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    Wrap a full face helmet?

    Yeah, kind of figured there was more work then I really want to put into it but figured I'd ask. If I get the lid I'll probably just leave it as is.
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    Clear reflective vinyl

    There's a Challenger around here, black, blacked out windows, and flat black police decals. It's a mean looking car.
  3. Keep in mind the reflective stuff is quite a bit more expensive than "normal" vinyl. You'll probably have $3 or $4 of vinyl alone in the sign.
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    Verizon Internet & phones are out!

    Ah, could be an app thing. App sees there is no network and can't load maps so it doesn't bother to try to do anything. I use one called NavFree, it loads the maps to the phone so you don't need a network to see them. CoPilot is another good one but the free version is a little annoying and I didn't see the need for the pay version.
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    Verizon Internet & phones are out!

    What type of phone? Wonder if it doesn't have a true GPS receiver.
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    The reflective on the grill look cool!
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    Verizon Internet & phones are out!

    People reporting GPS issues, don't understand how GPS works. Broken fiber is not going to effect actual GPS. Most phones use tower location signals to enhance GPS but the GPS will still work with zero phone service.
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    Some of my latest work

    FYI, the facebook page above is a business page so anyone can view it, don't need a facebook account.
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    AMP Font Viewer can show you both, you just point it to the director that the fonts are stored in and it will show them as well as the installed fonts.
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    No but there are various free font viewing programs that can do what you're asking. I use AMP Font Viewer from AMPSoft.net.
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    grommet press sale -

    Some of you that like it might want to post a review for it, there are only 2 and both reviewers hate it.
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    Can someone vectorize this for me please!

    What's the problem you're having? We can probably step you through it. First step should be to open the image in an image editor such as photoshop and remove the background so that all you have is the red image. The import that image into inkscape and trace it. Automated trace should give decent results, but a manual trace wouldn't be too difficult for this design. If doing manual you can skip the photoshop step.
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    Help with Fire Dept

    Looks like the state of Iowa with a cloud and a plane with jet trail. Had to look at it for quite awhile before I came up with that though.
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    Rubicon font and how to make it

    A quick google search found the jkowners forum where a guy has a link to an ai file with the alphabet in the Rubicon style. Several on that forum have used the ai to create custom jeep decals for their vehicles. http://www.meetup.com/JpTrails/files/ Another guys says the font is ITC Eras Bold and then modified. He says take the curve out of the straight lines, take the slant out of the letters and stretch the result. Apparently he has done this and will sell you a custom decal but wont' share the font.
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    ANTSO Logo

    If you can't get a vector file from the org. all you really need to trace is the crown. Do a search for ANTSO logo and you should be able to find some larger versions of the crown image you can trace. It's a relative simple design, I'd suggest a manual trace. Then just build the logo with some stars and the necessary fonts.
  16. windows has the Snipping Tool program that does the same thing as Wildgoose suggested on a mac
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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.