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  1. You're pushing the capabilities of the machine. Not much you can really do other than have the paitence to weed very carefully.
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    Problem after problem

    Yes it's archaic, it's 50+ years old. In the computer world that might as well be the dawn of time.
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    Hydrographics with a little vinyl!

    Hydrographics are cool.
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    New etching for my shop

    The compressor is a small 2hp, 8gal 125psi compressor. I tried 20, 40, and 60psi with the HF gun. 60 did get me a little etching but nothing great. The more I think about it the more I think the nozzle maybe the main problem. It's a pretty large nozzle, probably 3/8" and worn pretty good. This is not the exact gun I have, but pretty close, http://www.harborfreight.com/21-oz-hopper-gravity-feed-spot-blaster-gun-95793.html
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    New etching for my shop

    Another question, what sort of gun are you using? I have a cheap harbor frieght gun a guy gave me for free that I tried out last night for the first time. It's clearly not ment for this type of work, although a new nozzle on it would probably help. I played around with the air erasor I have and while I was able to get a deep etch it wasn't very uniform and took WAY to long. Doesn't look like carving is in my future with my current equipement.
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    curious about image

    Maybe offer up the correct POW/MIA image and see if she'd be interested in that.
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    New etching for my shop

    About how deep of an etch would you say you have to do in order to get the light effect to work well?
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    Roh Roh . . . .copyright hits again

    The guy arrested wasn't making the stuff, he was just selling it. The article said he use to sell official stuff then gradually started selling fakes and eventually was selling only fakes.
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    Font Name?

    LHFSofiaScript looks pretty close
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    New to vinyl projects

    Patience, time, and practice on the vector art.
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    Barter deal I made today.

    I'm sure you'll only do it once. ha!
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    etching cream or sand blast

    Really depends on what you're after. Both have their advantages. I like the look I get with blasting better than the cream. The cream is a good introduction to the art, and several people use nothing but the cream. Really just a matter of preference. Now if you want to do something deeper you'll have to go the blast route.
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    Transparent Vinyl

    Actually, since you're talking about filtered light there's the chance that no light would pass through a double layer. For example, if you have a red layer, all but red light is filtered, now if you have a green layer on top of that all but green is filtered. Since only red light is making it to the green layer, no light will be passed through. That's the theory anyway, in reality some light will pass through, but not much.
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    I need some help with this font.

    http://www.whatfontis.com/ comes back with both the fonts identified by skarekrow.
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    President Decals legal?

    Just did some google searching and it depends. Some is ok, because of them being a public personality, but others are not. However, it's not worth it from a political standpoint to try and do anything about it. There was a thing in 09 about Obama's lawyers trying to make some laws to control his image better but I didn't see what actually became of it.
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    Light Boxes??

    Even some paper taped to the back side would do the job.
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    Would Like All My AI & EPS Files To Be SVG...

    Found this on another forum and this if you have Ghostscript and are comfortable with building batch files. (the loop example file appears to be writen for UNIX/LINUX but shouldn't be hard to make a DOS version) gs -dEPSFitPage -sDEVICE=svg -sOutputFile=outfile.svg infile.eps quit.ps; #!/bin/sh for file in *.eps do gs -dEPSFitPage -sDEVICE=svg -sOutputFile=$file.svg "$file" quit.ps; done
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    Problem after problem

    Still sounds a lot like static. You using USB or serial? Everyone says serial is the better way to go. I've not had any problems with USB but it's worth a shot.
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    I hate the fact that IE is integrated with Windows and unable to be removed. Because of that I use it since I also hate the idea of wasting drive space installing a web browser that I don't actually need.
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    Sizing help

    Maybe if you post some screen shots of what you are seeing.
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    Need help with an old decal

    If you don't mind some consstructive criticism. The wording at the top and bottom look too bold compaired to the original and the letters in the 1901 OLDS should be more straight up and down. Looks cool though.
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    Cut by Color

    Are you wanting the circle cut out of the diamond? If so, when you do cut, select both colors, the diamond and the circle in the diamond will be cut at the same time.
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    Boundary around image?

    If you're bounding a png image it will just be a box. You want to vector the image first the draw an outline of the stop sign itself.
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    Sizing help

    Not exactly sure what you mean. But with the node tool you can add, remove, move, and pretty much do anything. It may not be as intutive as simply drawing but you have the tools to create what ever you can imagine. That being said, SB, is not the best tool for design. If you want to stick to free software you can give Inkscape a try, or if you want to spend some money there are lots of great vector drawing/design software out there.
  25. Could be the type of paint. There was a thread on here a while ago about some of the stain restant paints and problems with the vinyl sticking.