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Illustrator Vinyl Cutting

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by JCGraphix, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. JCGraphix

    JCGraphix Member

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    I have a roland gx24 cutter, nothing special. Anyways, i'm using adobe cs5 illustrator and i can't figure this out...

    what i'm trying to do is cut some lettering and have the letter have what looks like a bordering color of vinyl behind it, but when i try anything it doesn't work. Is there a way to make it so it cuts a border bigger then the main font?!? This is confusing i know, i just don't know how else to explain it!

    Sorry!
     
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  2. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    Is your problem getting the plotter to cut from Illy,

    or in getting Illy to let you put an offset/countur/outline (call it what you will) out from the letters,

    or both?
     
  3. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Convert the font to outlines and then apply an offset [object>path>offset] In later versions of CS you can preview it. Play around with the sizes in inches or points until you get the desired offset
     
  4. JCGraphix

    JCGraphix Member

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    Thanks guys! That is what worked! Don't know why i didn't know it was that! Maybe just a brain **** like most days! THANKS AGAIN THOUGH!
     
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