PowerRIP ScreenPrint is a "Simple" and easy to use RIP with more features
PowerRIP ScreenPrint is the easiest to use PC software RIP in the world. When installed, it is ready to print for most basic screen printing setups.
If your shop needs customization beyond a basic setup. PowerRIP ScreenPrint has simple controls that give you full access to everything you need to control film output for screen printing. You control the amount of ink, how many ink channels are used for black, from one to a few, or PRINT FROM ALL channels. You can set default resolutions, screen frequencies, angles, and more...
$495 USD Desktop version includes:
Epson Stylus Photo 1270, 1280, 1290, 1390, 1400, 1410, 1430, R1800, R1900,
R2000, 2100, 2200, R2400, R2880, R3000
Stylus Color 1520, 3000
Stylus Pro 3800, 3880, 4000, 4800, 4880, 4900
$995 USD Large Format version includes:
Epson Stylus Pro 7600, 7700, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900, 9600, 9700, 9800, 9880,
9890, 9900, 11880
The screen to the right shows the section of "Print Settings" controls, that allows a user to choose their defaults for:
Printer Resolution, Dot Shape, Screen Frequency and Color Angle. Any one color can be set differently, or all colors can be set the same value. You can also choose to run the printer in unidirectional or bidirectional, and make separations. If you are producing offset films you can choose to make negatives and mirror them.
The initial default halftone screen settings installed by PowerRIP ScreenPrint are 45 lines per inch, 22.5 degrees for screen angles, using an elliptical dot for all colors. These are the screen print industry's basic settings.
Simple Basic Controls
Density and Ink Channel Controls
The screen to the right and above has a button labeled "Configure Ink Density and Channels." Clicking this button brings up the screen on the right. Other RIP vendors would tell you they are the only ones, that print from all ink channels, this is nonsence. PowerRIP ScreenPrint lets you choose any channel, or all channels, and how much ink prints from each channel. Buy any bulk ink system and use whatever ink you choose to, PowerRIP ScreenPrint gives you more control over ink channels than any other RIP.
To get the correct dot size percentage with ink jet printers, it is normal, when your printer's resolution or screen ruling increases,to make adjustments to the halftone dot size. Not to worry, PowerRIP ScreenPrint already includes adjustment tables for all resolutions and screen rulings from 30 lines per inch all the way up to 150 lines per inch. Simply choose the one that most nearly matches your screening frequency setup. Yes, you can even adjust the PowerRIP table to create a slightly bigger or smaller highlight or shadow dot.
Preview the actual image
1) PowerRIP ScreenPrint paints in the screen as the image is being rendered.
2) The complete image is displayed along with the page size used after rendering is finished.
3) You can zoom in and enlarged this image and look at actual pixels and halftone dots being sent to the printer.
Dot Gain or Linearization Controls