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Using Illustrator with GCC Expert II LX vinyl cutter

Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2019 Aug 18, 2019

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Does anyone have any clear understanding on using Illustrator with a GCC Expert cutter?  There is little to no support or available help and tutorials on how this works and I am all out of trial and error ideas to make this work properly.  I would love someone who has an understanding of this so I could pic their brain on some basic use!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 19, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

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Hi

What is exactly your issue/problem with Illustrator?

As far as i know, you take a proper Illustrator/Vector file and open/use it with the GCC Expert Cutter software. That's it.

I suggest, taking a basic Illustrator class/course first. Also contact the Support from GCC directly.

I found this here…

GCC Expert 24 LX - 02.AAS Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator - YouTube

https://www.gccworld.com/faq.php

For supplies, education, and much more, visit our site: http://www.therhinestoneworld.com/

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Explorer ,
Aug 19, 2019 Aug 19, 2019

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Its not a questions of knowing Illustrator, and I definitely know Illustrator.  Its how to understand getting your images to cut properly with the driver provided by GCC.  It doesnt always want to cut everything you have drawn and there is also no way that I can tell to control where on your vinyl it will actually cut.  Its a horrible driver and the support for it has been horrible also.  The same company created GreatCut which Im also not liking for much of the same reason.  Though it seems to work better than going through Illustrator but its also a pain to use and the support is horrible, mostly from a language barrier.  The program also feels like it was made in the 90's or early 2000's.  Its just been an all around nightmare trying to get to use successfully.

And I know about the FAQ and that youtube video, neither answer the questions I have.  The only way I can get my questions answered I think is to find someone who actually uses it.

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New Here ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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Hello, did you ever find  a solution to this?  I too have issues and I have been a graphics professional for 25 years.  I can't figure it out to save my life.  I can't even get Illustrator to recognize my driver!  

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New Here ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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I use illustrator and greatcut but I dont send my file to greatcut through illustrator. I copy image from illustrator and paste it in greatcut. Then in greatcut I go to file/output and it sends file to cutter. I am not a pro by any means so this may very well be a bad way of doing it. I am curious to what you think about it though cause you have much more experience than I do.

 

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