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    Old Ford Emblem

    Well that is most likely UK gallons so it's more like 29mpg. And actually carbs can get better fuel effecenticy than fuel injection. Fuel injection is easier to keep tuned and can makes more power.
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    Barcode tracing?

    There is also a barcode font, Free 3 of 9 Extended that you could use.
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    Old Ford Emblem

    Here's a couple more images that might help. http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~stanchfi/anglia/english-ford-logo.gif http://atspeedimages.com/image.php/d79307cc-f484-11dc-6c85-0019e3f8e432/branded/1966_lotus_ford_cortina_english_ford_line_graphic.jpg
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    Pathing not coming up at all

    The stroke to path doesn't open a popup, it just converts the stroke you have selected into a path. The trace bitmap should open a window though. Have you tried reinstalling inkscape?
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    change pdf

    Not all PDF files are vectors though. Open it with Inkscape and try to node edit it. If you can then just save as EPS, if you can't you'll need to trace it and create a vector.
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    Pathing not coming up at all

    Are you trying to trace a bitmap, or convert a stroke to a path?
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    file conversion

    Inkscape can save to PDF but you also need ghostscript setup to be able to open an EPS.
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    SCUT3 to useable print file for Excel

    Not sure about SCUT3, but in inkscape you just need to set the background color to something that is not transparent then do an export bitmap. There were some stray noded I cleaned up before saving this off for you.
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    new to Vinyl and looking for help!

    A quick google search for dishwasher safe vinyl finds several people have had luck with oracal 651. I also found a post that suggest the temperature at which the vinyl starts to loose it's adheasion is close to the temperature of most dishwashers so it's a hit or miss kind of thing. Some people with colder dishwashers won't have a problem, some with hotter ones will.
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    new to Vinyl and looking for help!

    I'm not sure any vinyl is going to stay on in a dishwasher.
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    Controversial? I care not!

    I was almost those exact numbers 10 years ago. I lost 30lbs in about a week, hospital ICU food is not that fattining. Not a weight loss program I'd recommend.
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    Roadkill Kitty

    Shouldn't the tire tread go over/through the bow?
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    T shirt satins

    You need some Self-cleaning clothing. http://www.army.mil/article/95276/
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    Sorry, another Cowboy Church

    My pleasure, happy to help when I can. I do have to admit though I'm a yankee by birth.
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    Designing guestions.

    Yes, your final design will need to be all vector.
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    Designing guestions.

    Reg marks - used for multi color/layered designs. You put a plus or X or what ever at the edge of the design. Then when you cut your two or how ever many colors you have a point to line them up with so everything comes out looking right. Weeding lines - extra cuts made by the cutter to help make weeding easier. Can also be done manually with an exacto knife. Weeding - removing the unwanted vinyl from the cut design.
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    Latest redraw, and install

    Somthing about a white Case tractor just doesn't look right. ha!
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    Sorry, another Cowboy Church

    Here's my go at vectoring it. CrossRoadsCowboyChurch.eps
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    Creative Tools of the Trade

    double sided carpet tape would work really well, so long as you don't want to remove them. That stuff does not want to let go when it's put on smooth flat surfaces.
  20. I opened the eps file with inkscape and noticed several "bad" nodes. Not sure if that is a problem with the eps file, or a problem with inkscapes conversion but there were several loops that should not of been there. Don't think that would of caused the problem you had but it's worth double checking.
  21. Those are raster images. You'll need to convert them to a vector in order for the cutter to cut it correctly. There are several programs that can do this, Inkscape is a pretty good free one.
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    more FONT help

    Found one online that was kind of close. I then modifed it to try and match your photo. Not perfect, but not bad considering the small size of the image I was trying to match. Ampersand.eps
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    more FONT help

    That shouldn't be too hard to manually trace. If you can get a good hi-res photo of just the ampersand I'll take a crack at tracing it.
  24. I just wish SignBlazer had an overcut setting.
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    Oracal 631 Wall Decal not sticking to wall

    If there is a piece of the design that can be easily moved around, or cut off a section, and try sticking it to a different wall in a different room. If nothing else this will help prove to the customer that the vinyl is good and it's the room that is the problem.