• SIGNGO Software

    Posted by jim on May 28, 2002 at 11:55 am

    I have just downloaded the Signgo software, and i have to admit at first glance it looks pritty good. It looks like it is a mixture between signlab and Coreldraw. and you can also use with digital printers. At the moment i have downloaded it for a trail period of 30 Days, but i was wondering whether anybody else has it or has come across it, and might have comments about it(good or bad)please.

    Timmy Mallet replied 20 years ago 7 Members · 21 Replies
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  • Paulsad

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 2:08 pm

    Jim I’m gonna give it a go also – looks quite good so far although I’ve not tried an actual job on it yet – seems quite up to date with features – also most tools seem to be easy to hand and familiar if you worked with corel.

    add. . . My first point is maybe the text handling is a bit clumsy o.k. if you’re doing just single lines of text but not if you need to change fonts on the fly or do long changeable text entry. (or perhaps its just me – you can right click the text box and adjust the properties there, I’m not a great fan of text boxes I’d rather just click and type)

    p.s. anyone else want to try?. . .

    http://www.signgo.co.uk

  • jim

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 4:48 pm

    Paul i have found the same with the fonts, but you dont need to use the text box, just click on the letter T on the left , the bring it over to the page and double click like you would with Signlab. as far the cutting goes i have tryed this and it is good as well. will keep you updated. it is worth a go.

  • Paulsad

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 7:11 pm

    Cheers Jim – just shows, I never tried double click. I was hoping not to like this programme too much as I’ve spent too much money recently but it looks a winner to me, especially as the price compared to the opposition seems so reasonable for what it does. – Corel can be o.k. but doesn’t interface too easily at the cutting stage.
    (Also the import files option seems to work well and the programme is very stable)

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 8:27 pm

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  • Paulsad

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 8:41 pm

    Lorraine you probably know this already but there is a list of supported cutters on the site or have tried contacting them?
    Mind you with the price of it – may be cheaper to get a cutter than buy the more expensive options.

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 9:24 pm

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  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    May 28, 2002 at 9:28 pm

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  • jim

    Member
    May 29, 2002 at 8:09 am

    I have to say iam hooked with this software, and i can’t beleave the price for what you get. and it is so user friendly. i would recommend it to anybody.

  • Paulsad

    Member
    May 29, 2002 at 1:49 pm

    Snap Jim – tried it in earnest today and it seems great –
    cheers Paul

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    May 29, 2002 at 2:31 pm

    Lorraine, I work for Wissen UK, the authors of SignGo. Please let me know what cutter you have and we’ll try to get it supported in SignGo.

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    May 29, 2002 at 2:36 pm

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  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    May 29, 2002 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Lorraine,

    SignGo includes DMPL and HPGL drivers for the D520 which should drive your D500. You’ll just need to check whether your machine is configured for the DMPL or HPGL language. If you’re driving it from Flexi check which language is being used and match it in SignGo. You’ll also need to know which port is in use. If it’s a serial (COM) port you’ll also need to match the communication parameters (baud rate, data bits etc.).

    You can add a new driver to SignGo simply by choosing "Add and remove cutters" from the SignGo program group.

    Any way, if you get stuck just send me an email with your phone number and I’ll give you a call.

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    May 29, 2002 at 3:11 pm

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  • Jodie

    Member
    May 29, 2002 at 6:46 pm

    Its a really useful program and has a very very good cutter menu that enables you to do just about anything as many times as you want to. Brian 🙂

  • Paulsad

    Member
    May 30, 2002 at 2:07 pm

    Well thats it – I’ve registered my Signgo (thank god for credit cards) hopefully we can get a little section going – this one? For any queries, tips, wish list, etc for Signgo users.
    Cheers Paul
    p.s. off on holiday Saturday back on 14th 8)

  • jim

    Member
    May 30, 2002 at 2:45 pm

    I agree paul, Ihave still got 23 days until the credit card will be used. I think that would be a good idea about the section not just for one particular soft ware though.

    Jim

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    June 27, 2002 at 4:42 pm

    I am new to Sign software, being mainly a print person. I bought a copy of Signgo Lite for £70 or so & I think it is great. However I only use it for cutting. I think the actual design tools are not too good. I do everything in CorelDraw & export as AI files which Signgo can import okay. It keeps the colour separation correct & it’s a simple but good interface to the cutter. It’s great value.

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    June 27, 2002 at 5:46 pm

    Welcome Mick…to the UKSG boards.

    I hope you’ll decide to become a regular and join in the fun here…

    anything you wanna know – simple or advanced…just ask!

    more soon

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    June 27, 2002 at 6:18 pm

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  • Paulsad

    Member
    June 28, 2002 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Mick – another print person like myself – I too was familiar with C/draw and have recently got into signgo – the full programe is brill and much more vinyl friendly.

  • Timmy Mallet

    Member
    July 28, 2002 at 7:13 pm

    Didn’t really have enough time to really try it out within the 30 days so I’ve just bought the licence. 😀

    Tim…