Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Best Practices for Major OS Updates on RIP Stations

Tech Tip: Best Practices for Major OS Updates on RIP Stations

In today’s hostile internet landscape, it’s common for both Microsoft and Apple to roll out a nearly continuous stream of “fixes” and service packs, addressing security concerns and improvements. These updates generally improve stability and security, especially after a new OS is released.

August 19, 2015 RIP Software, Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Epson 7600/9600 Error 0040 – What Does It Mean?

Tech Tip: Epson 7600/9600 Error 0040 – What Does It Mean?

Did your Epson 7600 or 9600 printer give you the dreaded error code 0040? What does “Pump motor operation count has reached the service limit, ‘end of life’.” even mean?

August 11, 2015 Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Best Practices for RIP Maintenance

Tech Tip: Best Practices for RIP Maintenance

Has your RIP (Raster Image Processor) server recently slowed to a crawl? RIPs  typically manage multiple printers and users creating a lot of file traffic. Depending on the way the RIP is configured, the hard drive of the RIP server can fill up with old jobs, previews, and temporary files causing noticeable […]

August 4, 2015 RIP Software, Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Best Practices for Re-Calibrating Spectrophotometers

Tech Tip: Best Practices for Re-Calibrating Spectrophotometers

Like everything else that requires routine maintenance for optimal performance, spectrophotometers are no different. Spectrophotometers are crucial tools for color workflow management and need to be calibrated regularly in order to give consistent and repeatable results.

July 14, 2015 Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Can My Epson 7900/9900 Printer Make Double Sided Prints?

Tech Tip: Can My Epson 7900/9900 Printer Make Double Sided Prints?

Yes, your 7900/9900 series printer can make two-sided prints, but you will need to use donor sheets to prevent damage to your substrate (more on that shortly).

June 15, 2015 Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Contacting Epson Product Support Technicians

Recently, Epson updated their phone menu for Pro Series printer support at 888-377-6611. This improvement was designed to make contacting Epson product support technicians more efficient than in the past.

May 25, 2015 Tech Tips
Tech Tip: Where are the various EFI folders associated with EFI Fiery XF to be found on my computer?

Tech Tip: Where are the various EFI folders associated with EFI Fiery XF to be found on my computer?

Here is a wonderful chart made by John Nate (the Wizard of EFI) that shows where all the EFI Fiery XF v5 folders are located. It is very useful, especially if you are building your own profiles, or need to make edits to existing profiles. Click to download the PDF […]

November 6, 2014 EFI Fiery XF

Tech Tips: What are the key differences between PSA Polypro versus PSA Vinyl?

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) vinyl is generally a calendared product and will have more give/stretch than Polypropylene.  For indoor applications, the polypropylene will generally do the trick and it is often more cost-effective.  The vinyl is more appropriate for outdoor applications or other environments where it needs to shrink/grown depending upon […]

November 6, 2014 Ink and Media, Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Epson 7900 Nozzle Checks and Firmware Update

It has come to our attention some users of the Epson 7900/9900 are experiencing an excessive number of nozzle checks, resulting in wasted time and ink. Epson has recently released an updated version of the printer firmware that improves ink usage. You will need to use the Remote Utility software […]

November 6, 2014 Epson Stylus Pro 7900

Tech Tip: What resolution should I use with my Epson printer?

Epson printers function very well at 1440 dpi, and in general this should be the default setting. The 2880 dpi setting is overkill for almost all jobs.  Its improvement in image detail is essentially imperceptible, and it slows the printer considerably.  For proofing applications (175 lpi or less), or where […]

Tech Tip: What is the difference between the ways of specifying paper weight and thickness – gsm vs mil vs pound?

A: There are three most commonly used metrics for describing paper weight or thickness – gsm, mil, and pounds. GSM: The first is Grams per Square Meter (gsm), which measures mass per unit of area. A typical gsm for a good quality photo or proofing paper is 250. A thin […]

October 31, 2014 Ink and Media, Tech Tips

Tech Tip: How do I prevent my Epson Stylus Pro printer from powering off automatically?

By default, the SP4900 is configured to power off after 24 hours. In general, it’s better to keep the power on at all times, since this keeps a bit of ink moving through the heads and reduces the frequency of clogs. In order to disable this, do the following: 1) […]