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    Light Boxes??

    Even some paper taped to the back side would do the job.
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    Would Like All My AI & EPS Files To Be SVG...

    Found this on another forum and this if you have Ghostscript and are comfortable with building batch files. (the loop example file appears to be writen for UNIX/LINUX but shouldn't be hard to make a DOS version) gs -dEPSFitPage -sDEVICE=svg -sOutputFile=outfile.svg infile.eps quit.ps; #!/bin/sh for file in *.eps do gs -dEPSFitPage -sDEVICE=svg -sOutputFile=$file.svg "$file" quit.ps; done
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    Problem after problem

    Still sounds a lot like static. You using USB or serial? Everyone says serial is the better way to go. I've not had any problems with USB but it's worth a shot.
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    I hate the fact that IE is integrated with Windows and unable to be removed. Because of that I use it since I also hate the idea of wasting drive space installing a web browser that I don't actually need.
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    Sizing help

    Maybe if you post some screen shots of what you are seeing.
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    Need help with an old decal

    If you don't mind some consstructive criticism. The wording at the top and bottom look too bold compaired to the original and the letters in the 1901 OLDS should be more straight up and down. Looks cool though.
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    Cut by Color

    Are you wanting the circle cut out of the diamond? If so, when you do cut, select both colors, the diamond and the circle in the diamond will be cut at the same time.
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    Boundary around image?

    If you're bounding a png image it will just be a box. You want to vector the image first the draw an outline of the stop sign itself.
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    Sizing help

    Not exactly sure what you mean. But with the node tool you can add, remove, move, and pretty much do anything. It may not be as intutive as simply drawing but you have the tools to create what ever you can imagine. That being said, SB, is not the best tool for design. If you want to stick to free software you can give Inkscape a try, or if you want to spend some money there are lots of great vector drawing/design software out there.
  10. Could be the type of paint. There was a thread on here a while ago about some of the stain restant paints and problems with the vinyl sticking.
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    Sizing help

    I forget the exact working of the check box, but check the box that says something like preserve aspect ratio. It's at the center bottom of the page when you have an object selected.
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    random line cuts

    Cardboard won't help. If it is static, the static is building up on the vinyl and then discharging through the blade and into the plotter. If you ground the stand to the plotter, or any ground really, when you place the roll of vinyl on the stand it will discharge into the stand and protect the plotter.
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    what font is this

    Typeface is the overall design of the characters. Font is the collection of characters and specifies the boldness, kerning, and all the other misc. settings. The term font is typically used incorrectly when in fact the person is refering to typeface.
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    Not "into" it today

    Here's my go. Hornet.svg
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    help with this image

    Here's your file cleaned up. You may still want to do some welding or cutting depending on how you want to layer the actual decal. BearArms.svg
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    help with this image

    What you're running into is trying to weld colors that are "layered" with other colors. For example, if you weld the butt of the gun and the black on the bear, you either loose the black on the bear or the butt is not on top of the bear. What you have to do is use the bear to cut the butt of the gun before you weld it with the black on the bear, this way only the black you want visible is actually there when you do the welding.
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    what font is this

    On whatfontis you can drag the broken portions of the letter onto each other to form the full letter. Once you do this, the best match comes back as blade runner movie font, although techincally it's a typeface.
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    Matte Colors

    Great find! Thanks skeeter.
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    Matte Colors

    I'm looking for an outdoor vinyl that is Matte Red. Best I've found so far is a wrap vinyl that comes in 60" wide rolls. I know I can cut it down and make it work but I'd rather find someting in a more standard 24" or 15" roll. Anyone have any leads on where I can get matte colors?
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    Matte Colors

    Tried but didn't have any luck. All I found was more of the 60" wide stuff.
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    sizing a inlay decal

    For something like this you might be better off just painting or using that plasti dip stuff. Or just get the vinyl letters close and then manually trim on the car. Bit riskier but if you have a steady hand that's about the only way to get the size perfect.
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    sizing a inlay decal

    Best way to learn.
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    outline issues

    I'd still suggest trying the Brightness cutoff option. The colors number only matters if you also click the Color Quantization button.
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    outline issues

    Are you using Edge Detection when you do your trace? If so switch to Brightness cutoff, that should get you the results you're after. I usually change the threashold to .55 but it can vary from image to image. Just play around and see what works best.
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    More help with mutiple layers

    You need to do an expand or outline or what ever it is called in SCALP. A resize will only work for simple shapes.