DIY Fiery RIP

Discussion in 'Fiery RIPs' started by MstrXplodR, Nov 16, 2017.

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  1. MstrXplodR

    MstrXplodR New Member

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    Good morning Gents, Has anyone in this forum tried building their own RIP? Basically, it's just a PC that is meant to handle image processing, right?
     
  2. Pr0cess0r

    Pr0cess0r Member

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    I'm curious about this. I think you also need the interface card and where you take the software?
     
  3. Biggs

    Biggs Senior Member

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    Interesting idea, I'll give you that. I imagine you could achieve a basic RIP of sorts, but to create a user interface like Command Workstation, or incorporate features that directly feed into the digital press would be a huge challenge. Take for example changing toner dither/dot pattern, image shifting or enhancements, Calibration - Come to think of it, a solid 90% of all EFI's job properties would be difficult to replicate.

    Of course, if you don't care about the output, a basic RIP would save you a considerable chunk of change. Just simply use the stand alone print driver.
     

  4. DigitalColorGraphics

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    Are you talking about RIP software or the actual computer? Way back when my delta rip for my Heidelberg died and I took it to my local PC repair shop...he built a new computer and moved the card and whatever else he needed over to the new one and it worked great. That system used a dongle.
     
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