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Old 10-01-2011, 12:50 AM
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My First Dye's

Well I tried to dye earlier this summer and it was a total disaster. I attempted to hand cut stencils using contact paper. I have zero artistic skills and I can't draw a straight line much less cut one. So with handcutting out I wanted to try the plotter route. So I3oo I3oo helped my out and made me a few stencils so I can give it a try before laying down the money on a plotter. Well here are my first two attempts.

The first one is a 1 color (black) on a Pro Leopard.



The second one is a 2 color (black and sunshine orange) on an Opto Vision.



Overall I am happy with how they turned out. Now, I am going to look into software to start working on making my own vectors. I am afraid this could get costly.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:58 AM
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Nice work Dan. I used to be big into dyeing but got to lazy with the hand cutting. If you get a plotter maybe I could give you some $ or discs for some stencils.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:06 AM
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The costy option is Illustrator. The free option is Inkscape: http://inkscape.org/
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:15 AM
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I gotta say that it seems like you did a hell of a lot better than I might have on my first attempts.

Keep at it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:37 PM
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Nice work Tahoe!
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:19 PM
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I sure hope my first attempts are as successful.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:36 PM
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very nice
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:19 AM
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Great to see the finished product, glad they came out well for you. They both look very good, nice job.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:32 AM
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Welcome to the addiction. Nice clean lines on your first dyes. Hand cut or plotter?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:53 AM
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Welcome to the addiction. Nice clean lines on your first dyes. Hand cut or plotter?
They are from a plotter. I tried hand cutting and failed! Yes, I am hooked. Yet, getting frustrated quickly learning new software. I have zero experience with this type of software. I downloaded Inkscape and spent around 4 hours screwing around with it and now I am more confused then I started...
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