Jul. 14th, 2017

Well, 44 psd files later… I have the pieces ready to cut. I have not, i repeat not tidied these ready for use! But I am going to do so 🙂 SO that means hunting down a Illustrator clone.



Oh here I get to complain about my printer.


It will not print in monochome if any colour ink is out. Oh, some versions of this model can do monochrome (ie it won’t attempt to use colour ink) but not this one. And those inks are of course not actually empty either. I mean I have to assume this troubleshooting page actually isn’t specifically for my model but instead a generic in disguise.


 


Not only that, you cannot turn it off using.. you know.. the power button. But I have been able to get it to work when turning the wall switch on and off. You know. A hard boot.


So, no. I do not recommend it. Two major issues that affect nearly every print job?


And the price of those inks!!! oh no you can’t buy them individually either.. It’s a feature.


 


So my cunning plan to have the cutting machine ready for my workshop has failed. No way I can run out get the ink and then print and then cut out before midday tomorrow :/


 

Actual cost to print.. we won’t think about it! But I will have to make these from card first!


I have foam core board to make a test run of the McDowll cutting system 🙂 So I may be able to get a third tool printed off tonight too 🙂


Oky, since posting that I actually have. My firt prints were twice the size, then 1/4.. now I think I have it. It looks right. I have them in light card and paper for cardstock so I’ll cut the card tonight and see if it looks right!



This system is mentioned in Cutting a Fashionable Fit and there have been a few examples up for sale:



OMG!!!!! $US80?!?!?! That’s less than my ink. So and an ebay search…..

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