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TOPIC: FilmMaker Rip Help

FilmMaker Rip Help 1 year 3 months ago #5138

I got a question regarding this software. We are trying to use a Epson Stylus Pro 7900 for printing out watch dials. I am having trouble getting sharp edges on this RIP Program. Can anybody help me out how to figure out the settings that I should be using to get fine sharp edges. I attached an image to my post to help out with what I am talking about.
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FilmMaker Rip Help 1 year 3 months ago #5141

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What file type are you sending to FilmMaker? is it line art or is it an image?
If it is an image from photoshop for example, you need to ensure that Anti-Aliasing is turned off when saving the file.
Also in FilmMaker, Go to Queue > properties > Printmode Overrides > Performance and disable Use Interpolation and Enhanced Image quality.

In general for what you are trying to achieve, you need to use the highest resolution setting available to you, and possibly in printer settings have the printer run Uni-directional. These settings will make the printing slower, but should give you the best quality.
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FilmMaker Rip Help 1 year 3 months ago #5143

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What file type are you sending to FilmMaker? is it line art or is it an image?
If it is an image from photoshop for example, you need to ensure that Anti-Aliasing is turned off when saving the file.
Also in FilmMaker, Go to Queue > properties > Printmode Overrides > Performance and disable Use Interpolation and Enhanced Image quality.

In general for what you are trying to achieve, you need to use the highest resolution setting available to you, and possibly in printer settings have the printer run Uni-directional. These settings will make the printing slower, but should give you the best quality.


The file that we are using and testing with are lines that is a True Vector file from Adobe Illustrator printing in Seperations through FilmMaker. When you say I need to use the highest resolution setting available, where can I select this on Illustrator?

here are a few photos of what we have printed with those settings you have suggested. keep in mind that these are very tiny prints. 0.25pt on illustrator. we are going to use the negatives for prints on watch dials and would like to achieve fine sharp lines like this SEIKO lettering on the picture attached. Notice how fine and sharp their letterings and lines are?
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FilmMaker Rip Help 1 year 3 months ago #5154

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Hi LegacyBands,

The AI resolution is not going to be the same as the printer resolution. For AI you can set it as per normal (300 dpi for example).

For FilmMaker you can configure and check the resolution under Queue > Ink DEnsity Test Page. The ink density test page will open and you click the Re-configure Ink Slots at the bottom. What resolution and ink setup do you have selected? For the highest possible resolution, try printing at 1440 to start, and possible going as high as 2880.

As well, remember to use uni-directional printing for this work. You can modify this in the Queue properties under Queue > Properties > Print Mode Overrides > Printer Options. Option is called Print Direction.
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