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Adding a bleed and getting multiple cut lines

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Zack Bunning, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Zack Bunning

    Zack Bunning New Member

    Sep 9, 2018
    Decatur, IL
    I am using FlexiSign and I added a cut contour around my image, then proceeded to add an outline around it to use as a bleed for cutting, but when I send it to Versaworks I am now getting two cutlines when doing this. One around where my original contour cut was, then the next is around the outline I added to use as a bleed. What am I doing wrong?
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  2. Kaitlin Boisvert

    Kaitlin Boisvert Member

    Feb 11, 2019
    Amherst, NH
    I don't use VersaWorks but in Illustrator if I was doing this I'd expand the bleed shape and then make sure there is no outline on that bleed and that it's just color fill only. The only object that should have the cut contour line is the object I'm trying to cut.
  3. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

    Sep 8, 2016
    The contour cut is the last thing that would be done. Add the bleed (outline) separate it and send to back. Then select the main art again and add the contour. You also may be able to right click and clear the contour cut off the outline.
  4. IsItFasst

    IsItFasst Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    I know this is old but just randomly ran across this thread so figured I'd give an answer in case others are having the issue and run across it. In Flexi, if you add an outline after the contour cut line has been added it will then add this cut line to the outline you add as well. This be default. The way I deal with this is to "separate the outline" then go to the "stroke" for the outline and clear it (this will be the 2nd contour cut line). Once cleared you can regroup only having the original single cut line intended. Just make sure you have everything size properly before doing all this so you don't include the bleed/outline in the sizing.

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