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Generating outline text SVG files for engraving


The majority of engraving machines require a vector file with text converted to outlines.  This is fully automated in the Gateway OMS.  The following simple procedure needs to be followed:

  • A separate GUID is needed for all products requiring this output type.
  • The Company relating to the new GUID needs the default output type set to "Vector Text (SVG)"
  • The products need setting up with a suitable default effect to simulate the engraving such as Laser Light.

One the product is imported into a website and displays within the Personalise-iT iFrame the procedure for the end user is exactly the same as any product. Once the order is placed the following can be seen in the Print Manger with the SVG file generated related to the input text.

The image below displays the file generated open in a vector based artwork program similar to Adobe Illustrator where the outline text vectors can be seen and manipulated as you would expect.


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