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Separation Studio 4™

AccuRIP Software™

Inks and Inkjets

Spot Process vs PDF Workspaces


Two distinct workspaces for Sep Studio 4 – understand them both.

File Prep: Adobe and Corel

VIDEO Adobe PhotoShop

VIDEO Corel PhotoPaint

Properly saving files will make separations predictable and easy.

View Seps in Ink or Film View


The option to view separations in INK or FILM view delivers the control you need to produce your best separations.

Convert File to PDF: Adobe and Corel

VIDEO Adobe Illustrator


There’s a proper way to prepare files for Separation Studio 4. Know it and improve your separation results.

Underbase Options


Automated Underbase creation is one of the most appreciated features of Sep Studio 4 and is available for both Spot Process (sim process) and PDF Vector engines.

EPS vs PSD: Transparency Support


Sep Studio 4 delivers full transparency support. It’s value for screen printers can’t be understated.

Reduce Screens with PressFit


PressFit reduces screens for both separation engines. It’s visual and easy and saves time and money. It’s a favorite feature.

Stock Vector Art


Transform stock art into a valuable commodity. Screen printers love stock art, and Sep Studio has opened up a new world to artists.

Halftone Tricks: Go Crazy


Rethink halftones and watch how easy it is to turn simple art files into dramatic press prints.

Halftone Tricks: Retro


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Airbrush Effects


Breath life into your designs with an airbrush technique your customers will love.

Spread and Trap


Spread and Trap are the techniques that deliver control to users they need to meet the needs of their presses.

Image Trace and Power Trace



Easily convert art to vectors for printing using the mainstream software you already design with. Adobe and Corel users harness the power inside design programs and watch your Sep Studio 4 separations reach new heights.

Spot Color and the PDF Engine


What you’ll learn and apply to separations time and time again after watching this video of a 3 spot color separation is immeasurable.

Printer and Default Settings

VIDEO Print Window

VIDEO Default Settings

The Print Window is power at hand. Understand how much control you have within the Print Window. Explore the Default Settings to select what’s best for your film printing needs.

Custom Inks and Textiles

VIDEO Custom Inks

VIDEO Custom Textiles

VIDEO Use Custom Textiles to reduce the number of screens

Screen printers appreciate the ability to create and easily edit custom inks for print production and custom textile colors.

N-Up Nesting: Save Films Automatically

VIDEO  What is it?

VIDEO  Adobe Illustrator


Automatic ganging up of separations is an every day means to save on the cost of films. The software does the math. Simple settings lets it happen.

RipCore Lost Connection Error

VIDEO  RipCore Lost Connection

A RipCore lost connection can happen, but it doesn’t have to stop or slow down your productivity. While you may want to blame software, it’s most often a PostScript Error.

Copy 100 Error

VIDEO  Copy 100 Error

This error can prevent files from printing. Quickly resolve the issues causing the problem.

Printing Directly from Corel

VIDEO  Corel

The AccuRIP workflow means printing directly from your design program is your every day and easy workflow.

PhotoShop Channels vs Layers


There are benefits to working in PhotoShop Channels vs Layers.

Custom Sheet Sizes in Illustrator

Pixma Pro-100 Ink Initial Setup

Pixma Pro-100 Ink Refill Procedure

Pixma Pro-100 Ditto Setup

1430/1400/1550w Initial Ink Setup

P400 Initial Ink Setup

4900 Initial Ink Setup

T3270 Initial Ink Setup

Underbase Window Guide

108 • Underbase creation and control is a screen-printer’s dream ability. Watch video #120 for more details.

Spread Window Guide

109 • Improve on-press registration with the Spread control. Watch video #130 for more information about trap and spread.

PressFit Window Guide

110 • PDF vector control of the number of press screens. Watch video #128 for a PressFit walkthrough.

Custom Textiles Window Guide

111 • Create, use, name and save custom textile colors in a library. Watch video #122 for a custom textile walkthrough.

Custom Inks Window Guide

112 • Create, use, name and save custom press ink colors in a library. Watch video #124 for a custom ink walkthrough.

Adjust Separation By Range Guide

113 • Spot Process separations are accurate thanks to user control using sliders of the important high and low saturation ranges.

Adjust Purple Guide

114 • Easily adjust by saturation range and edit existing data of the critical Spot Process Purple separation.

Print Window Guide

115 • An overview of Direct to Inkjet printing (no external RIP needed). Watch video #123 for more details.

Textile Properties Guide

116 • Textile swatches can be created, searched for and selected from the library, edited and changes accepted and saved.


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