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AtomicProf

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Inkscape tips for Laser Cutting
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:11:18 PM »
I searched for some Inkscape tips, but didn't find any.  I thought the tools section would be appropriate since Inkscape is used so closely with the laser cutter.


My first question is.  Why when I print out my SVG files to XPS does it show both my black path and my red path as black?

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Re: Inkscape tips for Laser Cutting
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 05:36:17 PM »
They should show as the appropriate colors. You may want to ensure the lines are thin though, 0.15 px i think worked for me.

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Re: Inkscape tips for Laser Cutting
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 05:38:17 PM »
I've run into this as well. I was able to close the retinaburn software application and then relaunch. After that no problems.

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Re: Inkscape tips for Laser Cutting
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 06:56:39 PM »
Thanks for the quick replies..  I moved the stroke width down to 1px..  I'll try that tiny number later tonight.  Exiting the app and reloading didn't seem to help at all.


BUT a curious thing was this.  I did have a fat stroke, 1.8 px about.  And the image showed up in the raster section, but nothing was in the vector section, then I put the path stroke width down to 1 px.  And it came in black.  So I'm hoping the .15 px stroke width will do it.


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Re: Inkscape tips for Laser Cutting
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 01:37:03 AM »
FYI -- putting the stroke thickness down to .15 px solved the problem of the red coming in as black.
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Re: Inkscape tips for Laser Cutting
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 02:03:32 PM »
Also, when using light colors for vector and dark colors for raster, the threshold slider is your friend.