Gerber Scientific Products (GSP) has introduced Gerber OMEGA 5.0: an upgrade which amplifies the work- & time-saving design and output applications of earlier OMEGA software releases.
Gerber OMEGA software is a complete suite of layout, design, output and conversion tools created specifically for use in the sign industry. OMEGA tools integrate layout and design with vinyl cutting, printing, and routing on sign industry production devices such as Gerber vinyl cutters, the Gerber EDGE family of thermal printers, and Gerber routers and flatbed cutters.
According to Dana E. Goodale, Director of Software Solutions, GSP initiated the upgrade to streamline the design-to-production process. “OMEGA 5.0 is based upon customers telling us that they want to save time during their day,” Goodale points out. “Our new upgrade is chock-full of time-saving features.” Goodale credits GSP’s decades of industry experience and relationships with getting the right customer feedback to engineer the upgrade. “Thirty years ago, GSP inaugurated the concept of an automated lettering system with the introduction of Signmaker III. Since then, we have dedicated our resources to providing our customers functional, time-saving applications. OMEGA 5.0 is just the latest in a long line of performance-tested tools for the sign-making industry.”
Gerber OMEGA 5.0 includes the following strategic enhancements:
• More accurate and improved raster-to-vector conversions;
• Automatic weed sectioning;
• Object nesting in the Composer design program for waste reduction;
• Pre-flight registration tools;
• Faster Composer selection/redraw;
• Automatic print-to-cut alignment between Gerber EDGE and Envision 375;
• Dozens of additional features.
Plus, OMEGA 5.0 includes all the popular features of OMEGA 4.0 and other previous releases:
• ReAction Smart Editing;
• Back-cut, kiss-cut, and back-slit;
• Outline, shadow, distortion, vector, special effects, and contour;
• Image menu for automatic adjustments and special effects;
• Special effects reaction templates;
• Variable data, plus Barcodes, QR codes, and code 39.
Customer reaction to the range of upgraded functions has been immediate and enthusiastic. Diane Crowther of Metaline Graphics appreciates nesting: “Nesting works great for nesting text, too!” Chuck Phillips (Phillips Signs) commented, “I’ve never been more impressed with a GSP feature than I am with the vectorizing improvement.” Marlene Young is thrilled with the money she is saving already: “Love the weed sectioning. For years I pulled an exacto through cut vinyl to do what I now can with just a click.” Sandro Berardi of EBS Graphics sums up his satisfaction with the package when he writes, “For vector art file creation to be cut on a plotter, OMEGA 5.0 is second to none.”
Dana Goodale summarizes the success of the launch: “We are gratified by the response to OMEGA 5.0. We have a great product and the input from our customers to make it even better.”