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.

A Basic Guide to Vector Clip Art Files — Compound Command

Clipping a virtual art file and ‘pasting’ it into a digital sign design is quick and easy, but can also be more challenging because of the various digital technologies used to create the files. This article will examine the most common challenges to new users of vector clip art; compounded paths. Often clip art designers will compound the various paths or elements in a design to make it easier to import and handle. But if you’re not aware of this, it can become quite frustrating when it’s time to edit or plot the image. Compounded clip art files often confound new sign makers. Here’s how to uncompound your files and un-confound yourself.

Thermal Transfer Film

There are two basic ways to make more money in business:  Sell more of your wares to existing customers, or sell your existing wares to new customers. If you are a sign business doing most of your work with a plotter and adhesive backed vinyl, there’s an easy way to do both of these at once. […]