Double cut & engraved single lines

engraving
cutting

#1

hello!

Im having problems while printing single curved lines that are not closed on the illustrator. When I send them out to be printed the printer filled the shape and doesn’t respect the line.
Also when I send them from my ipad the image expands and I get a double cut.

How can I print single curved open lines?
How can I convert an expanded line into a line, to have a single cut ?

I uploaded an image to show how my lines are changed into shapes before engraving.


#2

Strokes are cuts or scores.

Fills are engraves.

They can be converted to one or the other but - if engraving an object with just a stroke, it needs to be a closed path or the processing software will try to close it for you.

If you want to engrave a stroked path and get what you see appearance wise, you need to expand it to turn it into a filled shape.


#3

@jbmanning5 thank you for your fast response it worked!


#4

Thanks for your help, @jbmanning!

@yolandagutierrez I’m glad you’re back up and printing. Please post a new topic if you have any other questions.


#5