Is there any print enabled graphic design software?

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at
Fri Feb 22 11:11:24 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-22 at 09:55 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Yes, I'm looking into Scribus now. I'll see how it goes- so far so good
> > though, but I think I'll need to use GIMP to provide better graphics and
> > copy into Scribus. Any graphic designers using OSS I'll be very happy to
> > hear from you on what methods to use :)
> Slightly different field but:
> Gimp to produce digital artwork masters at 600dpi for etching to brass
> Own software to run verifier checks on them (line width etc)
> Inkscape to vectorise them if I need to cut matching paint masks, vinyl or
> styrene parts on a cutter
> What I'm a bit stuck on is a way to persuade inkscape to layer separate
> for vinyl cutting (eg if you are cutting a Linux penguin you don't want
> to cut a set of interlocking shapes but a black penguin outline with a
> white body on top [or indeed vice versa] and beak/feet on top of that).
> Alan

Run your separations in Gimp- then vectorise in Inkscape. Gimp can do
that, check the "cmyk" processes.

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