I wanted to share the process of making vinyl decals using the cutter/plotter at TechShop Menlo Park. This is a very fun thing to do and can be used for many different things. You can make stickers or stencils for painting, sandblasting (etched glass), or silk screening.

Step 1: preparing the file

First we are going to take our image and make sure it is in a file type we can use. It needs to be an EPS file so we will open our image (in this case I am using CorelDraw) and export it to EPS. When we export to EPS it is best to select the option to export text as curves.
Choose: File -> Export
Change File Type to EPS
Click: Export
Under General Tab Select: Export text as: Curves

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