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Breaking up solid spaces in your designs can be a great way to make a design stand out and add creativity to your production. The stroke and fill tools adjust styles and fills of objects. From left to right: Line style: Select to apply a thin or thick line effect to a selected object. From…

The following elements make up the workspace. Most elements can be moved around and docked in the workspace. When you first start the application, or open a new file, the signblank size dialog appears. Here, you can set the origin, orientation, dimensions, material, and resizing of the blank. To save your settings, click Advanced. To make…

When creating a contour cut with bleed, it is possible that a hairline of white will be left before showing the bleed. Obviously, this isn’t ideal for finishing up your designs. There are some quick and easy fixes to this issue, so let’s get started. There are 2 main causes for this issue: 1) The…

SignLab is a powerful production software platform, with driver support for hundreds of different machines. If you work with Mimaki RasterLink™ or Roland VersaWorks™, SignLab packages are built to specifically operate these devices at their best. To quickly prepare and output jobs to RasterLink™, use SignLab RasterLink™ Edition, and for VersaWorks use SignLab VersaWorks™ Edition. Sending…

Text itself can be flat and somewhat boring, even with a good font and fill. With shadows, you can give your fonts depth and relief that helps it to stand out against your design. There are five main styles of shadow that are available for your text: Block – Creates a replica of the text…

Adding text to your designs is about more than just inserting a few words. Proper text designs can elevate your creations and make them stand out from the rest. Programs like SignLab and EngraveLab offer powerful text composition tools. The Text Toolbox dialog can be opened by clicking the Frame, Menu, Line, or Character buttons on the Text SmartBar when using the Text…

Duplex printing is a printer feature that reverses a piece of paper after the first side has been printed. You can duplex print in the queue using templates if your machine supports it. To get started, let’s take a look at: Types of Duplexing Media Setup Template Setup dialog Short Edge (SE) and Long Edge…

You don’t need to be Monet to capture right textures and brush strokes in your work. UV Printing allows you to print textures, either stylized or as part of the design in your graphics and productions. When creating a textured UV print onto clear media, often, the graphic will have areas of transparency and areas…

Want more accurate colors? Swatch charts involve printing one-or-more sheets of material (i.e., garments), and each swatch has a color value. Lab charts are printed with Lab values, CMYK charts are printed with CMYK values, etc. By printing your own charts, values are accurate for your specific printer, including its inks, substrate, and operating environment….