[iAuto Tutorials]How to Make Bulk Greeting Cards with iAuto Auto Feeding Pen Plotter

[iAuto Tutorials]How to Make Bulk Greeting Cards with iAuto Auto Feeding Pen Plotter

How to do automatic greeting card bulk writing with UUNA TEK® iAuto Pen Plotter
Welcome to the future of greeting card writing! This tutorial will take you to explore the new UUNA TEK® iAuto Pen Plotter that automatically writes greeting cards in batches, allowing you to say goodbye to the tedious handwriting process and easily create a personalized greeting card experience. Whether you're sending unique greetings to clients or crafting special wishes for friends and family, this bot will become your indispensable creative assistant.

What’s more interesting is that iAuto Pen Plotter can copy your unique handwriting and generate font files that are exactly the same as your handwriting. This means you can retain your personal handwriting style while enjoying the convenience of automation. From now on, every greeting card exudes your unique personality. Let’s start a new chapter in writing greeting cards together!

Part 1 - Custom Handwritten Fonts

With our font customization software, we can customize our own handwriting font style.
First open the following font customization website (supports mobile phones, tablets and computers at the same time):
http://154.85.41.14

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Register a free account and log in. After logging in, click the Create button to create a new font.

Custom Handwritten Fonts
Custom Handwritten Fonts


Then select the corresponding language type, here we choose English:

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Set the font name and author and click create to generate the font file:

Custom Handwritten Fonts
Custom Handwritten Fonts


Select the font file just generated and click edit to copy handwriting:

Custom Handwritten Fonts

 

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Click on the first "!" square, and the input interface for the symbol or letter will pop up:

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Then copy the letter in your own style. You can copy it up to three times (copying only once is OK. It is recommended to use a tablet with a stylus for better results. There are three different styles, which can be randomly switched every time the software is refreshed. This will be closer to the randomness of actual handwriting). After each copying, click the Done button to proceed to the next one. After copying three letters, you can click the Next button to copy the next letter.

Custom Handwritten Fonts


After copying one by one, we will get the exclusive font file:

Custom Handwritten Fonts

 

Custom Handwritten Fonts

 

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Of course, if you need to add specific phrases or other characters, you can click Add:

Custom Handwritten Fonts


And enter the characters or words that need to be added (separate each word with spaces), such as happy new year:

Custom Handwritten Fonts

 

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Then click the search button, or click next page to find the added word, and you can enter the word or specific characters (the software will automatically call the handwriting when a specific word appears):

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Finally, save it and your own personalized font will be generated:

Custom Handwritten Fonts


The generated fonts can be synchronized to the local computer in the software. Open the font management function of the software:

Custom Handwritten Fonts


Click cloud, log in to the font customization account created previously, and synchronize fonts in the cloud:

Custom Handwritten Fonts

 

Custom Handwritten Fonts


You can find the font you just created:

Custom Handwritten Fonts
Custom Handwritten Fonts


Part 2 - Create Greeting Card Content

After preparing the font, we can use it to create our greeting card content. Open the software, select the Table function and set the size of the canvas according to the size of the greeting card.

Create Greeting Card Content


Import the prepared text content into the canvas through the characters function:

Create Greeting Card Content


Click the cross cursor in the upper left corner of the text to select all the text, and then select the customized font to switch to your own handwriting font:

Create Greeting Card Content


We can organize the layout of greeting cards through the following functions:
Font Size: Adjust the text size. If it is not big enough, you can enter any value to adjust the size.
Word spacing: Adjust the space between letters.
Line spacing: Adjust line spacing.
Word space: Adjust the space between words. Word gaps are randomly generated between maximum and minimum values to simulate the randomness of natural handwriting.
Left gap, Right gap: Adjust the size of the gap between the left and right boundaries and the words. Likewise, the intervals are randomly generated between the maximum and minimum values to simulate the randomness of natural handwriting.
In addition, it is recommended to leave 20mm of space around the text so that the writing robot can write normally.

Create Greeting Card Content


Remember the three font styles we customized before? Every time we click update, the software will not only automatically and randomly adjust the word intervals, but also randomly switch fonts according to the three customized font styles, making the actual effect more realistic!

Create Greeting Card Content


Similarly, you can quickly adjust the text here, and adjust the layout just like Microsoft Word:

Create Greeting Card Content


At this point, the basic typesetting is completed, as follows:

Create Greeting Card Content


We also have some random algorithms for text angle adjustment. If you feel that the generated effect is not good, you can try to reduce the automatic adjustment range. It can be set here:

Create Greeting Card Content

 

Create Greeting Card Content


It is recommended to adjust all three parameters to the minimum:

Create Greeting Card Content


Part 3 - Bulk Writing Settings

So how to set up batch custom writing content? Suppose I want to write greeting cards to different customers, then I can first save the names of different customers in an excel table, as shown below:

Bulk Writing Settings


Then add a table through the Table function:

Bulk Writing Settings

 

Bulk Writing Settings


After the form is generated, you can enter the content to be written in it, which can be fixed or automatically changed. I first enter the fixed content:

Bulk Writing Settings


Then enter what needs to be called. Click to select the cell where content needs to be entered, right-click and select the bind the current cell option:

Bulk Writing Settings


Because our name starts from A1, we bind cell A1 and click add to generate the binding result:

Bulk Writing Settings


Then select the Bath application data function on the left and bind the table we made before.

Bulk Writing Settings


Because our names are arranged in rows, choose splitting with rows:

Bulk Writing Settings

 

Bulk Writing Settings


Next, select the previously prepared excel table:

Bulk Writing Settings

 

Bulk Writing Settings


In this way, the contents of the table can be successfully called:

Bulk Writing Settings


You can click Page to preview different values:

Bulk Writing Settings


At this point, how to batch call different content is set up.
If the cell length and width are not enough, we can also adjust the length and width by dragging the mouse here:

Bulk Writing Settings


The final layout is as follows:

Bulk Writing Settings


Of course, you can also save the greeting card content as a template and open it directly later to continue using it (note that you need to rebind the excel table when opening the template):

Bulk Writing Settings


Part 4 - Start Bulk Writing

Finally, it’s time to batch make greeting cards. We start the software and when using it for the first time, we need to add and register the machine. Select Add:

Start Bulk Writing


Customize the machine name and select the KAT model:

Start Bulk Writing

 

Start Bulk Writing


After connecting the machine and computer using USB, select to search for the local machine (if it cannot be found, try re-plugging and unplugging the USB):

Start Bulk Writing


After the search is successful, the machine will be automatically connected, and a registration window will pop up (the machine cannot be used without registration):

Start Bulk Writing


The registration code is required when registering, which is usually pasted on the machine body.
After registering and logging in, click All to generate the gcode file that needs to be written (click Current to only generate gcode for the current page):

Start Bulk Writing


Place the greeting card upside down in the paper feed slot (the actual writing starting point is at the lower right corner of the machine), and adjust the buckle position so that it is the same width as the greeting card:

Start Bulk Writing


Install the pen:

Start Bulk Writing


When everything is ready, you can click the Write button to start production:

Start Bulk Writing


The effect is as follows:

Start Bulk Writing

 

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