Open SVG File

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SVG for plotters

SVG files

SVG is a type of image format used on the web.

It is not only the extension of this type of SVG file but it is also the acronym for Scalable Vector Graphics.

As its name suggests, unlike most popular image formats, SVG is a vector file.

This implies that the size of the image can be easily modified and it will continue to look just as sharp in its different versions.

Cut Files

They are designs that have an SVG extension, so when you upload them to the design program of your cutting plotter, you will find them separated in layers and this will make it easier for you to make any adaptation.

However, when we carry out thematic projects to customize, we look for many ideas to inspire us, and then, we define how we want our project to look.

File types available to build projects on cutting plotters.

Virtually any type of image can be uploaded to a plotter, however each has its advantages and disadvantages.

JPG: is an image compression format, both in color and grayscale, with high quality. Basically, it is the format par excellence for photographs. But depending on the quality of the image, we can convert it into functional files within our cutting plotter.

PNG: it is a format that supports the transparency of the background. So it is ideal for creating shapes and silhouettes on our cutting machines. In addition, it is a recommended format to work on print and cut projects.

DXF: saves the drawings, strokes or lines, so it allows us to export it to the different cutting programs for manipulation as silhouettes.

SVG: however, the star format for plotters is the SVG format, because they are designs that maintain their proportion regardless of the number of times their size is increased or reduced, thus allowing quality graphics to be obtained.

This format is perfect for use in different cutting plotters, as SVG files contain separate layers or layers that allow them to be manipulated independently for perfect cuts.

In short, SVG is the preferred format for die-cutting and plotting, since when loaded into the machine system, they are automatically in layers with all the colors assigned, so you can go straight to producing.

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.