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Gerber Edge software

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Fast Trax, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Fast Trax

    Fast Trax New Member

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    I recently picked up a Gerber Edge but have no software to run the machine. I currently use a Roland PC-60 and use Corel Draw but I have no idea what the most inexpensive software I can use to get this thing up and running on a Windows XP platform.
     
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  3. Fred Weiss

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    There are just three apps that i know of that can run the Edge:

    • Gerber Omega
    • FlexiSign Pro
    • SignLab with Thermal Module
    Different users will tend to prefer the one they use. All three work. None are on the low end price wise.
     
  4. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    Buy an older (used) copy of Gerber Omega? Make sure it's a version that can run it.
     
  5. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    if you do this...make sure you get the dongle and have it transferred to your name with gerber themselves...otherwise you'll have a hassle on your hands if you lose it and need to replace it...

    also, make sure you get the proper version of composer....there are two versions if my memory serves me right...a cut only version and a print/cut version...

    if you get the cut only version you wont be able to use the edge with the software.... double check me on this though
     
  6. Fred Weiss

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    There is also a design station version that does it all but can't output to the Edge. of the two production versions, Omega CP will drive the Edge and Omega CS is limited to just cutting.
     
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    You can look for an older version of Gerber software than someone might have laying around. Or older version of Signlab for that matter. Gerber Graphix Advantage 6.0. You can do 95% of everything Omega 3.0 can do with GA 6.0. PM me if you have questions. I may have an older copy I'm not using anymore.
     
  8. Joalflyer

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    Original Gerber Edge software

    If you or anyone on here has any old Gerber software to operate my Edge thermal printer, I will buy a copy with dongle key. Perhaps an old Graphics Advantage disc or early Omega version CP like 2.5, let me know. Thanks all.
     
  9. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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  10. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    We have an old GA dongle that we have been allowed to turn in to get the special pricing on Omega 5 CP. The dongle came in a box of things we purchased from a sign company and we didn't have to go through a transfer of ownership (re-registration) to validate it. I gave them (Advantage Sign Supply) the serial number over the telephone and then mailed the dongle to them so they could hook it up to a computer and verify the license files.

    I think the only issue would be if somebody upgraded and kept the old dongle (which they would be charged for). Then, that dongle would not be eligible for upgrading.


    JB
     
  11. GMS Product Manager

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    Hi Pat:

    If you write down or just put all the dongles out in front of you, call Gerber tech support 800-828-5406, you can simply run through the serial numbers with them to find out if the dongles are good. The serial numbers will reveal what version they are, what level they are (CS-cut only, CP-cut and print), and whether they have been upgraded (rendering the key useless) or not. You don't want to buy or sell a useless key. Those belong in the round file.

    To transfer ownership, the buyer can call GSP claiming to be the new owner, but it's a courteous action for the seller to take.

    Occasionally we will get a call from someone who purchased a used system, only to find out that the dongle is a "Layout Station" for design only... Oops. So for those of you who want to buy used, it's a good idea to get the software serial number and make the call. Don't forget... depending on what version you end up with, it may or may not work on the Win OS that you are looking to install it on. If it doesn't work, you will have to upgrade to 5.0 to use Omega on the newer OS.

    I hope that's helpful.
    Doug Goodloe
     
  12. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    :goodpost:

    Remind your Gerber vendor that the special offer is for Omega 5 CP (print/cut)...regardless of whether or not your old copy of GA was print/cut. This is a limited time offer, however, Gerber does not say how long. Obviously, layout station (if it was even available in GA) would be disqualified from this offer.

    http://www.gspinc.com/omega

     
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