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    Celtic Tree of Life Lovers

    Here's what I settled on. Celtic Tree of Life.svg
  2. That's how I would do it. Good photo, take some measurements for reference, manual trace, cut the piece and see how it fits then adjust as necessary.
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    Celtic Tree of Life Lovers

    Not a problem
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    Celtic Tree of Life Lovers

    I've been requested to etch it into acrylic and edge light it. She hasn't decided if she wants it as a sign or a desk stand but she plans to use it as kind of a night light.
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    Celtic Tree of Life Lovers

    Never mind. Found a good one that I could trace with relative ease and only minor node editing. I think it'll work for what I need.
  6. Not knowing anything I would think making something like this for yourself would be ok, it's a pretty simple idea, magicians have been using the technique for decades. So long as what you build isn't exactly like theirs I would think you'd be ok. Again, I don't actually know anything just going off of common sense, then again, this is the law we are talkingn about.
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    outline of state of Alabama

    Have you tried searching for it? Some where on this site is the entire country with all the states. Just do a search.
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    Vinyl Application Question

    Plastic doesn't work with a wet install, you have to use paper.
  9. As I understand it the AirPort USB connection is for printing only and not a full implementation of USB protocol. You might try a wireless USB hub that supports the full protocol such as something like this from IOGEAR, http://www.iogear.com/product/GUWIP204/. Another option would be to get a cheap computer with a wireless card in it and put it next to the plotter then just remote into the computer to send your cut jobs to the plotter.
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    Did you try opening it, or importing it. They are not the same thing in SignBlazer. SB can only "open" SB files but it can "import" ai, eps, and a few others I think.
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    What program are you using that has a send to SB button?
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    What exactly are you doing and what sort of error are you getting?
  13. For the most part, if you can see it, it's copyrighted. Outside of special circumstances everything anyone creates is copyrighted automatically. Although it doesn't mean much unless it is also registered.
  14. Keep in mind there is a difference between trademark and copywrite. You can violate copywrite laws without violating trademark law.
  15. This one looks like it might work well. http://www.1001freefonts.com/little_days.font or this one http://www.1001freefonts.com/league_script.font
  16. If I remember correctly I believe Apple paid the Beatles something like a billion dollars. I wouldn't say Apple won so much as the Beatles settled.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    Thanks. It is edge lit with some strip LEDs. The vinyl was put on before and it was used as my etch mask, I just didn't pull off the bike portion when I was done etching. If you look at the back side you can see where the vinyl isn't shiny anymore from the blasting process but it looks good from the front and that's all that matters.
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    some work done

    I like the utensiles on the wall but, FYI, that's not the proper setting for them. Fork should be on the left, knife next to the plate on the right and spoon to the right of it. Spoon on top of the plate should have the handle to the right. At least that's the "traditional" setting.
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    some of my work

    The basket ball jersey thing is a neat idea.
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    Can't SignBlazer do something like this?
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    Surge Protection?

    If you go the UPS as a surge protector option check the details of the UPS. Some of them don't isolate the circuites like CPMorgan describes. Some are a switching type, meaning they just pass the AC through and charge the batteries. Then when power is lost it switches over and produces AC power from the batteries.
  22. Will be interesting to see how the Slingshot performs. It appears to have very little weight over the rear wheel which is a problem the T-Rex faces and it has the engine back there. It'd be kind of fun at a track I guess, but that's a problem as well. Most car orgs don't want it on the track with them because it's so small and low to the ground and bike orgs don't want it on the track because it's to big and too much like a car. At least that's the situation with the T-Rex around here.
  23. That's basically the same as the T-Rex which has been around for several years. I believe all 3 wheeled vehicles in the states are classified as a motorcycle. This also means the vehicle does not have to meet all the crazy safety requirements of a car.
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    Adjusting vinyl designs for curved surfaces

    What you're wanting would be slices in the graphic itself. Say for example you have a cicle you want to lay onto a dome. In order to get it to lay correctly you'd need to cut some pie shapes out of the circle then line up the edges when you lay it on the dome. Something like this. There is probably some high end 3D modeling software out there that would do what you're wanting but there's no easy way.
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    Need Help with Inkscape

    Might also try doing a copy paste from inkscape into signblazer. That's pretty much how I do all mine anymore. Been having issues lately with exporting eps from inkscape and opening in SB.