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Computer and Printer Specifications

 

It is strongly suggested that you do not make any operating system changes until you check the current compatibility of ALL your existing software licenses. Printer model and OS support subject to change as technology updates.

AccuRIP Emerald

Computer Requirements

Operating System: ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎‏‏‎ ‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‎ ‎‏‏‎‎‎‎‎ Windows 8 or 10 / Mac High Sierra and higher

Minimum Hard Drive Space: ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎350MB
Minimum RAM: ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‏ ‎‏‏‎ ‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎8GB
Minimum Screen Resolution: ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎‎‏‏‎ ‎1920×1080

Certified Printers

With so many printer models from various manufacturers to choose from screen printers look to Freehand for printer and product selection advice – advice built on comprehensive testing in Freehand’s Lab and supported by decades of industry-specific knowledge and experience.

Printer CERTIFICATION is an expanded role of Freehand thanks to the new engineering of AccuRIP Emerald. Certification allows our skilled team to provide in-depth information about printer models used in film production for screen printers, so you can make an informed decision. The review process is for this specific industry purpose (film printing) and is NOT rating the printer in regard to any other print process.

Certified printers are checked into AccuRIP Emerald giving the user easy toggle control between Mono and ABI black printing. The Mono position defaults to the Photo Black slot of the printer. The ABI position refers to ALL cartridges/tanks being filled with Dmax™ dye ink. Not all printer models are ABI Certified. Review the list of printers and options below. Mac and Windows list are not identical.

Freehand Certifies printers based upon the below criteria – noting that Freehand performed testing with quality Dmax™ ink and DarkStar™ film:

  • Hardware Cost and daily cost of operation
  • Media Dimension
  • Film Media Acceptance (Accepted / not accepted, needs a paper strip added)
  • Print Quality Mono Black vs ABI (All Black Ink)
  • Print Speed
  • Ink consumption during initial setup, daily use, and cost of operation
  • Acceptance of 3rd party refillable ink tanks for non-Eco, Smart or Mega tank printers
  • Accepted Ink (Dye vs Pigment)
  • Print Density (Dmax dye vs Epson pigment)
  • Print Durability
  • Repeatable Registration
  • Halftone Gradient Quality
  • Require Setting or no additional setting on the printer

AccuRIP Emerald Certified Printers

Freehand’s top rated printers are in BLUE.
Ruby, Black Pearl and Black Pearl SE compatible printers listed at the bottom of this page.

AccuRIP Emerald Windows

Brand Model Max Film Size Mono (Photo K) ABI (All) Ink Type
Canon Pixma IX6820 13″x19″ YES YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Canon Pixma IP8720 13″x19″ YES YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Canon Pixma Pro-100 13″x19″ YES YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Canon Pixma G1220 8.5″x11″ YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Canon Pixma Pro-200 13″x19″ YES Canon Cartridge
Epson ET-15000 13″x19″ YES YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson ET-14000 13″x19″ YES YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson ET-2720 8.5″x11″ YES YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson ET-2500 8.5″x11″ YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson Stylus 1500W 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson Artisan 1430 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson Stylus 1400 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SC-P400 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson L-1300 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson SC-P700 13″x19″ YES Epson Pigment Cartridge
Epson WF-7210 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson WF-7710 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson WF-7720 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SC-P800 17″ Wide Sheet YES Epson Pigment Cartridge
Epson SC-P900 17″ Wide Sheet YES Epson Pigment Cartridge
Epson SC T3170X 24″ Roll YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson SP-7900 24″ Roll YES Epson Pigment Cartridge
Epson SP-4800 17” Roll YES YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SP-4880 17” Roll YES YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SP-4900 17” Roll YES YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SC-P5000 17” Roll YES Epson Pigment Cartridge

  AccuRIP Emerald Mac

Brand Model Max Film Size Mono (Photo K) ABI (All) Ink Type
Canon Pixma IX6820 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Canon Pixma IP8720 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Canon Pixma Pro-100 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson ET-15000 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson ET-2720 8.5″x11″ YES Dmax™ Dye Tank
Epson Stylus 1500W 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson Artisan 1430 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson Stylus 1400 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SC-P400 13″x19″ YES Dmax™ Dye Cartridge
Epson SC-P700 13″x19″ YES Epson Pigment Cartridge


Operating System Compatibility

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AccuRIP™ Emerald:

Windows 8 and 10 / Mac High Sierra and higher

Minimum Hard Drive Space:
Minimum RAM:
Minimum Screen Resolution:

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500MB
8GB
1920×1080

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Separation Studio™ 4 (Discontinued):

Windows 8 and 10 • Apple El Capitan thru Catalina

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AccuRIP™ Ruby (Discontinued):

Windows 8 and 10 • Apple El Capitan thru Catalina
Catalina support is here for AccuRIP™ Ruby ONLY!
Download and Update using the Installer posted in your My Account.

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AccuRIP™ Black Pearl (Discontinued):

Windows 8 and 10 • Apple El Capitan thru Mojave

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AccuRIP™ Black Pearl SE (Discontinued):

Windows 8 and 10 • Apple El Capitan thru Mojave

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Separation Studio™ 3 (Discontinued):

Windows 8 and 10 • Apple El Cap thru High Sierra


Printer Compatibility for Ruby, Black Pearl, Black Pearl SE and Sep Studio 4.

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AccuRIP™ Ruby (Discontinued),

Separation Studio™ 4 (Discontinued),

Desktop Printer Models

Canon Pixma Pro-100*
Epson XP-15000**
Epson Artisan 1430
Epson Artisan 50
Epson Sure Color P400
Epson Sure Color P405
Epson Stylus Photo 1400/1410/1390
Epson Stylus Photo 1500W
Epson Stylus Photo R1800
Epson Stylus Photo R1900
Epson Stylus Photo R280/R285/R290
Epson Stylus Photo R2000/R2400
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Epson WorkForce 1100/1110
Epson ET 2500/2550
Epson L355
Epson L1300
Epson L1800

Wide Format/Roll Printer Models

Epson P800**
Epson Sure Color T3000/T5000/T7000
Epson SureColor T3200/5200/7200
Epson SureColor T3270/5270/7270
Epson Sure Color P5000 (Standard)
Epson Sure Color P5000 (Commercial)
Epson Stylus Pro 3800/3880
Epson Stylus Pro 4000
Epson Stylus Pro 4450
Epson Stylus Pro 4800/4880 /4900
Epson Stylus Pro 7000/7600/7700/7800
Epson Stylus Pro 7880
Epson Stylus Pro 7890
Epson Stylus Pro 7900
Epson Stylus Pro 9450
Epson Stylus Pro 9600/9700/9800
Epson Stylus Pro 9880/9890/9900
Epson Stylus Pro 10600
Epson Stylus Pro 11880

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AccuRIP™ BP and AccuRIP™ BP SE (Discontinued):

Black Pearl supports the same printers shown in the Ruby version list of compatible printers shown above with the except of the Epson XP-15000 .

* Canon Pixma Pro 100 is supported by AccuRIP™ Ruby and Spot Process™ Separation Studio™ 4.

** Epson XP-15000 and Epson P800 are supported by AccuRIP™ Ruby and Spot Process™ Separation Studio™ 4, these printers are NOT supported in AccuRIP™ Black Pearl. Black Pearl SE supports the Epson P800 and T3270 only. Contact support agent for assistance.

AccuRIP™ Ruby, Black Pearl, and Black Pearl SE have been discontinued being replaced/enhanced by AccuRIP™ Emerald. Ruby, Black Pearl, and SE users are welcome to upgrade to the latest version. While Ruby, Black Pearl, and SE are no longer available the software will continue to operate on a healthy computer environment. Technical Support remains FREE. What has ended is the Parachute Protection for Ruby, Black Pearl, and SE to reactivate after a crash or hard drive reformatting, or to move the software to a new operating system…any loss of control over the license requires an upgrade. Contact tech support online with any questions.

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