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Creating a offset to foil using inkscape and cricut design space

Posted on 11th December 2019
1- Open inkscape. click on the text tool.


2- Type text.


3- In the text and font panel select your font and size. I am using Luducudu from fontbundles.net Apply the font and size.


4- With the text selected, click Path- Object to path.


5- Next go to Object - ungroup.


6- The text is now individual letters. Select them all and go to path- union. This will weld any overlapping text.


7- With the text still selected, go to Path - linked offset.


8- You will see a little node at the top left of your text. This will create the offset. Drag the node to the width of the offset you want.


9- Your offset is created.


10- Click on the color palette and change the color of the offset so you can see it.


11- With both selected, click on object - group.


12- Go to file - save as.


13- Save as a SVG file.


14- Open cricut design space. Click on the upload icon.


15- Click on upload image.


16- Name and save your file.


17- Select your saved file and upload to your design space.


18- Your design will appear . Select it.


19- Go to line type and change to draw. Next click on attach so the offset and text stay together when you go to the cut screen. Click make it.


20- Position the text on your cut mat.


21- Select the material you are using on the dial and then ensure that the foil quill is placed in clamp A. Click go.


22- Your offset will start to foil.


23- The finished offset will be foiled. You can adjust the width of the foiled offset in inkscape to your desired needs. Especially if you are trying to make a very thin font thicker this is a great way to do this.

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