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Once the ink cartridges are installed and ink flow has been established, its time to install the RICOH Ri 3000 or RICOH RiÂ 6000 AnaRIP software onto the PC. Your PC must have Microsoft Windows XP Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 operating system, or on a MAC, some kind of Windows emulation must be running such as Parallels or Boot Camp. The computer also needs to have an USB 2.0 port. Ricoh DTG printers are designed to be used with a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Operating System.
The programs needed to run on your printer do NOT work on an Apple computer unless it is running Windows emulation software such as Parallels, Boot Camp or other software that allow one to run the Windows Operating System on Apple computers.
A PC with an operating system other than Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 will not be able to run the printer software. To run the RICOH Ri 3000 or RICOH Ri 6000 printing program and typical graphics programs used for image editing applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and CorelDRAW, the following hardware specifications are suggested.
Please note that the amount of RAM required varies depending on the number and kinds of applications you will be running. The more memory (RAM) you have, the more efficiently your programs will run. Generally speaking, the best value for your computer investment dollar will come from more memory. In a tight budget situation, allocate more money to upgrade RAM 8GB or more is preferable for graphic and printing applications. If you intend to utilize AutoRIP/ Hot Folder function, more than 16GB+ is recommended.