Step 10: Creating a Ponoko-ready .eps file

Currently, Ponoko only accepts .eps files.

This means changing your P1.svg to a P1.eps. In Inkscape, this is an easy task.

Choose "Save As..." from the "File" menu. A dialog box appears (see image below). Change the name to "Red Bells". Now choose "Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps)." from the drop-down list.

Now click "Save". When the "Output" panel appears make sure the "Convert texts to paths" tickbox is ticked, then click "OK".

If you want to cut your decorations out of more than one material, save another copy of your .eps - we named our second one "Arctic Ice Bells".

Note: his movie seems to pause after 8 seconds of playing. You can continue playing the movie if you nudge the slider forward and click play again.
If Anyone wants to convert any Raster image (bmp, jpg, gif, tif.....) just contact me i can do so for you, with top notch technology and fast. Just Contact me hueska@gmail.com
Ponoko is great, but they could me SOOOO Much better if they didn't charge $60 base price to ship to USA
Hey Joe426, I work at Ponoko ... and yes we agree with you whole heartedly! Here's what we are doing about it: 1) For people who upload their design files to get an instant price to make something, we offer free shipping every so often as a way of saying "we appreciate you want to make something but the shipping cost stands in your way, so here's a 'big thanks' for your patience while we set up our US operation to knock out the high shipping costs". 2) We are about to open our US based digital manufacturing operation - meaning all shipping to the US will be from within the US. Yippeee! We can not wait :)
Dogic, Awesome, glad to hear you guys are finally expanding. I didn't know you guys had free shipping days, I wish you would have email us members? Maybe I missed it. When you get US operations going, I'm definately using you guys for projects I post on my site - www.HacknMod.com
Cool hacks on yer site. Date to be officially announced, but Q1 2008.
Thanks, glad you liked it.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hacknmod.com">HacknMod.com</a><br/>
Ahem... Wasn't this instructable more about using Ponoko (see 'How to make a laser cut lamp)?
It is, but he's open and up-front about it. The Ponoko idea really appeals to me, but, as for Joe426 in the US, postage is a problem for me in the UK - can't wait for a Euro-branch...

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