Inkscape for Cutting Design

Help and Support => Help Using Inkscape => Topic started by: csomaroo on January 29, 2019, 04:11:48 AM

Title: Plotter / Vinyl cutter addon
Post by: csomaroo on January 29, 2019, 04:11:48 AM
Hi All,

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and updated the OS. Then installed Inkscape 0.92.4.

I would like to find out what is the best Plotter / Vinyl cutter addon i could use.

Regards
Colin
Title: Re: Plotter / Vinyl cutter addon
Post by: brynn on January 30, 2019, 04:30:30 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I guess it depends on what kind of file format your machine will accept.  Inkscape can natively save as some of the commonly used formats, such as SVG, EPS, DXF, HPGL, PLT and maybe some others, without needing an extension.  But there's also Extensions menu > Export > Plot, and I think I heard of someone using Export > Win32 Vector Print, for some kind of cutting once (don't remember if it was vinyl/plotter).  Plus, there are hundreds of external extensions (need to be installed) and you can browse through those here:  https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php (on the botton part of the page).  Probably under the Export category would be the ones you need, but there's also a Misc Laser Tools category,