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Using a Vinyl Express Plotter w/ Corel Draw

Discussion in 'Corel' started by Signworks of Algoma, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Signworks of Algoma

    Signworks of Algoma Member

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    Has anybody successfully used a Sign Warehouse 24" Vinyl Express Lynx plotter with Corel Draw. I would assume there has got to be a plug in.

    Thanks
     
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  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    If there is a windows drive for it no problem, just use the print feature and choose it as your printer.
     
  3. Rodi

    Rodi Very Active Member

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    Ask OP,

    he's been doing that parallel on Rolands for a million years.
     
  4. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    One step above the cricut!!!
     
  5. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    http://www.signtools4.com/
    http://www.signcutpro.com/

    I've seen these two before, never tried it though.
     
  6. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    call 1-800-699-5512 with ANY computer problem you may have.
     
  7. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    @mosh. just got my gf a cricut (12") for her collage work! it's grandma friendly! but i still had to help her get started.
     
  8. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Well at least she stands a chance... with you. Keep her prices up Bud. "grandma friendly" LOL
     
  9. Signworks of Algoma

    Signworks of Algoma Member

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    Mosh, how is business? Work up to the eyeballs but still have time to post worthless, opinions........awesome.
    My goal here was to get valued information from valued profesionals. It never fails that you get b******t spew from punks like you, you just felt it was necessary to turn it into a contest. Yeah, I'm on a rant....you struck a nerve. Yup, keep it up, Mosh. Stay on the path your taking, cuz you are doomed for failure.
     
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  10. signmeup

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    You go Scott!

    I'd like to know about cutting directly from Corel X4 to my Desay Master plotter. (I don't have a Roland like OP) Can it be done? I looked at printing from Corel but the plotter is not listed in the printer dialogue.
     
  11. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Signmeup the first thing you need is a windows drive, then you need to install the plotter in the window printer in control panel, then it will show up in Corel under printers. The disadvantage to this is you do not get a preview like in bridge programs. Also remember to set your page size to material size.
     
  12. Signworks of Algoma

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    I guess that leads me to ask, is it worth my time to migrate to Corel Draw. I'm just weighing out the alternatives to FlexiSign types of programs, which I am running now. I fugured Corel could add a little flexibility. But without a bridge program to separate out layers and such, that makes things more difficult. I am a vinyl cutter primarily.
     
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    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    i would recommend keeping Flexi in your case.
     
  14. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Since the Vinyl Exoress is better then ..Endura Cut which I have (stepper motor) alot cheaper but works ,.... and very glad I could even afford that, besides mostly get request for hand painted work, very little vinyl.

    But I to would like to cut from Coreldraw X3, since this VE LXi 8.6v1 software used for cutting is way basic and not sure if I can import files from Corel to cut.

    so same question ?

    Bash all ya want ... I'm just glad to be alive, and have what little I have and a skill that I was taught correctly not only that I enjoy it and will be hand crafting what ever till I'm in the ground.
     
  15. Signworks of Algoma

    Signworks of Algoma Member

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    Thanks for the reply, Craig. I may have blown up but Mosh's comment, which is based on his limited knowledge, just set me off. There is nothing wrong with my plotter. I have had it for over 7, that's right, 7 years and other than one of the axis servo motor failing, it has not let me down.
     
  16. stickerman68

    stickerman68 New Member

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    i hear ya...:thumb: and i understand
     
  17. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Don't let the plotter snobs get you down. I have work in Signcraft magazine that was made with the help of my Desay Master plotter.

    BTW I use Flexi starter (sells for 99 bucks) to use as my bridge software. I copy what I want in Corel and paste into Flexi. Works every time.
    Reason I asked is Windows 7 doesn't seem to like my verxsion of flexi so I thought I would explore my options. (I haven't tried very hard with the Flexi/windows 7 problem yet.... it can probably be solved but it wouldn't hurt to have a second option.)
     
  18. 2 see signz

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    i got signtools 4 a few days ago because i could think of nothing better than cutting straight from corel x5.... since its been installed i used it once...its easier to work in x5 then transfer it to my cutting software
     
  19. 2 see signz

    2 see signz Member

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    BTW theres a 30 trial for it if anyone wanted to try for them self
     
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