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FilmMaker Version 4 RIP Software

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cad-link.jpgFilmMaker: The screen printers choice! Compare to AccuRip Rip Software! Compatible with more than just Epson printers like Ricoh and Cannon!

What few people realize is that CADlink Technology has been developing software for creating inkjet films for over 12 years. In fact, there are more people worldwide using CADlink software for this application than any other. It’s simply branded under different names since Cadlink has been creating this product as OEM software for a wide-group of solutions providers.

The latest version of FilmMaker provides the best quality and value in the inkjet film separation RIP software category. No other RIP vendors can claim the same combination of precision screening, optimum density levels, ease of use and job management workflow tools that FilmMaker provides to screen printers. Here's just a sampling of some of the new features!
Highest quality, precision screening

FilmMaker includes CADlink’s unique, advanced AM/FM screening algorithm. Jitter™ provides a simple, flexible way in which to modify halftone screens for exceptional print quality in mid-tones, gradients, shadows and highlights. Density rich films: Select the exact film density required by using the FilmMaker ink density test print. FilmMaker is able to provide optimum ink levels using a variety of ink/media combinations.

Easy to set-up, easy to use RIP software

Quick and easy printer, ink, media setup. The printer and queue wizard will get you up and running in minutes without the need for any documentation. Further printing adjustments and customization can be completed afterwards using FilmMakers advanced settings. You can install and use the software on as many computers as you like using the supplies dongle to activate the software on each machine.

InRIP separations

Select your favorite workflow. FilmMaker provides the ability to separate files directly in the RIP. No need to purchase, learn and use secondary applications. Your choice!

  • Separations created in your favorite graphic application
  • Separations created directly in FilmMaker”

Patent pending variable dot half toning technology

Provides the most precise ink volume controls available today Faster print speeds.. and higher line screens at lower printer resolutions. FilmMaker leverages Epson’s printer variable dot halftone technology. Other RIP’s claim to but they don’t completely. FilmMaker controls the mix of small, medium and large dots. In doing so, you can control exactly how much ink is being used. Other RIP’s simply select one size dot per job and cannot offer nearly the same type of precision.

Precision ink volume controls

Controlling the ink volume when producing film separations with an inkjet printer is the most important feature of any RIP. If you put down to little ink you will have weak density and this will cause problems when exposing the screen. Too much ink and you will have drying problems, bleeding and lose details on text edges.

“The Ink Volume control is a unique feature that lets you control exactly how much ink you use in each halftone cell, you need exactly the right amount in order to get good density without bleeding, nothing else comes close to giving you such precise control.”

Print directly from your favorite design application

  • From your favorite application
  • Within FilmMaker

Control Halftone setting from wherever you prefer

  • From your favorite application
  • Within FilmMaker

Unique FilmMaker Visual Production Manager Interface

  • Run a single printer or multiple printers, run a single queue setup or multiple queue set-up all simultaneously not only from one work station but from one window is the software!
  • Support for Multiple Printers
  • Support for Multiple Queues for different printers and / or preset settings
  • Multiple RIPS, RIP two jobs at once or Print while RIP’ing the next job
  • Job Archiving
  • Automatic and Manual nesting

Complete job control within FilmMaker

Support sheet fed or roll fed media that also includes nesting of jobs. Rotate, scale, mirror, invert and apply crop marks to jobs as required.

Page overlay mode

Multiple page overlay provides the option to view whichever page in a job you choose. You can also print selected separations.

View raw data

FilmMaker allows you to View the Raw Data before printing. So you can view pixel for pixel each separation before printing, check your halftones and content of each separation in detail and avoid printing mistakes and wasting valuable Film.

Lots of other great features!

  • Costing - FilmMaker can automatically calculate the cost of Ink and Film for each Separation, you can even add labour and taxes and save this data as a standard delimited text file for Excel or other accounting system.
  • Templates – Allows you to setup repeatable exact positioning on the Film and custom nesting. Great for CD printing when you need the C,M,Y and K plates precisely nested.
  • Advanced printer controls - Talks directly to the Epson Printer port – doesn’t use the Windows spooler, so when you cancel a job, its cancelled
  • Full Support for Head cleaning, nozzle checks and ink levels built into FilmMaker. No need to use the Epson driver.
  • Setup automatic scheduled head cleans.

This is Catspit tested and approved RIP software for screenprinting. This software will not run on Macintosh computers.

Minimum System Requirements

CPU: CPU: Dual Core (2.0GHz or higher) 

Hard Drive: 120 GB

RAM: 1GB + OS Requirements

Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows XP 32

Suggested System Requirements

CPU: Quad Core (3.0 GHz or higher) 

Hard Drive: 250 GB (or more)

RAM: 4GB + OS Requirements

Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 32/64

Supports the following printers: Epson 1100, 1400, 1410, 1430, 1500, 1520, 1800, 1900, R2000, 2200, 2400, 2800, 2880, R3000, 3800, 3880, 4000, 4400, 4450, 4800, 4880, 4900, WF 70xx Series, WF 75xx Series, Canon LP17, 510, 610, 650, 655, IPF 650, IPF 655, Ricoh SG-3110, Ricoh GX-3300, Ricoh GX-7000, Ricoh GX-7700.


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