Tips & Tricks

Rulers

The rulers around EasySIGN worksheets make it really easy to check dimensions, positions, add guidelines or set tabs in text. Toggle visibility View > Rulers Display the rulers around a worksheet. Units View > Settings... > Units Set the units of the software and rulers in milimeters, centimeters, inches or points. Grid View > Settings…

Guidelines

Use guidelines to easily position your design. Guidelines are displayed as a blue dotted line and placed on top or behind your design. Insert Guidelines The easiest way to add a guideline is by dragging one with your left mouse button from the rulers aside of your EasySIGN worksheet. Or drag a horizontal and vertical…

Text on path

No more worries about your text when you change a shape! In EasySIGN, you can easily place text on any path. The text will automatically follow the the path when you change your shape. How? Text > Place text on path Easily adjust the path and text distance with the drag tool, use the text…

Pen styles

Set the penstyle with the penstyle button in the toolbox as standard located on the left side of your EasySIGN worksheet. In the Select pen style dialog you set the Line caps and Corner shape of the pen. Also set the Line width and choose for Scale width with object to resize the line accordingly…

Text Tool

Create and edit text with the EasySIGN text tool. Open the text tool in the toolbox as located left of your EasySIGN worksheet. Text settings Now click with the left mouse button on the position where you want to place the text on your worksheet. Just start typing and create your settings in the Text…

Mold effect

Easily design objects in any shape with the mold effect in EasySIGN. Select your object, go to Effects > Mold effect and alter your design in the desired shape. The node editing toolbar opens to quickly create the required shape. Use the mold effect as placeholder in case you have a fixed text or shape…

Weedborders

Placing a weedborder will improve your peeling of plotfiles and save on vinyl weeding time. Weedborder menu Select the object you need to cut place a weedborder Insert > Production > Weedborder around selection... Set the position of horizontal and vertical weeding lines. In case of text lines you can also choose to cut through…

Rounded corners

Create and adjust round corners smoothly for matching production designs. Drag tool Adjust corners with the Drag tool when you are working with vectorbased objects. Just select the object and press on the Drag tool to change the corners of object. Node editing toolbar Smoothen your vector corners manually or at a specific radius with…

Node editing

The EasySIGN node editing toolbar offers a wide selection of features to alter your vector designs. You can add or delete, move, shape and redesign your vectorlined objects. Select a vector object in your worksheet and press on the Drag tool in the toolbox on the left side of your EasySIGN worksheet: The node editing…

Vectorization

When you enlarge a vector image, there is no loss of quality. When you enlarge a bitmap image, it will become grainier because the resolution of the image becomes lower, so the pixels become visible. Vectorlines are required to cut the image on a plotter or contour cut a printed file on a flatbed table.…

Fast editing with the drag tool

EasySIGN offers direct on-screen editing with the Drag Tool. This is a powerful and versatile feature for adjusting the various parts of your design. The drag tool fits many features to alter your design instantly. The tool can be found in the toolbox, this toolbar is standardly placed left of your worksheet in the EasySIGN…

Working with layers

Layers are applied in a worksheet to keep easily an overview of the various elements that make up your production design. When you have a more complex worksheet, you can faster select the various objects by placing them on separate layers. As a result, the design remains more adaptable as you can quickly change the…

Easy adjustable designing

EasySIGN offers object oriented designing. This means that each part of your design is displayed and stored as a separate object including properties. You can adjust each object and go back to each step of your design without having to recreate your worksheet. This saves you a lot of time and improves the reproducibility for…

Easily create backsides

EasySIGN offers a workflow for creating a design with front and backside. First design your front, then use File > Worksheet > Create backside.... to create your backside. How to do this you can read in the following example to create a single (or a set of) door hanger(s) Creating a single doorhanger We have…

Save on material with nesting

Reducing material waste is one of the best options to save on material, time, and money. EasySIGN offers handy nesting tools to use your material as efficiently as possible. (more…)

Duplicate worksheets

There are many good reasons to make a duplication of your EasySIGN worksheet. Making a duplicate can be done for improving your production reliability by separating your jobs by production output. Or duplicate your EasySIGN worksheet to customize your design for each panel (or application) without changing your original design. (more…)

Color separated workflows

Looking for a way to get the most out of your colored materials? In EasySIGN, you can easily process your design separated by color! (more…)

Alignment cropmarks

An alignment cropmark is an assisting element of your design to easily position during application. (more…)

Create your banner

When you produce a banner you know what a hassle it can be to create a production ready banner sign. (more…)

Produce 1:1

Signs come in all types and sizes. Lettering and advertising images are present on T-shirts but also on buses and trucks. In order to use the correct file format during production, it is important to be able to work in the actual production format. Good to know is that you can always work in 1:1…

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