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Offline Meadowlark

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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2010, 01:59:32 PM »
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...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!!

As I struggle through the same thing, I wondered about the size of your line. I've had that issue before when doing print work - the line size needs to be set to nearly nothing.

This probably isn't it, but I always feel every little tiny baby step puts us that much closer to the moon.

Good luck!
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Offline riogirl71

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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2011, 12:34:38 PM »
I have been able to do a PNC from inkscape to Crobo, much smoother cutting for everything from inkscape than robomaster.  I made myself a reminder word doc that I can post here and template too, I will do it when I get home.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2011, 02:14:38 PM »
Oooo Riogirl71 I'm looking forward to seeing your Word doc and template.....
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Offline riogirl71

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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2011, 04:28:17 PM »
Don't forget to put your objects in a separate layer in inkscape and you can use this as a template.

The important part is to figure out your offsets, to do so go here

http://treesawardintutorials.blogspot.c ... craft.html

I would suggest a saquare to measure your offsets, much easier!  Note your offsets and use the template I put here.

Let me know if this works!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2011, 07:44:39 PM »
Angel _ I just got a cougar too!
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2011, 02:39:49 PM »
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Angel _ I just got a cougar too!


Ooo what size Cougar did you get???
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2011, 07:51:17 PM »
15" cougar, you?
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2011, 12:05:49 AM »
Oooo I think mine is a 15" as well, but too my shame I haven't really used it as it can be used, but I don't like the Signcut part of it; and I've been a little spoilt by my Silhouette machine at the moment.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2011, 05:13:12 PM »
There might be some hope for an Inkscape plug-in.  http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10081
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2011, 05:26:59 PM »
OOooo Heather, when I looked at the posting I was wondering what you were looking at because the post were quite old, until I realised I was looking at the joining date of the people asking the questions etc....Then I scrolled down 2 the other posts and came to the last 2 posts and saw the recent answers; and its looks very very promising.......Now I wonder which company asked them to look into this function for them, I wonder if it was Graphtec........Oooo exciting.......
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2013, 02:21:22 PM »
I know this is an old topic but I'm trying to do the cut and print all within Inkscape.  I have done the following:

1. Created a blank document in Silhouette with the registration marks.  Printed it as a PDF.
2. Imported PDF into Inkscape
3. Created my art in Inkscape on a document that has the registration marks
4. Choose a Cutline color as purple
5. Print out image in color printer with cutlines hidden.
6. Now, I choose my Graphtec c330 (Silhouette) as the printer in Inkscape to print
7. In the printer preferences I pick my cutline color (purple)

But now when I send this to the Silhouette printer/cutter, how do I tell the printer to detect the registration marks?  When you are working in the Silhouette software and are ready to send the document to the cutter, there is a process that allows you to automatically or manually detect the registration marks.  There doesn't seem to be anything like this in Inkscape.  How do I proceed here?
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2013, 09:34:32 PM »
Hi Jakobud,
Looks like you've got your Inkscape installed and working.
:)

Did you try downloading the plugin mentioned in HeatherM's message above?
You can download it from this page:
http://https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B88_ONXgpqtoam1BTmFvWjFfeFE/edit?pli=1
and whether it works for you or not, please leave a comment for the author in either the download page,
or the topic in the Inkscape forum. (Such work must at least be acknowledged if we want people to go on doing it.)

Just download both the .Inx and .py files, and put them into the Inkscape extensions folder.
according to author's notes in the .inx file, the original version of the registration marks extension is bundled in one of the standard releases of Inkscape, but I couldn't find it.
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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2013, 09:15:25 PM »
Hi Again Jakobud

I have to admit PnC is the only thing I wasn't too successful in doing with inkscape to my silhouette, and that is about the only time I use the silhouette software.
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Offline Inkspots

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Re: Print and cut from Inkscape
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2013, 12:53:29 AM »
I tried the registration mark extension, though I cant actually use it,
since I have no cutter. The extensions shows up in the menu,the dialog
window opens, and the marks are created. placing them seems a bit of a problem though
and I think a live preview would be helpful.
Edit:
How do you cut directly from inkscape
without inkcut? Do you just send the job to your cutter
as though it were an ordinary printer?
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