TransferRIP - Basic Guide

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The TransferRIP is a professional software for Overprinting and Underprinting.
Thought it limited in what it can do, it is important to remember that it is not the same as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Any colour levels or change in individual colours, we recommend it is done before sending the file to TransferRIP.

In this guide, we will show you the basics on how to set up your artwork for Overprint and Underprint.

If you wish to use the TransferRIP calculator, a forum post can be found Here


Forever TransferRIP

Step 1
After launching the software, before you go any further, make sure you familiarise yourself with the difference between Overprint and Underprint.

Forum posts on how to change from Overprint to Underprint for:
OKI Printers, click Here
UniNet Printers, click Here

Color Mapping
Once you have know which settings you need to use and have changed the Toners in the machine correctly, click the Color Mapping button adjust here.

Then click Select


Job Selection

Step 2
Before Importing the artwork, make sure you have selected the correct size under DIN.
Then click Load File and import a Print ready PDF.

If you are unsure about how to make a PDF print ready, click Here

Once the file is loaded into the list, select it and click the preview to proceed.


Color Management

Step 3
Now that you have loaded your artwork, you will only need to change Saturation and Black Gamma.
Saturation (+10) - This is due to the process of TransferRIP. The software will create individual "Plates" of CMYK and put them back together,
this results in the Composite image looking less vibrant than the original.
We therefore recommend to increase the saturation to help brink back the vibrancy of the original image.

Black Gamma (+10) - This is due to the process of CMYW printers. As there is no black in the Toner, the "Black" is compensated by increasing the black gamma.
We therefore recommend to increase this to help brink back any black gf the original image. This will only need to be added if there is black in the image.

If you are using a paper such as Laser Dark No Cut, we recommend not using black or near black colours.

Now click Next


Control of the Spot channel

Step 4
Depending on the paper you are using, white might ink may need to be applied.
We recommend using the settings as shown.

Once you are happy, click Next.


Print and Screen settings

Step 5
This is the final step before printing so make sure it is correct.

If you wish to use the TransferRIP calculator, a forum post can be found Here

Mirror - This will need to be changed to either None or Mirror 'Horizontal', depending on the paper you are printing onto.
In most cases, if you are Overprinting and haven't already flipped your artwork, you will need to change it to Mirror 'Horizontal'.

Screening - For a basic setup, we recommend you use 'Use Screening from Printer'
If you wish to import a photographic image, you may want to change the settings so that your image is "Broken up" and feels softer to touch.
A forum post on how you can achieve this, can be found Here

Media Type - Depending on the paper you are using, this will need to be changed accordingly. Always refer to the instructions on the paper for paper type and weight.

Transfer Paper Guides, can be found Here

Alternatively, PDF versions of Instructions, can be found Here

Printer ICC Profile - If you click here, you can find a list of different ICC profiles depending on the paper you are using.
If you cannot find your paper listed. No ICC profile has a positive result.
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