) The video showed 4 lines so you'd spend at least $100 for the lasers, plus another $15 or so for a power supply and you'd still need a way to mount the lasers so you can adjust them.
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    kryptec file

    no file posted
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    651 works well as sandmask

    I've used 631, and it works just fine on flat surfaces. For mugs and glasses though the curves of the item cause issues and the 631 doesn't conform easily.
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    New to vinyl , looking for a starter Machine

    I bought the starting pack you are looking at. And while it has served me well, it wasn't as good of a deal as it seems. The MH is an ok machine but for letters any smaller than about half an inch tall it really is a pain. As for the green star vinyl that comes with the kit, it's good for practice, but the better Oracal 651 is much easier to work with and lasts longer.
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    SVG to EPS

    happy to help.
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    Dyepress Poly subjects take a look

    I would think the other keys on the key chain banging against it would scratch it up and make it look pretty bad pretty quickly. But...I have no doubt people would buy them anyway.
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    Help with car vectorisation

    12 min in photoshop...man I wish I had time to develop more skill with photo shop.
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    SVG to EPS

    The original has a masked fill pattern. I changed it to a solid color and removed a gradient fill. 298th_Support_Bn_DUI.eps
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    Need a hand on this one

    I basically redrew it from scratch. I drew a single vertical line to match what was already there the duplicated and rotated it 30 degrees, and repeated till I had all the lines. Then I drew the circles at the necessary sizes. Then I copied one line of the circle/numbers and placed them on the lines lined up with the circle cross points. Then I groups the circle/numbers and set their rotation point to the center of the large circle, then duplicated and rotated it by 30 degrees and repeated. The rest is just fine tuning.