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    The trouble with black & white patterns is! It's really hard to see a black blade inside the cutting part of the pattern .If I'm not the only one with this problem you're gonna love this idea I painted the top end of the blade with NEON yellow paint and sprayed a little fast drying clear coat on what a difference it made,Anyway if yuo have any trouble like this try it it worked for me lol

    DukeNukem
    Last edited by DukeNukem; 02-18-2007, 11:14 PM.
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    Another thing I do is run a hightlighter along the lines (at least when I started scrolling). After a while, though, you learn where the blade is in relation to the wood, and it's like driving a car.

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

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    • #3
      Yup, seeing the line can be a problem. I only have a B/W laser printer. I wonder if toner manufactures would create a red toner cartridge just for scrollers?
      Mike

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      • #4
        Reducing the glare from white paper can help considerably, even if you're using black ink. It means there's less strain on the eyeballs. Copying or printing your patterns onto colored paper might be worth a try.

        Gill
        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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        • #5
          I've noticed that if I invert the picture, or turn it into a negative, that works too. Then, all the black is white and white is black. But, before inverting, you should change all the white to a color of your choice. After changing the white to another color and inverting, do the same to the black (which would be where the white used to be) most likely turning the black into white then. I just wish there was an easy way to make all that solid color go away and have fine lines instead. When I figure that one out, I'll let you all know.
          Mia

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          We are the dreamers of dreams.


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          • #6
            Hi Mia, Is this what you mean? Steve
            Last edited by Steviegwood; 02-18-2007, 07:08 PM.
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            • #7
              Ok, fess up now! How'd ya do that?!?!?! Yes, that's what I mean.
              Mia

              We are the music makers.
              We are the dreamers of dreams.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by miamw
                Ok, fess up now! How'd ya do that?!?!?! Yes, that's what I mean.
                I left you an email Mia, You already have it on your computer. Steve
                If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
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                • #9
                  Thanks for all the input hey Steve did I get an email too lol
                  Don't worry be scrolling

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