View Full Version : Got my machine yesterday.

01-11-2007, 09:09 AM
i got my machine from sears yesterday. Seen it on tv and just had to have it....

We own a vinyl lettering company and thought this would be a good addition to our shop.
i'm trying to cut out a letter but in the software i cant use the cutout option am i doing something wrong.

01-11-2007, 09:22 AM
You can only use the cut out tool on a closed path. If you are trying to cut text out that was typed in with the text tool you will need to use the outline tool first (generates a path around letter) then you can use the cut out tool. Be carefull as letters tend to be so small that they break loos when cutting out. Might wnat to put the stock on a carrier board with some double sided tape.

01-11-2007, 09:27 AM
ok so when i type in the text i choose outline instead of raster..
and what if i import a shape like a heart, flower, etc and want to cut it out.

01-11-2007, 09:32 AM
If you are trying to cut the letter out of the wood, i.e. you are left with a free letter not attahced to anything than you need to do the outline/cut out mothod. If you want to carve the letter into the wood use raster. If you carve a recessed region around the letter you can make the letter stand proud of the background.

01-11-2007, 09:36 AM
thanks for you help i'm so excited to get started..
i guess i better get to the lumber store and stock up.

thanks again