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Offline Northland

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Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:11:22 PM »
... for your consideration (if you are lacking in art skills). I'm a low volume, single person shop that markets to the 1-3 color customer. I've been intending to purchase some art software that would help minimize my pre-press time, dealing with customer supplied art. I get a fair amount of crappy jpeg, hand-drawn and bitmap stuff that I convert to vector and assign spot colors.

Today, I stumbled across an offering that consider a great value. Being a Coreldraw user (with minimal photoshop skills) I'm attracted to plug-ins that automate functions in Corel. I had decided earlier that I would spend some money (year-end) on SimpleSeps 4.0, but was delighted to find that there is currently "holiday pricing" which is basically 50% off. In this my $133 vs $265. The product is a plug-in for use with Corel X6 & newer.

I apologize, if this appears to be a sales-pitch... it is not. It is intended to be an FYI for those shops (like mine) that don't have full-time art skills readily available. I will not link to the product..... if you are interested you can do your own search for SimpleSeps 4.0

I have not used the product, but here are the features that I hope will benefit my shop:
- automated color separation ( 3 methods)
- automated trap/choke/gutter/spread
- integrated RIP
- interlocking halftone features
- online tutorial assistance



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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 12:21:57 PM »
I have been using Simple Seps for years now, love the automation of it.

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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 11:02:44 PM »
Please post the link.
Nothing wrong with sharing!

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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 08:26:49 AM »
Please post the link.
Nothing wrong with sharing!

Pierre
Holiday pricing shows up after the product is in the "cart".
https://www.advancedtshirts.com/product/simpleseps-4-0-smartrip-screen-printing-halftone-rip-software/

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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 10:16:03 AM »
You might want to check out Hi-Fi Ink, a Photoshop set of actions that is blazingly fast, and goes I think for $149.00.   https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=hi-fi%20ink

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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 11:17:11 AM »
Thanks for the link to Hi-Fi the PS actions...but the original poster said "Being a Coreldraw user (with minimal photoshop skills)".
I believe that is the attraction to the Simpleseps add on for Draw.


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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 11:34:15 AM »
Thanks for the link to Hi-Fi the PS actions...but the original poster said "Being a Coreldraw user (with minimal photoshop skills)".
I believe that is the attraction to the Simpleseps add on for Draw.

It's the minimal Photoshop skills I was addressing, all options are good when you're trying to learn higher end separations, you can learn something from them all.

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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 01:51:04 PM »
The other option is the online version: https://www.inkseps.com/

It does a good job.  I did a couple jobs with it a couple months back and was pretty impressed.  I didn't order the inks, but I may one day.  I just pulled close stock colors.


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Re: Lost cost separation software and RIP.... suggestion
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 02:00:25 PM »
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It's the minimal Photoshop skills I was addressing,

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