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Sorting Out Software RIPs: Questions to Ask and What to Look For In Selecting Large Format Digital Printing Workflow Software
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In a 2006 industry survey by WEB Consulting, print providers were asked for their considerations when choosing a RIP. The overwhelming number one answer was reliability because when the software goes down, the printing stops. Savvy lab managers have learned from experience that RIP speed only counts when you can actually print, but that it is only one element in the workflow. Productivity is king. When selecting a RIP, it pays to do a little homework first. Compared to a printer, the RIP software is a relatively low cost initial investment that can either yield higher margins or incur large operational costs especially when print volume gets high.

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Walter Noot is the President and CEO of ONYX Graphics, Inc., based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is responsible for driving the continued growth of ONYX Graphics as the market-leading supplier of workflow solution software for large format digital printing environments. For more information, check out the company's website at