darcshadow

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    Text to path

    You can always make the design in some other software and then import it into your cutting program. Just be sure to convert text to paths before importing so that there is no question it will come out exactly the way you want.
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    Bridal Party Tumbler Decals

    If you don't mind telling, what did you charge for those?
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    New logo going on business card and vehicle

    The corners of the rope border doesn't look right. Top left is good, top right is ok, but the bottom two don't flow naturally.
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    Help!

    Just pick a font you like, type the letters out individually, resize and arrange as you like. Once happy you'll need to save the file off in a format SCALP can open, eps probably but I do not have SCALP so I don't know for sure.
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    Start up disk for color rip

    nevermind
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    Not a Nerd

    Saw a great shirt last week. Simply said "I'm not a nerd, I'm just smarter than you." Granted the girl wearing the shirt would never of been mistaken for a nerd. lol
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    Was searching the net and found this

    The one looks more like an addoption thing. Little girl and dog but no parents.
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    I need help vectorizing...

    I think your best best is going to be to do it manually. A good bit of work but it can be done. Other option would be to try editing the image in something like photoshop and get a good contrast between the lines and the background, then run it through a trace program like inkscape.
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    New to Inkscape...got a question

    The two ways I do it is from Inkscape save as eps and import to signblazer, or in inkscape to a select all and copy then paste into signblazer. If you're dealing with text and fonts you might need to convert the text to paths prior to importing to signblazer. It also helps to look at your inkscape drawing in line mode.
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    A Texas Longhorn and a fire truck?

    Some sort of school rival thing maybe?
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    Security Sign WIth Real Bullet Holes

    Grabbed a copy, thanks.
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    Sharpie holder

    Signblazer doesn't have a fill option that I know of but you could do repeated insets of the image to get a fill that might work.
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    I give up

    The letters of script fonts overlap each other. If you don't weld them the cutter will cut into the letters where they overlap. If weld the font it will remove this overcut. I don't remember if you have to convert the font to paths first or not. I know you do in inkscape.
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    Keep Calm and ? On

    From wikipedia,
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    I give up

    Looks nice, only suggestion would be to make it all just a touch smaller so the frame doesn't cover up anything.
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    Avoid Returning to Starting Point

    I forget where I read it but there's a spec. that calls out the plotter can do 24"x60". Although that never made sense to me. If I wanted to make a rectangle that's say 12" by 80" why wouldn't the cutter be able to do that? Anyway, on the Advance page after job thing, you might try changing the gap between jobs. Shouldn't matter but can't hurt to try. I have a mh721-mk2 and it advances after jobs no problem. I am running the latest version of SBE and I'm using the USB option.
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    Avoid Returning to Starting Point

    Yes, I'm not at my computer with the program right not but it's under the setting, Advance roll after job, or something like that.
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    Lesson Learned today

    I've had that happen, I was right there and caught it though. I think my problem turned out to be a stray node in the design confused the plotter.
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    Chevron Font - Have you seen it?

    I did it in Inkscape but most any vector program should be able to do it. Basically I selected the font I wanted and typed out the words. Duplicated them and turned the duplicate into an outline. Then created block of waves and moved it over the text. Next I merged(I forget the actual command name) the initial text with the waves and joined the result with the outline.
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    Do you watch American Pickers?

    I watch occasionally, but like any other reality show I always wonder in the back of my mind how much of this is staged.
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    Gloved hand pointing

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    I give up

    ONe of the above comments mentioned speed, is it better to run a cutter faster or slower to get a good cut? I would think slower.
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    App tape roller (Built to do the work) PVC not allowed!

    Is there anything holding the rod in place so that it doesn't slide?
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    Files Won't Open

    You might try copying the file to a different hard drive or a thumb drive and open it from the new location.
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    how to ? GOT IT !!!!!!!!!!!! YEA !

    Try working in wire frame mode, can make it clearer what you are doing when you node edit, especially when you're just starting out.