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What Software Do You Own and Use?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Fred Weiss, Dec 18, 2003.

What Graphics Software Do You Own and Use?

  1. FlexiSign, Vinyl Express, LXI, SignMate

    146 vote(s)
    49.2%
  2. Gerber Omega

    54 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. SignLab

    44 vote(s)
    14.8%
  4. VinylMaster Pro

    21 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. SignCut

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. SignGo

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. CorelDraw

    166 vote(s)
    55.9%
  8. Macromedia Freehand

    22 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Adobe Illustrator

    157 vote(s)
    52.9%
  10. Casmate

    13 vote(s)
    4.4%
  11. Inspire

    7 vote(s)
    2.4%
  12. Graphix Advantage

    17 vote(s)
    5.7%
  13. AutoCad

    27 vote(s)
    9.1%
  14. Canvas

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
  15. FireWorks

    18 vote(s)
    6.1%
  16. Painter

    5 vote(s)
    1.7%
  17. PaintShop Pro

    26 vote(s)
    8.8%
  18. Corel PhotoPaint

    74 vote(s)
    24.9%
  19. Adobe PhotoShop

    177 vote(s)
    59.6%
  20. Other

    81 vote(s)
    27.3%
  21. None

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Please check all that apply.
     
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  2. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    Fred i use LXI Master Plus,,is this well know program? I did not see it on your list of programs.
     
  3. SouthPaw

    SouthPaw Member

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    I like photoshop better than photopaint, but I'll have to wait to get that.
     
  4. RubberDuckyDecals

    RubberDuckyDecals Member

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    I actually really like using Macromedia Flash for its drawing tools. It's great for simple stuff and exports illustrator 8 which my sign program likes. It's not a complicated program and while its best for doing crazy animations and off the hook programming and scripting, the intuitive drawing tools are just fantastic.
     
  5. 3CGraphics

    3CGraphics Member

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    I own macromedia MX suite but only use FLASH from it - never got the hang of freehand but did use fireworks a lot for web stuff.
     
  6. learned the hard way

    learned the hard way Active Member

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    Vinyl Express LXI is the same thing as Flexi.
     
  7. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    cocut!
     
  8. cwa

    cwa Member

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    I do everything in Corel X3 and bring it into Flexi to print/cut.
    I also have Adobe CS Illustrator and Photoshop. CAD Designer uses Sketch-Up not CAD. I fumble around with the trial version from Google.
     
  9. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Still a Inspire user trying to work out Flexi so I am as efficient in it as I am Inspire.........
     
  10. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Regularily... I use Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2, Flexisign Pro 8.0v2, CorelDraw X3 and the entire Macromedia MX Suite (Dreamweaver, flash etc.).

    Got plenty of more programs, but only dabble with them. Not much more.

    CorelDraw X3 is my #1 program.
     
  11. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    CorelDraw X3 and SignLab.
     
  12. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    Fred, I don't OWN any software....but I do have License to use
    Corel. Flexi. Signlab. Photoshop
     
  13. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Primarily Corel X3 (both Draw and Paint) for design...along with the Adobe Suite that I'm still trying to learn. For vinyl cutting, CoCut Pro all the way. For printing, I use Wasatch SoftRip. I also have Inspire XP Pro, but it screwed with my CoCut Pro, so I unloaded it. It seemed kinda quirky to me, but seems to have some good features. I gotta say that this latest edition of Corel is VERY nice...I've been using X3 since it came out and am very pleased.
     
  14. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    Since "other" is a big enough number can people expound a little bit more on what they are using. I see in the replies:

    Macromedia Flash
    CoCut

    I would also like more replies based on the number of registered users.

    Thanks
     
  15. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    I'm one who checked other. We use Designart 2000(anagraph) alittle, mainly for referencing older file jobs we have done with that software, that will now be done in Coreldraw.

    George
     
  16. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I think the largest contributor to the "Other" category are the users of the various private label software from Flexi which I recently added to the Flexi line. Other major others would be all the various bridge and basic cutting programs given away with various plotters.
     
  17. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    We primarily use ANAgraph 3.5 for our die-cutting vinyls and PC-60 printer/cutter, while we use many of the other programs for our 540 VersaCamm.

    The other programs we have is to help us use customers files in native programs so we don't have so much switching around to do.
     
  18. ENTDesign

    ENTDesign Very Active Member

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    I use Micrographics Designer since I can actually cut on my Encad from it. The overpriced, crippled version of SA Photoprint I got to do this will print reliably, but only cuts on whim.
     
  19. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    I voted ,but neglected to click on photoshop also...Ken
    I'm really surprised (pleasantly) to see Corel leading Ilustrator...
    Ken
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2006
  20. StitchWerks

    StitchWerks Member

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    I use LXI Master Plus and Adobe Illustrator.

    Mark
     
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