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corel draw vs other software

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by wirenut, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. wirenut

    wirenut New Member

    Mar 2, 2012
    close to purchasing a versacamm VS 300 printer. Is corel draw a sufficient program to design in? Currently using indesign, illustrator, and photoshop on mac platform. What should we do with versa works not compatible with Mac?
  2. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN

    I think you are really needing a RIP program for your printer if Versaworks isn't setup for a MAC OS. Corel (which isn't setup for MAC either, except for version 12 I think it, only one version had a MAC release) isn't going to net you any more than AI.
  3. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    If you can part with the Mac OS, CorelDRAW and Versaworks make a fantastic team!
  4. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    You have all of your design apps already, why add Corel to the mix? What you need is a rip. There is Caldera which runs on the Mac platform. I'm running in on a mini right now and sharing my main workstation screen.
    You can also get Parallels and run windows on your Mac which I did before switching to Caldera. I'm assuming that Versaworks prints all of the standard file formats or does it truly print crd files only?
  5. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    I design on a Mac then save as a PDF or EPS. File then gets loaded on our dedicated RIP server. We use one of our old(8 years) back-up PC's. Works great.

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