This is from the December 6, 2011 Q&A webinar for Make The Cut!
The first hour and 20 minutes is on questions from the Q&A thread for 12/06/2011 on forum.make-the-cut.com. The last half hour is me showing a technique to do a "Print" and Cut, but using already printed material that has no registration marks (e.g. calendar pictures, photographs, Christmas cards, post cards, etc.)
00:00 - Intro. Info.
01:20 – 13:29 Blade Dragging Across Some Cuts Using Zing – things to check
13:30 – 22:44 Kathleen’s ? – Putting Score Lines on thick, varnished, glittered paper (wants to “mark” paper as opposed to cutting and causing cracking)
22:45 – Lori’s ? – Objects being brought into MTC either by importing as an SVG file or by copying and pasting through computer clipboard not always coming in as “closed” objects but instead have “open paths”. Use Node Editing to close paths.
26:45 Using Advanced Tool - “Fuse and Weld” to try and close all
29:15 “Fill & Stroke” used in Vector Programs like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Inkscape causes problems when importing.
35:30 Problem with Child Shape inside a Parent Shape
37:00 Double Shapes (stacked on top of each other – only see one)
40:00 McAfee causing problems (deleting Parts of Inkscape) with Andy’s “mini-rant” on antivirus software, he recommends using AVG
45:30 Mike’s ? – Andy working on MTC for Mac - will there also be a Linux version? (Short answer, no not right now.)
52:00 Ability to use IPAD with MTC or other Tablets – short answer only as a remote screen to access computer with MTC using another app/program on the tablet.
54:45 Obtaining Additional Springs for the Zing Blade
57:00 Linda’s ? – Welding Monogram Initials
1:00:00 Adding Text – Differences in “Split”
no Split by default treated as one shape, split by lines, split by spaces, split by Glyphs
1:06:00 Kerning Text (must be split to work; works with text and shapes)
1:11:50 Margaret’s ? – “Delete by Area” when would it be useful
1:18:00 Bryan’s Presentation on new concept of doing a “Print and Cut” of Already Printed Material and therefore no registration marks available. (Examples, photo, Christmas card, calendar, etc.) (Can only use with machines that use 3-point registration. Cannot use with cutters using “optical eye” that looks for actual “registration marks” on printed material. (Approximately 30 minutes in length).