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Old 1 Week Ago Jun 10, 2019 9:42:57 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Contour cut line issue

I am trying to get 100 stickers printed up for a customer and am having issues with the printer regarding the cut line that I have to include in the file. They are saying that the contour line I am providing is a fill and not an outline therefor their program/cutter is having a hard time singling out the line for the contour. I'm confused as I originally just placed a "hairline" outline around the object, with a little bleed. Second try, I went with a "boundary" line around the design, then third a "contour", but none seem to work for them. What's interesting is if I send them just the outline/boundary/or contour by itself without the graphic they say it's fine, will work. But when I resend with it around the graphic to be printed they say it won't. I'm pulling my hair out! Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

See attached image of what they are sending back to me trying to show me the issue and how the outline is a fill and not "one line". It's the outermost section in their wireframe display that they are showing me. Is it because I already have an outline around the actual graphic?

Also, I have to gang these up for them to be printed and cut as a sheet, not just upload one and ask for 100. Not sure if that makes a difference.

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Default Re: Contour cut line issue

What printer/cutter are you using?
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Default Re: Contour cut line issue

I'm outsourcing these, and unsure what they are using.
 
 
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Default Re: Contour cut line issue

well if thats the case, try reaching out and asking what stroke color would be best to indicate the cut path and have them add the cut line themselves
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Default Re: Contour cut line issue

Post links to the cdr files here, from dropbox, google drive or something. If they are using the Roland Versaworks, it normally looks for a spot color labeled, CutContour. If it really is a fill, I can understand their reluctance to proceed. But if it is a hairline stroke, I don't understand why they can't deal with it, even if it doesn't have the right spot color assigned. Doesn't bode well.
 






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