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I got a logo in EPS from a customer who wants me to make decals for him.
Yesterday, I just made a test to see if everything was ok. But it wasnt.

The edges are jagged. When I looked at the original file, I can see that the edges are the same. There must be some way to correct this.

But I have looked for the answer all over, and I can´t find it.
I´m using Illistrator CS4.

Here is a closeup on the decal.


And here is the EPS, if you can take a look. It´s not the whole design, didn´t want it to float around on the internet. But you can see the problem.
westcoast_logo_dubbel.eps

Many thanks in advance.

/Stefan
 

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I'd say that was wavy rather than jagged?!?
The good news is that if it's in the original file it's his fault and his cost.
First thing is to show him the pic above -does he want to go with it/find better artwork/pay you to clean it up?
If it's a simple logo redrawing might be the best option.
 

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Looked on the problem some more. It has to be something that I can correct somehow.

I found the font used in the logo and made some test.

Line 1. Original logo
Line 2. New logo with the font
Line 3. Made a really quick trace with the pentool.

And the results are the same. The problem is not the cutter or software, because other logos cut just fine...

/Stefan

 

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Convert the font to outlines and delete the points that you don't want, smooth the outline.
Does this font do this on a fresh page?
I can't quite see whether lines 1&2 are identical, they look pretty similar to me - is the font meant to be like that? What is the font? I'll try it here.
 

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Of course i´m not home right now and can try the suggestions.

The name of the font is Never Say Die 2003 Italic.

Would be great if you could try it!

Thanks

Stefan
 

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Those waves are in the font. Your customer should know this.
 

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Nothing to do about it?
The strange thing is that in line 3 above a have made the lines with the pentool, and its the same...

/Stefan
 

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First, does your customer know that his logo is like this? Maybe he want's it that way. If he does not, the only things you can do is smooth out the waves or pick another font that comes close. If he chooses to smooth it out, make sure you charge him for your time.
 

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Thanks for all the advice.
I´m sure that he does not want the waves. If i look at the other logos he has (in jpg) there is no waves.

I will have a look to see if I can smooth things out och find a replacement font.

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I´ll fixed it. Well, not the actual problem, but the decals turning out good.

I turned down the speed to 150mm/s and the lines are straight...

Can anyone tell me why this happens?

/Stefan
 
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