Hi, I'm probably out of my league here (when you guys talk about "large" format, I have a feeling you're talking "huge" format) but for what it's worth, I use ImagePrint by Colorbyte Software for my fine art photography RIP. Comes with access to top quality profiles for all the papers/canvases you're likely to want to use for high quality work, and they'll even profile a paper for you if you ask them.
In my opinion EFI ColorProof XF is the best working rip for printing
I like Ergosoft Posterprint very much.
It is very user friendly and from my understanding it's the only RIP that used the media-roll as starting point for printjobs. You can just place files on the media-roll.
I dislike Caldera: very user unfriendly and very expensive.
EFi is great and easy to use, but for grey balance, GMG is better in control
is here anyone who is used blackmagic or proofmaser?
I try compare between SAi Photoprint and EFI colorproof XF
in same setting 720x720 16 pass bidirection on mimaki jv3 160s
resault both quality are great but EFI faster
setting 720x720 8 pass bidirection on mimaki jv3 160s
resault EFI is faster and better quality
photoprint slower and haver a bit line on every pass
but I still use photoprint
bcz photoprint user interface is easy to use for my staff
and easy to do CMS
We use gmg v4.5 and EFI XF 4.5, I found gmg is better especially its color management is excellent.
I am using EFI ColorProof at this moment, but I wish replace it to ProofMaster.
As I think, the Onyx and Wasatch are not good choice for digital proof...