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Can Gravostyle run on non-Gravograph lasers?

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My boss is looking into buying a new laser. He has really fallen in love with the Epilog Fusion however he is not the one doing the actual engraving. He and the other boss are under the impression that our Gravostyle files and symbols will just open with any engraving software. This store has used GravoStyle software for at least 15 years so there are a ton of repeat customers who want their items to look exactly like they did the year before.

 

My questions are:

 

Can an Epilog Fusion run with GravoStyle7 which has the ability to open our current GravoStyle5 files?

 

If not, is there software for the Epilog Fusion that is friendly to the people who only know GravoStyle?

 

I know that teaching the change would fall to me. This worries me because one of my co-workers is extremely vocal when anything changes and really does not know her way with computers. I am also concerned with the time loss from jobs that this learning curve would create. My boss is about to head out to an Expo where he will be able to test many of the current products. I would like to send him with a list of what to truly check out for our store so we don't end up with incompatible software like we did last year because the salesman said that it would work. Basically I want to send him with knowledge. Both owners are going but neither really knows computers at all. I am thinking that maybe they should have had me go too. ;)

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explain to your boss like you have explained here and if he has any sense he will listen to you rather than the sales people..

no machine on market is going to beat gravograph, but lets assume it does, it doesnt matter how good this new machine is, in reality i think it wont be worth the hassle in terms of time consumption for changeover and grief caused to staff..

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explain to your boss like you have explained here and if he has any sense he will listen to you rather than the sales people..

no machine on market is going to beat gravograph, but lets assume it does, it doesnt matter how good this new machine is, in reality i think it wont be worth the hassle in terms of time consumption for changeover and grief caused to staff..

 

Sorry Hakeem in the world of laser engraving it's all about speed clarity and reliability and Trotec lead the world in that field, and that's why I purchased my third trotec laser engraver. Most people just run laser engravers direct from Corel draw.

 

Craig

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1 staff member could make the jump to Corel - Me. The rest might have serious issues. Until I came on board, they were sending out all their graphics to an outside service to make them usable. I have cut that outside service usage by 90%. My big concern is in the time management of this business, changing all the files over to a new system and teaching the other staff how to use a new system, would have a negative impact on the business. I still can't seem to get my co-worker to stop saving all her graphics she tries to do as 75 pixel resolution .tif files. Then she is stumped why my graphics engrave clear but hers engrave fuzzy.

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