Digitizing a logo for an engraving machine

September 26, 2015 at 18:57:18
Specs: Windows 7
I do small amount of engraving as a hobby and need to digitise a logo so that the logo could be engraved on a machine that runs on Dos 6.2 and
the logo needs to be digitised from a Jpeg image file into a plate type file format with an extension .plt which I believe is something to do with HPGL though i am not 100% sure as I do not understand since lots files under the banner HPGL end up with lots of different extensions.

I tried a free file converter which does a job of converting a jpeg to plt, but the engraved resolution is not high, on curved lines the curve appears to consist of series of short straight line segments and not a smooth curve.

Is there a way to increase resolution and if not how else can I do this logo. Thanks in advance


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#1
September 27, 2015 at 11:42:12
I'm out of my depth on this but is there any chance you can get the file as a bmp rather than jpg? A jpg is compressed so a bmp would be less lossy.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
September 27, 2015 at 18:02:10
Thnaks Derek, I could try that but I am not sure how to create a bmp image, would that be by scanning using a scanner or as you know most cameras use jpg or jpeg, but I have a camera that can take pictures in a tiff format, which I believe can take a picture with a lot higher resolution, so I might use free file converter to convert from either bmp image to plt or tiff to plt, and try it out and see what happens. thanks again.

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#3
September 27, 2015 at 18:18:56
Yes, it's worth using whatever is at your disposal to try and get a higher resolution image.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 7, 2015 at 17:27:50
There was a commerical on one of the old people TV stations I watch that had something to do with uploading your company logo for T-shirts prints. Maybe something associated with that would be helpful. If I see it again I'll post the website.

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#5
October 13, 2015 at 23:45:27
That site is:

http://www.customink.com/

but as I look through it I doubt if it would be of any help to you.


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