I just emailed the company that makes filmmaker about their 1100 Lite Version.. Hoping it does everything that their full version does(with the exception of it being limited to only 1 computer and only for the 1100). For the cost of a refurbed 1100 and that software you will still be $100 cheaper than just buying Accurip and no printer.I have bought all but my first 1400 used. The 1100 prints faster for 2 reasons. Is capable of lower resolution and has less channels. If you print in same resolution and both in bi-directional or uni-directional they will be very similar in speed. I highly reccomend switching the 1100 to dye ink this will make it less likely to clog. I have always used all black with blackmaxx ink but I am thinking of trying this ink http://www.discountscreenfilms.com/sub-cat.php?cat_id=1. I wouldn't use their films though don't think their water proof
Either printer will make excellent films and if you need a RIP. filmmaker has a a lite version for the 1100 $195. Same as the DTP but only for the 1100.