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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 11 May 1999 15:56:32 -0600
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Sorry I can't help with SCSI card issues... I'm wrestling with that myself
on an older PowerMac at the moment.

>And then there is the printer: well since they eliminated the serial port-
>and all work-arounds will either tie up your ethernet port OR not work with
>any LocalTalk style printers (ie. the most popular laser models on the
>desktop) I decided to take a different route. Anyone have any experience
>with Brimy's PowerRIP? Does it indeed enable professional postscript output
>from Epson's inkjet EX models?

PowerRIP comes in several versions -- one works for the Epson 3000, and the
other works for --
   Epson stylus color 850
   Epson stylus color 800
   Epson stylus color 1520
   Epson stylus photo
   Epson stylus photo EX

The Power RIP software works just fine... but make sure you disable all
unnecessary extensions and follow installation instructions to the letter.
If you are on an ethernet network, you can leave your AppleTalk setting set
to ethernet and use your PostScript driver for your Epson inkjet. If you
are not on an ethernet network, you need to set AppleTalk to REMOTE ONLY to
use the Postscript driver.

The Postscript driver is necessary for printing Quark and Pagemaker
documents with imported images. Without the Postscript driver, these images
print somewhat bitmapped. The Postscript driver is not necessary to print
directly from Photoshop or Illustrator and in my experience, it seems to
take longer when using the Postscript driver and I seem more apt to crash.
I do better in this instance, using the plan old Epson driver.

I'm not sure if that helps.


Karen Ackoff
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 36634
Ph: 219-237-4124
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