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Rafe B. wrote: > > At 01:42 AM 6/12/99 -0700, Ken K wrote: > >Rafe B. wrote: > Don't tell this to Mr. Tobie, but I > actually went back to Borders and bought the Blatner/Fraser > book... Heh, heh, heh... There's a lot of good info in their books, I always recommend them. I'm a "Work-in-RGB-as-long-as-possible" kinda guy, so I enjoy their books. :) > There is a 1440 dpi setting on the RIP driver control panel, > but the software ignores it, and prints at 360x360 if I > try to use it. If I choose 720x720, it uses that, but I > find the results quite unsatisfactory, noticeably poorer > than the Epson driver at the same setting. OK. I've never used it with a 1440-capable printer, so I was just guessing. Sounds like you've stumbled upon a bug in the program. > But I'm > not in a position to pay $1000 or more for a RIP, unless > I can see some really dazzling benefits. I'm with you there... I got by with SuperPrint for a couple of years, until I started running into too many things it woludn't RIP properly. It DID have one good quality - it interpreted the PostScript and then apparently handed it off to the standard EPSON driver, so the dithering was sweet, but the colors went through the CMYK-RGB-CcMmYK gauntlet. > I didn't know that this was a "CMYK" RIP, > in particular. I've since been corrected on this point by 'CD'. Acording to him, the Birmy handles RGB just fine. I've never had occasion to try it. It's good to know. > I would expect (though I haven't tried) that the RIP > would do a far better job at printing CMYK files than > the Epson driver. However, until the basic resolution/ > dithering issues are resolved, there's no point moving > to that next stage of experimentation. I'm a little disappointed in the dithering myself, but it gets me by. > >> I don't see any particular color controls in this > >> RIP. In fact, nothing at all for "tweaking" the > >> CMYK behavior. Was I expecting too much? > > > >Perhaps. I think the RIPs that have color control are in the "Over $500 > >Club". 'CD' got me here too, he said that there *are* color controls, it's just that *I've* never found the color controls yet. Hopefully I'll get a chance to break out the 'Fine Manual' and look for them soon. > Lordy knows why Birmy couldn't have just made it > available as a download from their web site. I wondered about that very same thing, because when I purchased the product (mail order) the first thing I noticed is that the Demo CD and the purchased product are one and the same - it's the validation floppy that makes the difference. > I've > downloaded some 15 MB demos before... not fun, > but the computer doesn't mind staying up all night. It's a good thing! Mine stands night watch on the digital frontier quite often. Lots of large downloads out there these days. Netscape 4.xx, NT Service Pack 4... Ken ____________________________ Luck comes in two flavors... ____________________________ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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