AnaRIP – Light Garments

The definition of a light garment is any print that does not use white ink. The general rule to determine if you need white is if the colors of the image you are printing are darker than the color of the substrate you are printing on, white ink is not required.

You will now need to have a graphic that is ready to be place into the AnaRIP software. You should design your images at the full size that they will be printed with a resolution between 100-300 DPI and a canvas size of 14×18 or smaller. The AnaRIP software has a limited number of possible file types you can use. They are JPG, TIFF, and PNG. We recommend that you prepare your images as TIFF or PNG file types. The TIFF and PNG formats both support transparencies generally required for dark shirt printing and use lossless compression that will keep your file high quality. It is also good practice to avoid saving images as JPG. These are compressed file formats originally design for internet use only that loose quality every time they are re-saved. If you are using the native Adobe file formats of AI or PSD you must flatten all of the layers of you image and save this version for printing your complete image.

Open the mPowerTM AnaRIP program from your desktop.

Once the program is open you can now place the graphic you would like to use by selecting Place Image under the File drop down in the upper left corner of the program. You may also drag and drop a graphic into the program by clicking on the file and dragging it onto the preview area of the AnaRIP software. You will see the image in the preview screen.

At the right top of the settings you will see a drop down select for View. When printing a light garment you will see 3 choices: Color Layer, TrueView, and Color and TrueView. Color Layer will show your original image as it was loaded into the software. TrueView will show the image as it will look when printed (note that the color of the garment will affect the final look of your printed image – use the textile color dropdown to select a different color to see how this may affect the print colors to see if you might need a white). Follow the printer’s User’s Manualdetailed instructions for setting the various color adjustments.

Once you have made all of your adjustments to the printing Size, Position, Quality, Variable Dot Range and Color Adjustments you are ready to save your design or print your image.

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