How to print text?


#1

If text is not supported in svg format, how do I print a simple sign with letters (Text)?


#2

If you are using Illustrator then save the document as a PDF. I’ve had great success with text. Otherwise you will need to convert the text to outlines in your vector program of choice.


#3

Just tried it. I guess while you where posting. It works as PDF. Thanks


#4

PDF is one way but convert to curves works with any art program. And then you can save as an svg.


#5

Sure but what’s the advantage if PDF works?


#6

Mostly 6 of one, half a dozen of the other. Keeping it svg might help with further editing but that would be about it.


#7

I don’t like PDF from a philosophical standpoint. It has a lot of nonsense and cruft in it compared to SVG. But if it works perfectly fine, go for it.


#8

Svg will scale better if you decided to enlarge it in the gf app.


#9

If your using Illustrator you can flatten your text (making it uneditable).
-Click on the text you want to convert.
-Go to menu at top left of your screen and click “Type” drop-down menu appears.
-Click “Create Outlines”
-Done

Now just save your file as a “.SVG”


#10

If you use Illustrator, you don’t even need the separate step, you can convert to outlines in the save options.


#11

That’s what I experienced yesterday by accident. I think that I had set it to save as outlines for my Cricut.


#12