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Gerber Edge Software

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by dweavers, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. dweavers

    dweavers New Member

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    I have recently purchased a second hand gerber edge and the seller did not have the software.
    Issue 1 is that it has a couple of blown pixels (I can work around these) but is there anywhere that I can go to purchase a replacement head (third party?)
    Issue 2 is I have no software to run this beast and with the head issue I do not intend to pay anything or only a little for old software,
    I run adobe CS2 (PC VERSION)
    And print to Roland PC-60, ALPS MD-1000, and various other printers depending on requirements of job.
    I do mainly custom made one-off decals.
    SO to cut a long story short can someone help with software firstly and secondly a print head :help
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    To the best of my knowledge there is no third party printheads and Gerber will only sell you one as part of a repair performed by them.

    There are only three programs that will successfully drive an Edge:

    • Gerber Omega or its predecessor Grafix Advantage
    • Flexisign Pro version 7 or later
    • SignLab with the thermal module
    Your only way to find any savings on software would be to find a used copy of one or the other. I would recommend looking for a copy of Omega 2.0 or higher to avoid the many non working copies left over from the upgrade to version 2 from a few years back. Be sure to get the dongle, the CD's and the installation password.
     
  3. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    I printed 1,750 decals on my Edge yesterday from Adobe Illustrator 10 thru MacImprint yesterday. Even on my old Macintosh G4 it's a rock solid printing plug in.
    It's a shame that GSP dropped the ball on that one. It's an amazingly simple and productive app.
     
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