New to forum posts (have read & learned tons for past couple yrs - thanks all for sharing). We recently upgraded our art computer, a Mac 5.6, to a new Mac 6.2 (w/Intel). I'm not a Mac guy or directly involved with our art dept, but since I was most familiar w/ Tshirt Forums, I've decided to seek help. I'm told our new system will not run our film printer - Epson 4800. (I'm in production, so this is how I got involved). To my knowledge, we have used Fast Rip, have talked for hours with their techs w/out luck. Have heard mixed things, including Mac w/ intel won't run it - period.
Don't know if this is true and that the "intel" inside the Mac is the problem for sure? Can we purchase another software to print film on our 4800 (AcuRip?) and if so what'll that cost.
We've been printing on velum the past week on an HP InkJet, which I've learned creates other challenges (exposure times for ex). Velum I'm guess could save us $, but I wonder if we'll be satisfied after printing film w/ 4800 for past couple yrs.
We've started to wonder which is best suited for our small volume shop (velum or film). We already have it, but should we be using a different printer than our 4800. Would love to hear some suggestions or what others are using.