iQueue possesses the most advanced color intelligence available for the Excelagraphix 4200, making it easy to manage multiple projects, make independent CMYK/density adjustments, match critical spot colors, and select the desired feed, media type, resolution, line screen, and dot shape. Users also can track press consumables, multiple run counts, and job cost from any user workstation.
When RIP shopping, “The tendency,” said Gallucci, “is for people to bring their ‘RIP-buster’ file and make decisions [based] on that. But the decision should be based on 80 percent of their work load” as opposed to that one nightmare file, he cautioned. Often, too, history and legacy equipment play a large role in the decision making process. “If someone has an Océ or a VUTEk, they may want to keep that RIP because their people have been trained on it,” he said.