Grafik Arts Montreal May 7, 8, 9 2015

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Join All Graphic Supplies at Grafik Arts
May 7 to 9, May 2015 at Montréal Place Bonaventure.
Booth 505 and 506
The greatest industry gathering in Québec. Printing, packaging, sign making, wide-format printing, binding equipment, dye-sub printing and more.

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May 7 to 9 2015
Place Bonaventure
800 De La Gauchetière St. W.,
Montreal QC H5A 1K6
All Graphic Supplies will be presenting and demonstrating our products.
See everything from Printers, graphics equipment, digital signage systems and our consumables products. We would like to see you there.
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Mimaki JFX-200 Printing at Graphics Canada Show

Thanks to everyone who visited us at
the Graphics Canada Show at the International Centre in Toronto.
We demonstrated the Mimaki JFX-200 Flat bed UV Printer by printing
iPhone Cases and other promotional products.

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The JFX-200-2513 Large Format UV LED Flat bed Ink Jet Printer has great possibles for your sign and graphics business.
For more information on Mimaki Products please contact us at All Graphic Supplies.

Roland Profile Center

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Roland Profile Center web site.

Roland has launched it’s profile center for downloading profiles for your Roland Printer.
http://www.rolandprofilecenter.com

This new website will give you access to media profiles for available from Roland DG and a number of manufactures of various types of media. A full range of various type of media ranging from Photo Papers, Vinyl, Clear Films, Banner Material and more is available.
Create your free account and to download the profile files you need.
Select your model of printer with ink type, the RIP software and version, the Manufacturer of the Media, such as Roland DG, then select the Name of the media.
You will then be given the option of of various quality settings, such as resolution or bi-directional or uni-directional Printing, download the various profiles that you need for desired print job.
For more information on Roland products contact All Graphic Supplies.

 

Make A PhotoShop Selection into your Cut Contour Path

You can create a cut contour path based on your selection in Adobe PhotoShop, based on your selection, by following these steps.
Make you selection by using the Magic Wand Tool or other PhotoShop Tools for making a selection.
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With your selection loaded, when you see the moving dashed line or marching ants.
Navigate to the PATHS Tab, if you do not have Paths open go to Window then Check PATH to have it open.
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On the Drop Down on the upper right of the paths select Make Work Path
adjust the tolerance.
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File, Export, Paths to Illustrator, chose work path, save the file as .ai
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Open illustrator, Open the file you have saved from Photoshop which is the work path, the .ai file format.Select the file path you just saved it will have no fill or stroke.
Add a stroke colour so you can see it.
Place the jpeg or photoshop file that you used to create.
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Place it so that it image intersects at the corner of the Artboard of the illustrator image file. If you can not place using this step you will have to use the alignment tools to have the jpeg photo image aligned with the illustrator work path, that you will use as the cut path. Creating a separate layer that will have one layer with jpeg to be used for the print information, and the second layer for your cut path. This can give better organization to the file, making it easier to edit should you need to do so.
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The layer which contains the cut path can be used to apply the Cut Contour settings
which will vary depending if you are working in a Roland, Mimaki or other cutting work flow.

For more information on printing and cutting equipment contact us at All Graphic Supplies.

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.

For more information on Roland products contact us at All Graphic Supplies.

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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For more information on Roland Products Contact us at All Graphic Supplies.

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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For more information on Orafol products contact All Graphic Supplies.

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.
For Information on Roland Products contact All Graphic Supplies.

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.