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2012 Sublimation Report

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and then printed within the RIP console with the added benefit of awesome pro- ductivity features including the ability to "nest" several jobs together. RIPs also pro- vide the performance necessary to drive big printers at rated speeds. Epson's free layout manager is a nice step towards what a RIP offers. CONNECTIVITY Both printers support USB 2.0 and Ethernet 10/100. I recommend going with Ethernet as it provides the best performance with easy printer sharing. Our videos at www.condetv.com make it a snap to setup. (See Image 3) Image 5 Epson Layout Manager (See Image 5) This is one of my favorite features. It allows you to print mul- tiple jobs and then lay them out on the paper for maximum paper usage. Each time you print, you will see your print job added to the layout window. You then have the option to position each print job on the roll paper. When you think you have enough jobs laid out, you click print in the layout manager window. You can also save the entire print layout in case you think you may want to re print it in the future. GETTING ON THE ROAD The first thing you'll need to do is find a spot for your new printer. How much space will you need? For the 7700, you will need a location approximately 54" wide, 27" deep, and 48" high. For the 9700, the width changes to 74". Of course, you'll also need electricity. Print Job Accounting (See Image 6) My second favorite feature is Print Job Accounting. The printer logs the ink and paper usage for the last ten print jobs. After printing, go to the front panel and run the print jobs report. This report will provide you with the informa- tion you need to calculate how much a job cost to print. Image 6 42

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