Best vinyl cutting software.
LXi's powerful design tools make vinyl crafting fun and easy. Manipulate text in any way, shape or form. Add color and graphics. And do it all with ease.
Prefer to design in Adobe or another vector-based software? No problem. You can easily transfer your files to LXi when it's time to cut or print.
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After serving hundreds of thousands of vinyl artists - we've refined LXi to be streamlined, intuitive, and simple. That means you spend less time figuring the software out - and more time focused on your design.
In short: Get more done, faster.
Perfect for the hobbyist or the pro.
LXi comes in 5 different editions, each crafted for different users' needs. (See the full breakdown below!)
If you're a hobbyist: Apprentice or Expert will have you covered. If you're a professional sign shop: 3 more editions give you advanced editing, cutting, and printing tools to serve your customers with joy. Whether vinyl is your livelihood or your weekend passion - you'll get the job done.
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Been using it for 10 years! Love it. Very easy to use.
Supports hundreds of vinyl cutters, and the top wide-format printers.
Nearly every vinyl cutter on the market is compatible with LXi. We put time and care into working with dozens of manufacturers and hundreds to different models. The result? Your designs emerge from the cutter exactly as you intended, every time.
Wide-format printing? We've got you covered with support for the top 3 printers in the industry.
LXi gets a lot done.
A whole lot.
Here's the full breakdown of features for each edition.
LXi is a good Vinyl cutting software. Really good.
Buy now, start designing in minutes.
Click the "buy now" button for the edition that's perfect for you. You'll be able to place your order immediately so you get to work right away.
|Apprentice 12 - Vinyl Cutter Sign Making Software||Expert 12 - Vinyl Cutter Sign Making Software||Master 12 - Vinyl Cutter Sign Making Software||Master Plus 12 - Vinyl Cutter Sign Making Software||Master RIP 12 - Vinyl Cutter Sign Making Software|
|A perfect match for the vinyl hobbyist||A perfect match for the experienced hobbyist||A perfect match for professional sign shops||Professional sign shops who need a little more||Pro Sign shops w/ a wide-format printer|
|Basic design and editing of text & shapes. Send that design straight to a vinyl cutter. Production manager lets you queue up multiple cutting jobs at teh same time.||Everything in Apprentice, plus you can scan in your own artwork to cut.||Everything in Apprentice & Expert, plus advanced text styles, light bitmap support, contour cutting, gradients, and other more advanced design features a pro sign shop needs.||Evertyhing in Master, plus: Full bitmap support. More shapes (fans, arrows, barometric shapes). Sports templates. Full artwork approval tools (get client approvals faster). Rhinestone wizard. And more!||If you need to print AND cut, this is for you. The only edition that supports wide-format printing. Smart phone app lets you view, print & cut job stats remotely. And more!|
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Frequently asked questions
- Do I need to be connected to the internet whenever I use it?
No. LXI 12 is a cloud-based application, but it is installed on, and runs from, your PC. You will need to connect to the internet to activate, download, and install the software, and your PC will need to connect to the server periodically to keep the license active and up to date.
- Does it handle SVG files?
Yes, all levels of LXI can read the SVG file format.
- Does it work with MAC?
At this time, we do not have an LXI solution for MAC users. We do however, offer several MAC friendly vinyl cutter solutions. You can read about them on the Sign College Blog.
- How does LXI compare to SCAL eCal?
LXI is a professional software solution for graphic designers needing to professionally print or cut their artwork. Additionally, LXI has rich design tools built in which allows professional graphic artists to design their work inside of LXI once they have mastered the basics of LXI. Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist, LXI is superior software for decorator, graphics, and signage.
- Can I use it with my (insert device)?
LXI includes drivers for several printers. Yours is probably included.
- Can I use it with CorelDRAW?
Yes, LXi is compatible with CorelDRAW. CorelDRAW lacks the cutter drivers needed to convert its graphics into vinyl signs, but DRAW users can export their art as .EPS or .AI files, and import them into LXI to be sent to the plotter. More info on the Sign College Blog.
- Can I use it with Adobe Illustrator?
Yes, LXi is compatible with Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator lacks the cutter drivers needed to convert its graphics into vinyl signs, but Illustrator users can export their art as .EPS or .AI files, and import them into LXI to be sent to the plotter.
- Will it vectorize bitmap files?
Yes. Four of the five available levels of LXI software include tools for converting bitmap or raster files into cuttable vector graphics. This process is called vectorization or tracing. LXI includes powerful, easy-to-use auto trace features that can convert black & white or complex color raster files into spot color vinyl graphics.
- How can I cut artwork I download from the internet?
This is a related topic. Artwork downloaded from the internet will be in .jpeg, .gif, or .png file formats. All of these are raster images, also known as bitmap files. These can be converted into spot-color vector graphics using the AutoTrace tools in LXI Expert, Master, Master Plus, and RIP.
- Can I use it with my (insert device)?
LXI includes drivers for over hundreds of vinyl cutters. Yours is probably included.
- What are the requirements to run LXI on Windows?
Windows 8 or 10 with at least 1 GB or RAM (4GB of RAM is recommended), Screen resolution of 1125 x 854 with 16-bit color or higher, 1GB of free hard drive space, and 4GB of working space.