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Creating a Shaped Wedding Invite

vicki79vicki79 Member Posts: 17
Hi all - I would like to design a wedding invitation on Illustrator but then cut it out on the Zing Air. Just working on a basic circle shape - how would I print the fonts from Illustrator and then have Zing cut around it? I have tried printing the design on A4 and then trying to use the Zing to cut around it but without success. Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks

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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,620
    edited October 2018
    @vicki79 - the fonts you are using, are they not universal fonts installed on the pc itself, and would therefore be available in MTC. If so, then you could technically do all the design work in MTC.

    Alternatively, you can export your finished work from Illustrator as a transparent PNG, or SVG file, import and then trace. Add your registration marks and print from MTC, so that you have reg marks for a print and cut process.

    If you don't have a copy of the MTC manual, then find it here:

    http://www.iloveknk.com/0um/KNKZing/KNKZingwithMTCUserManual.pdf
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  • vicki79vicki79 Member Posts: 17
    Hi Liz-A thank's for your reply. I don't think I explained very well in my original post, apologies. I only really want to cut the shape out in MTC and do the printing in Illustrator as I don't want to cut out any of the words etc just the actual shape. The final result being a circular style invitation.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,692
    The way to do this is to export the design from Illustrator and import into MTC. Delete anything but the cut lines you want.  Save that file. Then go to File>Print Options and make sure Print Registration Marks and Print Shape Outlines are both enabled. Then, under File>Print, choose Print to PDF so that a PDF file will be created. You will then import that PDF into Illustrator, align the cut lines with what you want printed. That way the Reg Marks, which will also be in the PDF, will be in the correct location. Then hide the cut line layer.  And print your project from Illustrator. Place on the cutting mat and then, back in MTC, you can then do the cut part.
    Sandy McCauley
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,692
    BTW, Alignment is MUCH easier/faster if you set the document area in Illustrator to A4 and then also the Virtual Mat in MTC to A4 before you print to PDF.

    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
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  • vicki79vicki79 Member Posts: 17
    Hi Sandy I have only just managed to get round to looking at this! I've done everything up to when you say File>print to pdf - I dont have that option (or I can't see it) - did you mean export to PDF? Then when I go into Illustrator I can't see an 'import' option - sorry!
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,692
    What operating system is your computer on? Windows 10?  Or do you have a Mac?

    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • vicki79vicki79 Member Posts: 17
    I have Windows 7 (didn't get on with Windows 10!)

  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,602
    If you just wanting to print the text then just cut that print text out
    try added a rectangle frame around the text in AI (make this printable)


    This since you are using windows you should be able to copy the text anf the rectangle from AI and paste into MTC 

    Mtc will position the reg marks at the corner of the rectangle
    so you will be able to use those corners as reg marks when doing print and cut


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