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    Using reflective vinyl for the first time

    I love the look of reflective vinyl.
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    Ok you clipping mask experts......

    I think he's wanting the red removed, and the black the same red as the hog.
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    Ok you clipping mask experts......

    I'd duplicate the S logo, remove the red, change the black to the color you want then put it under the masked hog.
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    tips for vinyl not feeding straight

    check your pinch rollers, sounds like one or more may be loose and allowing the vinyl to slip a little.
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    if you have left over backing cut your stencils, then use application tape to remove it from the original backing and stick it to your scrape backing from another job.
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    Drill Seargent Badge

    There's a pretty good gif version on the Wikipedia that would be good practice for manual tracing. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/4/4a/20090930203354%21DrillInstructBadge.gif
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    Dumb Neighbors

    I've met several doctors and lawyers that make me feel smart. I just hope they know their job a lot better than they seem to know anything else.
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    Outline/Expand problem with shapes

    When I've run into this problem I switch over to Inkscape and rather than do an expand I add a stroke to the object, size it to what I want, then convert it to a path. A little bit of a round about way but it works.
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    CBR logo help

    With Inkscape you simply import the dxf file then do a save as and save it as an eps. Or post up the dxf file and someone on here will probably do it for you.
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    Font Glyphs in inkscape ?

    Might try using the font in Word and placing the glyphs there then copy and past into Corel or Inkscape. Don't know why the glyphs you want wouldn't show up though, are you sure they glyphs in question are in fact contained in the font?
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    Wet Install question

    Next time I'll do it I'll try just a light misting on the glass and see how that works for me. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    tracing help needed

    Assuming you're doing this for the school, you could try contacting them and see if they can give you a copy of the image to use.
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    newbie ?

    That's an inkscape thing. Inkscape doesn't really support eps so it converts everything to simple paths when it saves stuff as an eps.
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    Glass etching

    Nice collection of bikes and wheels.
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    Glass etching

    I've been looking at this one from Global Industrial. It's about the same size as the large Harbor freight one, maybe a little bigger, and is a single piece of rotationally molded plastic, so the only place for leaks is at the door. http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/tools/abrasives/sandblasting-tumblers/cyclone-e500-large-benchtop-blast-system
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    Blank or empty wall templates?

    Just take some photos of your own walls.
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    Matte Black Reflective

    I've seen it on some Ford Mustangs, so it does exist. No idea where to buy it though and I doubt Ford will tell you where they got it from.
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    Backup option

    I've been using the free version of that program for awhile but if you get to high of a file count or run it too many times it gives you a nag screen and says you've been using it too much and must wait like 30 days before you can run it again. I've since found FreeFileSync. It's 100% free and open source. Not quite as pretty AlwaysSync but it does pretty much the same thing. Also has a batch mode option that allows you to create a batch file that you can then set to run every time your computer starts up, or add it to the Windows schedule routine to run every so often.
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    EPS will not import into SB

    If you can get it open in SignCut, you might try doing a select all, copy, and paste into SB. Don't know if it'll work with SignCut but it has worked for me going from Inkscape to SB.
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    My latest piece of glass.

    Wanted ducks and ended with a fish? That's a hell of a change. Looks great. Would love to see it after he installs it in the wall.
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    Need just a bit of help

    Ok, took the time to go ahead and make it cuttable. Gave you two options as well, can't decide which one I like better. SpecialForces_Badge.svg
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    Need just a bit of help

    The file needs quite a bit of work to make it cutable but here's a start for you and is what I'd make it look like for an etching. SpecialForces_Badge.svg
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    New From Crowley, Texas

    Welcome, I'm just on the other side of town near Azle.
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    oracal 631 not sticking to glass

    631 is a removable vinyl, intended largely for wall art. It should stick fine to glass but it will come off rather easily.