We understand some situations make it hard to get a traced template without cutting the parameter and/or holes, but if you can avoid doing so we recommend not cutting the tracing as this can make it difficult for our design team to get a suitable design for you. To ensure the panel shape and size matches the provided template we conduct a quality check during the fabrication process where we cut a cardboard template of the designed panel and compare it to the provided panel template.
To ensure an accurate design we will need the most accurate tracing possible (unless a physical panel is being sent in). We request that you not send in multiple pieces of tracing paper for a single panel. We can work with a multi-piece tracing if necessary but it reduces the accuracy of the design. In cases like this, we recommend printing the proof out (our proofs are designed to full scale) and checking it to your dash or panel to ensure the accuracy.