Using JobControl X markers is a very easy way to position jobs and to reliably align jobs, when identical items need to be engraved with different designs.
The first use for the markers is to mark the precise location of the crosshairs in JobControl. This is done by clicking “Plate” then going down to the option called “Marker to laser”. Alternatively you can press the “F8” button on your keyboard for this same function.
In this tutorial we will learn how to use CorelDraw X7’s print merge feature. This feature is extremely flexible and can be used in a variety of ways, but for this tutorial we will be learning how to print merge text from a CSV file.
A CSV file can be generated in a multitude of ways, most software applications will have the option to export a database or report as a CSV file. CSV stands for comma separated values, which refers to the way the data is structured in the file. Each value is separated with a comma so other programs will know where one part of the data start and ends.
For this tutorial we will work with Microsoft Excel 2013 to generate some example data to test Corel’s print merge feature.
Here you can see some example data that I have generated. There are three fields each separated into their own column. Each of these columns will be a different fields we can manipulate in Corel later.
The first step to any successful endeavour is in the preparation. So in order to print from Adobe Illustrator, to Trotec’s JobControl X software, it is important to set up your Illustrator document correctly.
Firstly open Adobe Illustrator and navigate to “File” and then click on “New”
Next step is to make sure the new document settings are the same as shown above.
NOTE: Your width and height of the document may change depending on your needs. But if the incorrect values are entered, you can change them later.