A Digital Printing Network
Is it normal for the RIP process to still take an absolute age (15+ mins for a 2 metre long file) when all I need to do is a simple cut of coloured vinyl? (i.e. no printing).
I can certainly understand it taking a little while if I am doing a huge print, but this is just computer cut lettering and nothing more. My old GX-24 would belt out cuts with zero wait time, whereas the VS-540 has me waiting an eternity for some very simple text cuts.
in VW set your job for cut only, this should speed it up
I was experiencing the issues above whilst in Cut Only mode.
I did some experimenting and putting the media profile into Generic 1 and quality to lowest settings resulted in a 90% reduction in RIP time.
another thing you can do is pick no fill from your color palette instead of a color, if that is what you are doin, VW would only see cut lines then