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A few questions for software junkies

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by mdjamesd, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. mdjamesd

    mdjamesd Member

    May 28, 2008
    Timonium, MD
    I work for a fairly high volume sign shop in Maryland.

    Currently we have:
    2 Epson S30670
    Graphtec FC-7000
    and are using Wasatch 7.0

    We are taking our HP9000 to our other store along with the Wasatch7.0 software. My bosses are leaning towards Onyx Postershop for new rip software. They are hopefully getting a flatbed soon...I hope!

    Would we be better served with Postershop or Production House?
    is there an online tutorial I could use for either of the aforementioned programs? I havent used Onyx since way back in the days with an OCE Arizona.
    If I can convince them to get one, which spectrometer would work best with PS or PH?

    Thank you all. I've read alot on here over the years, especially when i got thrown into the position of running the printers from the production end.

  2. Hotspur

    Hotspur Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Which Onyx product will suit your setup?


    Onyx will be perfect for such a setup - we know many happy shops using Onyx with your devices.

    However I would choose ProductionHouse rather than Postershop.

    Postershop will only drive 2 printers at once - you have more than that so adding extra printers will incur extra cost, ProductionHouse will print to 4 devices out of the box.

    Also whilst you can recalibrate with Postershop, if you need to do a full icc profile you have to have ProductionHouse.

    Finally the default driver set for ProductionHouse includes most flatbeds - Postershop doesn't support some of them, nor does it have all the specialist tools for handling white ink that you might need with a flatbed.

    You will soon need a finishing device to go with your flatbed and may I suggest the Summa F1612 we have one to go with our HP FB500 UV printer and we love it.

    The Onyx online help is here:


    Good luck!

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