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Graphtec plotter CE1000-60

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by Maritimer, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Maritimer

    Maritimer Member

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    Hello...I have a Graphtec plotter CE1000-60 & would like to run it with Coreldraw. Does anyone know if I need a plug-in or can I run it from Cocut or Signlab? I called Graphtec and they were not sure as it's an old machine. They said "cutting master 2v1.60" may work but it's not been tested.


    thks,
    Maritimer

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  2. Pro Image

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    Cocut will work......I don't know if you can cut directly out of corel with out that or not.....I have one and will look it up in the owners manual..........
     
  3. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    Oh yeah; CoCut is and has been for over a decade, the absolute best CorelDRAW plug-in. "Cutting directly out of Corel" is in fact the old way of doing things. CoCut now takes the design (all or just selected elements) and mmakes them into vinyl-ready vectors, automatically. This is a huge time and screw-up saver. Things like heavy strokes, for example, are not cuttable vectors in CD. CoCut recognizes them and converts them on the fly, all in the background when you click the "cut" button it adds to CD.

    Another huge thing is cut by color. No need to group or individually select colors in CD; CoCut separates them automatically.

    There's a demo version, I think. It might be downloadable from www.cocut.com.

    Best,
     
  4. Maritimer

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    Thanks for the great reply's. Looks like I'll have to get Cocut to use the Coreldraw cs4. I was hoping I could download a plug-in as Cocut is going to cost a few bucks. I only paid $500 which about what the software will cost. I would like to use the Coreldraw though. And I hope to buy a printer/cutter someday and Cocut was highly recommended.

    Do you think it would work if I downloaded the cutting master 2v1.60? http://www.graphtecamerica.com/support.html#fc8000

    thks again..great community here
     
  5. Rodi

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    Wait on ebay, it shows up regularly, I got COCut Pro version 9, works like a champ!
     
  6. drdeath19134

    drdeath19134 New Member

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    I have the ce2000-60 and i use sign pro 2000 for years.
     
  7. Maritimer

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    I can't connect the cables from my Graphtec 1000-60 to my new laptop. The laptop doesn't have a serial port and someone said I have to connect a USB to my laptop and a serial adaptor on the other end to the printer. I believe it's called a USB PDA/Serial adapter & I believe this is what it looks like per this website. I can't find this part locally but I found it online
    http://www.cablesalescanada.com/products/CUSB-232A.html

    Does anyone know if this will work? My laptop has Vista. I have coreldraw on my laptop and want to use this software rather than the old software on the desktop.

    thks,
    Maritimer
     
  8. Pro Image

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    YEP that is what you need...........along with the null modem cable......
     
  9. tampaprinting

    tampaprinting Tampa Printing

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    i'm having the same problem with the same model. where do you locate a null modem? also does it require a special serial-to-usb cable or will any work? thanks!
     
  10. Maritimer

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    well I loaded Coreldraw 4 on my older desktop which will accept the cable to connect to my Graphtec plotter. I downloaded the plug-in on the graphtec w28 (V9.00) website OPS6 http://www.graphteccorp.com/support/software/cuttingplotters.html

    I can't seem to communicate with the plotter. Not sure I'm doing something wrong. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe I'll have to get Cucut or signlab to make this work
     
  11. Brands Imaging

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    i bet its that cable. the serial to usb is too advanced of a data transfer device. too complex for the plotter to understand
     
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