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Contour Cutting for Mural

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Chiproller, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Chiproller

    Chiproller Member

    May 31, 2008
    Haven't had this problem before so I thought I would run it by the experts.

    I am printing a high resolution photo at 4.5' x 8' feet long and need to contour cut a rounded rectangle edge around the photo before we apply it to the wall.
    Normally I create these files in Illustrator, place the photo in the file then create the cutcontour line, and then save the whole file as an EPS, but the 200 megabyte jpeg causes Illy problems saying it has run out of virtual memory.

    How might I work around this? I use a Mimaki JV33, ONYX rip and, Graphtec Cutter.

    I enlarged the image in photoshop, is there a way to create a cutcontour path in photoshop?


  2. abadsvt

    abadsvt Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    Have you emptied out your .tmp file folder? That should free up some space so you can do it. If not you should really look into upgrading your computer. 200meg isn't uncommon (for me at least). I did a 1.2gig banner a month ago. That was a pain in the $#%. If your not sure how to empty out your .tmp folder do a google search for "erasing .tmp folder window xp" or what ever windows your running. Sorry for not being much help and good luck!


  3. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Augusta, ME
    If it's only 1, I would just trim it by hand.

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