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jlauzon

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« on: May 16, 2016, 06:21:27 AM »
This is the logo for a micro-brew, "Arrogant Bastard Ale".

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Re: Beer
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 06:36:29 AM »
Very cool. Did you try it with diagonal engraving?

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Re: Beer
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 07:20:56 AM »
I was meaning to ask if people have a preference of horizontal vs. diagonal.  Does one produce better results than the other?

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Re: Beer
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 08:02:42 AM »
It will vary depending on the material, but with a course wood grain, going with the grain can produce lines (shutter effect) whereas going diagonal produces a more constant result.

Diagonal can also be faster as you're combining the speed of both axis - remember trig? (for any Brits, that's not Del Boys mate)

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Re: Beer
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 10:07:48 AM »
Very cool. Did you try it with diagonal engraving?

I'll do the same image diagonally and post it. I do see the "screen-door effect" with horizontal on wood.

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Re: Beer
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 02:12:05 PM »
I didn't think of that, but then again, I'm not sure I think of anything unless its glaringly obvious.

I have come to the realization, that if there is a 50/50 chance of getting something correct, I have a 95% chance of making the wrong choice.

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Re: Beer
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 08:27:50 PM »
@Zax, do you know what might cause these extraneous lines on my engraving? There's no evidence of these in any image viewer/editor I've tried to find them.

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Re: Beer
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 10:17:22 PM »
I've had odd lines like that show up when using Inkscape. I can't see them, but if I drag the select tool over the area they will show up and then I delete them.
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Re: Beer
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 11:24:28 PM »
This is the logo for a micro-brew, "Arrogant Bastard Ale".
Missing vital information .... where is the beer available?  :)
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Re: Beer
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 11:30:49 PM »
I've had odd lines like that show up when using Inkscape. I can't see them, but if I drag the select tool over the area they will show up and then I delete them.

@TBN, thanks. I did edit this image in Inkscape. I'll have to see if I can find these phantom lines in there.

@carolynsdad, I'm working on a mod that prints the beer after the label. I'll keep you informed.

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Re: Beer
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 06:14:51 AM »
I had someone else report something similar, they sent me the file and I was able to "find" the defects by using Photoshop and enhancing the details. I suspect they're from the conversion but if you want to email it to me I will take a look.

Using the skip blank (white) or solid (black) can also exacerbate these phantom lines - not sure if you have either enabled.


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Re: Beer
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 09:16:11 AM »
It was indeed the Inkscape conversion that introduced the unwanted lines. They *are* visible, but were on the document borders so they appeared as drop shadows on the page itself. I was able to crop them out and the engraving is clean.