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Networking a Mimaki CG160 FX?

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by Mythbeliever, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Mythbeliever

    Mythbeliever New Member

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    Anyone know if you can plot to a Mimaki cutter that is USB plugged into a machine on a network via FlexiSign Pro8.

    I currently print via the network with FlexiSign Pro and would like to be able to cut from Flexi for my couture cutting. The printer and cutter are two different machines.
    To couture cut our prints we have to make a matching illustrator file(i.e. the registration marks and the cut lines) and use finecut.

    Is there a way to do this from a networked computer?
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    USB to Ethernet Cable maybe. Set up your cutter with an internal IP Address...
     
  3. LittleSnakey

    LittleSnakey Member

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    The way I do it with our Summa:
    1. save the cut file out of flexi's product manager as a *.plt file to the computer that is connected to the cutter.
    2. send the *.plt file to the cutter using the software provided with the cutter, in our case we use Summa cutter control.

    Since this worked for me I changed the settings in the product manager such that when I hit send it saves the file to the cutter's computer.

    The summa tech was quite surprised this method worked.
    It may work for you, give it a try on a small sample.
     
  4. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Yeah you could probably get around it using Cut to File, no idea how to do it in Flexi though.
     
  5. Mythbeliever

    Mythbeliever New Member

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    Ok thanks I'll try the Cut to File.
     
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