Once again, Carol has come up with a FUN KNK Studio request! What’s the easiest way to make a rainbow? Well, there are probably three or four different ways to achieve this… thus this could be Part 1 in several posts about rainbows. We’ll have to see. But the method that came to my mind is not bad and creates the rainbow in a fairly easy, methodical, manner using the Fan shape. Basically you just create one fan, and then start duplicating it and modifying two settings up in the Smart Bar, along with recoloring each fan, as you go.
Making a Rainbow
For those who would rather just have the file, here’s a link to download it. Also note that I will be converting all of my files to both .ai and .svg for those who own other cutters and would like to have some of the files I make:
Rainbow File in KNK Format
Rainbow File in AI Format
Now, regarding Roy G Biv… I hadn’t heard that acronym in 20 years! But I found it this morning when I was searching the Internet for the order of the colors in a rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.
i do most wedding invitations on photoshop and also on MS Word-;`
Yes… there is a KNK dealer in London. I can’t remember her web site off hand, but try googling “The Scrapbook Lady”.
Hello, I live in the UK and I have been trying to find a KNK supplier for a while now. Would you know of any?
KNK Studio imports all three of those file formats plus many more. You can also copy/paste images from AI into KNK Studio. As I recall, those who save their AI files in version 8 have the easiest time with the files once in KNK Studio, but I have included the necessary steps to convert from ai to knk in the user manual.
Blade duration depends on what materials you cut AND how well you cut. Users who fail to adjust their blade length so that it doesn’t cut into the mat will find that their blades dull much sooner. That being said, I have a customer here in Phoenix with a mini-album business and she cuts from Bazzill cardstock almost every day and, when cutting, will cut for hours at a time. She told me she changes her blade once a month.
If you’ve not yet selected a dealer, I would love to be the one to sell you a Maxx. I’m on commission with Accugraphic, the makers of the KNK, and I provide my customers additional support, including free assistance by phone with setup, installation, and learning to cut. You also receive a free one hour class on any KNK topic and any three of the KNK Studio videos I sell at http://www.scrapbookdiecutter.com.
Let me know if you have any additional questions!
Hello, I’ve watched some of your videos and read the forums on your site. Very informative, by the way. I have one question that i couldn’t find though. I’m looking to purchase the KNK-MAXX 24″ and need to make sure it can import from Illustrator in any format EPS, AI, DXF i don’t really care how it gets there i just need to make sure it can. I’m looking at starting a small business doing wedding invitations and need it to cut any and every shape i throw at it (with respect to limitations to angles and how close it gets to another cut. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And 1 more, sorry how many linear inches can i expect out of the thick media blade? roughly i know you don’t know the material i’m cutting but mostly 110lb card stock. thank you!
You’re welcome! It was really fun creating this rainbow. I envisioned this being cut from colored cardstock in which each arc would be separately selected and cut. Carol, who asked me how to design a rainbow, is cutting a HUGE one from colored rolls of vinyl for her daughter’s room and will need to use the Ginsu knife tool to cut several of the larger arcs into several sections to piece together after cutting.
Depending on the size you need and the maximum cutting width of your cutter, you may be able to cut even the large arc without breaking it into parts (called tiling).
Now, one could also do a print and cut, but then you’d only need one overall trace line to surround the entire rainbow. The could be done using the Arc Edit function in the Edit Tools (pencil icon, third choice).
Hey Miss Sandy, what a lovely rainbow…we could use one right about now as it is 8 deg and snowing LOL…question…now how do you use this rainbow…do you cut it out separately on cardstock and piece back together or do you do a print and cut or a reverse print and cut??? Thanks for all your help with the KNK