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  1. Soren

    Never had to do this so trying to figure out a easy way

    If you're using Illustrator, you can start with your innermost circle, then outline it, create a shape from the outline, then outline that and so on.
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    Not Cutting Correctly

    Well, I'm not sure what was wrong with it. So I retraced it in Illustrator, made sure it was the size I wanted to begin with (I think maybe it was too small for the cutting program to follow the vectors correctly, maybe) then re-saved it and re-imported it into the cutter software. It's was a one time deal for me personally, so I'm not worried about FCA coming after me on this. Someday, though, I might try to see what it takes to get licensing from Mopar. Here is how it turned out (on the trunk of my '63 Dart). I painted it a little heavier than I originally was thinking. My first thought was to fog it like it had been there for years, then the fog got heavier as I thought it might not be heavy enough, then it was like oh, well, may as well fill it all in dark.
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    Not Cutting Correctly

    I have a design that just is not cutting correctly. As you can see, it's a Mopar skull that I made and am wanting to use it for a paint mask. I'm trying to figure out how to describe it. It as if the design is being squished and cuts are overlapped. I have saved my .ai file as Illustrator 8. I am using a Vinyl Express R Series II cutter and the software is VE LXi Expert. I am not sure what the deal is or how to fix it, I don't think I've has this problem before. Luckily, it's for my own personal use and I'm not doing for someone. Any advice is appreciated. The overall size is 18x14, and after three tries and wasting the material, I figured I better ask for some help.
  4. The car club I am in, Pentastar Pride, is having their annual car show in July. The guy that owns the trophy shop that had been making their awards retired and closed up shop. So, someone had the idea to do Parking signs. My wife mentioned that I have plotter, so, I kind of got volunteered. I am doing them in trade for advertising of one of my websites. I had some nice stickers made up that I put on the back that say "This Award Sponsored By (My Website Address)". A couple of the club members are going to come over and help finish getting the vinyl onto the signs. I found the sign blanks on ebay for a really good price. They are 8"x12". The car show is a Mopar Car Show, but they decided to not turn away other makes. There will only be one "Best In Show" and that will go to a Mopar. There will be 20 1st and 2nd Place awards and they will go to Mopars. The black "Award Winner" signs will go to non-Mopars and there will only be one award per category. The proceeds raised from the car show is going to Alzheimer's research, so I really don't mind donating the cost of materials and about half the labor. That means that the club will have that much more to donate.
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    No Parking Sign Blanks

    I found some sign blanks on ebay. Here is what I'm up to.... One of the Best In Show, 20 of the First Place, 20 of the Second Place and a dozen of the Award Winner signs.
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    No Parking Sign Blanks

    Does anyone have a good outlet for sign blanks? I'm looking for "no parking" size either 9x12 or 18x12 in either aluminum or plastic. This project is still in research mode. One of the car clubs is think about doing signs for their awards this year at their annual car show. If this goes, I'll be doing 40-50 signs depending on how many award categories they come up with. Blue vinyl for first place and red vinyl for second.
  7. What do you all suggest that would be good to use for stencil masking for automotive paint that I can cut on my plotter? I remember seeing something a few years ago, but that was a long time before I even thought about having a vinyl plotter and you had to use a razor blade to cut the stencil instead of a plotter.
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    Go-C Graphics

    So, do you have a second website to offer the acrylic engraving services?
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    Logo design feedback

    I really like the bottom right one (the red one). To me, it seems to be a classic/modern style that would still look in style 20 years from now.
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    Second Chance Automotive

    Did three of these in trade for some automotive work on my '63 Dart. I had to take his original color art and create a single color image. Two of them are approximately 12 x17 and the third is about 14 x 20. The weeding was kind of a pain for me. I'm not use to having to pull so much empty space vinyl (since most of what I do is just fairly simple stickers I sell on ebay), plus it is white vinyl (I have a tougher time seeing the cuts on white than any other color). I still need to apply the transfer tape (wish me luck with that) and he is gong to put them on the windows of his work van himself.
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    Matte Black Vinyl Suggestions

    I need some suggestions on some matte black vinyl for automotive use. I have a few people asking me to cut some decals for their cars, but they want them in a matte black that pretty matches the factory decal stripes on their cars.
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    Need Help with Dodge Scat Pack Font

    Thanks! I think that is close enough.
  14. Does anyone know what the Scat Pack font might be? Or something very close?
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