How do I add Contour Cut-Lines to my file?

Our equipment can contour cut both Adhesive Vinyl and Rigid substrates. Still, for our RIP software to correctly identify cut lines in your file, you will need to prepare your PDF with a specifically named spot colour according to the below.

Create a new colour swatch with the properties of "Spot Colour" and name it "CUT" (this must be exactly as shown). The actual colour does not matter as it does not print.

For clarity, we recommend using a neon green or similar colour. The RIP software removes this item and uses it to create the cut file.

How to create a spot colour (Video)

How to create cut lines for kiss or shape cutting

A few examples are shown below. To enlarge each example, click the image. If you have any questions, please call us.