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    Multiple copies in job control

    Hey all, we run 2 trotec machines, a speedy 300 and a 400 using job control 9 & 10 respectively.

    I just landed a large order for engraved tags, which I will bring into Corel draw from the supplied spreadsheet using the print merge function. The kicker is that the client needs 4 of each tag, and they need to be kept in order, so I need the machine to engrave 4 copies of tag 1, then 4 copies of tag 2 etc.

    In the past I have tried setting the copies in the print dialogue box in Corel the same way as you would send multiple copies to your desktop printer but I've never gotten it to work, does anyone have any ideas on how to best accomplish this?

    Thanks
    Scott

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    Just to avoid confusion and lasering either too many or too few of each, I would use Corel to print multiple copies and then simply engrave each job in JC. Move it from the queue to the plate, laser, delete from the plate, move the next one from the queue to the plate, etc., etc., etc.
    I have done so much with so little for so long, that I can do almost anything with practically nothing...

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    Thanks Gary, but this job is for close to 10,000 pieces, engraving one at a time is not an option.

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    How are they listed in your spreadsheet? 1 time or 4 times? Meaning, are they listing the items and then the quantity or are they listing the items only with 4 of the same all being listed? That's the right way to do it. Have them list the multiple quantities just in the list, not in a number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Watson84 View Post
    Thanks Gary, but this job is for close to 10,000 pieces, engraving one at a time is not an option.
    That's not what I meant and I just noticed that you mentioned the multiple copies function not working - it should, and does on my machine running the latest version of JC - 10.xxx I believe. If that doesn't work for you then changing the spreadsheet to reflect the correct quantities would be best.
    I have done so much with so little for so long, that I can do almost anything with practically nothing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Shepherd View Post
    How are they listed in your spreadsheet? 1 time or 4 times? Meaning, are they listing the items and then the quantity or are they listing the items only with 4 of the same all being listed? That's the right way to do it. Have them list the multiple quantities just in the list, not in a number.
    and if they are all individual but they need four, then it's an easy fix to duplicate them and merge.
    I have done so much with so little for so long, that I can do almost anything with practically nothing...

    Trotec Speedy 400 80 watt 8/2015
    G. Weike LF-30, 30 watt galvo fiber - 1/2016
    G. Weike LF-30, 30 watt galvo fiber - 3/2015
    Fargo HDP5000 Card printer


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