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In a message dated 10/25/00 9:16:53 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >My company is considering the purchase of an Epson 7000 or 7500 and we >were >wondering if the rip that comes with it was worth purchasing or if we should >consider other RIP options. Or if we even NEED a RIP. We will be using >this >as a proofing device and for creating corporate trade show banners etc... A RIP will allow you to print EPS art and PsotScript files in general, so for banners it may have some uses. But for proofing it is even more important. Unfortunately the Fiery RIP box, though it is simple to use and a convenient print server, has somewhat restricted color managment options, not allowing custom ICC profiles to be used in the typical manner, and not offering control of the actual CMYK channels, due to its screening method. If getting fair proofing with little effort, and a lot of convenience are your goals, get the Fiery box. If getting the best proofs you can, with some sweat involved is more your style, then look into third party RIPs. If getting attractive pictures and nice banners will do the job, then don't get any RIP at all. C. David Tobie Design Cooperative CDTobie@designcoop.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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