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    How do I build my own tape applicator?

    The Big Squeegee holds or pushes the app tape, correct? So which method do you use more often, pushing the tape with the big squeegee or the Weber made? And what determines which method you use?
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    Two new business logos

    Might look better in person, but the dark blue is a little too dark in my opinion.
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    Air eraser & blast cabinet question

    I too bought an air eraser but wasn't ready to make the leap for a full blast cabinet. I bought a large plastic tote, cut the lid and replaced it with some acrylic, cut some holes and attached some cleaning gloves, and another hole for a vacuumed. Cost was about $30. Has worked well for me with virtually no mess. While I am happy with the results I do foresee myself getting a true blast cabinet in the not to distant future.
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    Drive In Marquis

    Give this place a try http://www.vectorjungle.com/tag/marquee/
  5. I would guess he has taken a photo of the computer then just puts his decal over the image. That's what I've done before with some windows. If done right you really can't tell that it's "not real".
  6. I love Ebay would probably be ok so long as you did not use the ebay logo. University's and teams stuff are all trade marked or copyright, doesn't mean people won't make stuff illegally, or possibly buy the permissions to make stuff.
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    Can someone convert this for me?

    Well for some reason Inkscape is crapping out on me when I try to save it as and EPS. I was able to save it as a PDF, maybe that will work for you? Also, there is a portable version of Inkscape you might be able to use. You can install it on a thumb drive and do not need admin rights to do it. So technically you're not installing a program, you're just running it. LOGISTICS-BRANCH INSIGNIA with texture.pdf
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    Can someone convert this for me?

    I was able to open it with Inkscape. LOGISTICS-BRANCH INSIGNIA with texture.svg
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    Here's a ruff trace, needs some work. hands.svg
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    I would suggest either trying to trace it manually using the bezier tool or pull the image into a photo editing program separate out the hands, darken them up, then trace the new image in inkscape and put the hands back together.
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    lego minifigure silouette

    That's probably trade marked but you should be able to find a good image online that you can turn into a silhouette pretty easily.
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    Help choosing new software

    I played around with that a little once. I had to create a batch file to send the HPGL file to the plotter and it did work. However the HPGL file created by inkscape is exactly what you see on screen. Cutting software adds a blade offset, over cut, and a few other tweaks so the plotter produces a good product.
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    Can Inkscape Separate a Vector Into Layers Like SCALP?

    If you create multiple layers you can then just move items from one to another without the need to copy and paste. Select the object you want to move then hit Shift+Page Up or Shift+Page Down to move the object to the next layer above or below.
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    New to Vinyl cutting and Signblazer

    I think that may vary depending on OS. I can plug it in when the PC is on, so long as I plug it into the same USB port it works just fine.
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    Does Anybody Have This Panther

    It's a common high school logo, there has to be a vector of it out there someplace, probably part of some collection. Pretty sure my HS used that exact one on lots of things.
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    New to Vinyl cutting and Signblazer

    Signblazer can do a conversion as well, although I never had any luck getting it to work right.
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    image tag

    Why is the tag blocked on this forum? It'd be nice to link to images on other sites with out the need to save the image and upload it to this site. I'm guessing there is a reason, I'm just curious as to what it is.
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    Wester Mine Tool co. Redo

    I think I'd either get rid of the shadow on the text, or make the shadow dark enough that it appear inside the oval. Or maybe add a shadow to the oval to give the appearance that the oval and text are on the same level. As it stands, I see it as the text outside of the oval is on a higher level than the text inside the oval. Which could be the effect you're going for, but to me it just doesn't feel right.
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    image tag

    Oh yeah, I forget about that option, it doesn't work for me from my work. I'll have to see if it works from home.
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    Wester Mine Tool co. Redo

    I think the problem is they are too pointy and symmetrical. I think something more like the nose holes of this one would work better. http://comps.canstockphoto.com/can-stock-photo_csp6996795.jpg
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    can someone help me identify this font

    Needs some work, but here's a decent start. What I did was open the image in a photo editor and made it a simple black and white image then did an auto trace in Inkscape with the smooth corners option set to 0.75. symbol.svg
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    Western Mine Tool Sign Vinyl

    Is that the skull they currently use? If not I'd look for something else, that one looks like it has buck teeth.
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    Western Mine Tool Sign Vinyl

    I like the coal cart idea. If they want to keep the longhorn design, put it on the side of the above coal cart.
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    70 dodge dart

    16min, very impressive. Would of taken me at least an hour and probably still wouldn't of looks as good.
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    removable vinyl

    631 can be removed and reused a few times but care has to be taken when removing it. I use it to "tape" up my headlights on my bike for track days. I can usually reuse it half a dozen times before it looses too much sticky.