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Thank you for adding me. I am looking forward to learn from all of you since I am new to engraving but have been sublimating and using vinyl's for t-shirts and decals for 6 years. My biggest issue is finding out how I can either make an LED edge lit base or where I can purchase them at a good price.
I am looking to cut vinyl primarily for use in engraving rough granite. I purchased a used (probably 15 years old) Roland Camm1 CM24 a couple of years ago and just cannot figure out how to get my Mac to "talk" to it. So, I'm throwing in the towel and starting from scratch. I'd like to spend $1500 or less but could spend a little more if I would get a better bang for my buck. I will obviously need software too. If it makes sense for me to buy a used PC instead of using my Mac, I would be open to that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
There is a technique that I have seen in some specialty software that can vectorize an image using a single color such that is has a photo-realistic effect. This can be useful in some applications like engraving, etching, and cut vinyl. Here is an example of what I am talking about. Until recently I was just aware of commercial software able to vectorize in this manor. But today I have found ZebraTrace and have been experimenting. It is open source. It outputs SVG files that are vectors and not embedded bitmaps. It can be found at http://maxim-s-barabash.github.io/ZebraTrace/. A guy that is in the #inkscape chat room on freenode pointed it out to me. Just thought I'd let you guys know about it. It's a nice tool to have handy I think.
Seeking comments regarding a computerized router that cuts designs directly into concrete (sidewalks) to create a logo design for companies at their front entrances. I saw the item on craigslist, it seems really clever. I don't have any CNC experience, but it seems like this machine will be simple to operate. What do you folks say? http://annarbor.craigslist.org/bfd/2954037071.html