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Old 02-23-2014, 09:07 AM   #101
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Yep. I'll be working on this today on and off. I'll post a few screenshots, so you guys can see what I've been talking about with Corel.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:34 AM   #102
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Got a little prep work done after the hockey game. Just a quick skim of how Corel can be used, not going into crazy detail.

So, first, I find or create the images of what decals I need and import them to Corel. At that point I vectorize (trace) them. In the first two pictures, I am vectorizing the Europcar logo, third they are all done. Then, I take a picture of the fuselage, import it, and scale it correctly. (fourth pic)

After that, I just drag the logos over the image, positioning them to determine size. Once I'm happy with the size and position, the image is deleted leaving the logos and decals ready to cut or export. (Fifth pic hopefully more this afternoon).
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:27 PM   #103
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

Managed to get them cut anyway, we'll see if I have time to tape and install them tonight.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:40 PM   #104
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Colin,

The Europecar decal, is that 2 color vinyl or color printed and cut?

Really nice work! Keep it up!

Gonna have to spend some time on trying Corel out.


Nice to have a wide cutter too eh!
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #105
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It's actually 3 layers of cut vinyl for the Europcar decal. The bottom layer is a solid green rectangle. It could have been cut as a 2 layer, since it was going on white anyway, I guess.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:40 AM   #106
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Thanks Scott. It was an easy cut, a little hard to remove from the Ultracote but laid up perfectly. It is Ultracote Teal. The covering has a sparkle fleck added to it. Made the logo pop a little more that the regular coverings.

Here are a couple more. Unfortunately the Flaming Panther pic doesn't do it justice as in person you can see the whiskers on the face.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:59 AM   #107
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Hi Chris:

I'm really impressed with your work. Well done I've been away on business for a while so I haven't been able to work with the Silhouette, but I'll try to get back to this week. Is there any chance that you could post some pointers about how you went about producing the graphics? Are you using the Silhouette graphic program or another product?

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I'm really impressed with your work. Well done I've been away on business for a while so I haven't been able to work with the Silhouette, but I'll try to get back to this week. Is there any chance that you could post some pointers about how you went about producing the graphics? Are you using the Silhouette graphic program or another product?

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Thanks Peter. Sometimes it is just the colour combo you use that makes the graphic come alive.
Still using the original Silhouette graphics program that was provided. I have found some limitations when I wanted to do certain things. I could use more letter fonts. I also wanted to taper a word and it can't do that. You can only scale, crush or stretch.
Not sure what you really want me to discuss. The pics you posted are generally what I am doing. Import, trace, cleanup, scale and cut.
All the graphics are layered. Can't inset with Ultracote as you would end up with gaps due to heat shrinkage. Did you want to know how I was cutting Ultracote or more of using the program? Like the weld button.

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It's actually 3 layers of cut vinyl for the Europcar decal. The bottom layer is a solid green rectangle. It could have been cut as a 2 layer, since it was going on white anyway, I guess.
Colin. Are you layering all three layers of vinyl together and then cutting through 1 and 2 layers? Or is this all cut first and then assembled?

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Colin. Are you layering all three layers of vinyl together and then cutting through 1 and 2 layers? Or is this all cut first and then assembled?

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Hi Chris,

All 3 layers are cut separately and then assembled on a light table before installation. I can post some pics of how I do it this weekend.

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