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flexi contour cut

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Josh Kuper, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Josh Kuper

    Josh Kuper New Member

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    I import an EPS file from Gerber Composer (no CutContour was applied) and there is automatically a contour cut applied to everything when I open it in Flexi to print it. Is there a way to select the whole EPS file in Flexi and Un-Apply all strokes or contour cuts and manually go in and only apply a contour cut around the edge to create the sticker. Seems like a simple process but i'm not seeing it
     
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  2. balstestrat

    balstestrat Active Member

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    You mean production manager?
    No, there is no way to create a contour in production manager. The outline contour I think you can disable so it doesn't always pop up I think.
     
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  3. Reveal1

    Reveal1 Active Member

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    I wonder if you are referring to Flexi Design? I've never seen Flexi Design add randomly contours to any imported file (when we didn't know better, we used to import AI derived PDF files to Design to add cut lines before sending to PM), but importing files to Flexi design before sending to FLexi Production Manager can do strange things like change colors, add random mask elements, so wouldn't surprise if importing a file created in a program like Composer would create random cut lines.
     
  4. Patrice Brunelle

    Patrice Brunelle New Member

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    In Flexi you can apply contour cut in several ways, but also, some colors are interpreted as a contour cut when used as a stroke. Select different elements of the file where you see contour cuts and check the stroke color in the Fill,Stroke Editor window to see if that's the case. If it is, you can select all contour cut at once by going to: Edit → Select → Select by attribute → stroke tab; then select the stroke that comes out as contour cut and either remove it, or change to a different color.

    Hope that helps.
     

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  5. highrolling24

    highrolling24 New Member

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    I have always had problems going from Gerber Composer to .EPS or .AI with cut contour. What I do is make sure it is drawn up with foil colors only not vinyl colors and make sure the cut lines are switched off and then save it. Sometimes it is better to save as a .AI and then in switch it to .EPS in flexi. Hopefully that helps.
     
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