Hey everyone ! I've been a member of the Tee shirt forum for quite some time, as I own a digital garment printing business, but have decided to NOT leave the vinyl market unaddressed any longer. I purchased a US Cutter laserpoint II and the SCAL 3 software (came with it). It's seems very straight forward, with many functions/commands that are already familiar to me on my Mac. The wifey and I both use Macbook Pros and wouldn't switch back come hell or high water. I design with Illustrator CS3, she with CS6. We are both in the baby steps stage right now, but chomping at the bit to master the cutter/software. I can see myself tapping in to the resources here, just as I did on the T-shirt forum when learning DTG printing.
One question that has already come to mind is when doing sports jerseys, for example, and I want to have a contrasting colored outline around them,....is there a command within SCAL 3 that allows me to cut the front layer as is, then specify a second slightly larger cut for the background in order to end up with stroked numbers and letters once the two layers are combined. Or,..is this something I need to do within Illustrator. If so, how ? Thanks in advance for all the forthcoming advice,...this is gonna be fun !!