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MacSign Plug-in downloads
"MacSign Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator 2021-23 (Mac OS)" is a collection of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator that allow you to output jobs directly from Illustrator to a Summa roll cutter for macOS.
The MacSign Plug-in (1.0.2) can be found on our download page: https://www.summa.com/en/support/software-firmware/
Summa manuals can be downloaded from following page: https://www.summa.com/en/support/user-manuals/
Summa Plug-in download:
There are two Summa Plug-ins for Mac to place the registration markers:
- Legacy: Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 - 2023 (up to version 27.0) Plug-in for macOS - Legacy plugin
- Latest version: Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 - 2023 Plug-in for macOS (installer program)
"Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 - 2023 Plug-in for macOS" - Plug-in for macOS for Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 - 2023. Adding registration marks generated in Illustrator CC. To be used with Summa GoProduce, GoProduce Laser Edition, GoSign. Remark that this plugin does not support the legacy software "SummaFlex Pro Registration Marks + Squares". This feature is used in SummaFlex to cut from backside!
Download can be found on our download page:
Content of the plug-in
After installation this plugin will show following in Illustrator:
This plugin consists out of two installers:
- Summa GoSign Illustrator Plug-in for macOS: Plugin used for Roll Cutters to place square OPOS markers
- Summa GoProduce Illustrator Plug-in for macOS: Plug-in used for F Series and L Series (and S Class Roll Cutter with Camera) to place circle Register markers
Select the correct Plugin to install.
|Summa GoSign Illustrator Plug-in for macOS||Summa GoProduce Illustrator Plug-in for macOS|
Compatibility of Legacy plug-in on Mac
Legacy "Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 - 2023 (up to version 27.0) Plug-in for macOS" should no longer be used on latest Mac OS. However when customer is running SummaFlex and uses cut from backside than the old Legacy plugin will have to be used to create the special markers "
The Legacy Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 - 2023 (up to version 27.0) Plug-in for macOS is not running in the "Native mode". When this plugin needs to be installed (only used for SummaFlex legacy software) you will have to run Illustrator in Emulation mode (see below: "Run Illustrator in Emulation mode").
Secondly the Legacy Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 - 2023 (up to version 27.0) Plug-in for macOS is not supported in the latest version of Illustrator v 27.1.1 (also not when running in Intel mode or on Mac without M-chip). As Illustrator is making their updates automatically the software will suddenly pop-up with an error after the update to v271.1. To resolve this you will have to run the Illustrator in v27.0.1 (see below: "Install Illustrator v27.0.1").
Install Illustrator v27.0.1
Legacy Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 - 2023 (up to version 27.0) Plug-in for macOS is not supported in the latest version of Illustrator v 271.1, for this reason you will temporary have to go back to version 27.0.1 when Summa OPOS plugin is used.
Run Illustrator in Emulation mode
How do I check what chip I have?
On Mac computers with Apple silicon, About This Mac shows an item labelled Chip, followed by the name of the chip:
To open About This Mac, choose Apple menu > About This Mac.
Until now the Summa Plugin only works natively on Intel based processors.
However, if you own a new Mac with an M1 chip it is also possible but with an emulation software called Rosetta.
When you try to run Illustrator with the Summa Plugin installed without using the emulation software you will get following error message:
You’re probably already using Rosetta without realizing it. The first time you launched an app that requires it, an alert appeared to tell you the Rosetta is needed and ask for your permission to install it. After the installation, Rosetta is automatically available to any app that needs it.
Open Adobe AI using Rosetta
To open Adobe AI using Rosetta, perform the following steps:
- Open the Finder.
- Select Adobe AI under Applications.
- Inside the folder, select Adobe AI again and open the shortcut menu.
- Choose Get Info.
5. Check the box 'Open using Rosetta'
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