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What Is in the Box?

The
SignTools 4 box comes with a Program CD, User Guide and Registration Card.



If you purchase we will email you a serial number that you can use to activated the demo version while you wait for the boxed edition to arrive.

  



Bridge 12"  Vinyl Cutter Setup instructions

 

SignTools Settings
 

After installing CorelDRAW the next step is to install SignTools. Follow the instructions on 4 and 5 of the SignTools 4 User Guide.

 

Once you have installed SignTools, open Corel Draw and click on the Application Launcher (see picture below) and choose SignTools 4.

 

 

 

Next click on the "Cut" button and then the "Setup" Button. Select the Bridge 12" from the "Device" drop down box and select your port.

If you are using a Serial (Com) port click on the “Properties” button and set the following settings:-


Bits per second : 9600 
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Hardware
 

USB Connection

If you are connecting your cutter via a USB connection you must install the USB driver that came with your cutter first. This will create a an extra Com port that you can select in the SignTools "Device Setup" dialog box.

CorelDraw Settings

In CorelDraw's Layout menu select Page Setup. A dialog box will appear. Set Width to 3200mm (126 inches) and Height to 285mm (11 inches).

Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.


 

To set this as a default page in CorelDRAW click on the Tools menu and choose Options. Click on the word Document on the left hand side and ensure all of the options are ticked and click on the OK button.

To cut any object in CorelDraw, simply place on the page in the bottom left corner. If you wish to cut in a portrait fashion simply rotate your graphics.


Additional note

SignTools 4 cuts from the bottom left of the page either manually place object(s) in the bottom left of the CorelDRAW page or use the "Vinyl Saver" tool with the sliding bar all the way to the left.