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Need Help Illustrator to Flexi

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Markrw6, May 22, 2020.

  1. Markrw6

    Markrw6 New Member

    May 22, 2020
    Linden, Michigan
    I've been using Illustrator for my designs and then simply copy and pasting into flexi. Today when I fired up flexi, and paste an image like I usually do it is increasing the size of the image by 8" or so both height and width.....do I have some setting clicked on that I didnt before?

    I noticed it will not allow me to simply "Paste" anymore but instead I have to "Paste Over"

    Helpppppp - I am still learning both of these programs and the size change is making things VERY difficult.
  2. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

    Sep 3, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Have you tried saving as say a PDF or EPS and then importing to flexi? I don’t use flexi but I can’t imagine copy and paste is the best solution?
  3. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

    Sep 8, 2016
    Arlington, TX
    I've never had success with c/p in either direction with Flexi and Illustrator. Always get "non-native art" errors or vector art gets rasterized. Best bet is to do the export like iPrintStuff said.
  4. DPD

    DPD Member

    Apr 3, 2005
    New Jersey
    Try saving your ai file as a native illustrator file then importing into flexi. Either it works or flexi will tell you there are versioning issues which can affect your copy and paste. BTW, importing the illustrator file is the preferred method.
  5. karst41

    karst41 New Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Stone Mountain, GA
    A couple of things here really stand out.

    I work in Illustrator and Flexi every day and it is glitchy because I am using MAC with Illustrator and then moving to Flexi 19 on a PC.

    Always use the Import function to bring in an Illustrator file.
    The copy paste? I would rather drag and drop. Much faster.
    Do you copy and paste files into Illustrator? If you do then that is a bad habit.
    In Illustrator you use the Place Command.

    Now with Flexi, I have issues with PDF's from Illustrator. Is kinda hit and Miss
    and the eps is the same. If a file is acting badly, I will Save As in Illustrator
    and choose EPS 3. and ignore the little pop up message.

    Prior to exporting I always ungroup and convert all text to paths.
    Once imported the size is always off a little and I simply resize.

    If going to print most of the time I use Color Correction.
    If I am creating the color or need to adjust then I use No Color correction
    and walk the numbers in.

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  6. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK
    It's not surprising to hear anyone having issues importing Illustrator-generated artwork into Flexi. Certain effects, like art brush or pattern brush effects applied to line strokes, have to be expanded before exporting to PDF or EPS. Flexi won't read certain object fill effects properly. That doesn't even get in to new features like Illustrator's free-form gradient fill effect. Flexi still doesn't fully support all the features in OpenType, much less offer any support for newer things like Variable Fonts or SVG Fonts.
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