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Flexi Sign 8.1 vs. Flexi Sign 8.5

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Capital Signs, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Capital Signs

    Capital Signs Very Active Member

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    Ok, here goes...

    I am thinking of upgrading to Flexi 8.5...

    Can anyone tell me the biggest differences between flexi 8.1 to 8.5?

    I hear the profiles dont transfer!!!

    Any suggestions or remarks appreciated. Thanks. And is it worth the upgrade?
     
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  2. zgraphics

    zgraphics Member

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    I use Flexi 7.6 for printing and i bought 8.1 and the profiles don't transfer.. I rather stick with 7.6 for the profiles.
     
  3. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    The older profiles will work...you need to convert to legacy under the color profile when your right click on your printer in PM
     
  4. Valentino

    Valentino Active Member

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    I like 8.5 a lot better.

    better interface for the production manager, I've never crashed yet.
     
  5. Capital Signs

    Capital Signs Very Active Member

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    Any other comments or opinions or differences between 8.1 and 8.5?
     
  6. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    I use flexi8.1 only when it's the last resort. ie:eek:ld flexi files
    Anymore, I find myself using x3, illustrator, and photoshop. I rip with versaworks as production manager in flexi takes forever to rip. I still feel violated for buying flexi!
    RUN
     
  7. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

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    I have had nothing but BAD LUCK since I upgraded. I NEVER once had a problem with 8.1. I upgraded to 8.5 and it has crashed on me at LEAST once a month. I lose all my profiles every time! I have to delete 8.5 and then reinstall. I have seen other threads on here where other people have had similiar problems.

    I can't go back to Flexi 8.1 because whenever you upgrade it does something to the older version and you can't open it. I guess I could reinstall but who knows how that would work.

    You lose everything in Production Manager too!!

    This instance has become so frequent that I had to write me out directions on the steps to take to get it back to working so that I dont forget especially if I am in the middle of a big job!!

    Oh and I have yet to see one difference in the two. Okay well minor things that I don't use anyway.. Three words DON'T DO IT!!!!!!
     
  8. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I love 8.5 It is a lot more stable on my machine than the old 8.1. It hasn't crashed in over a month (knock on wood). The new production manager interface is nice and there a a ton of controls. I can't compare it to 8.1 as I didn't have a printer when I was running 8.1.

    Here is the new feature list.
     
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