Are you planning to print the gold and black onto white vinyl? If so, are you planning to try to cut the white vinyl so that the cut perfectly matches the edges of the gold and black with no white showing?
You don't give any indication of the size. But ordinarily, (assuming this is large enough to weed the white) one would cut the black from black vinyl, cut the gold from gold vinyl, apply the gold, and apply the black on top of it.
If you want to print the two colors on white vinyl, and don't want any white vinyl to show after cutting, you should build this with a degree of "safety margin", known as a "bleed." You would actually make a copy of the two colors, merge them into single shapes and set that to be your cut lines. Then outset the outlines of the original objects so that their print colors extend beyond the cut line. That way, any slight misregistration of the cut relative to the print would be compensated for; in effect, the print would be assured to print all the way to the edges of the cut (actually, a bit beyond).
Sorry I wasn't clear enough in my first request. Yes this is being
printed on white vinyl on a Roland print/cut. And I am trying to print
the gold and black as lettering with an attached shadow.
The ai plugin that Roland versaworks makes will select the correct
edge to cut, leaving the correct amount for weeding ect.
My problem is I can't figure out how to merge the black and gold, so
it's one object, ( but still two colors) and then be able to select
the outside edges and the interior white areas only with the roland
I tried merge and group, but neither work...thanks for your input!
Make a copy of the black & gold text and Unite them with the pathfinder forming one shape which becomes your cutcontour.
That should do it.
That worked! Thanks for the help!