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eps export files for use with SignLab7.1

Oct 13, 2017, 20:42
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eps export files for use with SignLab7.1
Hi guys
I've joined the forum as I'm pretty new GIMP user and need some help.
I am using GIMP to product artwork to be used with a laser cutter (running on SignLab7.1 or EngraveLab7.1 software). The laser needs vector outline only - pdf, eps or ai
I've tried exporting from GIMP as pdf (using artwork drawn with no layers just the standard background canvas) with convert bitmaps to vector option checked and omit invisible layers checked ~ but when opened in SignLab the image is completely black.
Having researched a bit I figured exporting as an eps file would be my solution ~ but although these files are much smaller (approximately 42kb) SignLab experiences an unexpected error and forces a close. The error appears to be memory related but I don't have the details of the error message. This happens despite eps being the standard file type that the laser cutting company uses.

Suggestions? Does anyone know what export settings I require for the resultant eps file to contain vector outline only? Do I need to make sure the original xcf gimp file is layer free? is it possible to get rid of the background canvas in GIMP and just keep the line drawing?

Huge thankyou in advance for any light you can shed
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Oct 14, 2017, 06:16
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RE: eps export files for use with SignLab7.1
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