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 SignTools 4 For CorelDRAW



Mimaki CG-100SD Vinyl Cutter Setup instructions

 

SignTools Settings
 

After installing CorelDRAW the next step is to install SignTools. Follow the instructions on page 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.

 

CorelDraw Application Launcher

 

 

Next click on the "Cut" button and then the "Cut Settings" Button. Select the Mimaki CG-100SD from the "Cutter" 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
 

Plotter Settings

Most Mimaki plotters must be set to Lower Right Orientation. Please refer to your Plotter's Manual for how to do this.

IMPORTANT: You must use a RS-232-C serial cable for plotters. If the serial cable you are using wasn't supplied with the cutter, it is more than likely that it is not a RS-232-C cable.



CorelDraw Settings

In CorelDraw's Layout menu select Page Setup. A dialog box will appear. Set Width to 3200mm (126 inches) and Height to 970mm (38.2 inches).

Ensure that you are using a Landscape page.

CorelDraw 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.