cdipasquale

How do I cut decals larger than my cutter?

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Hey there, I am using vinylmaster cut with a 28" sc2 and I am looking for help on making large wall decals that won't fit on one sheet of vinyl. If I design a decal in the software, lets just say is 60"x60", how do I get everything lined up so that I can install it in multiple sheets? Do I just start the cut and the software will figure out how to break it up or do I need to somehow break it up into multiple cut jobs? I didn't want to just try it because if it doesn't cut correctly, I'm going to ruin a lot of material. Thanks

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On 3/24/2018 at 4:37 AM, cdipasquale said:

Hey there, I am using vinylmaster cut with a 28" sc2 and I am looking for help on making large wall decals that won't fit on one sheet of vinyl. If I design a decal in the software, lets just say is 60"x60", how do I get everything lined up so that I can install it in multiple sheets? Do I just start the cut and the software will figure out how to break it up or do I need to somehow break it up into multiple cut jobs? I didn't want to just try it because if it doesn't cut correctly, I'm going to ruin a lot of material. Thanks

Depending on the design, Make a copy of it first or as needed.   You can make a very very thin long(Tall)  rectangle like a sliver and use to split the image apart into sections etc. then align them together on the wall by joining the 2 large images to make one or several.

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If you plan to do this sort of thing very often it will be worth the upgrade. This is typically called tiling. You want to allow for at least 1/4" overla[ between tiles so there doesn't develop a gap later as the material shrinks (and it will)

 

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13 hours ago, Totallynutz said:

Depending on the design, Make a copy of it first or as needed.   You can make a very very thin long(Tall)  rectangle like a sliver and use to split the image apart into sections etc. then align them together on the wall by joining the 2 large images to make one or several.

And depending on the design you may be able to break it other places to help hide the splits. A tree for example, you could split off individual branches so that the seams are then where the branch meets the trunk, or larger branch.

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