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Post Fri May 10, 2019 10:05 am

Software to add cutline & sublimation Profiles

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out. We've been approached by a local charity who work with children & adults with downs syndrome to see if we can help them with some new equipment they've bought. They'd like to teach them how to make things like T-shirts, sublimation mugs, gift cards etc. but they weren't aware that they needed software capable of adding cut lines & sublimation profiles. Can anyone recommend some cheap / free software that can be used for this? I'm thinking even an old version of Adobe Illustrator would do the job. Unfortunately they haven't the money to pay for Adobe subscription I'd really appreciate if anyone could help me out with this.

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Post Fri May 10, 2019 12:08 pm

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I don't use it but Inkscape is very useful for vector work and free, I would be surprised if you could not enter a cut line with it as well.

https://inkscape.org/
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Post Fri May 10, 2019 6:13 pm

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Kevin Busby wrote:I don't use it but Inkscape is very useful for vector work and free, I would be surprised if you could not enter a cut line with it as well.

https://inkscape.org/


There's also a plugin/bolt-on for Inkscape called InkCut that does just what it sounds like you're looking for - free as well. well worth looking up
InkCut
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Post Sat May 11, 2019 5:10 pm

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Cheers guys I'll have a look at Inkscape, will hopefully do my job although not sure about the sublimation side of things
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Post Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 am

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I've got a copy of Illustrator CS3, but it's Mac only.
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Post Mon May 13, 2019 6:12 pm

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Thanks Jamie but it's pcs their running. Got Pageplus for the basic stuff but they'll need something better for the sublimation work.
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Post Mon May 13, 2019 6:47 pm

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CorelDraw Graphice Suite would be a good bet I would think. Not free but there's loads of older versions going cheap on eBay. Even v12 should be able to do everything you need. CorelDraw is vector based which should satisfy your cutting path requirement and the suite also includes Corel PhotoPaint for the raster based artwork. Worthwhile looking into.
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Post Mon May 13, 2019 6:50 pm

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Good man Neil. Something that covers everything would be ideal, that might do the trick. I'd need a crash course as well though, been using illy for years but can't get a cheap version of that.
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Post Mon May 13, 2019 10:27 pm

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as neil said coral will do all they want just had a play with inkscape could do most simple things and lots of vector tools but could not find how to create a spot colour for a cutpath. there probably is..
coral 12 or X3 will do fine .
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Post Tue May 14, 2019 11:07 pm

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Has anyone any idea why Coral is so cheap on eBay? Seems a tenner can buy you v12 with a lifetime licence! Sounds suspiciously dodgy to me!
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Post Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 am

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David Stevenson wrote:Has anyone any idea why Coral is so cheap on eBay? Seems a tenner can buy you v12 with a lifetime licence! Sounds suspiciously dodgy to me!


I bought a copy. It was blocked within a month.
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Post Wed May 15, 2019 11:38 am

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Pane Talev wrote:
David Stevenson wrote:Has anyone any idea why Coral is so cheap on eBay? Seems a tenner can buy you v12 with a lifetime licence! Sounds suspiciously dodgy to me!


I bought a copy. It was blocked within a month.
Thought I'd chance my arm and ask how they were selling it so cheap. Did not expect this response! If I wanted that I'd download it myself on Pirate Bay. [img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190515/0da4e1451c3e02f1d848bec2aca33f9d.jpg[/img]
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Post Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 pm

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David Stevenson wrote:
Pane Talev wrote:
David Stevenson wrote:Has anyone any idea why Coral is so cheap on eBay? Seems a tenner can buy you v12 with a lifetime licence! Sounds suspiciously dodgy to me!


I bought a copy. It was blocked within a month.
Thought I'd chance my arm and ask how they were selling it so cheap. Did not expect this response! If I wanted that I'd download it myself on Pirate Bay.


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