Color Byte RIP 8 Software

For Direct Jet Inkjet Solvent Printers

Color Byte RIP 8 Software

All Direct Jet Solvent printers ship with the Lite version of our Color Byte 8 software, which offers basic functionality and sign printing utilities. Upgrade to Color Byte RIP Pro for more advanced functionality and a complete front-end graphic design solution for both vector and raster artwork. Color Byte RIP Pro is required to print with our white and clear Multisolve™ inks.

Color Byte Lite Feature Set

(Included with each Direct Jet Solvent Printer)

Sign Printing Tools (featuring Visual Production Manager)

  • Supports multiple queues and printers simultaneously
  • Automatic or manual tiling
  • Send and receive print files across a network
  • Hot folder support
  • CMYK
  • Direct print from PhotoShop™, Corel™, AI, Quark™, etc.
  • Auto nest prints
  • ICC profile support
  • Templates – automatic job positioning
  • Ink and media costing

Upgrade to Color Byte Rip Pro Feature Set

(Includes Lite features above plus all features below)

Sign Printing Tools (featuring Visual Production Manager)

  • CMYK, Clear and White

General RIP Features

  • Windows XP™, Windows 7™, Windows 8™ support
  • Multiple Instances
  • Import over 70 types of graphic files
  • Pre‐load color vinyl libraries/modify
  • Arrays
  • Variable dot control

Design Tools

  • Parametric shapes tool (stars, circles, rectangles, fan, arrows)
  • Graphics create/edit
  • Rulers and dials

Cutting Tools

  • Power weed
  • Contour cut with auto‐bleed

Text Tools

  • Text to arc
  • 1100+ fonts + TrueType™ + Corel™ font support
  • Fit text to path
  • Font creator

Special Effects (vector images & text)

  • Inline /outline
  • Shadows: perspective, cast, drop, block
  • Distortions/special effects
  • Multi-color gradient fill: process colors, spot colors, color to transparency

Power Tools

  • Badge maker: auto substitute objects with serialization
  • Clipping / masking
  • Fit object to path
  • Color welds
  • Auto trap overlapping objects with bleed/choke
  • SuperSize Image, interpolate image while maintaining sharpness

Bitmap Tools

  • Color bitmap edit
  • Filters (blur, emboss, lighten, sharpen, invert, red‐eye)
  • Color adjustment tools + color sampler (eye dropper)
  • Over 75 Special Effects plug‐in filters (Eye Candy™, Richard Rosenman™, Harry's Filters™, Redfield™)

Color Byte RIP 8 Packages, Add-Ons & Upgrades

Code Description
S-1324-PRO8 Upgrade from Color Byte RIP Lite 8 to Color Byte RIP Pro 8, alongside purchase of a Direct Jet 1324 printer
S-1314-PRO8 Upgrade from Color Byte RIP Lite 8 to Color Byte RIP Pro 8, alongside purchase of a Direct Jet 1314 printer
S-1309-PRO8 Upgrade from Color Byte RIP Lite 8 to Color Byte RIP Pro 8, alongside purchase of a Direct Jet 1309 printer
S-217-PRO8 Upgrade from Color Byte RIP Lite 8 to Color Byte RIP Pro 8, alongside purchase of a Direct Jet 2-17 printer
S-CBR-UPGRADE Upgrade of Color Byte RIP Pro Version 7 to Version 8

Pantone Swatch BookPantone Chart

Code Description
AC-PantonePantone Solid to Process Color Swatch for accurate color matching.