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  1. Macee80

    Help with logo

    Our local high school football team has this "dawgs" logo on their helmets. I am trying to replicate this for a parent for their vehicle. but seeing how poor the quality is, I cant make it work. I wish I could have gotten my hands on it before it made it to the helmet. can anyone help? thanks
  2. So i imported the DFX file, although that worked great, ive found out that this is indeed to small for me to work with, i cant get clean cuts in the smaller areas, even on my slowest setting on the cutter. im really just not happy the way it was turning out, i cant spend 30-40 minutes weeding something so small. im not going to give up on this, just try to tweak some stuff to make it work better, i didnt want to make this a huge decal, but the smaller it is, the harder. thanks for the help, i appreciate it a ton.
  3. yes, i almost always start a design in corel, its just easier in my opinion. i hate to say this, but i always copy and past, and usually have good luck with it, but i have never imported a file into vinylmaster. i will give this a shot and see what happens. being that i use autocad everyday for work, that is my "go to" for things like this, ill try the .DFX too, never gave that a thought. duh. im pretty new to the vinyl world as far as complex stuff goes.
  4. Hi All, i had been using coreldraw to cut with prior to this, as we all know that can be hit or miss, now i have bought a new cutter, and it came with vinyl master cut, im not real smooth with vinyl master yet, its a struggle. coreldraw on the other hand i have used enough to get pretty good with it. so here is what i am trying to do. my step father wants a 4th armored division decal for him and his army friends. i went ahead and said sure i can do this for you guys, seeing how its a layered job and doesnt seem to bad. Boy i was wrong. So from the start to where i am now. copied the image into coreldraw, traced it, wasn't happy with the way it came out, some lines that should have been straight were curved ect.. so i redrew it in autocad, perfect, printed it into pdf form, then copied and pasted into coreldraw, i was going to make layers and such in there to make the process easier in vinylmaster. when i pasted the pdf into corel draw some of the lines were lined up or connected completely, went ahead and spent some time fixing that within coreldraw, only for it to do the same thing in vinylmaster when i pasted into vinylmaster. this is the image i am trying to replicate. this is my autocad drawing, in pdf form copied into corel draw. this too is the pdf file, notice how the circle do not align, when i drew this in autocad, i made on of these ovals, and offset the outter portion, also in autocad everything was aligned and joined together as one piece, i then copied them around the outside to replicate the original 4th armored division patch. after placing in vinylmaster, it looks the same as it does in corel draw, did a test cut just to see what would happen, and it cut just as it is shown above. could the line weights i am using in autocad be the problem? my question is, can i make this work in vinylmaster without having to redraw this? i dont know my way around vinylmaster well enough to do this in any way, shape or form, fast. any tips, or advice would be great, and if this is something that cant be done, or i have it butchered beyond repair, so be it. thanks showing the problem in vinylmaster too.
  5. I will give this a shot thanks
  6. Hi all, a friend of my recently was unloading his setup, that he had not used in awhile. I wanted to buy just the material, software, clipart and stuff, but I had to “take the whole works”. So now here I am with another cutter, but no drivers ect.. I see that I will need an adaptor from parallel to usb to run with my newer pc. What I am trying to find out, can I use this with windows 10? Id like to put this to work on smaller stuff rather than the roland. If not, im not entirely sure what im going to do with it. Thanks.
  7. Macee80

    Text "shadow" help

    Took me a few tries but I got it thanks a bunch, this was perfect
  8. Macee80

    Text "shadow" help

    Good Morning all. Mom working on a small truck lettering job or a friend. And for like life of my I cannot figure out how to do this in Corel draw. What I need to do create a two color letter, gray lettering with a lime green "shadow" ive attached what I am trying to do from a word doc. I would like to have the shadow a little more pronounced any input would help. Thanks
  9. Macee80

    Coreldraw x6 & Roland gx-400

    Thank you for the info, I will give vinylmaster a shot, see how that it is first before I try to order cutstudio. I use autocad and inventor daily at work, it's a shame I can't find a vinyl cut program that works exactly like that haha i plan on sticking around here, tons of useful information out there, being that there are more experienced people here, is always a plus. I plan on using the gx as a small scale side job type of thing, and maybe one day it could turn into something much larger scale, but that is just wishful thinking at this point. Thanks again for the help.
  10. Macee80

    Coreldraw x6 & Roland gx-400

    Thanks for you help, I also seen someone posted with a similar name as mine, that one isn't me.
  11. Macee80

    Coreldraw x6 & Roland gx-400

    I had contacted them months ago, no deal, and I use windows 10. They told me because my cuter was just out of the "grace" period of two years when I purchased it. I also bought this cutter slightly used, honestly looked brand new. it didn't come with anything, it was the cutter with a plug for the wall so this being all new to me at the time, it has been some trial and error but I have ordered vinylmaster, that will be here today. So I will be using coreldraw for the design part and hopefully vinylmaster for the cutter part of the process
  12. this is exactly what i was looking for, i had remember seeing this version of vinylmaster, but then could only find the full on versions. thanks! ill be purchasing this now.
  13. i have been using coreldraw x6 for a few months, got the hang of it and was cutting stuff pretty regular. then it stopped cutting correctly, i know coreldraw isnt a cutting program. so now i am reaching out, to find something i can use to cut. i currently have a roland gx400, ive gotten the hang of coreldraw over the past few months, so im really looking for something to import my file from coreldraw and just use it to cut. i am using windows 10.. that being said, what programs are out there, for let say under $200 that will do what i need it to? thanks
  14. Macee80

    Coreldraw x6 & Roland gx-400

    im currently looking for a cutting program, id like to find something i can import from coreldraw, since i have gotten the hang of it pretty good. i have no problem making everything in coreldraw and then importing to another program to cut it, i dont think that would be much of an issue
  15. Hi all, pretty new to the site, although i have been creeping around for some time now, few months back i got a roland gx-400, and then purchased x6. in the beginning i had a tough go at it until i figured out how to cut vinyl with coreldraw, i may have downloaded a plugin or something of the sort, i cant remember. but now, after months of good use, and no trouble what so ever, it seems something has gone wonky, i am not sure how to tell if it is the software or the cutter itself. here are my symptoms, i create anything image or text in coreldraw, switch to wireframe, everything looks perfect as it should, when i go to print/cut, i select my roland, do a print preview, select bottom left corner for a starting point, everything looks good. click print, and then it start cutting where ever it feels like it and doesnt cut the entire file. im not sure what happened over night, or what i may have done in my settings, but this little mix up has me flustered to say the least. hopefully this is something simple in the settings or something, i have to many hours into trial and error cutting in the past two days to not be able to figure this out. any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. thanks