Keep these swatches handy to streamline your workflow
Here is a neat tip from the Ponoko Support Forums. Follow the links below to download Ponoko-friendly custom color palettes for your favorite drawing application. Each file contains the necessary cutting and engraving values that will make sense at our end, where the magic happens.
The original post has files for Illustrator, Corel Draw and Inkscape.
Here’s a quick look at the installation process using Illustrator CC.
1. Download the Ponoko color swatch file for Illustrator: ponokoswatch.ai.zip
2. Unzip and move the file to (for Mac systems) Applications > Adobe Illustrator > Presets > Swatches
(For Windows systems replace Applications with Program Files)
3. Import your Palette:
Open Illustrator and go to Window > Swatches to make your Swatches panel active in the sidebar.
Click on the small arrow at the top-right of the Color Palette and select ‘Open Swatch Library’ and then ‘Other Library’.
Browse to your ‘Swatches’ folder and select ‘Ponokoswatch’, then click ‘Open’.
To keep things nice and straightforward on your screen, it can be helpful to expand the color icons into a list.
Click on the small arrow at the top-right of the Ponokoswatch panel and select ‘List View’.
Now you’ll have all the info right there, making it even easier to create design files for laser cutting with Ponoko.
Here are the files for each application:
Adapted from a post on the Ponoko Support Forums.