I'm probably buying a stika-7 soon, and planning to use it with coreldraw 7.
Don't know much about signwriting; this is just a hobby thing, and to help
make stickers for friends.
Is it possible to control the machine directly from coreldraw? ie; if I have
a vector file I want to cut, can I send it straight to the machine from
Also, I'm trying to use the vector conversion utility that came with
coreldraw to vectorise some logos to cut, but it looks kinda confusing...
what/where is the best on-line instructions on how to do so? Been looking
but haven't found anything good yet.
And finally, is there anywhere where I can download vectorised logos/designs
off the net? I'm looking for car signage; specifically import car logos (eg
HKS, apexi, Greddy etc etc)
Thanks for your attention!
The first time I successfully converted a scanned image to vector format
took me somewhere around 8 to 10 hours of fiddling and messing. BUT, I did
get it to work. Now that I know what I am doing, we do them in 2 to 3
minutes a piece. To get it working, start with very simple plain logos. I
am still using my corel trace utility from corel 3. We do hundreds of
drawings. You may need to make some real simple geometric shapes and start
there. That is what I did untill I fine tuned my settings. Now it works
great. You do need to realize however, it does not necessarily work the way
you would expect. If you are tracing a (line art) picture of a circle (real
simple), you would get an object that contains 2 circles. One bigger circle
that is a black object and a slightly smaller circle that is white. The
difference in the sizes being the thickness of the line of the original. So
you can't manipulate the line very easy.
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You are wrong. You can cut directly from Corel by using the windows driver
for the Stika machine. I have one and It does work. I will agree it
doesn't work as well as my Graphtec JX1060, but it does work.
Taurus Signcraft <tau...@hunterlink.net.au> wrote in message
I am thinking of purchasing the stika as a stop gap before buying something
We are a small manufacturer of workwear in uk and have been looking for a
cost effective way to add personalised detail to garments - small runs
The amount of information we have gleaned form various plotter/cutter
distributors is so conflicting it's untrue
Non Roland distributors obviously slate Roland products and Roland
distributors slate the competition.
To make things worse it seems everyone slates the Stika.
We'll be cutting heat applied, both flocked and non flocked films, basic
text and simple logos.
I know £500 isn't a fortune, but wasting it on something that doesn't do
what we want it to do is crazy.
To date the info I have picked up on this newsgroup is top notch - and being
a complete newbie to computers never mind the net and Ng's, it makes for
refreshing enlightening reading.
Any help or advice gratefully rec'd
Only problem I'm having is trying to figure out hot to use coreldraw, and
vectorising images I've got from the net... i guess a little time is all
that is needed.
Anyway I'll post back to this ng after I've had the stika a few days, and
let you know my thoughts. I'm optimistic right now :)
Mark Coghlan <cog...@nospamministryofsound.net> wrote in message
Do you have some URLs for CDR graphics that you'd share?
I have been using Corel graphics for years and there are still some
things I don't know how to do,
like creating shapes by connecting lines and then filling them. They
won't fill. A real pain.