Thanks! I think I will make one of these — I have notes written in about 1/2 dozen little notebooks in this room (and one I carry everywhere) — I think it will become my official notebook at home! I have a binding machine so I can buy the CHEAP notebook paper (hopefully they will put grid paper on sale too) right now with the back to school sales and cut them to size. cool! Love the design.
Nice. Can you give me a hint on what might be wrong with this engrave? The first time I didn’t engrave deep enough but there were those “white spots” in the font — so I turned it over and tried again (same font) and I did an engrave spd 1000 power 50 LPI 225 2 pass;
I saw some char and followed the suggestions on this thread: removing char
To remove char I then had it do an engrave at spd 1000 power 10 LPI 225 and it didn’t seem to help. However it did help on the larger engrave above it (not shown).
The white spots bug the beejeebers (spelling?) out of me! The char is secondary but I need to conquer that today. I am wanting to take this notebook and show it to some people tomorrow in hopes of earning some $$ for our makerspace (I really want to get a physical space again and grow the group—you have no idea how much this means to me!)
I am really thankful for @polarbrainfreeze in posting this — although I couldn’t find that style notebook at the two dollar stores, I did pick up another and used my calipers to determine size and spacing — I learned quite a bit in Illustrator last night! Woot bonus! My plastic coils I use with my binding machine work just fine with it…yay!
I used some cheap wood we picked up at the hardware store to experiment with … so will use my good stuff later today…in hopes of taking it on our day trip tomorrow!
---- whoops forgot to post the graphic! I’m using something I picked up at the local store, but everything engraves fine but the “font” (see above how I saved file) oh I think I just found the answer; I need to merge the paths before I do the save it appears —do I need to move this post, I’m not even sure how to
The white spots are where the script font letters overlap. I’m not an Illustrator expert, but I’ve seen it in other programs too. The overlaps kind of cancel each other out when engraving. I think may have to convert the text to path, then use a command like join or union. If you look at the vector lines only in your design program, you need to eliminate the interior lines.