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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

    Mar 24, 2008
    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?
  2. zgraphics

    zgraphics Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    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

    Feb 1, 2005
    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

    Jan 16, 2007
    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

    Mar 24, 2008
    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!
  7. OneUpTenn

    OneUpTenn Active Member

    Sep 23, 2007
    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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