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NEWB outline question


New Member
Whats up Im new to this whole sign cutting thing so im trying to learn. I drive racecars and my parents thought it would be cool to get me my own cutter to make my own stickers. They got me a refine plotter off ebay for x-mas. Ive been using Illustrator 10 for design and signcut-x2 for cutting. I have a couple of questions.

1. Is there an easy way to make multiple layer stickers with out lines using Ill 10? I just cant figure it out.

2.Do I have to use singcut for getting things to cut or are there other programs i can use or can i just use Ill..

Thanks this site is just what i needed TONS of info?


New Member
Hi Racerguy. Welcome from Beautiful BC.
I dont know what you mean when you say a "refine" cutter.?
Doing a layered decal "without lines"?
Your cutter will have software..export from Ill to that software. I recommend Corel Draw X3 for design.
Did your parents also buy the car for you?
Do they have an insurance policy on you?
Have you checked the brakes?
Just kidding...


New Member
Refine is the brand. And I cant figure out how to "outline" using illustrator 10. I built the car so lets just hope the brake sty together

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member

There are at leat two ways to outline in Illustrator 10 and then end up with a cuttable vector:

Select the vector path to be outlined and

  • Convert to outlines if it is text
  • Object > Path > Offset Path (set the amount of offset)
  • Apply a stroke to the vectors to suit yourself
  • Object > Path > Outline Stroke