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    Brad new plotter going crazy!

    You'd think a forum called what ever 101 would be open to beginners. ha!
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    To the Dungeon(basement)!

    Would depend on the environmental conditions of your basement.
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    Help vectorizing

    This would be a good design to practice redrawing manually as well.
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    Backsaving an EPS file

    Inkscape by default can not open EPS files. You need a helper program called Ghostscript. A google search will find it for you along with instructions for installing it and configuring Inkscape and your computer to use it.
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    Brad new plotter going crazy!

    EE here. The static build up has nothing to do with the floor or the physical room the plotter is in, it is from the vinyl itself, you can feel it some times, the hair on your arm will raise when near the vinyl just after you unroll it. You can even hear it some times as you unroll it. As dakotagrafx said, it has to go someplace and if the only discharge point it through the knife and cutter head it will likely fry something. Technically the stand doesn't need to be grounded, just the vinyl. Since most stands are metal and the vinyl is making contact with the metal, grounding the stand is the easiest option.
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    Backsaving an EPS file

    Try this one. I opened an saved with Inkscape so I don't know for sure that your version of AI can open it but I believe it should be able to. PBZ_logo_08_1.eps
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    windows 8

    MS's counting doesn't make any sense. I don't even remember ever hearing of Windows1-3. Windows 3.11 was the first one I knew about. Then there was NT, NT 3.5, 95, NT 4, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7, and now Win 8. By my count they should be up to Windows 13 by now and I probably misssed a few versions.
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    Help with runtime error

    Inkscape on it's own can not open .ai files. Through the use of Ghostscript it can open so .ai files but not all. Depends on howt he file was originally saved and if there are any features being used that Inkscape does not support. I don't know anything about SCALP but I would guess it suffers from the same type of problem and may be able to open some, but not all .ai files. If you can open with Corel Draw, do that then save it as an EPS or what ever format you like that can be opend with SCALP
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    deflated soccer ball

    Here's one I just made up. flat soccer ball.svg
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    windows 8

    I haven't played with Win 8, but can't you set it up to boot and work and look pretty much just like Win 7?
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    My weekend trip

    Should try Los Angeles some time. You can actually get a ticket for "impeding the flow of traffic" while going the speed limit.
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    Bad Graphics Designers

    Since the claw is clearly created by someone else and not the kid that made the unit logo I'd think there may be some copyright issues unless he contacted the owner of the claw and got permission to use it.
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    Instructional Video

    Nice video but I still have no idea how to hang the window film. ha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikMrj4HRNiU
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    Cavete vendit - eBay

    Seems like that one would only work a couple of times before the CC company wised up or canceled their card.
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    So many similar fonts...can anyone ID this exactly?

    I believe it is Amatic SC Bold http://www.ffonts.net/Amatic-SC-Bold.font
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    Signblazer Fonts

    SB has it's own font folder that it pulls from as well, I forget where it's located but it's somewhere under the SignBlazer install folder.
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    Store Front

    Draw a box, put your text in it then when you weed it pull the text out.
  18. I don't have the programs, but a google search shows that it should be possible with the design edition version 1.9 or 2.0 to save them off as SVG files. When you save your files do you have any save as option outside of a .studio file? Something else you might try, just do a copy and paste from one program to another. I know it works well going from Inkscape to SignBlazer, but don't know about your two programs.
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    windsheild banner pricing

    Tell her to go back to FL and get it then if she doesn't like your price.
  20. The fine was from the criminal case, wouldn't the various Corporations that their trademark were violated be able to sue, and since he's already plead guilty I'd think they'd have a pretty easy case.
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    Help with fitting for a tshirt

    Simple often looks best. Maybe put that small on front where a shirt pocket would be, then large on the back, maybe add a web address along the bottom.
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    Help with fitting for a tshirt

    I like that design, reminds me of a tire. Not a fan of that font though, not easy very easy to read.
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    Vector Magic (Desktop)

    Inkscape is free and with some tweaking of settings can get pretty good trace results.
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    No USB communication

    Could be a bad USB cable, have you tried a different one? If that doesn't work try connecting via the comm port.
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    I found a vector drawing of Long Island and placed it into your car outline. I simplified the island a little, if this is going to be done with vinyl you'll want to simplifie it even more or it will be a weeding nightmare. Also, not sure if you realized or care, but your island isn't proportioned correctly, it's a bit squashed. Make any adjustments to the island, add your text and you should be good to go. LI.svg