Projects / HPGL-Distiller


HPGL-Distiller filters out aspects of an HPGL file which are not relevant for various HPGL output devices, typically vinyl cutters. Irrelevant codes are filtered out to prevent many vinyl cutters from responding poorly to the excess data. With the use of HPGL-Distiller, you can use Inkscape, QCAD, GIMP, and many others to produce appropriate vinyl cutting output results.

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  •  08 Feb 2007 13:15

    Release Notes: A shell script that can allow Inkscape and other programs to print directly to HPGL vinyl cutters was added.

    •  27 Dec 2006 06:54

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      Recent comments

      24 Feb 2007 07:46 luberth

      linux vinyl cutting
      script works perfect for me with Inkscape

      would be nice if there is a popup window

      for speed


      tool pressure setting

      after pressing printbutton (=run/send hpgl on/to vinylcutter)

      08 Feb 2007 14:54 pldaniels

      Re: Nice work!

      > Maybe someday I'll be able to cut vynil

      > from linux+inkscape, instead of

      You'll see that as of 0.9.1 you can now print directly from Inkscape :) Just print to the script " | ", assuming that your cutter is on serial port com1 and you have pstoedit installed.


      08 Feb 2007 02:07 wazzu

      Nice work!
      I'll keep an eye on this project.

      Maybe someday I'll be able to cut vynil from linux+inkscape, instead of win+corel.

      Nice job, keep on ;-)


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