Not sure if you mean you want to try something before you buy or after? Either way, there are files included with Cut2D to see if the program works with your machine. Don't have the program in front of me, but I think the file is called "Vectophone" or something like that if you want to do a sign. If you've bought the program, go ahead and make your own sign. If you don't know how, use one of the many tutorials that show how to make a sign.