I am new to the engraving/carving business. I install control system upgrades on industrial machinery as a more basic business line.
I need to engrave name tags for components inside an electrical cabinet and for control switches on the operator panel. Is this doable on the 1013 model? Or, have I bought a Rolls Royce to drive to the mini-mart?
I'm quickly running out of time for what should be a simple project. I need to supply my customer with some engraved tags by the end of next week. If the Oliver 1013 is too complicated for this job, I will have to return the unit and sub-contract out my tag requirements for now.
I don't work for Oliver I just own one of the machines, I'm still not sure what you're making these tags out of, metal? I don't think your going to do it with I-picture the software that comes with the unit although you might. With the program cut2d you can make your design as a cad drawing and then have it cut just those lines in the drawing so yes it can make those nameplate or whatever it is you need.
I would nest them all together and make all the cuts at once you also have to be careful how deep you go with metal hopefully we are talking soft metal here.
There is quite a bit of a learning curve with these machines.
To get started you might try Windows Paint program. It has a pretty decent font package. The machine will easily run off these Image files but not as efficient as when running from Gcode files. But for now, to get your project done you could try this.
Many of us have MS Publisher on them, it is simple to make a text box and type in your identification. Then save the file as a .jpeg, go into a photo editing software and crop it. Then input it into ipicture. I'm still playing with different fonts to find which works best, depending on how small your print/label is sometimes the inside of the "a" or "e" is too small to print clearly. You also don't want to go too deep.