First off I don't want this to sound like an ad but Im not sure if there is a way around it.
Hello, we're Hometown Graphics a small vinyl shop south west of Chicago. We do all kinds of vinyl work... sticker T-shirts, Banners, Store fronts, and more.
I just wanted to offer our services to anyone that may need something for their LoCo. We are a new member of Chicago Illinois LoCo. We hope that our work schedule may slow down a bit just to be able to get to the next meeting and really get involved.
I posted a little bit about us on the welcome thread in Illinois. I just think its very interesting that with help from a friend of mine, we have been able to go 100% Linux. Up until just a few months ago it wasn't able to be done reliable and consistent.
Now we design in Ubuntu using Inkscape, Sk1, and Xara Xtreme and we use a program that was built to be able to send the HPGL to the cutter. I just don't think there is anything better than designing in Linux and cutting in Linux. Everyone else uses Windows to cut.
There are a few people that have used this program also. We're the only ones that we know of that is running a business with it.
Thanks for your time and hope to meet some of the great people at the next get together.
Ken and Tina Sokolinski