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Need Old Gerber Edge Info

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by Mark Fair, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Mark Fair

    Mark Fair Member

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    I am about to buy a used Gerber Edge 1. It includes Composer 6.2 software. My question is will windows XP support the older version of the Composer 6.2 software or will I have to run the Edge on Windows 98 or earlier versions of Windows?

    Any info would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mark Fair
    Mark Fair Signs
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    I don't know about the XP issue but I would advise you...

    to do a CMYK test print with the seller to make sure that there are no blown pixels. It think it was around $3000 to replace the head.
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Pretty sure GA will run on XP although I've never tried it. If not you can always upgrade to Omega.

    For a test print, I would recommend a 50% print of an 11.8" x 11.8" square using Spot Cobalt Blue.

    Most important: The printhead and cartridge cradle must be protected with the original shipping clamps or you will almost certainly break something when you move it or ship it. The original boxes are a big plus as well.
     
  4. Mark Fair

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    Thanks Guys for the quick response.
    Also thanks Fred for the tips on boxes and transport clips.

    I will let you guys know how it turned out.

    mark
     
  5. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    Graphics Advantage 6.2 will not run on Windows XP...it will only work on a Windows 98 system or lower
     
  6. iSign

    iSign Verboten

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    Mark, you may want to loook into upgrading to Omega which will work on XP.
    The newest Omega just came out this month, & is not cheap, but if still available, an upgrade to either of the previous 2 versions should be somewhat less costly & still compatible with XP. Based on all the comments I've heard from GA users, it is a far better program.
     
  7. Mark Fair

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    Just as I suspected, 6.2 will not work with XP.Fortunately I have 2 computers, one with Xp and one with Windows 98 (that drives my old 4B)

    Thanks Doug, I didn't think about an earlier version of Omega.
    Might be less costly than the latest release.

    Thanks for the help.

    I am excited!!!
     
  8. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    Disagree... it's not SUPPOSED to work on XP, but I had GA6.2 on it about 10 months and it worked absolutely fine. YOUR mileage may vary. Oh yeah... and did lots EDGE printing w/ WinXP and GA6.2 - no problems.

    One thing to note is that I DID set the Composer program for WIN98 compatability in the XP Properties.
     
  9. Owen's Louvers

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  10. Owen's Louvers

    Owen's Louvers New Member

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    Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

    winME is faster than win98se

    winME works just fine after you remove System Restore.

    Loads and runs GA 6.2 very fast and it is easy to handshake
    with EDGE and HS15.

    A free tool to uninstall System Restore from Windows ME,
    and it's easy to use! The filename to download is SRPsetup.exe.

    http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/majorgeeks/misc/?sort=date&order=asc

    srpsetup.exe 516.3 kb
     
  11. ndemond

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    I also agree, ran GA6.2 for about 2 years on XP. You can make it work.
    (Not sure how though, I didn't install)
     
  12. Edge Guru

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    I to have also used 6.2 on XP, from 2002-2006. I upgraded to omega in 06. The only thing is that you need to remember is that you can not run the EDGE through the dongle, if you have an LPT dongle. So you need 2 LPT ports.
     
  13. vw4fun

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  14. Owen's Louvers

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  15. a+signgal

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    I am running my Edge with Sign Lab software. It works great. If you use GA there is a patch to download so you can run it on xp. If you want to sell the GA I am looking to buy that software. My dongle went out on mine and the files aren't importing correctly into sign lab. I have 10 years of files with graphics advantage.
    A+ Sign Gal
     
  16. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    i would check the VERSION OF XP 1st.
    if its XP without SP2, i would say it will run GA.
    if SP2 is in the XP, it will cause problems.
    iam running this machine with XP PRO SP1, and works fine.
    my laptop has SP2 and will run plotter just like the SP1.
    but a lot W98SE programs dont work in XP SP2!!!!
     
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