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Postby Paul Ford » Tue, Feb 07 2006, 10:54PM

Hey guys,
Just wondeiring if there is a way that you could allow us to print a selection of sheets. There is currently the option for print all sheets or print selection. The reason i ask this is because yesterday our printer had a bit of a jamb and thought it had printed all of the sheets but it only printed some of them so when we went to complete the printing we had to print selection which is only one page at a time.
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Postby Nick M Singer » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 8:13AM

Hi Paul

I have had this happen when printing a batch of lables and I then just put print from lable NO.x to lable NO. y in the printer options and print the balance of the job that way, sould not be a problem with most printers

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Postby CameronEchols » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 2:16PM

I wish you could set the label printer to print the labels for the sheets as you cut them instead of printing them all up front.

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Postby Thom Davies » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 2:51PM

Hey Cameron

I second your idea of that. It would save so much time if RN printed the labels for that sheet as it's cutting. I run sometimes 40+ sheets in a nest and the time it takes to get all the labels rolled up and get the sheets in order can take sometimes over an hour! My Bosses are asking me how i can cut down on prepation time before i run a big nest but i cant think of any until now. Your idea would save over an hour of prep time! Thermwood can this be done? As i said it would save me and everybody else lots of time and money.

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Postby Paul Ford » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 3:04PM

Hey Cameron,
Great idea! It would save alot of time and hassel.

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Postby Glenn Van Reason » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 3:06PM

For the labels why roll them up?
I use a plastic kitchen bin under the label slot so that all the labels fall into that. Make sure you hang the first few over the edge so you can get to it. Then as the machine is cutting the sheets you just pull up what you need and tear it off at the end of the sheet.
Hang the start of the next sheet over the rim and away you go.

For the sheets I send them over the network to our laser printer in the office so that I can double side print the sheets to save paper. Well I should say that the operator does this. When it prints out it's next to my desk so I reload the sheets into the printer so that they are ready for the operator to come get them.

I do agree that selecting indivinual sheets to nest would be a great option.
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Postby Paul Ford » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 3:08PM

Hey Glen,
I like the bin idea! We usually just let ours sit on the floor and tear them off as we need them.

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Postby Thom Davies » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 3:59PM

But my labels sometimes tangle up and that sometimes leads to some of the labels pealing off the roll and becoming useless cos they get dust on them before i have gotton to that sheet.

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Postby Josh Meyer » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 4:50PM

We are going to be working on implementing features to offer the operator more flexibilty in what labels/sheets are printed and when. You will have many more options rather than printing all the labels and sheets for the entire job up front. In the mean time you will have to print the entire job but the cnc program can be started before the printing is done. As soon as you print the sheest and labels and write the cnc code for that job you can load your material and begin running the job while the printers continue to work. Thank you for all your suggestions and rest assured they don't go unnoticed.
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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 10:32PM

Thom

I seem to remember someone posting a design file for a \"label-roller-upper\" sometime back. I don't know whether that would help keep your labels from getting tangled or not.

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Postby Nick M Singer » Wed, Feb 08 2006, 11:57PM

You can print the lables required for the sheet being cut, you can tell how many parts there are on the sheet lay out and then you just select print from number such and such to so and so as required. When you are finished cutting that shet you go back into the nest and print the next batch from then on

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Postby CameronEchols » Fri, Feb 10 2006, 6:00PM

the problem with that is my small jobs are 30 sheets most are over 50 and it would take a lot of time to keep going back and printing stickers and to keep track of the numbers for each sheet.

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Postby Sebastien Boileau » Mon, Mar 13 2006, 2:26PM

Dan-Epps... the famous \"label-roller-upper\" you speak of was my idea...i posted this a while back, might help some of you guys, it's so simple to make and saves so much time...i'll repost the original post.


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