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    Stupid Cut question

    Hi guys,

    Quick question, whats the best way to represent cut lines on abnormally shaped objects?

    I've recently done one of those hanger things that go on a hotel door, which needs to be on card stock, and cut.

    Im thinking either stipple (dotted) line or doing 2 sets of thin lines as cut guides.

    What do printers prefer? Google is little help.

    I should also mention that Im not printing or cutting these things (3000 units) thank god!

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    I could tell you how to make a nice dotted or dashed line, but you might want to call the person who will be doing the cutting and ask them what they prefer.
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    Not sure what you mean, a bit of language problem.
    But when a printer has to cut something with a form, a star for instance, the need the shape design in lines in a diferent drawing from the design you want to be printed (remember to make the background a bit bigger, just to make sure that the cutting edge will be perfect), then you need to make register crosses in both, in the design to be printed and the cutting design.

    Don't know if is what you wanted to know.
    easy it's better

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    What I normally do is create a cutting template in Freehand of Illustrator, have it bright pink and overlay that over the design, you need to make sure that the printer removes the cutting guide and wont print it. Most will as they will need to make a special shaped cutter for that particular job.

    bp

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    Shot BP, that sounds like a good option.
    Thank you too Begenguer.

    Rush: you can teach me anything, any time GRRRAAAA! (sooo not creepy stalker kinda thing to say :P)

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    I'll say this...you do know how to make me smile.
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    Awww.
    SEND ME A GOSSIPY PM!
    Havent heared from you in a while, you lurker.

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    I'll do that right after I get back from jury duty today. Bleh...they sure don't call it 'duty' for nothing...
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    Jury duty?
    They dont mind you checking the forums while at the podium thing?
    "Its ... important your honor... Im erm... Im a moderator!"
    ...I vote guilty btw

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    I think moderator gets trumped by "I'm a Judge...and here's Mr. Bailiff." (he's the one with the gun)

    Oh, if they ever actually put me on a jury instead of just making me wait around all day long...SOMEBODY'S gonna pay!
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    Guilty!

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