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can't get pdf to cut

Discussion in 'Roland' started by flagstaffprinting, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. flagstaffprinting

    flagstaffprinting New Member

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    i need some help getting a pdf to cut on my sp 540v. I am using illustrator 10 but can't get it to work. If someone could give me some instructions on how to do it that would help me out alot . thanks
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Export at EPS and resend
     
  3. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    you'll have trouble all day.... it won't cut pdf's.
     
  4. flagstaffprinting

    flagstaffprinting New Member

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    that will fix my problem then? i guess i will give it a try thanks
     
  5. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    PDFs can contain vectors or bitmaps. If you have opened the PDF in Illustrator 10, make sure what you want to cut is a vector. Bitmaps do not contain the information needed to cutting.
     
  6. flagstaffprinting

    flagstaffprinting New Member

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    so how do you know what is a vector or not on the pdf in illus 10?
    when i convert the pdf to a eps the colours are way off.
     
  7. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    View it in outline preview mode (ctrl-y or command-y). Any object that turns into a box shape is a raster which cannot be cut. If you still see the shapes, but they are in wireframe mode (thin outlines) those are vectors and should cut ok, but you may still have to deal with strokes and overlapping shapes that need to be simplified for cutting

    You can also zoom into shapes and anything that appears pixelated will be raster
     
  8. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    HUH? We do this everyday. PDFs work just fine. The beauty of a PDF is it can contain both raster & vector images, as well as CMYK & RGB images.
     
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    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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  10. ericmitchell29

    ericmitchell29 Active Member

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    If you have a cutline already setup and have cut this way before.. .just make sure there are no Transparencies in the file. That will show that you can cut in illustrator but will not allow you to do so in versaworks.

    You can cut pdfs all day, I know we do. Just make sure of that first. Could be an issue your overlooking.
     
  11. flagstaffprinting

    flagstaffprinting New Member

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    it won't let me create a new layer.
     
  12. flagstaffprinting

    flagstaffprinting New Member

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    so what do i do know
     
  13. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Kinda short on words, dontcha think? Might help if you offered a bit more for us to go on.

    Sounds like you need to know how to use Illustrator better. I don't know as I don't use it enough to help with it...Corel is what I use, along with Wasatch. Still, basic premise is same for all of them.
     
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