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Which Level of Flexi Do I Need

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by sgns4u, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. sgns4u

    sgns4u Member

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    We have purchased a Gerber Edge from a sign shop that went out of business. We also got Flexi 6.6 But 6.6 won't work with windows XP so we need to upgrade. Our options are: FlexiPrint & Cut
    FlexiExpert
    FlexiSign-Pro
    Can we output from any of these Flexi's directly to the Gerber and not have to use Composer at all, which seems to be a tuff program to learn.

    Thanks!!!
    Sherry
     
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  2. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    You need to be able to rip so it would be the Pro version.
    7.6v2 or above work fine with the Edge.
     
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    I would recommend either Signlab or Omega!
     
  5. sgns4u

    sgns4u Member

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    All we have ever done is cut vinyl. We are very new to printing. So could you explain to me what Rip means?:thankyou:
    Sherry
     
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    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    sgns4u Member

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    WOW! I read that whole page and I'm still not sure what a Rip is. But you're right, it is time to hit the books and learn how to print.:thankyou:
    Sherry
     
  8. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    I'm not sure if it has the driver for the Edge printer but Flexi Pro 6.6 v1 runs just fine on Windows XP.
     
  9. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    RIP= rest in peace...........
     
  10. Conor Knoxx

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    I use Flexi Print and Cut 8.1 on Windows XP.
    It has a RIP of course (hence the "print" in the title...) its almost half the price of the Pro version, but lacks a few of the features (not many for the price difference! )
    Look at their comparison charts to see the difference.
     
  11. GARY CULY

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    since you stated you purchased an EDGE from another shop ,i take it they also give you a legal OMEGA program? If you have a legal omega with a dongle,you may be able to purchase a new flexi at a discounted [it was 1600 cheaper when i bought mine] price through a distributor. I had to mail them a real scan pic of the dongle and serial number for proof ,but it saved me a lot .Might ask around about that.Trying to get people to switch.Now if you have file created in OMEGA ,they will read as a PLT.file ,flexi will open them so you can use the vectors allredy created.Now you will have to work on them a bit first[re-fill colors,add new contor cuts,etc] but as i had hundreds of PLT. files all the vectors were there ,that saved thousands of hours recreating allready made files sir.
     
  12. sgns4u

    sgns4u Member

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    Thanks everyone!:thankyou:
    I think we will go with the Print & Cut version of Flexi and we still need to learn Omega. So I may have some questions about Omega.
    Sherry
     
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