Welcome To LXi

Design Beautifully, Cut Precisely. Print Perfectly.

The Ultimate All-in-One Software to Design, Cut, & Print All Things Vinyl.

Best vinyl cutting software.

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LXi Performance

Performance

Design your
next masterpiece

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.

LXi Focus

Focus

So intuitive, you might forget it's even there.

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.

Editions

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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Two Thumbs Up!

Long-Time Hobbyist

Been using it for 10 years! Love it. Very easy to use.

Professional User

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Long-Time Hobbyist

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Been using it for 10 years! Love it. Very easy to use.

Professional User

Compatibility

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.

See the full list of supported printers & cutters

Training

Beginner? No problem.

Watch our quick training videos, and you'll be off to the races in no time. Your purchase comes with a set of easy-to-follow videos that'll get you up to speed, fast. LXi will feel like an old, familiar friend in no time.

Features

LXi gets a lot done.
A whole lot.

Here's the full breakdown of features for each edition.

Vinyl Express LXi 12
Apprentice 12
Expert 12
Master 12
Master Plus 12
RIP 12
New Features
View/Change Vinyl Cut
Animated Cut Viewer
Contour Cut True Shape Nesting
Open/Import Multiple Files
Non-proportional scaling of template placeholders
Send as E-mail by selection Only
Quick View UI
Artwork Approval Tool
Nesting Alignment Controls
CleanColor™ PureHue enhancement
Stochastic Gradient Enhancement
Add Choke/Bleed for White and Metallic Spot Channels
Design
DesignCentral
Cloud Window Tools
Workspace Profiles
Find File
Snapping Commands
Measure Tool
Import Standard File Formats
PostScript/EPS Import
Adobe PDF Export
PDF Link
FlexiQuote Connection
Export Standard File Formats
Import/Export From Pervious Versions of Flexi
Gerber PLT Imports
SignMate Import
Send to EnRoute (PC only)
Archive to SAi Cloud Account
Multiple Undo/Redo
Tool Tips
Context Menus
Tip of the Day
# of Languages Supported
3
3
3
3
3
Job Info/Statistics
Undelete Items
Graphic Styles
Auto Serialize
Templates — Apply, Create & Edit
Job Estimation
Draw
Rectangle
Oval
Polygon
Starburst
Guidelines
Advanced Border
Dimensions/Labels
Auto Dimension
2 & 3 Point Circles
Fan
Arrow
Parametric Shape
View/Select
Show Fills
Show Path Direction
Show Bitmaps
Zoom Tools
Zoom To Cursor
Select By Attribute
Select Similar Colors
Select Similar Objects
Multiple Layers
Object Hierarchy Access
Objects
Group/Ungroup/Ungroup All
Compound/Uncompound
Mask/Unmask
Order
Make Guide/Release Guide
Convert To Outlines
Path Direction
Convert Linked To Native
Spacing
Rotate
Mirror
Resize
Align
Deskew Horizontal/Deskew
Duplicate
Lock/Unlock
Lock Guides
Step And Repeat
Convert Stroke To Outlines
Vertical
Nest
Clear Transform
Repeat Last Command
Convert To Shape
Distribute
Text
Fonts On The Fly
Horizontal Text
TrueType/Type 1/Flexifont/Casfont Font Support
Text Orientation
Vertical Text
Includes Stroke Fonts
Block Text
Change Case
On Screen Kerning
Break Apart/Join Together
Arc Text
Path Text
Find/Replace
Check Spelling
Kerning Presets
Define Kerning
Store Text Outlines
Text Styles
Define Character
Text Spacing
Insert Symobl
Barcode
Effects
Weld
Cut Out
Common
Outline/Inline
Contour
Multiple Contour Cut
Exclude Common
Distort
Shadow
Smooth Shadow
Clear Effect
Separate Effect
Select Within An Effect
Fuse
Stripe
Colormode
Countour Cut Mark
Color Trapping
Separate Overlap
Blend
Underbase
Finisher
Tracing/Paths
Freehand Drawing Tool
Point Selector Tool
Bezier Path Tool
Path Editing Tools
Autotrace Vectorization
TWAIN Scanning
Centerline Trace Vectorization
PictureCut
Casmate Style Tracing (PC Only)
ColorTrace Vectorization
Bitmaps
Rasterize
Bitmap Marquee
Bitmap Move
Bitmap Eraser
Transparent Bitmaps In All Color Modes
Adobe Plug-in Filter Support
Reduce Noise Filter
Blur Filter
Sharpen Filter
Levels Filter
Color Balance Filter
Brightness/Contrast Filter
Create Bitmap
Resample Bitmap
Color Bitmap Editing Tools
Bitmap Lasso
Bitmap Magic Wand
Bitmap Paintbrush
Bitmap Pencil
B&W
Bitmap Fill
B&W
Bitmap Crop
Bitmap Stamp
Color
Color Mixer
Fill/Stroke Editor
Transparency Fill/Stroke Editor
RGB Support
CMYK Support
LAB Support
HSB Support
Spot Color Support
Spot Color Shade Percentage
Vinyl Color Libraries
Find Closest Matching Color
View Filter
Create Palette Swatches
Eyedropper
Gradients
Patterns
Soft Preview
Modify Color Libraries
Create Duotone Swatches
Create CMYK Swatches
Production Manager
Recieve Jobs From Local Computer
Receive Jobs From A Network Computer
Cutter Drivers
All
All
All
All
All
Printer Drivers
0
0
0
0
3
Cut/Plot
Vinyl Cutting
Fill Plot
Registration Marks
Interactive Cutter Control
Auto-weld
Auto-trap
Poll Size
Weedlines
Cut By Color
Manual Split Lines
Overcut
Color Nesting
Rhinestone
Tool Library
Opt
Opt
Path Edit Fills
Opt
Opt
Select Interactive Point
Opt
Opt
Wide Plate/Long Plate
Opt
Opt
Automatic Profile Between Copies
Opt
Opt
Specify Machine End Position
Opt
Opt
Desktop Printing
Print Jobs Using File > Print From Any Application (Application Direct Printing)
Desktop Printing - Scale To Page
Desktop Printing - Tile Large Jobs
Supported File Formats In Production Manager
Adobe Acrobat PDF
AutoCAD 14 DWG/DXF
HPGL/2
JPEG
Kodak Photo-CD
PostScript
TIFF
BMP
DCS
Photoshop PSD
Flexi (.FS), PhotoPRINT (.PD)
Production Queue
Number Of Setups
50
50
50
50
50
Make Setup Active/Inactive
Move Job To Another Queue
Hold Or Delete Job After Sending
Number Of Output Threads
2
2
2
2
2
Manual Job Sorting
Archive Job After Sending
Job Control
Automatic Tiling
Manual Tiling
Automatic Tile Flip
Settable Tile Overlap
Number Of Copies/Copy Spacing
Mirror
Rotate In 90° Increments
Scale To Size
Scale By Percentage
Non-Proportional Scaling
Fit To Media
Zoom To Preview
Comments
Desktop Countour Cut Mark
Cut/Plot For CCM
Industry-Leading Print & Cut Workflow
Nest Contour Cut Jobs
Labels
Tile Nesting
Separation Nesting
Manual Job Nesting
Automatic Job Nesting
Print Wizard
Crop Marks
Registration Marks
Overlap Alignment Marks
Solvent Marks (Color Bands)
Smart Hot Folders
Configurable Hot Folder Path
Settable Printer Resolution (DPI)
Presets – Save, Load, Import, Export
Repeat Job
Edit With Other Applications
Break Apart Multi-Image Jobs
Output Ports
Output To Network Port (TCP/IP)
Output To File
RIP
RIP And Print On The Fly
RIP Without Printing
RIP Multiple Jobs Simultaneously
RIP On Local Station
RIP On Remote Location
HTML-Based RIP Log For Production Reporting
Contour Cutting On A Virtual Hybrid Printer/Cutter
Navtive PDF RIP
Print As CMYK Separations
White/Metallic Ink Support
Print As Spot Separations
Bitmap Rendering Intent
Vector Rendering Intent
Text Rendering Intent
Gradient Rendering Intent
Smooth Vector Gradients
Diffusions
KF Diffusion
Error Diffusion
Random Diffusion
FMXPress Diffusion
LX Diffusion
Angled Screen Diffusion
Super Cell Halftoning
SO Diffusion
Color Management
WYSIWYG Color Correction
Easy And Fast Re-Calibration Of Media
Color Replacement Tool
Custom Spot Color Mapping
Raster/Vector Recognition
16-bit Rendering
Color Profiling Module
opt
Grayscale RIP
Support For Light Colors (Lk, Lm, Lc, etc.)
Support For Medium Colors (Mk, Mm, Mc, etc.)
Support For Hexachrome Colors (Or, Gr, R, B, etc.)
Variable Dot RIP
Includes ICC Color Profiles
Embedded ICC Support
Linked ICC Support
3rd Party ICC Support
Export ICCs Using Standard Tags
Settable ICC Input Profile
Color Adjustment Curves
Spot Color Adjustment
Pure Hue Presentation
Vividness Control
Ink Split Control
Simulation Profile
Other Production Manager Features
Cloud Window Tools
View Job Stats On Smartphone Apps
Variations

LXi is a good Vinyl cutting software. Really good.

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Pricing

Buy now, start designing in minutes.

Click the "buy now" button for the edition that's perfect for you. You'll be able to download your software 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
495 795 1195 1595 1995
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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Help

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 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.