ADDING ROGUE TO LXI

Vinyl Express LXi 12, FlexiSign 12 or FlexiSign 19 is essential software for operating the new Vinyl Express Rogue Series vinyl cutter. However, many Sign Warehouse customers purchased their software long before the cutter was even introduced. Therefore, the Rogue Series does not appear to be an option within the cutter setup. Don’t worry! We simply need to apply the proper driver patch, and the communication from computer software to cutter should work flawlessly.
New Software Key

Customers who are installing a new LXi license will only need to download the USB drivers folder and follow the instructions in the User Manual to install the USB driver.

  • Turn on your Rogue cutter. Do not connect it to your PC just yet. Press the Menu button on the Control Panel
  • Press the up or down arrow key to set the display as VirtualCOM: N, Printer: Y. This puts the cutter in USB

      Fig 1: Start by setting up your Rogue to communicate as a USB printer

    printer mode (FIG 1).

  • Download the driver above. A pop up may come up asking you to OpenSave, or Save As. Select Save As, and save it to your desktop. Otherwise select Save, go into your Downloads folder, and you will see a zipped folder called Cut Plotter PrinterDriver with three sub-folders: Win7_64, Win32 and Win64. Select the one that matches your computer’s operating system.

Rogue driver extraction

  • Right click on the folder and select Extract All (as seen above). This is important. If you simply double-click on the folder, the driver may not get installed correctly.

      Fig 2. Use the Run as Administrator’ option to install the USB driver.
  • After you Clicked Extract all you will see a Pop Up “Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders. Click Extract. You will see the Cutting Plotter’s Virtual Printer Driver folder again. Double Click to see the three sub-folders: Win7_64, Win32 and Win64. Select the one that matched your computer’s operating system, Right-Click and then Run as Administrator.
  • Then install the driver  (Fig 2). It takes just a few seconds. You will see a pop-up window indicating that the driver is installed.
  • Connect your Rogue to your PC using the provided USB cable.
  • Open your Windows Devices and Printers window. You will see the Rogue has been installed as “Printer for USB001”. If there is no USB port specified, open Device Manager. You can right click “My Computer” then click “Management”, then “Device Management”, or in Windows 10, type Device Manager in the search window.
  • Right-click on USB Printing Support. Then click “Properties” Find the Printer for USB, right-click on it to see the USB port. The default is USB_Printer_0
  • This is the port setting you will use in the LXI Add Setup window. Consult section 3.3.2 in the Rogue User Manual linked above, or click here to view the LXI installation video tutorial.

Existing License

Customers who already have an LXI license, but without the ROGUE option in your setup will need to reinstall LXI to get the newest build of the software, including Rogue drivers. Click here for tips on reinstalling LXI.

Calibrating the ARMS Sensor

Your Vinyl Express Rogue cutter has a neat feature called contour-cutting. It includes a laser sensor and some high-tech internals that allow it to cut precise paths around the edges of your printed graphics. Sometimes the alignment of the cut path on the edge of the print needs a little fine-tuning.
There are two ways to do this. You can adjust it in the hardware – in the Rogue’s control panel – or in the LXI 12 software. Click here to download the step by step tutorial.


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