Roland Introduces GS-24 Camm1 Desktop Cutter

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Roland-DGA Roland introduces GS-24 Camm 1 Desktop Cutter.
The new Roland GS-24 desktop cutter is suitable for cutting a wide range of material from regular vinyls, heat transfer, mask, sandblast material and more. If you are doing vehicles, signs, banners, or in the textile industry the GS-24 can be used for your business. With a maximum width of 22.9″ or variable sizes of material. The improved cutting head has improved stability for precision cutting at the highest downforce of 350 grams. Use Roland CutStudio Software or the plugins available for Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. Compatible with Roland VersaWorks RIP software.

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Receive Email Notices from Roland OnSupport

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You can receive email notices from your Roland Printer on when Jobs have been started, completed, ink levels or other activity on your printer. Roland’s OnSupport application for receiving email notices for printer on if a job has been started, or completed. OnSupport can be configured with your email. You can also have notification sent when the ink levels are down to a requested level when you need to replace inks.The software also give’s you the ability to update the firmware on the printer as well as the software itself.
Product information is accessed to online resources for your printer.
The OnSupport program ships with current models of Roland printers.
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Orafol Color Pallets for Graphic Design Software

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Orafol provides color pallets for graphic design software.
Color pallets for leading design software be downloaded from
Orafal and added to your design software, such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.
Select the series and type of vinyls that you use and incorporate that into your designs.
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The selection of software and product series can be downloaded here.
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To add the color pallet, in Illustrator select the Window Tab
Then towards the bottom of the list you should see Swatch Libraries , from the fly out list you will then have Other Libraries … as an option select Other Libraries and locate where you saved the color pallet swatch. You will now have that selection of colors available to add to your designs.
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Setting a Default Media in VersaWorks

To increase your efficiency you can make an adjustment to the what type of media settings you are using for your most common job in Roland VersaWorks. This is done by editing the queue A and B settings.
Under the Edit tab select Queue A Settings (A)
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The Queue A Properties window will open
Click on the Quality Tab on the left column.
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At the top of the window you will see the first section of options
Media Type with a drop down menu select the type of media that you commonly use.
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Make any other adjustments to other settings that you may use frequently such as the
Print Quality or other adjustments that you want.

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Click OK at the bottom of the window. Your preferred settings are now saved in that Queue, now when you open a job in that Queue the job will have the properties settings that you have just selected. You can make an adjustment to Queue B an efficient work flow is to use one Queue for the most commonly used material, and the other Queue for a different material such as banner or back light.

VersaWorks is printer RIP management program used for Roland Printers.
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Use Newer Version of Illustrator Files

Use Adobe Illustrator Files That Have Been Save In A Newer Version Than Your Own.
Often you will be provided with Adobe Illustrator files that were saved in a newer version than the version that you are currently using. Your customers may provide you with Illustrator files that could have come from a different source such as a different designer or
a different branch location and you are unable to have them save it down a version so you can open the file. When you try to open the file you will be faced with the warning message that the file was saved in a newer version. This will happen with both .ai and .eps files.
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Create a New Document, File then New to Create a New Document
File > Place
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This is what your file will look like when you Place it
Once the file is in Illustrator click on Embed
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This will allow you to edit and use the file.
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This is the file after you have selected Embed allowing you to edit the file
If the original file was created using some of the special effects and features that exist only in that newer version such as drop shadows, and other special effects it may not render correctly. It is really defendant on what was done with the file and the version of Illustrator used to create the original art work and the version that you have.

Roland Printer Assistant App for iPad

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Roland has an App for controlling your Roland printer on your iPad.
The App is available as a free download from the iTunes store.
Compatible with an iPad running iOS 6.0 or newer.
Roland Printer Assistant App is a convenient efficient tool for monitoring your printer from the easy access of your iPad. Access the printing status and check your ink levels and other common displays from the menu systems from the interface of the iPad app.
Manage multiple printers from the your iPad and  monitor the status of the printer and make adjustments to a number of settings such as heat and other user preferences.
The current version supports Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640. Additional printer support to be announced when available.
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To add a printer once you connect to the network that you printer is connected to you can either search for available printers or add manually by clicking on the Plus symbol in the upper right corner, and input the ip address manual, that you obtain from the printer menu or that can be found in Roland VersaWorks software.
Cleanings, Test Prints, Heat Settings, Presets and other easy access features are done right from the iPad app.

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Perf Cut using Roland VersaWorks and Illustrator

Creating a Perf Cut using Roland VersaWorks and Adobe Illustrator.
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A Perf Cut is a perforated cut line is type of cut that resembles dashes. Typically used to tear away portion of the page, such as a tear off coupon.
Set up your design in Illustrator.
If you wanted a contour cut as well as the Perf cut, add an appropriate path where you want each of the cut line types.
Separate them into layers for better organization.
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Updates Available for Mimaki FineCut 8 for Illustrator

 

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Mimaki releases update for FineCut for Adobe Illustrator Version 8.4.1

It is always important to keep all of your software, programs and computer operating system up to date. This will often give you new features, address bug fixes and provide a better operation between hardware and software. Mimaki has recently released updates to it’s FineCut 8 Plug-in Cutting Software for Adobe Illustrator. This Plug-in Software provides you with the connection between the Illustrator design software and Mimaki RasterLink RIP and Print program for out put of your file to you Mimaki Printer.

The latest release of the FineCut 8 is Version 8.4.1 Which can be found from Mimaki Here.
Be sure that you are downloading the correct version of if you have a 64 or 32 bit  operating system with Windows PC or the corresponding version of your operating system for MAC.
Your will be require to have the original CD installation disk when updating the software.
Further information on installation can be found on the instructions that will be included in your download.
For all versions of the program and the updates from please visit Mimaki for downloads.

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