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How to widen foil lines in SCAL4

Posted on 17th January 2020
1- Open SCAL4. Click on the text icon.


2- Type your text.


3- Click on the color/fill icon.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


13- Save as a SVG file.


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.

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