I have owned my EggBot with engraving and Kiska accesories for several years. I have used it annually for holidays thus every season is somewhat of a relearning curve. I also use Inkscape with the same relearning curve.
I am currently doing several Christmas themed goose eggs and had run into some printing problems which Windell has helped me with, but...
My newest concern is the final printing. I scanned my art and imported it into Inkscape and turned it into vectors, colored certain elements (layers) and began printing only to find the lines of my "art" printed as an outline rather than a solid single pen stroke.
- Is there a way to convert my "outline" lines to a single penstroke line?
- If not I can possibly do it with the Inkscape "Hatch Fill" extension although this adds considerable time to the print.
My other concern is the actual egg print. I have always placed the wide end/bottom of the egg at the headstock/motor end and the "pointed" top end at the tail end of the EggBot. This is my recolection and seems the way others do it too. The problem is that the entire print, prints upside down
. Is there something I am doing that is wrong or should I reverse how I mount he egg or it there something in Inkscape that is causing this?
Suggestions would be appreciated.