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Finecut 9 and New Large Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by chartle, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. chartle

    chartle Member

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    Has anyone tried the new Larger Canvas Feature and tried to make Finecut Crop Marks.

    I work with large vehicle graphics so the larger canvas is great and I don't have to scale my graphics. I did a few test and Rasterlink handles the files just fine but noticing Finecut does weird things when I add cropmarks. The sizing is just odd. It will say recommended size .16" when it should be 1.4" or so. And when I do say .16" they are around the size they should be but the stroke weight is all off.

    Did I miss a Finecut update or does anyone know if there is one in the works or a simple work around?

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  2. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    Could just create your own script/action in illy. Creates the reg marks and cut layer and not rely on FineCut. This what we do in Corel. Our prints are handled by a print tech with a stand alone workstation running the FineCut plugin. Each design workstation has a macro to create the cut layer, the cut lines, the reg marks, and the bleeds then exports to a print "Hot Folder" or que. After print & laminate the print tech can move it to the plotter and pull up the corel file and just plot from FineCut, skipping the create reg marks.
     
  3. chartle

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    I guess its just not my workflow. I sort of stumbled into doing vehicle graphics when I was hired as the Network Support Manager at a cab company. Its now my major job function.

    I'm by myself its the way I have learned to do it. i have a felling Mimaki will have an update soon.
     
  4. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Is there any reason you use the plugin instead of CutContour lines?

    Could always save the cutcontour lines then just put the reg marks on in the rip?
     
  5. chartle

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    Not sure your question but I have a separate printer and cutter so I have to add the marks in Adobe using the plug in.
     
  6. GaSouthpaw

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    I'm curious about the "larger canvas" aspect of your question. As far as I can determine, Illustrator still insists on the arbitrary 227" x 227" limits. I have longed for Adobe to "borrow" the scaling feature from CorelDraw that allows you to use "full-sized" dimensions while doing scale drawings- just for the sake of ease (because I admit I get math stupid at times).
     
  7. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    nah with illustrator 24.1 (think it’s that) they made the art board sizes HUGE. Like 57m square huge.
     
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  8. GaSouthpaw

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    Well, that's what I'm running, and it's still limited to the "canvas" size- 227" square. Did some checking, it appears to be 24.2 is where it's implemented.
     
  9. chartle

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    This drawing is a full size shuttle bus on a 640" by 470" art board. So nice I don't have worry about scaling in the RIP.

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