Configure cut contour presets
You can change the cutting method and the print quality of default cut contours. You can also define non-default cut contours, including i-cut marks, so that Command WorkStation detects them automatically.
Some of the settings described below are cutter-dependent, and may not be available for your device.
Do one of the following:
In Server Manager: On the sidebar, click Printers, and select a printer. In the printer's tree view, select a workflow. On the Finishing tab, expand the Marks panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
In Job Editor: On the Finishing tab, expand the Marks panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
- Select Cut marks.
- Select a device manufacturer, a device type, and a cut marks type.
- Clear Send to cut server
after printing (optional).
This setting is automatically selected if you select a Cut Server or a Zünd G3- or S3-series cutter. Clear the check box if you do not want the cut data to be sent automatically to the cutter after printing.
- Do one of the following:
Define how many cut marks are positioned along the horizontal and vertical edges of the image. Enter “0” in the appropriate edit box if you do not want cut marks along either the top/bottom or left/right edges or your job.
Define the minimum distance between cut marks. This setting can result in a larger gap between the last cut mark and the corner of the image if the length of the edge is not exactly divisible by the defined distance.
- Select a cut marks color.
Select Black with yellow background if you are printing on a dark media.
- Click Print between layout
This setting prints cut marks between nested jobs and step and repeat elements.
- Define a bleed setting (optional).
The bleed setting repositions the cut marks in relation to the image. By adding a frame around the image you can add white space between image and cut marks. By cutting the image, you can crop each edge by a defined margin. Cut the image to eliminate unwanted paper white or to reduce the size of the image. You cannot move cut marks inside the page definition box (i-cut level 1) or inside the cut contour (i-cut level 2).
- Do one of the following:
Under Export path, select a folder in which to save the cut files. An *.ai file and an *.xml job ticket are created during job processing.
Cut Server only: The folder you select here must be set up as a hot folder in Cut Server. If a hot folder is already set up inCut Server, select it as the export folder here. Otherwise, make sure that you set up the export folder as a hot folder in Cut Server.
Zünd Cut Center only: Type the IP address of the device, and then type the IP port. The IP port could be 50000. For more information, see the Zünd Cut Center documentation. Click Test to test the connection.
- Click Contour Cutting (optional).
In the Contour Cutting dialog box, you can edit the default cut contours, or add custom cut contours.
- Click Barcode (optional).
In the Barcode dialog box, you can print jobs with a barcode. The barcode identifies the cut-path file of jobs created for i-cut and specific Zünd cutting devices.