Creating Vinyl Weeding Lines In Inkscape – SCAL & MTC Users

September 4th, 2012 by Louise
Example image showing detailed weeding lines

Detailed Weeding Lines Example

For those of you who use SCAL, and probably MTC as well, you may be aware that there is no built in weeding lines function.

Weeding lines make weeding vinyl very much easier as they allow you to remove the waste vinyl in smaller more manageable chunks and for large or very intricate vinyl designs is almost essential to save your sanity and project.

While there is no way as yet I have found to create detailed weeding lines in SCAL and I suspect MTC is the same, it is possible to create them quickly and easily in Inkscape. So saving the design as SVG you can easily create the weeding lines in iskscape and import the SVG back into your cutting software.

The process in inkscape is very quick and easy, only a couple of quick edits, so even the inkscapaphobes should be able to create weeding lines without too much of a headache.

You can download the PDF Tutorial which was created for the Thyme Machines Forum here..

Creating Vinyl Weeding Lines In Inkscape

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2 Responses to “Creating Vinyl Weeding Lines In Inkscape – SCAL & MTC Users”

  1. Patricia Dome says:

    Thanks soooo much!!! What a tremendous help this is to me, as I do lots of wildlife (fur, feathers, grass, leaves, etc) Great time-saver; and that really makes money.

    Pat in Kent

    • Louise says:

      Many of the vinyl wall art pictures I cut are so detailed it is near on impossible to weed them without weeding lines, fortunately I have Signcut pro which has very good automatic weeding lines built in but I know a lot of craft cutting people have MTC or SCAL and this technique will make it very much easier for them to give vinyl a shot :)

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