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Hey Folks, currently I am not running a RIP to output film. ACCURIP now charges 200.00 per year, I know there are alternatives. Has anyone tried Ryonet's
ImagePrint R.E.D. RIP Software? Or what if any RIP are you using in your shop for film output?


Thanks in Advance!!
 

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I do have an ancient version of AccuRIP that manages the droplet size and all-black aspects of printing (set it once and forget it forever). But I do separations and halftones directly in CorelDraw or via the SimpleSeps plugins for CD (which themselves cost less than AccuRIP alone did).

I'm not sure how to do things in other software, but surely some PhotoShop pros could suggest how to work without a RIP, or a good one to use with it.

In CoreDraw, if you work in Pantone/spot-colors, then it is dead simple to output each film. Single-color halftones are also simple, once you get a feel for what percent of black translates to the desired look on the finished garment. For art that needs to be separated and halftoned, I'd deploy SimpleSeps Raster so I could directly dial in settings like Dot Gain.

All that said, most of my work doesn't require any of that, just straight up single-color. YMMV.
 

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I do have an ancient version of AccuRIP that manages the droplet size and all-black aspects of printing (set it once and forget it forever). But I do separations and halftones directly in CorelDraw or via the SimpleSeps plugins for CD (which themselves cost less than AccuRIP alone did).

I'm not sure how to do things in other software, but surely some PhotoShop pros could suggest how to work without a RIP, or a good one to use with it.

In CoreDraw, if you work in Pantone/spot-colors, then it is dead simple to output each film. Single-color halftones are also simple, once you get a feel for what percent of black translates to the desired look on the finished garment. For art that needs to be separated and halftoned, I'd deploy SimpleSeps Raster so I could directly dial in settings like Dot Gain.

All that said, most of my work doesn't require any of that, just straight up single-color. YMMV.

Great info thanks for sharing!!
 

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$200 a year is dirt, you can just pay it and make your problem go away. Yes, there are many workarounds, but the ease of use with a RIP just saves you so much time. As I said in another thread, we've been using AccuRIP for years and are very happy with it, but find one that works for you, and get back to work instead of figuring out work arounds to save a few dollars you shouldn't even notice.
 

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I had the original version of accurip (paid $500). it worked great. then when my computer died i couldn't re-install it on the new one w/o upgrading to Accurip Ruby (another $200). It worked fine but if you want to use the All Black Ink system (printing from all the cartridges at once) you cannot anymore because now that is a feature of Accurip Emerald which you have to, again, upgrade to for more $$ and pay $200/year going forward. Don't get me wrong, AR works fine but putting that feature behind a pay wall is shady AF & complete BS.

I prefer Filmmaker 10 (buyarip dot com). They have a free trial on the website. The software comes with a dongle which you can plug into any computer and use the rip. No restrictive license [email protected] It bypasses the printer driver completely and controls the printer directly giving you superior dot control and better films. It's got round dots, elipse, line, diamond, & square. The company that makes it (cadlink) writes rip software for many major dtg companies, including Brother. You don't have to pay $200/yr and you get live phone support for the first 90 days for free from an english speaking person from Canada who can connect to your pc and fix the problem if need be. After that you would have to pay for tech support however. But having to trouble shoot a RIP is very rare.

anyway, in the long run you will spend way less on FM 10 and have a superior product. Tell AccuRip-Off to take their fees and shove em you know where. If you already have Accurip you can send a copy of your serial number and get FM for $200 off.
 

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I despise companies like acrorip just out for your money. Go to Aliexpress and buy a copy there.
its like $4-0-$70 find a reputable company and buy from them. Check their feedback first
you will own nothing and be happy

everything will be leased, and subsequently removed from your hands at will

raised your voice at the weekly food allotment distribution center,
now your acrorip is rendered inoperable
You and I seem to be on the same wave length.

This could be very dangerous for the both of us
 
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