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Offline Laurianne

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Print and cut from Inkscape
« on: August 12, 2010, 06:07:23 PM »
I hope I'm not asking a question that has already been answered....  

 I have figured out how to cut directly from Inkscape, but I don't know if it is possible to use registration marks so that I can do a "print and cut".  Does anyone cut that way directly from Inkscape?
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 08:22:17 PM »
I can with my cougar, but not my cricut.  The cougar does print and cut with registration marks also.  Actually straight from ink It goes into Sign Cut and cuts.  After I align my registration marks.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 08:32:17 PM »
I am trying to cut from Inkscape directly to Craft Robo without using the Robo Master software.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 08:39:15 PM »
I think Angela has been working on print and cut images directly to the Craft Robo.
Yes, Angela you can tell me off if I am wrong on this one.

I have one video to edit for showing how easy it is to create a print and cut projects in Inkscape and a few more to do as soon as I can talk clearly again. The Craft Robo experts will then have to see if the same steps can be used for cutting directly. Or hopefully somebody has already worked it out.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 02:24:55 AM »
Hi Laurianne

Print and Cut is the 1 function that I can't quite get to work, Inkscape just won't acknowledge the registration marks when sending for cutting.....OOOOooo I wonder....I just had a lightbulb moment and I'm at work and will have to wait until I get home to try it....and Carolyn I can't wait to see the video it may help with finding a solution with the Print and cut issue.......
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 05:42:42 AM »
Carolyn and Angel,

I will be anxiously awaiting this.  I'll bet you gals can figure it out!  I bought the Craft Robo instead of the Cricut because I wanted to do the print and cut, and have done it successfully with the Robo software.  But anything I can do directly from Inkscape is easier.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 01:34:30 PM »
Hhhhhmmmm that lightbulb moment lasted until I got home and then remembered it can't work because you have too print the picture before cutting, which means removing the card from the machine to be printed; and then you would have too make sure that you realign the print back onto your mat too cut...I know there is an easy way I just haven't figured it out yet but I will......No pressure Carolyn but where's the vid??????
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 02:13:42 PM »
Actually you can print in cut on a cutter.  It is just the amount of steps you have to go thru if the machine isn't set up to do it.  Actually with my cougar, people prefer the alternate method over the using there laser.  I haven't it tried it but a lot of people have had success.  And I think you all would be better off to wait for Carolyn's tutorial.  Then for me to butcher trying to explain it.  I tend to forget steps.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 05:39:11 PM »
Quote from: "Angel13"
Hhhhhmmmm that lightbulb moment lasted until I got home and then remembered it can't work because you have too print the picture before cutting, which means removing the card from the machine to be printed; and then you would have too make sure that you realign the print back onto your mat too cut...I know there is an easy way I just haven't figured it out yet but I will......No pressure Carolyn but where's the vid??????

Yep, no pressure at all. I will do it today.
I don't think it will help though as the video is showing how to change an image into a print and cut file. You already know that principle from RoboMaster. The video will be finished and uploaded within the next 12 hours. If nobody interrupts me at home it will be a lot sooner.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 03:06:14 AM »
I've had some success with PNC in Inkscape. What I did was create a blank registration page in ROBO Master, and print it as a PDF file. Once that was done, I imported it into Inkscape and saved in the templates folder for Inkscape, so I can pull it up again and again.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 07:31:32 AM »
Hi Phinjay

What do you mean 'and print it as a PDF file?'
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 07:50:22 AM »
I don't know if this will help.  But I remember someone doing this and if I miss steps I am sorry, it is from memory which you all know is quite forgetful at times.  Take and print your image you want to cut.

Then in inkscape bring that image in and trace around the parts you want cut.  put paper on your mat and tape the edges down.  Cut it out.  I don't know how the other machines work but what you want to do is move the mat so you can lift the three edges (both sides and front) of the paper and slide the printed paper under and line up the printed image under the cut out area.  Re-load the paper to the original start edge and try cutting it that way.  

I hope this makes sense.  I know on my cricut I have a button that says load paper.  If I need to go back to the original start point I hit that.  And it will put my mat and paper back to the original starting point.

Don't yell to loud if this doesn't work.  I will mess with it after work.  But I thought it would help with the creative juices for other machines.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 09:36:22 AM »
Here's a topic started by Kay on the scal forum for a print and cut technique though not from Inkscape but it is a great option...as you will see in the thread I used the technique with success. The pictures help to understand how to do it!

http://forums.surecutsalot.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7732&hilit=+print+cut
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 10:09:12 AM »
Thank you Laura, that is it.  Gosh I hope I was somewhat close in how I described it.  This should work hopefully for other cutters also. I know it does on my Cougar, and my Cricut.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 11:58:19 AM »
I had the same thought as Phinjay.    Having saved a blank page in Robomaster  using CutePDF, (making sure the  registration marks were turned on before saving).   I then opened it up in Inkscape.  So far so good.  I then chose a simple flower and put it on its own layer for printing and the cutting lines on a another.
Everything was crossed ….Printed it ( I even remembered to turn off my cut line layer)– then sent it to cut….  And although it cut out my flower, it was not directly around it  :(  :x  :cry:
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2010, 12:02:51 PM »
Ooooo Suzan and Laura

I did see a demo that was a little similar to the cutting and taping route but I haven't had time to try yet, definitely on my to do list this UK Bank Holiday weekend. I have the 1st generation Silhouette which is the same as the 2nd generation Craft Robo and its a manual operation to load the mat whereas with the SD version as described by Phinjay its an automatic loading mechanism so paper alignment wouldn't be a problem......hope this is making sense.......
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 12:32:10 PM »
No it is all greek to me.  But I don't use those machines. What is important is that it isn't greek to you.  I love it when a plan comes together.  I couldn't remember where I saw the tutorial,  Laura did, and now you can put it together with your machines.  YIPPEEEEEEEE.  :D
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2010, 03:41:38 PM »
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Hi Phinjay

What do you mean 'and print it as a PDF file?'

I use a freeware program called PrimoPDF. It converts documents to PDF files. Once, you've installed it, in ROBO Master, it's an option when you go to your printer settings.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010, 11:37:16 PM »
I too need some help with Silhouette SD and Inkscape.  I have tried for hours to get this to work but can't seem to find the error in my ways.  I have created a PDF file of the registration marks. From Inkscape sending it to cut, the registration marks appear to be read and a cut is made but the cut is not where it should be. I do get accurate cuts when doing print to cut directly in RoboMaster so it's something I am not setting correctly in Inkscape or the Silhouette dirver.  It's close, it's cutting, just not exactly where it should be.  The circle I am trying to cut is off by about a half inch versus what is printed yet they are lined-up on the screen.  It seems to me that it's either the registration marks or something I am doing with the page setup.  I printed my registration marks from both RoboMaster and Inkscape, overlaid them and they line-up just fine. Any thoughts on the Silhouette SD working from Inkscape but not getting an accurate cut?  I am using a carrier sheet and it's an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper I am trying to cut.

Thanks for any suggestions!!
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2010, 03:10:19 AM »
Ok All

I'm biting that PnC (print & Cut) bullet and going to spend the best part of today being Saturday GMT, to test out the various techniques hope to be back soon........ 8-)  :)


Yea I'm back and here are the results for now, I need to do something else or my Silhouette may end up flying throught my Living room window. Have not tried these techniques on the 0.48 version yet, I will but NOT TODAY!!!!!

1 more thing the Registration marks started to cut out as well because my default cutline is black, it could be because I didnlt actually save it as a template to use again and again; but that's for another time.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2010, 07:11:30 AM »
I was able to get the cutter to read the registration marks but when the cut is made, it is off on both X and Y.  I tried to calibrate it to fix this but I don't know what I'm doing and had no success.  I decided to walk away from it before a cutter and a couple computers went flying out the window!

I actually think there is some kind of problem with Inkscape (the code or something) that it doesn't put the pictures exactly where it is supposed to.  Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about... but that's the way it seems to me.  I am thinking it will have to be fixed from the Inkscape side of things.

Is anyone else out there coming up with any other ideas?
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2010, 07:47:40 AM »
Oh Laurianne, did you not see my examples on the previous page last post; could have saved you a headache.......
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2010, 12:26:27 PM »
Angel,

I did see your posts. Maybe I am not understanding something.  Were you able to recalibrate ..... or do you have to cut out an outline and then match the picture up and cut again?  I'm sorry if I am just not getting it...
I was hoping there was a way to reset things so that it worked every time.
 
It looks like someone is working on a program that works with Inkscape called Inkcut.  Have you heard of that?  I believe it only works in Linux.  When I have time, I am going to give it a try on my Linux machine.

I just finished a project that I ended up cutting out by hand because I was afraid of losing picture quality by sending it to Robo Master.  I really want to figure this out.

Thank you for all your help!
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2010, 12:38:40 PM »
Hi Laurianne

I have to admit not going down the recalibrate road, its looks too complicated to me!!! I was trying to do a version like this 1 http://http://forums.surecutsalot.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7732&hilit=+print+cut and it nearly worked.......I would be interested in your results with Inkcut......
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2010, 04:16:29 PM »
Angel,

I will certainly let you know if I get anywhere with Inkcut.  It may be a while because I have to work all this week.  But I will work on it when I can.
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