MultiRIP GP (also called MRGP) RIP software for direct-to-garment (dtg) printing is one of the leading printing software programs for the Decorated Apparel Industry. MultiRIP GP is developed by the same RIP manufacturer that powers some of the most common known dtg printers industry - like DTG Digital, Flexi-Jet, Direct Advantage and more. MultiRIP GP provides dtg users both a Print To and Print From RIP applications to send their artwork to the dtg printers.
For dtg printers, a RIP software becomes important for several reasons, but here are three main ones:
* To control the dot size and amount of ink that can be dropped in a single pass.
* The automatic creation of the white underbase and white highlight layers.
* To apply multiple ICC profiles to maximize the color potential of the printer.
NOTE: MultiRIP GP is a separate software program than the hybrid, dual printing software program. Currently, the software is only available for printers based off of the Epson R1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 4800 and 4880 printers. One license of MultiRIP GP will allow the user to run any of the printers mentioned above. For more information on MultiRIP GP, either review the MultiRIP GP FAQs Page or contact a Distributor by clicking here.
For more information about dtg printing, please click here.
For information on color management assistance, please click here.
|Print Directly from Your Favorite Artwork Program
MultiRIP Film will work with most graphic artwork programs (i.e. CorelDraw, PhotoShop, Illustrator,...) that you can print from. MultiRIP Film will install an indepent driver that allows your settings in your graphic artwork program (i.e. the size, shape and angle of your halftones) to print directly through the RIP software. Users can also make these settings the default in MultiRIP Film and use "RIP Defined" option. Click here for a video on how to set the RIP Defined settings.
Below is more information on the different features found in the Print From application.
For screen videos on how MultiRIP GP Print From application works, please click here.
|White Ink Controls Tab
Below are the options available in the White Layer Generator:
* Use Transparency to Detect Background (PDF | Small Video | Large Video | WMV Video)
* Use Background Color (PDF | Small Video | Large Video | WMV Video)
* 100% White Under Every Color Pixel (PDF | Small Video | Large Video | WMV Video)
* Underbase Under the Entire Image (PDF | Small Video | Large Video | WMV Video)
* Import from File (PDF | Small Video | Large Video | WMV Video)
* Use Only White Ink (PDF | Small Video | Large Video | WMV Video).
|Black Ink Handling
|Auto White Highlight Generator
|What is the Print To RIP Application? When should it be used?
The Print To RIP application in MultiRIP GP allows the user to print directly from their graphic software programs (i.e. Corel®, Adobe®,...) to the RIP Interface by selecting the appropriate settings at print time. This application is recommended for users that have experience in color management and want to be able to print vector-based objects (.CDR or .AI formats) without converting them to a raster graphic format (.PSD, .JPG, .TIFF, .BMP, .PNG,...).
Below is more information on the different features found in the Print To application.
For screen videos on how MultiRIP GP Print To application works, please click here.
Auto White & Soft Edge White Ink Layers
MultiRIP GP is designed to enable the user to print white underbase layers using both automatically generated layers or sending your own white underbase layers. These layers have the ability to adjust the amount of white ink dropped under a color pixel based on the grayscale weight of the color ink to allow for graphics that fade on the edges.
Click here to view the MultiRIP GP Layers Guide - an explanation of all the different layers available in MultiRIP GP.
Click here to view a video on the Color Layer Auto Mask feature in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP.
Click here to view a video on the Color Layer Auto Mask (Black Bckgrnd) feature in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP.
White Ink Highlight Feature
Having the ability to send a White Ink Highlight layer at the same time as the CMYK color ink pass allows for the white ink your graphic to have a better pop and does not require an additional pass. MultiRIP GP allows the user to send a White Ink Highlight layer in the following three ways:
* White Mask Only an automatic layer setting that will drop a second layer of white ink on any portion of the graphic where the underbase layer shows through the color layer.
* White Ink Threshold an automatic layer setting that allows the user to select a % amount to create a faded white ink highlight layer.
* Separate White Ink Layer a manual layer that allows the user to send a separate layer specifically done for a white highlight. This is typically used for screen printing files.
Click here to view a video on the White Highlight features in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP.
General Features for MultiRIP GP:
Color Profiles | Ink Calibration | Ink Calculator | Custom Page Sizes
Page Previewing | Job Archive / Reprint Feature | ICC/ICM Color Management
Color Profiled for Maximum Color and Brightness
MultiRIP has been profiled for multiple direct-to-garment (DTG) inks that are specially formulated to offer the best longevity and color gamut available to produce professional quality prints. These DTG inks are very bright and vivid to make you prints pop off the t-shirt.
Click here to learn how to maximize your color capabilities in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP.
Calibrated for Proper Ink Usage
Most DTG printers over-saturate the prints on their shirts. To compensate for this, MultiRIP is calibrated to print the appropriate amount of ink on to the shirt to maximize your ink usage and minimize your costs through the use of simple drop-down selections.
Ink Calculator / Cost Analysis
MultiRIP GP has a built-in ink calculator that determines the cost of ink for printing a specific graphic. This ink calculator allows the user to put the price of a liter for all channels of ink (whether running as Dual CMYK or CMYK + White Ink setup). Note: Any ink used for doing maintenance cleanings will not be included in this calculation.
Click here to view a video on how to setup the ink calculator in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP.
Add Custom Page Sizes
Unlike some applications that limit your designing abilities to set paper sizes, MultiRIP will let you design your own paper size and keep this size in memory for future use.
You can preview individual pages in both the output queue and the "processed jobs" queue. This can save a lot of time if a mistake is caught before expensive media is wasted.
Job Archive / Reprint Feature
Allows users to export out the completed ripped file to be saved later for potential reorders. This feature allows the user to save notes about the file (i.e. the invoice, the cost of ink, the size of the graphic, location of the graphic,...) and also to preview the file before reprinting it.
Click here to view a video on how to use the Job Archive / Reprinter feature in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP.
Re-Print Pages without Re-Ripping
Allows you to re-print individual pages or colors from a separation with a few simple clicks of your mouse. Once the job has been processed, simply open the job item in the queue, select the pages you wish to re-send to the printer (1). Select the number of copies (2) and click "Print Selected Pages" (3). The selected pages will be sent to the output queue.
ICM/ICC Based Color Management
Supports the use of ICC and ICMs for color management. The user can select the color space of the input CMYK and RGB as well as the output ICM if they desire. All media types included with MultiRIP have been pre-linearized and the manual selection of an output profile is seldom needed. If the user has created a custom output profile, however, MultiRIP uses it per your request. You can select the ICC/ICMs at print-time or right at the RIP control panel when manually inserting PostScript or PDF files or re-processing previous jobs. A utility is included in the software which allows you to add ICM name entries into your PPD so that they appear at print-time in the print configuration dialog.
|Download a Trial Version of MultiRIP GP
Complete the form below to download the latest version of MultiRIP GP.
NOTE: this is a fully functional RIP software that will print a watermark diagonal across the center of the print. To remove the watermark, you will need to purchase a 16-digit Product Code and use the online validation system to create an Activation Code. Click on the links below for the instructions on how to validate the software
- Video Instructions on Validation Systems.
- PDF Instructions on Validation Systems.
|Quick Start Guide to using MultiRIP GP
- Quick Start PDF Manual
- Quick Start Video Guide
|Complete Video Library for MultiRIP GP
MultiRIP GP comes with 24/7 online support of both PDF and screen recorded videos. We created a complete library of technical support videos because we understand that screen printers work non-traditional business hours. When questions come up, most of the time the answer can be found in the videos listed below.
|Purchase MultiRIP GP |
To purchase a 16-Digit Product Code for MultiRIP GP direct-to-garment RIP software for 17" wide Epson-based dtg printers, click on the Buy Now button below.
If you currently have a 16-Digit Product Code and have used all three Activation Codes, you can purchase two (2) additional Activation Codes below. You must include your 16-Digit Product Code in order for us to add the two (2) Activation Codes back into your online account. This process may take up to one (1) business day to complete. To purchase two additional Activation Codes, click on the button below.
NOTE: We use PayPal because we don't want to know the credit card information of our customers. You do not need a PayPal account to make this purchase and it will not cost you any additional fee. Please note that once the software has been validated, the purchase is non-refundable. So please download the trial version and test the software out before making a purchase.
|Validate MultiRIP GP: How to remove the watermark from printing.
Below are links to both written documentation and screen videos that will help you get started using MultiRIP GP.
* PDF Document on Validating MultiRIP GP
* Video on Validating MultiRIP GP
|Most Asked Questions about MultiRIP GP
Instructions for how to install MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software.
PDF Answer | Video
Instructions for how to validate (i.e. remove the watermark) for MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software.
PDF Answer | Video
How do I upgrade to the latest version of MultiRIP GP dtg RIP and keep the same validation?
I used all my Validation Codes, can I get more?
How can I remove the validation from one computer and put it on another computer or put it back into my account? Also used before reformatting a computer's hard drive.
PDF Answer | Small Video | Large Video
Which printers can MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software work with?
User manual for the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Interface features (i.e. Main Dialog, Queue Tabs, Previewing, Density Calibrations, Inputs, Outputs,...).
How to use the Input and Output buttons on MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Interface window.
How do I adjust the time a file remains in the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Interface?
How can I set up default settings for the Easy Light and Dark Printers in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Software?
How do you set up the ink calculator for MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Software?
Why do I get "Can't Write to Device" and Error 15 messages when I try to print?
General Printing Questions abou MultiRIP GP
How do I run a Nozzle Check or a Head Cleaning?
PDF Answer | Video
How do I export / import RIP files to allow for easy re-prints?
How can I slightly lower the White Ink Density to prevent minor puddling on the garment? (i.e. Ink Channel Density Adjustment)
How to use the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Imposition feature to gang designs up on one print.
Video (Part 1) | Video (Part 2)
How to use the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Step-&-Repeat feature to gang designs of different sizes up on one print.
Video (Part 1) | Video (Part 2)
Why do I get a FontError message printed out instead of my artwork?
Color Management Questions about MultiRIP GP
How to use the MultiRIP RGB Color Kit for CorelDraw?
Web Page | PDF Document | Video
How to use the MultiRIP RGB Color Kit for Photoshop?
Web Page | PDF Document | Video
How can I hard code the profile used in MultiRIP GP into CorelDraw's Color Managment system to overwrite Corel's color engine?
Can I add my own ICC profiles into MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Software?
How can I add a profile into the RGB or CMYK Source Profile fields in the RIP? (Instructions for using the Add Color Profiles to PPD feature)
Long Video | Short Video
MultiRIP GP Print From Application Questions
Learn about the new features in the Print From RIP application that comes with all MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software products.
How to print a Light Garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
YouTube Video | PDF Answer | Web Page
How to print a transparent background graphic on a Dark Garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
How to print a colored background graphic on a Dark Garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
How to print a photographic with a complete underbase on a Dark Garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
How to print a white ink only graphic on a dark garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
YouTube Video | PDF Answer
Learn how you can export out any layer (i.e. white underbase, CMYK layer and color layer) to manually touch up the layer and import it back into the Print From dtg RIP application.
Create your own Pre-Defined Settings based off your own shop requirements in the Print From dtg RIP application.
Learn how to print multiple graphic files at the same time using the Print From dtg RIP application.
Understand how to use the Black Ink Handling feature can affect your printing in the Print From dtg RIP Application.
Learn how to use the Auto White Highlight feature to add white ink during the CMYK layer using the Print From dtg RIP application.
MultiRIP GP Print To Application Questions
User manual for all the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP layers features.
How do I use the Color Layer feature in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software? (Only prints CMYK ink - no underbase printed.)
When do I use the Color Layer Auto Mask in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software? (Prints a 100% underbase & CMYK ink - use for vector graphics)
How does my graphic need to be setup to use the Color Layer Auto Mask Black Background? (Needs to have the graphic on a black background, but does not print any black ink)
Video (Part 1) | Video (Part 2)
When will I use the Capture Black for Next Layer feature for MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software? (Use in conjunction with Color Layer Auto Mask Black Background to add black ink)
How to print a separated artwork file using MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software? (Allows you to print the underbase, CMYK ink and white highlight layers separately.)
How to use the White Ink Layer feature in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software? (This layer feature only prints white ink and will print 100% pixel of white ink. This is good for doing white text.)
How do I use the White Highlight features in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software?
|Prospective customers using the trial version can complete the form below to ask a question regarding MultiRIP GP. Current customers with a 16-digit Product Code can contact the distributor that the software was purchased from or complete the form below.|
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