A Basic Guide to Vectorizing and Cutting Raster or Bit Image Clip Art

This week, we’ll tackle an even more common and vexing problem; the ‘no cuttable object’ error message. This is the uncooperative reply you get from your sign software when you try to plot an image that is not in vector format. What you have is a raster image masquerading as a vector file. Let’s take a look at the problem, the solution, and the process for turning a “no cuttable object” message into a finished decal.


Choose the Right Fonts for Your Next Sign Job

Picking the right font can be difficult when designing signs. Either we tend to get in a rut and use the same font over and over again, or we pick fonts that aren’t right for the situation at hand. It can also be difficult to decide on a font when you have to factor in the opinion of the person commissioning the sign. Here are some basic guidelines for choosing the right font for the job




When a Signmaker Needs a Map for a Sign…

The OpenStreetMap project is a wiki for maps. As it is explained on its site, “OpenStreetMap.org creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.”