Artcut 2009 is a popular software for vinyl cutting and editing. It is developed by Wentai Technology and supports most Chinese plotters. It allows you to create, nest, and cut EPS files with ease. It also has a user-friendly interface and various features that can help you with your vinyl cutting projects.
In this article, we will show you how to use Artcut 2009 CD2, which is the second disc of the software installation package. You will need both discs to install and run the software properly. We will also give you some tips on how to optimize your vinyl cutting results with Artcut 2009.
How to Install Artcut 2009 CD2
To install Artcut 2009 CD2, you will need to have Artcut 2009 CD1 installed first. If you don't have it, you can download it from here. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Artcut 2009 CD1 on your computer.
After installing Artcut 2009 CD1, insert Artcut 2009 CD2 into your CD-ROM drive. The installation wizard will automatically start. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation of Artcut 2009 CD2. You will need to enter the serial number that comes with your software package.
Once the installation is finished, you can launch Artcut 2009 from your desktop or start menu. You will see a welcome screen that asks you to select your language and plotter model. Choose the appropriate options and click OK.
How to Use Artcut 2009 CD2 for Vinyl Cutting
Artcut 2009 CD2 contains various graphics and fonts that you can use for your vinyl cutting projects. You can access them from the File menu or the toolbar. You can also import your own graphics and fonts from other sources.
To use Artcut 2009 CD2 for vinyl cutting, you will need to follow these steps:
Create or open a design file in Artcut 2009. You can use the tools and commands in the software to draw, edit, arrange, and modify your design elements.
Adjust the settings of your plotter and cutter in Artcut 2009. You can do this from the Plotter menu or the toolbar. You will need to set the port, speed, pressure, blade offset, origin, and other parameters according to your plotter model and cutting material.
Preview and test your design before cutting. You can do this from the View menu or the toolbar. You can zoom in and out, rotate, mirror, and scale your design. You can also use the Test Cut function to make a small sample cut on your vinyl.
Cut your design on vinyl. You can do this from the Cut menu or the toolbar. You will need to load your vinyl into your plotter and align it properly. Then, click on Cut or Cut All to start cutting your design.
Weed out the excess vinyl from your design. You can use a weeding tool or a pair of tweezers to peel off the unwanted parts of your vinyl. Be careful not to damage your design or leave any residue on your vinyl.
Transfer your design onto your desired surface. You can use a transfer tape or a heat press to apply your vinyl design onto your surface. Make sure to follow the instructions of your vinyl manufacturer and surface provider for best results.
Tips on How to Optimize Your Vinyl Cutting Results with Artcut 2009
Here are some tips on how to optimize your vinyl cutting results with Artcut 2009:
Use high-quality vinyl that is compatible with your plotter and cutter. Different types of vinyl have different properties and requirements for cutting and transferring.
Use sharp blades that are suitable for your vinyl thickness and hardness. Dull blades can cause tearing, dragging, or skipping of your vinyl. 29c81ba772