OT: Ping gheskett, article on Linux based cutting/machining
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sun Jul 22 18:17:20 BST 2012
When I read this headline a couple weeks ago, I thought of you and
wondered if you had seen it. (From my subscribed feeds. I had kept it
marked unread to post about when I got a chance.) I think this is the
first article I've seen on the subject.
Subject: Vinyl cutting on Linux: the real deal (Libre Graphics World)
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:23:58 GMT
Libre Graphics World is running a comparison of Linux applications used
to drive cutting machines for vinyl, cardstock, and other materials.
"Most cutting devices rely on HPGL printer control language and its
versions such as CAMM-HPGL (Roland). So the job is, essentially, to take
a vector graphics file and convert it to HPGL, then send it to the device
along with control commands such as blade speed and pressure." Looks like
several options are available, including Inkscape extensions and stand-
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