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Step by Step Setup Instructions for your Cutter |

 

SignTools Tips


Placing Object at Bottom of the Page (for SignTools 1, 2 & 3)
To quickly place an object at the bottom left of the Corel DRAW page so that is ready to cut, click on Multicopy and type 1 in the Number of Copies box and press the OK button.

Setting SignTools opening position (for SignTools 3)
To have SignTools 3 open from a preferred position, simply close (click on the "X' at the top of the application) before closing Corel Draw.

Improving Cut Quality (for SignTools 3.20)
If when cutting small text or fine art and you wish to increase the quality of the cut, set the Resolution to High Resolution.

To do this click on the Cut button, followed by the Settings button. The Cut Settings dialog box will open. Next click on the Advanced button and then click on the High Resolution radio button in the Resolution section.

Setting Rego Marks parameters in Color Separator (for SignTools 2 & 3)
To set the Color Separator Rego Marks use the Rego Marks tool first. After using the Rego Marks tool to set the parameters click on the Edit menu in Corel Draw and choose Undo.

Shades & Decorations recommended settings (for SignTools 2 & 3)
Below are recommended settings for some of the most commonly used Shades & Decorations used in SignTools.

Outline - Set Thickness to 3 to 10% of letter height.

Inline
- Set Thickness to 2 to 5% of letter height.

Relief Outline
- Set Thickness to 3 to 10% of letter height and set Relief Space to around half the Thickness.

Outline & Shade
- Set Outline Thickness to 3 to 10% of letter height and set X & Y Offsets to around 2 to 4 times the Outline Thickness.

Relief Outline & Shade
- Set Outline Thickness to 3 to 10% of letter height. Set Relief Space to around half the Outline Thickness. Set X & Y Offsets to around 2 to 4 times the Outline Thickness.

Drop Shade - Set X & Y Offsets to 5 to 15% of letter height.

Relief Drop Shade - Set Outline Thickness to 3 to 10% of letter height and X & Y Offsets to 5 to 15% of letter height.

Emboss
- Set X & Y Offsets 1 to 5% of letter height.

Keeping objects together when using the Vinyl Saver tool ( for SignTools 3)
To ensure that objects stay in their respective positions when using the Vinyl Saver tool, group them first (shortcut Ctrl+G).


 


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