I’ve been asked to make some signs like these:
Here’s a sample so you don’t have to click:
It’s failing because the resolution when I cut on draftboard isn’t very good. It basically burned out the little spots (like the inside of an ‘e’) and the only way to do it is to make the letters larger than I’d like.
My questions are:
Is there a better Mac workflow than:
Script font, in Adobe Illustrator, convert to paths, then use the Pathfinder panel to create a union (so each letter isn’t individually cut) then save as SVG then import, then change from engrave to cut…
Is a different proofgrade or uncertified material going to give me a better substrate to work with?
Any non-linear thoughts as to how you’d approach it, given the constraints of:
… it needs to be no more than 6 inches across
…it needs to be one unit, with a stick at the bottom
…it has a lot more letters than this one does.