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rodltg2
01-28-2007, 11:24 PM
i bought this vinyl cutter thing and its been a bit more challenign to figure out than i thought. im able to do text fairly well, buit i want to start playing around with some graphics. first being the slalom guy decal. i have it svaed in a jpeg format and need to convert it to an eps format. anyone know how, which, what to do??

milkmania
01-28-2007, 11:31 PM
do you have Paint Shop Pro?


a quick search brought this up:
http://www.quite.com/ps/eps2.htm

Farmer Ted
01-29-2007, 12:14 AM
i bought this vinyl cutter thing and its been a bit more challenign to figure out than i thought. im able to do text fairly well, buit i want to start playing around with some graphics. first being the slalom guy decal. i have it svaed in a jpeg format and need to convert it to an eps format. anyone know how, which, what to do??


what cutter did you get?

which software package is it running?

Leroy
01-29-2007, 12:26 AM
Rod; What are you using a vinyl cutter for? Making your own skins?

milkmania
01-29-2007, 12:39 AM
somebody try this file
http://www.milkmania.info/Mastercraft.eps

it's a MC image I found online in gif format, saved it to computer, opened it in PaintShop Pro 7, and saved it as an eps file......


it started out like this http://www.logodesignworks.com/logo-designs/logo-design-m/main/Mastercraft.gif

milkmania
01-29-2007, 12:41 AM
Rod; What are you using a vinyl cutter for? Making your own skins?

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=13919

milkmania
01-29-2007, 01:04 AM
here's this one

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Mastercraft_logo.jpg

as an eps file: http://www.milkmania.info/MC.eps

rodltg2
01-29-2007, 01:23 AM
its a enduracut vinyl express as suggested by th erk man...using VELXI 7.5

Workin' 4 Toys
01-29-2007, 01:26 AM
Rod; What are you using a vinyl cutter for? Making your own skins?
Stickers. I think. He started another thread about this the other day and I asked which model he bought, and I haven't heard back. So I am assuming this is for self stick type stickers.

Edit: whoops...there it is^^^^:o

bigmac
01-29-2007, 02:07 AM
I have a Roland vinyl cutter and use Signmate. I don't know Velxi, but I think you'll find it's not as easy as just converting a jpeg to an eps in Photoshop. All you'll get there is an ASCII-encoded file, but none of the scalable vector graphics you need for a cutter or plotter.

Signmate is vector-based and has an autotrace function that IMHO actually works better than Adobe Illustrator. My routine has been to import the jpeg or tiff into Signmate or Illustrator and use that as a template for tracing the vector graphics, either manually or using autotrace, then I have to spend a little time cleaning up the line breaks. It can be a little cumbersome when using Illustrator, but it's a much more flexible program, especially for lettering. OTOH, Signmate is a kind of one-step process in that I can trace a jpeg, and if it's simple enough that I dont' have to clean the trace up, I can just send it directly to the cutter. Maybe Velxi works the same way.

milkmania
01-29-2007, 08:51 AM
I have a Roland vinyl cutter and use Signmate. I don't know Velxi, but I think you'll find it's not as easy as just converting a jpeg to an eps in Photoshop. All you'll get there is an ASCII-encoded file, but none of the scalable vector graphics you need for a cutter or plotter.

Signmate is vector-based and has an autotrace function that IMHO actually works better than Adobe Illustrator. My routine has been to import the jpeg or tiff into Signmate or Illustrator and use that as a template for tracing the vector graphics, either manually or using autotrace, then I have to spend a little time cleaning up the line breaks. It can be a little cumbersome when using Illustrator, but it's a much more flexible program, especially for lettering. OTOH, Signmate is a kind of one-step process in that I can trace a jpeg, and if it's simple enough that I dont' have to clean the trace up, I can just send it directly to the cutter. Maybe Velxi works the same way.

gotcha;)

had to throw a bone out there