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Thanks for taking a look! This will be darkened once I find the lines that I am looking for, but I am looking for some honest feedback into any corrections or what would really get this design going in the right direction. This will be engraved on a standard zippo (gravermeister, 901, no scope, good sharpening with 105) 3.PNG
 
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Did some tuning up before print and now having issues printing the right size from Procreate and getting the right transfer method to work.
Looking through forums and can’t find where to size correctly on your printer. I have it on 3.5”x5.5” canvas on Procreate but it comes out on 10 x14 circa.

Also got the pictorico transfer sheets and can’t seem to get the process right. Patience is definitely a virtue. FDCB8709-93C0-4BAE-968A-7B6260E72D3D.png
 
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Mr Mattymo

Im not familiar with your drawing program, but on the printer side, find the button that says properties, check the box that says print actual size, then go to print preview and make sure it looks right. A lot of times for images the printer defaults to "expand to fit" and that will make your image to big.
Depending on your printer model the wording might be different, but it should get you in the right ball park.

Best of luck.

Jon
 

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This is a beautiful design. My only worry would be about reducing it to fit a Zippo.
Possibly many lines of the pattern become impossible to follow, and elaborate parts of the design could be lost at that size, parallel running cuts with tiny spaces between could be too challenging to execute. It might be necessary to simplify the design before transferring it on the lighter. BTW is it a sterling silver Zippo? I wish You best of luck for this task.
 
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This is a beautiful design. My only worry would be about reducing it to fit a Zippo.
Possibly many lines of the pattern become impossible to follow, and elaborate parts of the design could be lost at that size, parallel running cuts with tiny spaces between could be too challenging to execute. It might be necessary to simplify the design before transferring it on the lighter. BTW is it a sterling silver Zippo? I wish You best of luck for this task.
Thank you very much sir. It is not a sterling silver zippo, it is on a satin finish standard zippo at the moment. This is number 5 in a series of 10 and I will likely be doing a sterling for the final one.
I did notice the loss in translation when shrinking the design so that is part of the learning process; still getting the hand of the sizing ratio in procreate. Thank you for the kind words again, i look forward for to the challenge
 
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In Photoshop Elements if you use the zoom in or zoom out command and save the image under a different file name you will have your newly sized image!
Just downloaded the trial for photoshop, im going to take a look at some other programs too, but it looks like the best solution to get the job done. Thank you =)
 
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This is a beautiful design. My only worry would be about reducing it to fit a Zippo.
Possibly many lines of the pattern become impossible to follow, and elaborate parts of the design could be lost at that size, parallel running cuts with tiny spaces between could be too challenging to execute. It might be necessary to simplify the design before transferring it on the lighter. BTW is it a sterling silver Zippo? I wish You best of luck for this task.
Thank you again for the insight sir. After trying with a plasticine and pencil transfer, it was too difficult to get the lines just so without a microscope and limited tools. In the future I plan to use the design, but modify some of the details like you had mentioned . Half of the battle is knowing what translates well to metal so I figured I would give it a shot. Always aiming upward, thank you again.
 

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