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    SignCut Pro - Jogging Question

    I don't know about SignCut, but in SignBlazer there is an option to minimize X or Y movement. Sounds like you need to turn on the minimize X movement option. Don't know if SignCut has anything like that but you might look around through the menus and see what you can find. Another thing SignBlazer can do is duplicate tiles, so you'd have one number on a tile and tell it to duplicate the tile x number of times. There is also an option to fully cut the tile before moving on to the next. Might also try looking for something like that in SignCut.
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    Building New In-Plant Sign Shop from Scratch

    Already is, http://www.reaperwear.com/motorcycle%20t-shirts.htm I also like "Those that dance are considered insane by those that can not hear the music."
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    Roland CAMM1 PNC1000 Help needed

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    Building New In-Plant Sign Shop from Scratch

    Ha!, yeah guess that would make sence.
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    closing for the Holidays

    I loved the snow too, it's the big thing I miss living in Texas.
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    Building New In-Plant Sign Shop from Scratch

    Why not go all out and make the table a giant light box as well.
  7. I forget exactly where it is but there is a menu option for inset/outset. Select your font and do an outset on it to get the outline you want.
  8. Fund this wreath. looks like the parts can be rearanged as needed to get the desired look. http://www.clker.com/clipart-1942.html
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    Fleetserve Logo

    Looks a lot like Arial Black to me.
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    I want to cut this in one color, but am not sure what the best way to do that would be. Looks like a it's going to be hell to weed. my single color option, looks ok, but the multi color version still looks better. I basically added a white outline around the red then converted all the colors to black. logo_BW.eps
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    Oralite????? What's the difference

    Not sure what exactly the difference is other than what the spec sheet says. As for cutting, I cut some on my MH and didn't have any problems and made some rather small cuts. I did have to adjust the blade out since the stuff is thicker than other vinyl.
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    Does anyone have an eps of this?

    There's also the question of copyright. Found that image a couple places online and it does not appear to be an open license. To be safe you'd be best off creating your own image from scratch and have it be noticably different some how. Stick figures are pretty basic but you could give her a different dress, change the hair, maybe have one arm bent and waving.
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    Does anyone have an eps of this?

    That'd be a good image to practice manual trace.
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    Drag racing graphic

    That is not the car that jumps to mind when I think of drag racing against a cop.
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    SC cutter Decals

    Simple answer yes, technically everything anyone creates is copywritten.
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    Need advice please....

    You install ghostcript then need to edit a couple of windows path variables. Sounds a little intemidating I agree, but it's actualy very easy. http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/publishing/articles/81749.aspx
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    Need advice please....

    You can install ghostscript to allow Inkscape to open eps files and I've recently discovered that a lot of .ai files, if renamed to .eps will open with Inkscape once you have ghostscript setup.
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    Graphic Size MH Series Cutter

    Someone had a problem like this just recently. They fixed the problem by using a different driver. I don't remember any more details than that but a search on here should find it for you.
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    I can not find...

    There was one there, 3rd or 4th result I think. Had a bunch of funny colored ghost and at least one blue one.
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    Need advice please....

    Inkscape while free is pretty powerful and from what I understand does just about everything that the big pay for software packages does in terms of design. There are some file limitations in terms of opening or saving off but most of them can be worked around. I think the question you need to ask in terms of design. What do you want to do that you can't already do?
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    I can not find...

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    Save as EPS problem

    Normally I can create a vector image in Inkscape, save it as a SVG and then save as an EPS and things work correctly. Something went wrong this time. I created my image, all simple vectors, but when I do a save as EPS the resulting EPS is a raster image. I tried coping the image and pasting it into a new document and then save as EPS, no change. I tried changing the save as EPS settings and nothing made a difference. I found a suggestion online to draw a white square behind the image. Tried that, this time I got a vector white square and a raster image on top of it. I eventually gave up, started a new document, put a red square down, copied my original vector image to the new document and did a series of unions and differences between the original image and the red square to recreate my original image. I then saved the file as an EPS and it came out correctly. The EPS file was a vector file. I have no idea why this happened or why what I did fixed the problem. Anyone ever run into something like this?
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    New Sign

    Just threw this together real quick. Cacti could still use some tweaking. Cacti.svg
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    New Sign

    If they're not opposed to change, I'd drop one of the suns and put a horizon across the entire thing.
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    Solid Vector, Instead of seperate

    What program are you using? In Inkscape, this is how I would do it. First select the 2 and the 4 and do a path->Union The green section is placed on top of part of the two so I would duplicate the green section and select it and the 2 and then do a path->difference I'd again duplicate the green section, change the new to a different color, then do path->inset. Repeat as necessary to get the thickness of green outline you like. Then select the green section and the small internal section and do a path->difference