RIP and Print Dialog - Advanced Tab

(see also: RIP and Print Overview)

The Advanced tab allows you to set advanced options specific to color printing jobs.



Output Settings


Color Correction mceclip1.png
Use Color Correction Turns on the ICC Profile
Linearization Only Uses only the linearization table and ink limits of the ICC profile.
No Color Correction Switches color correction off.
Color settingsmceclip2.png

Clicking this button will launch the Color Settings dialog box.

Ignore Overprint


Check to ignore any overprinting that was set up in the design stage. This can be useful if you want to save the time and output media needed to do overprinting. If you're not sure what this is, it is best to leave it checked.

If you check Ignore Overprint, your output will automatically be changed so that it will not use features that depend on overprinting. For example, output that had been set up to use color trapping will now output untrapped.

Output Profile

(ICC Profile)



Output profiles are created for the combination of ink, media, resolution and dither type of your output device. When selecting a profile, be sure to select the profile that matches these criteria. Select Add to add ICC output profiles from another source.



This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile. It shows the media name your job will be printed on.

Print mode


Select the desired quality of your printout. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.

Color mode


If your output device supports multiple color modes, then you can select one of the supported color modes here. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.



Choose an appropriate DPI for your job. A higher DPI produces higher quality output but increases the processing time. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.

Dither type


Selects the dither type, or the pattern in which the individual dots that make an image are applied to the media. This setting is automatically set when you choose an ICC profile.



Clicking the Screen button will launch a dialog box when the Angled Screen dither type is selected. You can adjust frequency, angle and shape for each output channel (CMYK).

Smooth Gradients


Switches on 16 bit rendering. This improves the quality of gradients but does increase the processing time significantly.

Create DeviceLinks on the Fly


(Coming soon)


Miscellaneous Settings


Print substratemceclip17.png

If checked, the color of the document will be printed with the design (see: The Document Area)

Print dimensions and labelsmceclip18.png

Selects if the labels and dimensions added with dimension/label tools will be printed with the design.

Print as separationsmceclip19.png

Check to print each color plane separately (Cyan, Magena, Yellow, Black, etc.). You can select to print one color channel or all color channels as a separate job.

Print separations in color


Check to make each process color separation print in the appropriate color of ink. If this option is not selected, all process color separations will print in black.

Use printer spot colors


Allows you to map the spot color used in the design to specific ink in the printer. If you don't have any ink types beyond Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black on your printer (excluding finishing inks like White, etc.), then it is best to leave this unchecked unless you know what you're doing.


Labels and Marks


Check Print Marks to print the selected type of mark. Set Color to the ink color that will be used to print the marks. These marks will be disabled if you are printing a job with contour cut marks that require Registration Marks.

Additionally, some of these marks have additional options, allowing you to adjust their size and other paramaters. Click the Options button to see what these are. mceclip34.png

The available types of print mark are:

Crop Marks mceclip25.png Adds crop marks to the output to aid in trimming the printout.
Standard marks  Standard marks intended for aligning color separations.
Swatch Color swatches for each color of ink used in the design will be printed around the job.
Overlap Marksmceclip26.png Overlap marks will be printed to assist with aligning the prints. 
Tonal Scale Color swatches containing blended CMY colors and a gray scale will be printed around the job.
Marginmceclip27.png Marks will be printed at the corners of the job indicating its outside margins.
Bordermceclip28.png A border will be printed around the outside edge of the job. When this mark is selected, the Options button becomes available.
Tile Trim Lines
Indicates the edge of the margin on all sides, allowing for easier trimming
Fotoba Mark
Marks will be printed for use with Fotoba trimmers. When this mark is selected, the Options button becomes available.

Fotoba Horizontal Mark


Horizontal Marks only for use with Fotoba trimmers will be printed. When this mark is selected, the Options button becomes available.
Neolt Cut Mark
Marks will be printed for use with Neolt trimmers

A ruler on the side of the print job indicating length.  When Ruler is selected, the Options button becomes available.

Copy Number

Indicates the cumulative number of copies at the end of the row. When Ruler is selected, the Options button becomes available.


Print Color Bands

Prints a thin strip of each ink color along the selected edges of the print to show that all print heads are firing.



Driver Options

Clicking this button opens the Driver Options dialog box. This dialogue box is unique to your printer. It allows you to control settings that exist on your printer from Flexi. As such, we do not have information available for each printer. Check with your manufacturer or dealer for information on individual options.

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