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Caldera RIP

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by HulkSmash, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    I've seen quite a few people talking about RIPs and which works the best.

    I've used Onyx, Flexi, and a bit of Wasach...

    But for anyone who has been thinking about giving Caldera a try - it's an awesome program. Their RIP is literally drag and Drop. Works Beautifully with the latex. Every time i call support i get someone... and they're very helpful. They actually gave me a 60 day trial which i thought was very generous for a trial period...

    I turned in 1 flexi key and getting the whole program for only like 900 bucks.. And for the caliber of this product...it's a steel.
     
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    We might check it out at some point I've heard many good things about it.
     
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  4. rfulford

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    I too did the 60 day demo of caldera and loved it. At the time however, they were not offering crossgrades. From whom did you make the purchase?
     
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    Did you set up a dedicated Linux machine to run it?
    How does that work into your workflow?
    Would a dual boot on a win7 machine work for this?
    I see several different packages, which one did you opt for?

    wayne k
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  6. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Let me know if you have any more questions.
     
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    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    Colorado, why do you say a dual boot wouldn't work? It should.
     
  8. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    i said im not sure..
     
  9. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    I see. Any reason why it wouldn't?
     
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    We've been considering it, this may be the tipping point...

    What systems (desktop/rip server) are you running?
     
  11. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Linux. Random desktop i had laying around
     
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    Any idea of the speed/hardware specs? I know it's going to vary greatly, but curious if you had any estimations of the speed difference between flexi/caldera and onyx/caldera.
     
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    Caldera will run on any linux distro but the distro they rolled and give you is just Ubuntu modified slightly, very easy to use.

    Colorado, any chance you can do some video capture of the workflow? I tried the Caldera demo but wasn't all that impressed, seemed really clumbsy...but it was only a demo.
     
  14. MinnGreenGT

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    I've used Onyx for more than 10 years, and now have need to learn Caldera. Anyone have any suggestions for good training resources? I couldn't find anything specific on their website or by general searches.
     
  15. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    I got it through proveer.
     
  16. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    we taught ourselves in like 5 hrs. Call Ernst, at caldera, he'll help you with any issues.
     
  17. rfulford

    rfulford Active Member

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    Thanks, I will check it out.
     
  18. S2S

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    if you are thinking of Caldera...you will be great until you need to upgrade printers...they will stab you and then stab you again...beware.
     
  19. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    7 Year old threat, and yes i agree 1000000000000% we're about 20k deep into it after 7 uyyears
     
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