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Software > Applications and OS > desktop printing with Indesign-is a RIP needed?

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AuthorSubject: desktop printing with Indesign-is a RIP needed?   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Adrian Brown
Posted on Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:59 AM

Though i am a little confused on the best options when printing. While I can print strait to my printer from Indesign and get great (ie. same as i get in PS) image reproduction I'm wondering if the type&design; features are as clean♯ as they could be. I have trialed POWER-rip-X and while my images look a little different the type seems a little sharper -
1) is this my imagination?
2) If I buy the rip it will set me back approx US$350 but do i really need it?
3) If I did get it how do I get my images to print as i'm used to under PS.
4) Any other advantages of RIP for my limited requirements?

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT:
G4 dual/calibrated 17inch Apple LCD
Epson 2100(calibrated to media used)
OS10.2.6/ Indesign 2.0.2/PS 7.0.1

Many thanks for any advice
adrian


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