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#21 slice&dice

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:19 AM

The years fly by, and here we are, left with the delightful legacy created by Jerry Bonham.
Since I began this journey into the realm of computer-cut lettering, I always have admired and appreciated his efforts to provide the cutting/sign-making community with an extremely useful application.

Although this thread has been left dormant, I just discovered a "How To Do It" item that would be nice to offer here --

Fonts sometimes need to be messed-around with, to create effects that aren't straight-line!
The easy way to perform this is type your word(s), select, and then go to the "ARRANGE" menu, choose "Convert to Curves"
Now, you can play around with the font in various ways (Double Click on each letter, and the entire node path is available).

In this example, I skewed the font, and then pulled a few of the corner nodes apart.
(After altering the node points, just return to "Select" and the results will be applied)

Have fun!

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#22 jennrsnyder

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:31 AM

How do I shade color in a design when in signblazer can someone please respond for instance its shaded dark as a svg file but when I import it into signblazer as an eps file it only has an out line. I wanted it shaded exactly like the picture.

 

Thanks,

Jen

 

 

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#23 Jay2703

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

Can you post the .svg file?


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#24 Spunky.Fresh.Designs

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:19 AM

I'm trying to open both .eps and .svg files in SB and nothing is happening.  HELP!?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

Signblazer has not been updated for years.Owner passed away several years ago.  Only accepts older .eps files like version 8.  and not svg at all.  You have to convert svg files in Inkscape.org to eps files..


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:31 AM

so Ai6 won't work with signblazer?



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:50 AM

so Ai6 won't work with signblazer?

save files back to older version 8   I have CS2  and I can save back to older version 8  .ai and .eps

 

You can cut with SCALP. it came with your cutter, and has the plugin for Illustrator.   If you already have a great design software, why use Signblazer?  All you need is a great cutting software.  I use Flexistarter for my cutting software..  with a Graphtec cutter.  Can be had for under $130 on the big auction site.

 

Yes, you can cut with Signblazer,  but remember to save files back to older versions.  This is abandon ware, and will not be updated.


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#28 Spunky.Fresh.Designs

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:59 AM

Yeah....I think I'll uninstall.  thanks :)



#29 slice&dice

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:18 PM

Yeah....I think I'll uninstall.  thanks :)

 

Just remember,  SCAL will limit you to a total working area of 200" and the text-handling capabilities are none too good.

(you cannot even type in two lines of text using the RETURN key)

 

I have used Flexi in the past and simply love it.

However, I remained with SignBlazer because of the 'cartoon' appearing interface.  Go figure !!!



#30 Spunky.Fresh.Designs

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:21 PM

What if you do all of your text in illustrator? is that the way to go?



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

There is some good information here, im bad with software myself, finally got my plotter to cut simple text,
Downloaded a few fonts as described in the first post here by the author.
Now it wont cut at all, like its hanging up af the plotter.
If i open the printer at printers and devices, it shows it there with no status.
You think i should abandon signblazer and try a different cutting software?

#32 Mz SKEETER

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:11 PM

Start here with the newbie manual..Download in first post

 

http://forum.uscutte...your-first-cut/


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

Here is also SET UP GUIDE from USCUTTER.  pick your machine

 

http://start.uscutter.com/


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:39 PM

Thanks ill check those out

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

There is some good information here, im bad with software myself, finally got my plotter to cut simple text,
Downloaded a few fonts as described in the first post here by the author.
Now it wont cut at all, like its hanging up af the plotter.
If i open the printer at printers and devices, it shows it there with no status.
You think i should abandon signblazer and try a different cutting software?

make sure the settings in sb are set to the correct port for the cutter. i sometimes go to cut something and have nothing happen at the cutter, only to discover that sb has randomly assigned the cutter to be at some other port. i change it back and everything is fine. 



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for the heads up I did see windows 7 requires a lower baud, What exactly does the baud do?

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:58 AM

baud, is baud rate and is a measurement of data transfer speeds.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:30 PM

i got both signblazers and neither are showing a mh plotter in the list at all am I missing something here?



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:39 PM

Try the REDSAIL ,  many have been using it. 

 

And your cutter brand is REFINE MH


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

the refine mh wasn't listed and thanks ill try redsail






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