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From corel to flexi

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by PhantomNeon, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. PhantomNeon

    PhantomNeon Member

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    I'm new on Flexisignpro 8.6, I do a lot work on CorelDraw Graphic suite 4, but i'm unable to export into flexi, and when finally does it looks terrible, sometimes I export EPS file, but Flexi say "file format not supported", is a big problem since I design all my effects, shadows, and logos on Corel...
    Someone told me that Illustrator work great with Flexi....I never use it before...
    Someone has experience importing Corel files on Flexi ? is not really compatible at all ????
    Thanks...
    We're a neon professionals, learning digital printing....
     
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  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    The best way to export out of Corel and into Flexi is to use a cmx file. Neither Corel nor Flexi handle eps and ai files elegantly. Even with cmx files there are things to know. An outlne in Corel is a stroke in Flexi. Best to use contour instead of outlines in Corel. Corel has no feature which translates into a Flexi outline. Complex fills, like gradients, can be problematic. Flexi cannot recognize a transparent bitmap from Corel. Flexi also has trouble dealing with a power clip from Corel.

    If I'm just cutting or doing simple prints, I use Flexi from start to finish. If I'm doing printing with effects, fancy fills, drop shadows, transparent bitmaps, etc. I'll export from Corel as a 150 dpi jpg and bring that jpg directly into Production Manager and bypass Flexi completely. You can do the same thing with pdf's but a pdf can have some annoying color shifts. Not so with a jpg.
     
  3. imagep

    imagep Active Member

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    Unless I am having to contour cut the design, I usually print it straight from Corel Draw. I've never had a problem with that.

    If I do need Flexi, I usually export Draw files as an eps and import into Flexi. bobs suggestion will probably work better though - I have just never tried it.
     
  4. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I copy in Corel and paste into flexi.
     
  5. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    I've always gotten the best results exporting and EPS, with the Tiff header turned off (no header). That seems to send the best vectors.
     
  6. spdy52-2

    spdy52-2 New Member

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    I was told to try exporting to a PNG file and then import into flexi. Ihavent tryed it yet.
     
  7. lsogift

    lsogift New Member

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    Can't Copy from corel draw x7 into Lxi

    I have been copying and pasting from CorelDraw to LXI for 9 years and now I can't do it.. When do it shows up as a bitmap... HELP
     
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