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Versaworks turns points into stubs

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by rkguy, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. rkguy

    rkguy New Member

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    Hello all...I'm new here so hopefully I'm posting correctly.

    I've designed a logo in Adobe Illustrator CS3 with hot rod style flames on it. On screen in Illustrator the flames have sharp points at the tips.
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    When I load the EPS or PDF file into Versaworks the points turn into squared off stubs and print that way.

    Anyone know what's happening and how to fix or work around this?

    Thanks
    Ryan
     
  2. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    Expand the paths and that will outline the strokes in Illy instead of leafing them as a stroke which Versa works seems to be misinterpreting.
     
  3. rkguy

    rkguy New Member

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    Thank Bill but unfortunately that won't work in this case because the flames have a 1/8" offset cutline around them that has to be white.
    Normally if I was cutting right to the design I would bleed the outline/stroke over the cutline...but can't in this case.
     
  4. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    Can you post a pic of the problem? I don't understand why an offset path
    wouldn't give you your cutline. What am I missing?
     
  5. rkguy

    rkguy New Member

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    Here's an image that explains what's happening:
    The image on the TOP is the screen shot from Illustrator showing all the pointed flames with the cut line in pink.
    The image on the BOTTOM shows how it looks when it's loaded into versaworks and then printed.
     

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  6. rkguy

    rkguy New Member

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    Ok..I found a work-around.
    The black line that Versaworks was stubbing...was a stroke.

    So I had to do an offset and basically create 2 objects rather than one object that had a stroke.

    Still doesn't explain why versaworks does what it does...since on screen in illustrator it looked fine. Plus you'll notice it only stubbed some of the flame tips and not all.
     
  7. Rooster

    Rooster Very Active Member

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    I've seen the same thing occur in illy. I'm not sure it's all versawork's fault. It might be a combination or even a postscript issue.
     
  8. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    In illustrator you can just change the join or cap in the stroke dialog, no idea in Versa.
     
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