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    Design Programs for Vinyl

    What are recommendations for design software for prepping vinyl artwork. As well, does anyone use specific programs for use with a heat press in making designs for T-shirts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    What are recommendations for design software for prepping vinyl artwork. As well, does anyone use specific programs for use with a heat press in making designs for T-shirts?
    Illustrator + Photoshop, and QuikSeps for Photoshop

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry View Post
    Illustrator + Photoshop, and QuikSeps for Photoshop
    Thanks Jerry. But how do you use QuickSeps in your workflow? Are you talking about screen printing or digital printed transfer material?

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    Quiksep is a color separation plug-in for screen printing. For vinyl you'll want a vector program like illustrator, corel draw, inkscape, freehand, open office draw, etc. I'd stick with he first 3.

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    You can find Flexisign-pro 8.1. Its easy and good.

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    where? I am using the starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvillmor View Post
    where? I am using the starter.

    http://www.printroot.com/forum/f29/flexisign-8-6v2-photoprint-6-1v2-profiles-icc-5805/

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    Flexisign is pretty good for starters!
    I really like it.

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    Illustrator CS5 hands down

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvillmor View Post
    Quiksep is a color separation plug-in for screen printing. For vinyl you'll want a vector program like illustrator, corel draw, inkscape, freehand, open office draw, etc. I'd stick with he first 3.
    VectorMagic is also an excellent app for vector conversion which can then be imported into almost every design programme and cutting software.

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    Flexisign works great been using it for years

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    Illustrator is very good, and is also not limited to just the type of use.

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    illustrator. all text and images need to be outlined before ending it to the vinyl cutter

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    cutting program

    I've been cutting vinyl for 15 years, and found CorelDraw the best for me. It's intuitive, you can cut straight to the cutter on most models, and the rest of the suite works alongside. For instance a roughish colour jpeg of a logo can be imported, then edited inside CorelDraw by firing up Photopaint, where you could sharpen, increase contrast and convert to black and white. It saves the changes in Draw, where you can easily trace the image to a vector file, knock out the fill and assign a hairline outline and cut. If you set up a custom page the width of the cutter vinyl, a few guidelines and you can duplicate and position cuts to fill page for best use of vinyl. Easy enough to get hold of as well.

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    A Program which rocks

    Illustrator, great for everything Vector, used a couple of other programs, but this tops the lot

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