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I use illustrator cc to create cutting lines to be processed with roland versaworks. line thickness 0.25 and I safe this as an eps file adobe postscript language level 3.

When I open this file with versaworks I sometimes have a dubble cutting lines, close to each other.

This is not always the case
How is this or what am I doing wrong?

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Hide the cutline.

Select All.

Choose Object Flatten Transparency.

Show the cutline and save as EPS

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double cut line in eps file for roland versaworks

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Hey,
I use illustrator cc to create cutting lines to be processed with roland versaworks. line thickness 0.25 and I safe this as an eps file adobe postscript language level 3.

When I open this file with versaworks I sometimes have a dubble cutting lines, close to each other.

This is not always the case
How is this or what am I doing wrong?

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Hide the cutline.

Select All.

Choose Object Flatten Transparency.

Show the cutline and save as EPS

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Valorous Hero ,
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It might be that the file contains transparency and that the transparency flattener is set to outline strokes. So when you save as EPS, you actually outline those strokes.

I might be wrong but that could be a valuable explanation to me.

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I do not think that it is in this case due to a transparency setting.

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Are you sure you didn't apply a brush stroke?

Or a variable width profile?

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I am sure this is not the case.

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stef15071970  schrieb

I am sure this is not the case.

You will need to post an AI file and the corresponding EPS so we can have a look at it.

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ok, but where do I send this? You can not add an attachment here?

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Upload them to Dropbox or the like and post a link here.

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Your stroke is aligned to the outside.

EPS doesn't support that and therefore the stroke gets expanded.

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I have tried it with other files and there is the stroke aligned in the center.
Also gives double cut line.

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Can you please upload those as well?

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In your sample, one is using drop shadow which consists in transparency (blend mode) and the other one also contains transparency as the "transparency preview" panel demonstrates…

All will be flattened by the postscript engine as transparency isn't supported.

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Consider PDF if your software is APPE compliant.

Transparency issues was a good candidate since the beginning

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Okay.

Thank you.

I'm going to look at how I can solve this.

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I see the problem but how do I solve it.

Without removing the drop shadow effect ?

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Hide the cutline.

Select All.

Choose Object Flatten Transparency.

Show the cutline and save as EPS

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Awesome !
Problem solved, thank you 🙂

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Good to hear that helped.

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Opt in for a PDF workflow if possible. Otherwise you will have to do what @Ton_Frederiks suggested.

If you have hundreds of those file, you may want to automate the conversion process, feel free to get in touch at ozalto.com for a deeper study.

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Hello!

I  have the same issue, but I believe I dont have any transparencies. in any case I followed Ton Frederiks instructions and still have the same issue...

I have uploaded the latest file. If you guys could help me out... I would be very grateful

https://drive.google.com/open?id=15s_llITOu8yLpFKz01kUVyidaODZMmM1

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Your eps does not contain transparency because an eps does not support transparency.

But for your file the solution is simple:

Select the Layer 3, it contains a Compound Path.

Select it and choose: Object > Compound Path > Release.

The result is 2 paths, delete the bottom one from the Layers panel.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Ton+Frederiks  a écrit

Your eps does not contain transparency because an eps does not support transparency

Not exactly true. PostScript language doesn't support Transparency I agree. However, an Illustrator EPS file as a compatible Illustrator PDF file is a composite file embedding two types of data : native and postscript data.

If you re-open this file in Illustrator (given that the file was initially saved by Illustrator, the app will read the native data and so you will be able to retrieve any out of ps feature such as transparencies, drop shadows, filters…

If you open the file outside of AI, the converted data will be read. Those data were written when saving the AI EPS File and this is where paths were outlined as some transparency needed to be flattened.

This is actually this transparency that lead to paths being outlined.

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I agree that this .eps file also has the Illustrator native data embedded.

This file did not have the problem with outlined paths, just 2 paths combined in a Compound path (for whatever reason).

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I need to try it... but i cant really imagine it was such a "stupid" thing... I mean i even redo the logo as didnt know what i was doing wrong.. still dont now why i have a compound path... in any case many thanks!! i will do as u mention tomorrow in the office! many thanks!

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