Why use MultiRIP GP Direct-to-Garment DTG RIP

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
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MultiRIP GP Print From Application General Features

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.
What is the Print From RIP Application?
The Print From RIP application in MultiRIP GP allows the user to save their artwork in a raster format (.PSD, .JPG, .TIFF, .BMP, .PNG,...) and then bring it into a RIP application screen to position / size and create the proper printing layers
.

When should it be used?
This application is recommended for new dtg users as it provides more on-screen visual assistance.
Click here for a video that highlights the features in the Print From application.
MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Print From application

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
The White Ink Controls tab contains the features needed to create the white underbase and white highlight layers. The White Layer Generator will create the white ink underbase based on the graphic being used and also provide the user control of the black ink in the design as well.
MultiRIP GP White Ink  Layer Generator

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
The Black Ink Handling feature allows the user to choose whether to print the black ink in the design or remove it and use the color of the garment instead. Adjusting the slider, the user can determine what percentage of black ink will be removed. In addition, the user can import their own black ink layer in as well. For more information on this feature, click here.

MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Black Handling
Auto White Highlight Generator
The Auto White Highlight feature allows a second pass of white ink to be printed at the same time as the CMYK color pass to make any pixels that contain 100% pure white stand out even more. The user also has the capability of importing in their own White Highlight layer as well. Click here for a video on this feature.


MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Auto White Highlight
 
Color Settings Tab
The Color Settings tab allows the user to set the RGB / CMYK source profiles, the Output profile to be used, the Color Appearance (Photo / Normal or Vivid / Darker) and adjust the brightness of the graphic.



Most users will prefer to leave both the RGB and CMYK Source Profiles as "None" unless they understand color management.


Users will choose the Photo/Normal setting in the Color Appearance field is digital photos and Vivid/Darker for clipart designs.


The Brightness feature allows users to either increase or decrease the brightness level of the graphic after it is inside the Print From application. This feature will have a cummulative effect on the graphic. So making small adjustments is recommended.

MultiRIP GP dtg RIP color settings

MultiRIP GP dtg RIP brightness slider
Artwork Tab
The Artwork tab allows the users to position and rotate the graphic on the platen inside the Print From application.


The user can click on the graphic to drag it into place, use the X- and Y-cooridantes or use the built-in Center Horizontal / Center Vertical buttons. User can adjust the size of the graphic by clicking on the small boxes in the corner of the graphic and drag them to the proper size.


The graphic can easily be rotated inside the Print From application to adjust for printing on a multiple platen setup or when the shirt is put on sideways for a longer, horizontal print.

MultiRIP GP dtg RIP artwork size, rotation and position  
Print Settings Tab
The Print Settings tab is where the user will select the media that is being printed on, the Print Quality (Resolutions), the number of passes, print direction and the ability to print in Dual CMYK mode.



The user has the ability set the printing resolution of both the CMYK and White underbase layers.


MultiRIP GP's Print From application allows the user to print the CMYK and White layers in different resolutions - which is not available from the Print To application. In addition, the user can select the # of passes the printer will print for both the white and color passes.


For designs with small text and fine lines, the user may want to print in Uni-Directional mode.

MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Print Settings
Check box for Dual CMYK mode


Predefined Settings Feature
MultiRIP GP is designed to make it as easy as possible for users to print using the same settings. The Print From application comes with built-in predefined settings that will automatically change the following items:
* Which printer is being used
* Which Output Queue the job is sent to
* The platen size to load
* The Media being printed on
* The Print Quality of the Color Layer
* The White Ink Density layer being used.

* Which Print Direction is being used.
* The Material Color already selected.

Users have complete control over these predefined settings by using the Settings menu located in the top left. Users can change existing predefined settings or create new ones based off of their own shop's requirements. For more details, click here for a video.
MultiRIP GP dtg RIP predefined settings

MultiRIP GP dtg RIP settings

Import / Export Layers Features
With the Print From application, users are able to export out the White, White Highlight and Color channels for manipulation in a graphic software program (i.e. Photoshop, Corel,...) and then import them back into the Print From application. Click here for more details on this feature.
MultiRIP GP dtg RIP import export channel layers

Set Material Color Feature
MultiRIP GP Print From application allows the user to change the background color of the platen to match the color of the garment being printed. The user can choose from one of the base colors or put in their own RGB values.

This feature will help to show the effects of printing CMYK ink on a color garment and how the graphic can change depending on the color of the garment.


MultiRIP GP dtg RIP garment material color

Here is a complete playlist of all of the videos for the
MultiRIP GP direct-to-garment Print From Application.




MultiRIP GP Print To RIP Application General Features

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.

Here is a complete playlist of all of the videos for the
MultiRIP GP direct-to-garment Print To Application.




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.

Page Previewing
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.

Here is a complete playlist of all of the general videos for the
MultiRIP GP direct-to-garment RIP Software.




Working with MultiRIP GP

Download a Trial Version of MultiRIP GP
Complete the form below to download the latest version of MultiRIP GP.

Your name:
Email address:

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 & Validate MultiRIP GP

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.
Must Add Your Product Code!


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

MultiRIP GP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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?
Web Page

I used all my Validation Codes, can I get more?
PDF Answer

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?
PDF Answer

User manual for the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Interface features (i.e. Main Dialog, Queue Tabs, Previewing, Density Calibrations, Inputs, Outputs,...).
PDF Document

How to use the Input and Output buttons on MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Interface window.
Video

How do I adjust the time a file remains in the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Interface?
Video

How can I set up default settings for the Easy Light and Dark Printers in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Software?
PDF Answer

How do you set up the ink calculator for MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Software?
Video

Why do I get "Can't Write to Device" and Error 15 messages when I try to print?
PDF Answer


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?
Video

How can I slightly lower the White Ink Density to prevent minor puddling on the garment? (i.e. Ink Channel Density Adjustment)
PDF Answer

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?
PDF Answer


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?
Large Video

Can I add my own ICC profiles into MultiRIP GP dtg RIP Software?
PDF Answer

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.
YouTube Video

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.
YouTube Video

How to print a colored background graphic on a Dark Garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
YouTube Video

How to print a photographic with a complete underbase on a Dark Garment using the Print From dtg RIP application.
YouTube Video

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.
YouTube Video

Create your own Pre-Defined Settings based off your own shop requirements in the Print From dtg RIP application.
Web Page

Learn how to print multiple graphic files at the same time using the Print From dtg RIP application.
YouTube Video

Understand how to use the Black Ink Handling feature can affect your printing in the Print From dtg RIP Application.
YouTube Video

Learn how to use the Auto White Highlight feature to add white ink during the CMYK layer using the Print From dtg RIP application.
YouTube Video


MultiRIP GP Print To Application Questions
User manual for all the MultiRIP GP dtg RIP layers features.
PDF Document

How do I use the Color Layer feature in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software? (Only prints CMYK ink - no underbase printed.)
Video

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)
Video

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)
Video

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.)
Video

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.)
Video

How do I use the White Highlight features in MultiRIP GP dtg RIP software?
Video

Support for MultiRIP GP

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.
MultiRIP GP Support Assistance

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