Ok, so ill try to be as brief as is possible.
3 months ago i bought a flatbet printer from china. Yes I know. Seemed like a good choice at the time.
It has been working for 3 months fine, it is in the 4 color 4 white ink tank configuration and it is used for printing on abs plastic.
this morning i tried to use it to find that my USB key for accessing Acrorip 8 is missing from the system. No idea if my kid took it, or my dog or it was bumped.. but the key is nowhere to be found. After digging a little the manufacturer told me it would be another 300$ to replace it...what he charged me for it to begin with. I then find out they are selling illegal copies to begin with. SO... i dont really want to buy another copy from this Company as i find the pretty morally repugnant at this point (more on that later if you want).
My question to you guys is. What can i use to make this think print again. do i actually need rip software? or is there something out there that will let me manage my ink profile so that coreldraw/paint will know that i have 4 white ink tanks and let me print the underlay in white like acrorip does. if not and i need RIP software. what is recommended that will do what i need and not much more. i do all my design in corel draw/corel photo-paint. i only ue acrorip ro print the image once its created. I do need it to be able to print white ink. specify a white only print layer, and print white highlights on the color pass. Any help is appreciated and im happy to give you any info you need. I completely expect to buy the new software if it does what i need, but id rather not have a huge piece of software that does 30x what i need and have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Ive dl'ed imageprint but id doesn't seem to support the epson 1900 engine. HELP!