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Printing to register tape w/ VW

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I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of printing to a register tape from vectorworks. is it as simple as making a sheet as long and narrow as the tape?

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I know where you're going with this.

Do You have a reg tape printer that will hook up to a computer ?

I'd love to try it.

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I do not have a printer yet, though I am in the process of trying to acquire one to experiment with. If this works it can speed up, and increase the accuracy and efficiency of installing of lighting rigs by quite a bit.

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Here's an idea to try:

Using a plotter > divide the paper width into 2" +/- segments> format the strips > VW Sheet ( segments can contain same or different info )>set the segment lengths via custom page set-up to anything less than the length of plotter roll ; )

The plotter will churn out the page until it runs out of paper to plot on.

Finally, chop-cut the roll at the segmentations using a standard paper cutter.

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Taking Islandmon's idea a bit further, just buy plotter paper in a narrow width. I know our paper supplier will slit a roll to any width we specify. Then just print on a roll-capable printer. (Epson's 2200 comes to mind as an inexpensive but reliable option)

Good luck,

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