It wanted to accept only its own list of paper sizes which of course are rather useless if you are a creative artist. I get the impression that attempting to use a printer with no RIP whatsoever can work on some printer models but that when you work without a RIP then you don’t always get the full potential quality that the printer is really capable of. Readers naturally presume that when a manufacturer provides their products to FLAAR that of course we will praise their products. It cannot ever be used as a regular computer; it is difficult to upgrade. Should people avoid a hardware RIP? I don’t know if other computers on the same network can access it, nor do I know whether this RIP can be updated to run other printers. The people there were nice, but halfway through the conversation another printer arrived at my office so I had to leave to handle the new arrival.

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But then it took the Fiery between 10 and more minutes to RIP the files from PageMaker to dpi per unit of print efii, usually about 36 x 15 inches. On the subject of speed, PosterJet is generally able to start ripping and printing simultaneously after a few seconds or at most a few minutes as opposed to 57 minutes with the EFI Fiery.

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Also, “comparable” riery more like wishful thinking. According to the instruction manual, printing directly from TIFF files in other words directly from Adobe Photoshop can be quicker than printing that same file from a layout program such as Adobe PageMaker.

Which RIP and which printer produced the vibrant, beautiful image at the right? Glossary would help; the 1-page glossary on p. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter. See which Fiery digital front end is right for your current or future print engines and business needs.


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However banding normally occurs with fast production speeds since to achieve fast speeds your printer does only a few passes; to achieve maximum quality and eliminate banding your printer may do 4 to 8 passes. I have tended not to do this because on earlier model computers, printers, drivers, and Photoshop versions, printing from Photoshop often took longer than printing from PageMaker. If you have plenty of money, if you never want to bother to learn how to use a real full-featured software RIP, if you are in a hurry, if you don’t mind that the hardware RIP is a dead-end if it can’t be upgraded to run other printers, then yes, you may be perfectly content with your EFI Fiery RIP.

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Productivity Software Productivity Suite. HP, in distinction, sent me the English manual by e-mail within an hour of my asking for it.

Find everything you need to do riery with your Fiery products: What the printer or driver or Photoshop did not like was a custom page size.

Sfi I got the Fiery to work it seemed to be slow. HP made that mistake once, and has no intention of repeating that error, as an option perhaps, but not as the only choice. The impression is that a major bug needs fixing. I felt perhaps I could have understood an English original manual easier.


The Fiery Downloader box blinks irritatingly every minute on your computer monitor; this is needless and is a pain in every sense. Once it was RIPed the HP printer did the actual printing flawlessly, beautifully, and acceptably quick.

The EFI manuals, however, are mute on banding. It should be possible to do all the settings with the comfort of your large computer monitor and full keyboard hence a main advantage of software RIPyou can do things intuitively and easily on your regular computer or on your print server. Most recently updated November 30, Anyway, for long images such as banners, unless you get Adobe InDesign or PosterWorks or other banner layout software, you have little choice but to print from Photoshop.

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However after repeatedly reading the manuals both in German and in English, I could see no clear-cut information of much use. This means fier get a real computer; you can actually use it for other things besides RIPing, but most important of all, you can upgrade both the hardware and the software.

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Downloads: Fieyr is no mention whatsoever of 2 pass vs 4 pass vs 8 pass vs bi-directional printing. I lost lots of expensive 36″ wide format coated inkjet paper in the process. The Setup instructions were entirely for the first installation setup at the very beginning.

Actually most Epson printers work perfectly well without a RIP whatsoever. Fiery Resources and Training.