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Setting up your

DO's

  • Have a vectorized line where you wish the blade to cut.
  • Name the spot color of the vectorized line as “CutContour”.
  • Use either CYAN or MAGENTA to distinguish the cut line against your art.
  • Note the color in the order form.
  • You must add bleed if you want color to the edge of the cut.
  • To ensure full coverage, add an 1/4” of color beyond the cut line.
  • The cut line must be on the uppermost layer in your art file.

DONT's

  • Don’t have your cut line in your art layer. Make sure to separate it onto its own CutContour layer.
  • Don’t have a very tight registration between the cut line and the art. The more breathing room given, the better the outcome.
  • No rasterized art with the cut outline. It needs to be vectorized for use as a cut line.

APPROVED CONTOUR CUT LINES

Cut line varies from cyan to magenta depending on artwork. All examples have bleed.

REJECTED CONTOUR CUT LINES

Cut line is too close to registration or outside the art area.

  • Adobe Illustrator >> Object -> Path -> Offset Path • will assist with adding bleed. Live Trace will help to generate a cut path from rasterized art.
  • Other programs such as FlexiSign & CorelDraw come with tracing options, offset paths & cut contour tool in assisting in the creation of cut lines and bleeds. Tutorials are available on the web.

TOOLS

Gallery Images • Vehicle Wraps • Bus Wraps  Banners • Special Projects • Billboards • Wallscapes

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