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 ====== graphtec inkcut configuration ====== ====== graphtec inkcut configuration ======
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 +Memory of the install and configuration of a Graphtec Silhouette [[https://​graphtecgb.co/​product/​silhouette-portrait-3/​|Portrait]] vinyl cutter using [[http://​inkcut.sourceforge.net/​|inkcut]] under Ubuntu 15.10.
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 +===== Requirements =====
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 +===== Prior installs =====
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 +  *  Inkscape
 +  *  pygtk and gtk
 +  *  python-serial
 +  *  python-cups
 +  *  librsvg2-common
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 +===== Things to know =====
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 +Graphtec has some specific software for their cutters, I never used it, supposedly it only works under Mac or Windows, so it was no use for me. I design most of my graphic stuff with Inkscape, so having a plugin that controls the cutter straight from Inkscape was my goal. It ought to be possible to do it under Linux OS, too.
 +Normally, cutters use a protocol that is called HPGL, but Graphtec uses his own, which is GPGL. Luckily, some clever guys worked out a way to generate GPGL commands from Inkcut.
 +I'm a lazy guy thant knows very little about installing and configuring things, so you will surely find many missing info,​mistakes and nonsenses in this documentation,​ feel free to curse and facepalm! ;)
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 +===== Steps followed =====
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 +  *  After installing all the dependencies,​ we downloaded inkcut from [[http://​sourceforge.net/​p/​inkcut/​feature-requests/​_discuss/​thread/​6b486dc9/​dc1d/​attachment/​InkCut-1.0.tar.gz|here]],​ first try I think I downloaded from the original site and it didn't have support for GPGL (I'm almost 50% sure about this).
 +  *  I uncompressed the tar.gz and copied its contents to home/​user/​.config/​inkscape/​extensions. ​
 +  *  Maybe this was only my problem, but the owner of the files was root, so I switched it to myUser with:
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 +  sudo chown -R myUser:​myUser Inkcut-1.0
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 +  *  With this, Inkcut appeared in Inkscape on the extensions menu, but we had to do some other things.
 +  *  Add the Silhouette Portrait in "​printers"​.
 +  *  In Inkcut, select "GPGL plotters (Graphtec)",​ under "​Properties"​ select interface>​printer,​ name>​silhouette portrait.
 +  *  Sometimes, when I draw a path on Inkscape, it misses to cut the last segment (you can watch it on the preview window). Normally it fixes simply selecting the path and applying "​path>​union"​.
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 +That's it! this kind of led me to have a Graphtec cutter working... hope it helps a bit, maybe sometime I'll include some screenshots...
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