How to widen foil lines in SCAL4

1- Open SCAL4. Click on the text icon.

160cd1bdd6e1381049c0cad0039e7dc6

2- Type your text.

460b2cbe73e5008072928f9abb336ba7

3- Click on the color/fill icon.

5fee3c79a04ae53eb5424818dd3de7ff

4- With your text selected, click on the fill tool and select white or no fill.

71d4049b1c74590370153e0aa43b5162

5- Change the font to the one you need to widen the foil lines. I am using 56abe1e80d714c97892bef711bc6f375 from af478559c72cea6ad402a85a35e9e1f4

c60fc010700bb1bec830303eacb36857

6- With the text selected, click on effects - shadow.

d55b11e8a971319a1743eeab26bbe3ee

7- A new window will pop up. Make sure shadow is selected in the drop down box.There is a shadow size. Select this.

cfbd4fd0cd2844ae1acbecd9bee582b3

8- You can select the size of the gap between the original text and the “shadow”.

7fb0b48b6aeacab09f17b2d2d7170fd3

9- Set the size to as little as you can. Once you are happy click OK.

4623143f2bae896fd074ac1e389abafe

10- As you can see the new line is very close to the original line.

c976fd039eb4a0c87474e4322ae90b57

11- in preview mode you can see the 2 lines close together also. this will mean when you foil the lines will appear to be one thicker line.

4be42bb5271b98b8d12ecc2004089024

12- Once you have finished go to file - export.

2cef3ad6c39664991870dee67602afce

13- Save as a SVG file.

f149983593cfd39b5cb5739a76d970ed

14- Save at 72dpi. Make sure design space compatible if using in design space. You can now import into your plotter/cutter software and foil with the lines appearing thicker.

30189a6f31bba1d4caa3a0bcd1e73d6d