If you want to output from Adobe Illustrator to an apparel-specific cutting plotter, normally, you may need a physical cable connection, such as an RS323C cable.
However, Graphtec’s CE7000-130AP model has an offline output function via USB memory. Therefore, if you output a “.plt” file from AIPLOT-Pro and save to a USB memory, you can output offline. The operation is easy, you can select from the menu on the plotter unit. Thus, The AIPLOT-Pro can provide an offline output function using a USB memory device.
Offline Output Operation Flow
Create a pattern in Adobe Illustrator (using segment tool, seam allowance tool, etc.).
Output .plt file from “AIPLOT-Pro” installed in Adobe Illustrator.
Save the output .plt file to USB memory device.
Insert the USB memory device into the USB port on the main body of the “CE7000-130AP” plotter.
Select “USB Output” from the menu on the plotter display, and select the appropriate data (.plt) to execute.
Perforation cut paper output is completed.
Where to use an apparel plotter offline output
- When your working PC and a plotter are located in distance (eg : on a different floor at the school ) .
- When your plotter is in a remote sewing factory and proficient staff for PC operation is not available at the site.
Even in such cases, anyone can easily output the plotter (CE7000-130AP) only if the plotter is connected to a power outlet and a USB memory stick is ready. Furthermore, you would not need to prepare PC equipped Adobe Illustrator.