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    Production Manager Job Estimation

    I'm unfamiliar with this tool, but if each decal is about 5" square then then that would be the 0.21sq.ft. of material and 54 cents for materal cost would be about right for a signel decal. If each decal is about 3.5" square then all 8 would fit inside the 0.21sq.ft. of material and 54 cents would be the cost of materal for all 8 decals. So the question is, how big is the actual decal?
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    Need Something To View AI Files In Windows 8

    The folder shouldn't matter. Actually the x86 folder is the one where 32bit programs are typically installed on a 64-bit machine.
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    Need Something To View AI Files In Windows 8

    Ghostscrip is a program that Inkscape, and other software, use to convert post script files among other things. In the case of inkscape, you have to download and install ghostscript, then go in and edit some environment variables so that Inkscape knows where ghostscript is. If this is what you are needing ghostscript for a quick google search should find you the instructions on how to do this. For getthing XP software to run under Win 7 or 8 you can try installing a virtual Windows XP system. Win 7 Pro has this as an option from Microsoft, Win 8 you will need a virtual machine software. Here is a link to a few programs and instructions on how to set up XP under Win 8. http://www.howtogeek.com/171395/how-to-get-windows-xp-mode-on-windows-8/
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    Stick Family Sign

    There are lots of double sided tape options of various stickyness. If you want it to stay and not be removed double sided carpet tape will hold it. Might also look into those Command Media velcro things. They seem to hold pretty good and I belive they have a weight limit rating on the package.
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    daisy dukes jeep eagle emblem

    This is the highest res image I've been able to find so far, should trace pretty well but is going to need a good bit of cleanup, https://www.flickr.com/photos/27366217@N05/4110611868/sizes/o/in/photostream/
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    daisy dukes jeep eagle emblem

    Do a google search for Jeep Golden Eagle Decal. I have not been able to find a vector yet but there are some higher res images you could use to get a good trace from.
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    Oracal 631 and layering

    Depending on the texture it will usually sitck. The type of paint seems to cause more problems for people. The new stain resistant paints prevent things from sticking to them. If you're unsure just take a small scrap piece and stick it up and see how well it stays.
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    Oracal 631 and layering

    631 will stick to 631, well enough that you won't be able to seperate them.
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    Removable Outdoor Vinyl

    Vinyl on vinyl though might be an issue. I know 631 is hard to remove from 651.
  10. Just currious, what are you going to have the QR code "say"? Personally I dislike QR codes and would rather have something human readable.
  11. While technically that is true, the cutter essentially has a USB to serial converter built in so you're not actually gaining anything in speed, you're still limited to what ever the serial speed the internal converter is running at.
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    Inkscape to SCAP3

    Google works in most cases. Seeing how it is the logo of company it is at the very least copyrighted and most likely a Trademark.
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    Anyone w/ Umbuntu experiance

    If it's going to be on a home network and not connected to the internet why bother dumping XP?
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    What is your favorite thing to do while working?

    Never heard that one. Was it your parents that told you that just to get you to stop whistling? ha!
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    Inkscape to SCAP3

    Sorry, I didn't word that well. Once you do the trace and turn it into a vector you should be able to do a copy/paste of the vector image. The Save As should also get you what you need. As for the tracing, this looks to be a simple enough one to learn on for doing a manual trace/recreation.
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    Inkscape to SCAP3

    Sounds like you're on the right track. What format are you saving the vector file in? Another option would be to open the image in inkscape, do a select all and copy, then paste into SCAP.
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    I know it's a custom logo, but anyone know of a font close? Not looking to recreate the logo, a guy wants his bike's name in a font as close to the FZ6R logo as possible. Didn't have any luck finding a close match via whatthefont or whatfontis.com
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    To all you hunters...

    I'd say they've been running it for at least the last 30 years.
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    Anyone else's cutter do this?

    Same here, put some scotch tape on it and haven't had a problem since.
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    To all you hunters...

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    What font can this be, maby 60-years old

    If it was answered, I missed it as well. Wildgoose posted an image but the font he used was not the exact font, just a pretty close one and he didn't say what the font was. The S and O need to be rounder and the E's middle line needs to be shorter.
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    Need help with damage decal

    Import the image into your design software of choice then with the poly line/bezler tool trace the image. I'd start with one of the Ls on the side. Make one, and get it sized correctly. Then copy it and move it to the next one and adjust as necessary. Do this for one side, then copy, and mirror it and put it on the other side. Then join the top edges together and bottom edges together and you're mostly done.
  23. Is paint fade really much of a problem with new automotive paint these days? Especially if it's only going to be on there a couple of years?
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    new laptop with 8.1 help

    You might try installing the Windows 7 XP Mode option. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002 This is different from running a program with the compatibility mode set to XP. This is basically a virtual computer running XP so hardware that does not have Win7 drivers will still work. I use this at home for an old scanner and some web cams. Works great.
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    Need Help with Weld-Punch Through

    That's exactly how you do it. The punch through punches exactly what you see through the lower item.