johnson4 Posted September 17, 2021 Share Posted September 17, 2021 (edited) So, While I have been working on color management, I decided to do a little testing. I have three of the main programs installed on my computer. 1. Cadlink 2. Ekprint 3. AcroRip 9.03 Now, I'm seeing photo's of peoples success, some people with fantastic colors, some people with lines in their prints( no i'm not talking about clogged nozzles). As well, Some people complaining about how long it takes for the final print. Within this thread, I will be documenting the differences between the three programs, the main advantages and disadvantages to me, which and why I prefer one over the other two. I will break down each program for my pro's and con's, with photos and possibly a video later on for proof. But, A little preview: 1 of these programs Prints Slow for the quality and leaves visible lines in the prints, at a distance, it isn't noticeable. 1 of these programs is very easily profiled and produces PERFECT colored prints at the same speed as the other, just much higher quality without the lines in the prints, while being the most color accurate. 1 of these programs processes and prints faster than the other two, at the same or better quality ( no lines) a bit harder to profile for colors, to the point some colors are just a shade off when the other is perfect. Still fantastic colors, just not as accurate as the other two. And my absolute favorite, comparing 2 of these programs at the exact same resolution settings, printing the exact same results to the point you couldn't tell which came from which program, Prints over 4X faster than the other. Yep, That's right. If you have used any of these three programs you could probably guess it. But I will break it down with: 1.Processing times ( how long the program takes to process the image to print) 2.How long the print after the job has been sent 3. Photo's, including up close of the results and possibly video of each print. All programs will be printing everything identical, resolution, image size, ink percentages, you name it- it'll be the same across all of them, printed on the same printer under the same conditions. What it boils down to for me, is Quality, Speed, color correctness. After today, My opinion has changed drastically on all three of these programs. I am baffled at the results, shocked. I will also include some ICC profiles( RGB and CMYK) for those that would like to try it, just in-case it helps. I'm profiling the DTF superstore Chinese inks. I have found it really helps, and depending on your setup, you'll only really need to change the ink density to find that sweet spot. Or, If it's 2 out of 3 of these programs, I could just tell you Stay Tuned. Edited September 17, 2021 by johnson4 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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