Info SummaFlex: Cut from backside with SummaFlex

Modified on Wed, 26 Feb, 2020 at 5:08 PM

Procedure to cut from the backside:

1. Make sure the print data is situated on a separate layer and the cut data on the correct cut layers.

2. Use the plug in "Add SummaFlex marks and cut out squares":

The layer "Cut Out Squares" is required when using SummaFlex! In GoProduce (latest F Series software) the software will make the layer himself.

3. Print out the print layer and the Regmark layer (do not print out the Cut out Square layer).

4. Make a pdf file of all the cut layers, the Regmark layer and the Cut out squares layer to open In


5. Leave the objects in the cut out squares layer and assign a tool to that layer. This tool will most likely

be the same tool that will be used to cut from the backside. Make sure the parameters of this tool are

set correctly for the type of material that is loaded on the table (use the gears icon or a media profile

if one was set up). (in example open FLIP.PDF)

6. Click Cutting from the Backside macro in SummaFlex.

7. The output window will open - Select "Marker type" and set "Mark type" to "User Defined":

8. Click output. Place the camera over the first mark and click OK. The table will now read all the markers and cut out the squares.

9. When prompted by the program, turn the sheet over with the print side down, as shown in the figure

below (watch the markers closely to see the orientation. They are cut completely through).

10. After that continue with the macro as prompted on the screen.

NOTE: Look closely at the markers, they should be considered as cut out and show how the orientation of the flipped sheet looks like. 

When square markers are not recognized than right click the camera window, select Marker recognition, select other camera profile. 

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