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  • what file format does the Dr. Stika use to import/export?

    Posted by Kev on August 27, 2004 at 6:00 pm

    Hi all
    Can any body tell me what file format Dr.Stika sofware uses to cut (or should that say what file format does it accept for cutting (?) ). One of my mates has just bought a Stika and has asked me for some logos etc. I tried to ask him what format was the ones he had, but he is the type of person who needs help dialling a phone. As he lives over 30 miles from our place there was no way I was calling over there after a hard days graft 👿 lol

    Cheers
    kev

    Kev replied 19 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Lee Jones

    Member
    August 27, 2004 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Kev

    Dr Stika can only open and save Dr stika files (*.stx), and can import (*.stx) and Windows bitmap (*.bmp)

    Hope this helps, I don’t know if you can export from other packages to the (*.stx) file format,

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 27, 2004 at 9:58 pm
    quote Lee Jones:

    Hi Kev

    Dr Stika can only open and save Dr stika files (*.stx), and can import (*.stx) and Windows bitmap (*.bmp)

    (*.stx) file format,

    *.stx ????
    Yuk.. would have been far better off buying my Mimaki
    Sorry if it may offend but the Stika is a just toy cutter.

    (edit-admin)

  • Kev

    Member
    August 28, 2004 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks Lee
    I did not know they could cut off bitmap, maybe I will call over to his place after all (and throw the Stika out of his window) and see what images we can give him
    Thanks
    Kev

  • Lee Jones

    Member
    August 28, 2004 at 8:46 pm
    quote Kev:

    I did not know they could cut off bitmap
    Kev

    Sorry Kev, did make it sound a bit like that !

    But unfortunately you can’t. When you import any bitmap it converts it into a vector outline (not making bad a job of it though) to that you can add basic items such as type,rectangle, round rectangle, elipse, star ,polygon and last but not least symbols, and these really are basic, more like shapes you find at an infants school. And you can only change the outline colour, no fills.

    zzzz ZZZ zzz Sorry about that, this software is real boring.

    The botom line is, if you got a stika you gotta sticka with their software, as nothing else will work (well, what can you expect for an overpriced toy !)

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 28, 2004 at 10:22 pm
    quote Kev:

    Thanks Lee
    I did not know they could cut off bitmap, maybe I will call over to his place after all (and throw the Stika out of his window) and see what images we can give him
    Thanks
    Kev

    Nothing can cut from bitmap files .bmp are poor quality, extremely large image files with no vector conversion within whatsoever.

  • Kev

    Member
    August 29, 2004 at 12:21 pm

    Right I am with you both now 😕

    I am so glad we bought the PC60, and not the Sticka (that we were looking at 😳 😳 :oops:)

    Thanks for putting me on the right tracks

    Cheers both

    Kev

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