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  1. The concept of the standard observer is the basis of the entire CIE system. I don't need to wonder about it, you can read up on how they achieved that concept (and yes, it is somewhat flawed as it was a limited sample of people). I didn't advocate that for the OP, that was a reply to another member. As a side note, L*a*b* values are incredibly useful when a profile is not known. For the OP the best thing would be to have the colour breakdown and the profile it relates to, but that would only help if they knew how to then handle that through their print and sublimation process. You didn't stop reading where it said to
  2. Just a heads up for you - colour matching across different printers / media is a hard task, presumably you are using sublimation to get it onto the tumbler which adds another hurdle. It's unlikely that colour will match what is on their cards, might be a good idea to set their expectation that it will be a close and similar colour. Now that I've said all that it will probably come out 100% the same
  3. Any of the CIE formats (e.g. L*a*b*, XYZ), those are device independent and instead relate to a human standard observer. Use those values and you are describing an actual colour.
  4. Anyone allergic to pedantry should stop reading here. That is not a colour number, it's just three hexadecimal values concatenated. Each two digits are taken to represent a value from 0 to 255 inclusive, and are applied to the R, G, and B components respectively. The actual colour that results is determined by the colour profile that is used.
  5. Are you sure there is no way to apply the colours within your CAD software to the sketch? Why are they not using absolute units? SVG is perfectly capable of having everything defined in SI or Imperial units. It might be a good idea to ask Alibre / on their forums the above questions.
  6. The CAD software mentioned costs £1,250. Can it genuinely not produce a suitable file to run a CNC machine?
  7. What is the file extension of this photo that you have? Your assertion above is almost certainly untrue.
  8. Apparently it doesn't show up in Affinity or in Windows viewer. There is no watermark in other words.
  9. Facts to consider: 1: The Affinity trial does not add a watermark. 2: Your image does not have a watermark. If it did, it would show in Windows and in Affinity. 3: The only place you are seeing the "image" text is within the calendar software. There's only one conclusion to draw.
  10. Can you export from DrawPlus to a format that Designer supports?
  11. I've not looked at the files, but from the screenshot it looks like an sRGB document. Possibly the original is printing as K only, whereas the new one is composite black?
  12. It's generally a file with two groups, one group is everything to be printed, one group is vector paths to be cut on a plotter/flatbed. Everything is aligned in one file, then the production software can generate the required registration marks for the print, and feed that info to the cutter to get the correct positioning for cutting the vectors. To the OP - the sign company should be providing you with the details of the file they require. If they are relying on you to muddle your way through with some Googling then you might want to consider choosing a different supplier. On the other hand if they have given you the specification but you just don't understand it then please share it here.
  13. You'll see the same in Designer if you export to raster image or use the pixel view mode. As Psenda above pointed out, if your vector edges don't fall on a whole pixel you'll get an anti-aliased appearance.
  14. Haha, well maybe. It does say "1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components, in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself."
  15. You cannot distribute derivatives of the fonts under those terms.
  16. I see, yes that font seems to be a special case. The Apache license is more permissive than the normal fonts on there.
  17. Doesn't the Google Fonts terms of use prohibit what you are doing? If it's just for fun then I guess no one will care, but if there's any commercial aspect you might want to rethink things. I'm not a lawyer, just a very pessimistic individual.
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