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Outline Cut Problem

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by rgaskins, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. rgaskins

    rgaskins Member

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    Hi all, I have been having a problem with cutting lately...When I type text with out line and do a contour cut (with holes) Flexi sometimes tries to cut around the inside of the outline...Most of the time it will just do small dots, its like there is some gap between the text and the outline...Hope I explained this right...Any help would be great! Thanks

    Rick
     
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  2. Arstron

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    When I do an outline, first I always make sure "with backing" is selected (the solid red box, instead of red just around the edge). Then I separate the outline and then add the contour cut to only the outline. Hope this helps.
     
  3. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    Exactly.:goodpost::goodpost:
     
  4. rgaskins

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    Perfect!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this!!

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  5. Arstron

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    Not a problem. I also want to point out, when you are printing, its usually better to make the outline a little bigger then you want and then use a negative contour cut to get the size you want, so you have a little color bleed in case the plotter gets off. For example, if you want a 0.25" outline, create a 0.5" outline with a -0.25" contour cut. That will give you a .25" outline and if your plotter gets off a hair you wont have any white showing, unless its a white outline of course. :)
     
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