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Need Help How to scale graphics for vans so they print out the correct size

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by GarryIreland, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. GarryIreland

    GarryIreland New Member

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    I have 160 mimaki and use rastorlink and I don’t know what to use to scale graphics so they fit any particular vehicle can anyone help please
     
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  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    welcome to signs101.
    rasterlink has a scaling-up feature but YOU have to be the one to tell it how big it needs to be.
    if you don't know how big it needs to be, grab a tape measure and go measure the vehicle/canvas you wish to apply-to.
    if you don't have access to the vehicle, then you can buy templates for any particular model from places like provehicleoutlines.
    also, if you're unfamiliar with design & rip software..... youtube videos help way more than any instruction that an internet forum could give you.
     
  3. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    If you're using pre-made vehicle templates, they're almost always in 1:20 scale, but the scale should be noted on them.

    I like to work in 1:10 scale on vehicles, so I scale the template by 200% before I start designing, then when it's time to print, we scale the print job to 1000%, which brings it back to 1:1 scale.
     
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