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Print merge in CorelDRAW software

Preparation of data and graphics

In many cases, address data can be managed using Excel lists or CRM systems. To prepare the data for serial printing, save the file with the desired data as a .txt, .csv or .rtf file. To start the serial printing process, first open your desired graphic in CorelDRAW.

Tip:

Make sure that the editing area is the same size as the final graphic. This makes it easier to position multiple jobs later on in the process (see last step of the instructions).


Print merge wizard

To start, click File - Serial printing - Create/upload serial print 

The serial print wizard opens and helps you make the necessary adjustments to the settings.

Select Import text from a file, click Continue and select the desired file. On the next pages, you will see a preview of records that have been imported. Click on Complete to exit the serial printing wizard.


Print merge preparation

Now the serial printing toolbar will open. Select the desired field, e.g. "Name" and click on Insert serial print field. Place the desired field in the graphic and change it based on your ideas (font, font size, etc.).


Printing process

To start the printing process, click Run serial printing on the toolbar within CorelDRAW. Select Trotec Engraver as the printer, then click on Properties and adjust the settings for laser engraving and cutting. If you want to print each job individually, this is the final step before you can send the graphic to your laser machine. If you want to print several jobs, such as multiple type plates or name tags, you will save time and make the most of your laser material by sending one print command to the laser. To do this, merge the jobs as described in the following step.


Merge several jobs - save time and material

Now that you have selected the Trotec Engraver as the printer and adjusted the settings for your laser machine, enter the dimensions of your material in width and height. This is important so you can see how many jobs will fit onto the material. Save the settings by clicking on the JobControl button. Now take a look at the print preview. In the print preview window, click on Break layout and enter the number of rows and columns in the menu bar. The jobs will then be merged. Click on the Selection tool for a preview of the complete plate. Now click on Print and send your graphic to the JobControl laser software.


Further information

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