ColorGATE is pleased to announce the full support of the Summa S2 OPOS barcode in our CutServer.

When using the ColorGATE CutServer with a Summa S2 series cutter there are two possibilities of loading the OPOS registration marks.

  1. Manual loading of the OPOS Marks.
  2. Activating the reading of the OPOS barcode using the Summa front panel.

The creation of the print and cut data is the same for both possibilities.

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Also the installation and connection of the CutServer is the same as always.



When you use the manual loading of OPOS marks you only need to send the file to the cutter using the Cut Server.  Then the OPOS XY loading method is used. You
will be asked to place the knife above the first mark and the normal registration marks are then measured. Afterwards the OPOS sensor will measure points along the
extra line. The number of measuring points will be determined by the cutter and will depend on the width of the design this compensates for the curved printing errors
in the Y axis.

ColorGATE ProductionServer has the ability to print a barcode together with the OPOS marks. The S Class 2 cutters are able to read this barcode and retrieve the needed
cut data automatically from the computer.

To start the Bar Code measuring procedure use the Summa S2 touch screen:



The ColorGATE Cut Server will then automatically send the correct cutting data to the cutter. This will start sensing the OPOS marks and cut out the job, the OPOS XY procedure
is also used to lode in this mode. After that the OPOS sensor will search if there is a job printed after the one that is just finished and continue to contour-cut. This will be repeated until
the all contour-cut jobs on the loaded roll are cut.

We hope the addition of this feature helps with your daily production needs.

^^Happy Printing (and Cutting)^^


  1. ALEX

    Hi there,
    Can you tell me how to properly prepare the file for cutting? My plotter prints the image, it also prints barcodes and marks for cutting. But the file is not saved in the selected folder. I think that I am not preparing the cutting layer correctly. What file format should it be? I am printing from a PDF file.

    • Alexander Winnefeld

      Hello Alex, thank you very much for your inquiry. Unfortunately, this blog is not regularly monitored by our application specialists. For technical questions, please open a websupport ticket in our Service & Support Area to get in touch with our Professional Services team. Please note that you need to be logged in with a user account to be able to access the webticket system. Sincerely, your ColorGATE team.

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