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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:03 pm

has anyone else used signlab 8 for versaworks?

OK big move !!
I have just looked at the new signlab 8 for versaworks, running flexisign and switching to corel to use the Roland colour pallet takes time, now this will save me loads of time but will I find it a hard learning curve !!!.
Has anyone used this ?
Whats your views.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:46 pm

Rich, dont go and invest just yet,
I think cadlink may have a few teething problems, Nick Minall may tell you more, I dont use versaworks, so cant comment in a constructive way.

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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:48 pm

Sounds interesting Peter, where Nick when I need him??
I was about to go there this week, had a chat with a really helpful guy (Ray) in tech support at Cadlink regarding running vista 64bit and the rip on xp etc etc



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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:53 pm

I use s/lab 8 for versaworks. all be it only for a few months

Would be interested in the teething problems Nick has encountered

I like it. Roland colour pallet all pre loaded as you know.

Some good features with it also inc, eye candy effects aswell as gimp.
I haven't got the fluid mask with mine which looks very good.

I have been using signlab for years so haven't found it that hard to use, if you have to match colours a lot of the time which sounds like you do, it will save you time,

see link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W_KXaNzFtA

I guess it,s back to software comparisons again, never used flexi, but as has been discussed signlab has to be one of the most user friendly software
you can buy, so don't thin it will take to long to adapt to.

Also no having to export, it has a ''print to versaworks'' in the file menu, it is that easy.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:57 pm

Hi Martin
is your rip on the same system as signlab?
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:02 pm

Richard Urquhart wrote:Hi Martin
is your rip on the same system as signlab?


Yes it is Rich
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:03 pm

Richard Urquhart wrote:Hi Martin
is your rip on the same system as signlab?


Richard the Versaworks edition if basically the full Signlab minus the RIP. It integrates with your existing Roland RIP.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:08 pm

Hi Brian I understand that I just don't have my rip on the computer that signlab would be installed on andthat'ss why I called cadlink to see how it would work, they were very helpful and said they have been asked a few times how to do this and said they would talk me through set up. I would put versaworks on my new system but running vista 64bit and as you may know versaworks is not compatible, that said I like it running from another computer.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:10 pm

Brian Hays - Impact wrote:
Richard Urquhart wrote:Hi Martin
is your rip on the same system as signlab?


Richard the Versaworks edition if basically the full Signlab minus the RIP. It integrates with your existing Roland RIP.


If its the full signlab 8 Brian, should not martin have the same plug-ins?

like fluid mask?

I do need to ask why Cadlink need to use versaworks though, when they have their own rip?

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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:19 pm

Peter Normington wrote:
Brian Hays - Impact wrote:
Richard Urquhart wrote:Hi Martin
is your rip on the same system as signlab?


Richard the Versaworks edition if basically the full Signlab minus the RIP. It integrates with your existing Roland RIP.


If its the full signlab 8 Brian, should not martin have the same plug-ins?

like fluid mask?

I do need to ask why Cadlink need to use versaworks though, when they have their own rip?

Peter


It's very cheap in comparison to the full Signlab Print & Cut Peter. It only works with Roland's. Won't run any other Printer or Cutter. It's aimed at people that have Versaworks which doesn't have any design capabilities to speak of.

I think Cadlink pay a licence fee for Fluid Mask that's why it's not included.

Fluid Mask is an extra now anyway. I think from memory £150. You got it as part of the deal as they were doing a special price when 8.0 was first released.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:22 pm

Just checked it's £125 for Fluid Mask. And Signlab for Versaworks is £550.

Let me know if you want a demo cd posted Rich & I will drop one in the post.
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Post Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:04 pm

thanks Brian for the explanation

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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:15 am

The problem with SL to Versaworks is only if you have SL print and cut I think.

it is free to uses of SL print and cut, just need new Lic files but they seem to be having problems with it :-?


I just use SL to design things and print with Versaworks with eps 3 works fine for me, I cannot get SL rip to work as I would like so do it that way.

You can export to Veraworks input A or B folders and they go straight in to the rip.
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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:18 am

Thanks Guys
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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:38 pm

Does signlab & versaworks work on a Apple Mac ??
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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:40 pm

John Wilson wrote:Does signlab & versaworks work on a Apple Mac ??



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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:45 pm

Nick Minall wrote:
John Wilson wrote:Does signlab & versaworks work on a Apple Mac ??



No


well there goes that idea :lol1:

I want to simplify my workload but want to stick to my new superduper mac
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Post Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:47 pm

it will work if you run windows on your mac :D

Versaworks can use Apple Talk.
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Post Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:54 am

will sl for versaworks work with windows 7 64

will sl for versaworks, work with windows 7 64.

updating my comp as vista is a nightmare and would like to use the 64 bit disk, and use more of the 8gig of ram my comp has.

i have a Roland sp54 and would like to cut the amount of programs i have to use to output prints.

£550 for signlab seams very reasonable, used to work with signlab at a previous employer and thought it was much more than that.
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Post Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:59 am

I use it a I find the colour profiles in Signlab poor compared to Versaworks.
I havent had any issues yet printing to versaworks at all. Thats all it does is export as level 3 eps as far as I can see.
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Post Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:28 am

Re: will sl for versaworks work with windows 7 64

Lee Bennett wrote:will sl for versaworks, work with windows 7 64.

updating my comp as vista is a nightmare and would like to use the 64 bit disk, and use more of the 8gig of ram my comp has.

i have a Roland sp54 and would like to cut the amount of programs i have to use to output prints.

£550 for signlab seams very reasonable, used to work with signlab at a previous employer and thought it was much more than that.


Hi
If you get the SL for VW get the Fluidmask for 150£ extra I had the Fluidmask and cant get it to work direct from SL for VW

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Post Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:05 pm

So I couldn't use it to cut to my plotter aswell then? Could I buy a plugin to let me do that? If I'm going to give it a go I'd rather have software that could run my printer plus my cutter too

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