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SummaDC4 and Gerber Omega Software

Discussion in 'Summa' started by Skeezix, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Skeezix

    Skeezix New Member

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    Sound dumb I guess but will a Summa DC 4 work with Omega Software? My Edge has 6600+ minutes on it and it from 1997 - I got it quite used, I am best with the Omega Software so there is the matter of an upgrade thet will be as pleasant as the Edge has been for the 5 + years i have had it...
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  2. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    I would imagine there are drivers for the DC4 with other software packages. From what Summa told me the factory software seems very capable and has a lot of neat features to it. I would contact Summa or Omega for sure. Check with their websites as well.
     
  3. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    Simple answer, NO
     
  4. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Not sure, but I'd suggest calling Summa and asking them. As a design program, no problem, but what I'd figure you'd have trouble with is the file extension. I've been looking at these, and it comes with it's own RIP (ColorControl), which accepts the following files: "EPS, PDF and all generic PostScript"
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    "Simple answer, NO"
    That figures.
    You should still be able to design in Omega and export to something like Corel and print from there.
     
  6. Skeezix

    Skeezix New Member

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    Thanks Tony and all I'll do more research...
     
  7. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    You will not be able to drive a Summa from Omega.

    You may be able to export your design out of Omega and into whatever software you get to drive the Summa. In particular, you may get very ggod results if you are using Omega 2.5 which has much better import export capabilities than previous versions.

    My first recommendation to you is to open your mind to other design software. It will take some relearning but it is your best solution. If you are dead set on using Omega, then I would suggest that you approach it from a perspective of creating a file in Omega 2.5.1 and exporting it to PDF. Then send it to Summa and have them do a test print for you and send it to you.
     
  8. Skeezix

    Skeezix New Member

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    Thanks Fred
     
  9. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Hey Tony,
    Can Omega drive any equipment not manufactured by Gerber?
    I know it hasn't in the past but thought that might have changed over the last few years with the digital/printing explosion everyone is experiencing now.
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  10. threeputt

    threeputt Very Active Member

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    Mike, I design daily in Omega 2.1 and output as .eps directly to VersaWorx to my Roland SP-540V.

    Much of my stuff, of course, gets designed in Omega, exported as .bmp to PhotoShop and output as .tif to VersaWorx.

    If I need cutlines, though, I have to make a quick pit stop in Corel as there is no way to assign the cut command that Versa recognizes, in Omega. Bummer on that one.
     
  11. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    The extra steps would turn me away if I was looking to purchase software.
    Wouldn't it be nice if you could print to your VersaCamm directly from Omega just like Flexi or SignLab.
    I think their slowly hurting themselves...
     
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