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    Junior Member richardonaboat is on a distinguished road
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    I guess it's a combination of what the program can do, and what you want it to do. Vinyl cutting won't stretch Corel or Illy too far, if you run a print shop where cutting to outlines is a small part of your day, then the logical way Corel works is great, especially if you have to teach new staff how to use it. Illy seems to be used more by those amongst us whose design requirements are higher, and of course those who work on Macs.

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    I found Flexi 10 to be really good but sometimes does a little too much, Roland CutStudio or for tracing I use Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    [URL="http://www.gspinc.com/?contentID=56"]Gerber Omega 5.0 Software[/URL] is a standard in the graphics - signmaking industry

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    flexisign

    i've been using flexisign for 13 years and i love it for the most of the time, works
    great for vinyl and printing and i even use it to make embroidery originals... of course not the stich part but to make vectorized originals..

    some parts i find it to be much easier to use then illustrator.. illustrator on the otherhand have much better bitmap to vectorizing processing.. but it depends on what i need to vectorize.. for 90% of the time i use flexisign for that..

    but then again i am so used to work with flexisign it just flows.... if i had the same workflow with illustrator i suppose i would rate it higher... i'll try to get more into illustrator

    flexisign has some weird bugs, in some versions.. i always try to make sure not to have to many windows open and save alot,.. not that it crashes to often but sometimes it crashes without asking about saving at first...

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    For vynil I use only Illustrator CS4 on DGI omega.

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    For cutting i mainly used Flexisign, but it's a combination i used AI a lot as-well.

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    For me the best is Indesign

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    I know the original post is pretty old but thought I would chime in...I use a heat press for purely personal enjoyment however I design in Illustrator. I recently found a plugin for Illustrator by Silhouette America called Silhouette Connect which allows me to send my designs to my cutter (Silhouette cameo) from within Illustrator. This is obviously for personal use and not professional.

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    CORELDRAW is the best for sign a vinyl cutting you can preview colour separations without sending it to print and also you have no size limitations in your documents, what means that you can design at REAL SIZE perfect for signmakers!

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    Can I use Illustrator portable or have to install teh full version?

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    Been using a few lower end and finally just working my way onto illustrator, if only my cutter would cut direct! no exporting.

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    silhouette connect

    I use the Silhouette & the software that comes with the machine. I would love to have the silhouette connect to use with it as well.

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    I posted on another thread with similar question, a Graphtec cutter comes with Cutting Master 3 Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.

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