FilmMaker XL+

FilmMaker XL+
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FilmMaker XL+ 3.0
FilmMaker XL+ is more than a RIP. FilmMaker XL+ is a high quality, low cost alternative for film output- FilmMaker XL+ and an inkjet printer! Traditionally Screen Printers have had to deal with large format laser printers (and all the headaches that go with them!) to produce their film positives. But that has all changed. FilmMaker XL+ is revolutionizing the garment decorating industry because this complete software package will allow you to produce Imagesetter quality work using the economical and proven technology of inkjet printers, without sacrificing speed. FilmMaker XL+ includes many other features that you can use to simplify your business, and simplify your life. Features such as Halftone Controls, visual control of position and size in RIP, Ink Volume Control, and more.

Compatible Printers:  

Epson 1100 Epson 1520 Epson 1400
Epson 1800 Epson 1900 Epson 2100
Epson 2200 Epson 2400 Epson 2880
Epson 3000 Epson 3800 Epson 4000
Epson 4400 Epson 4800 Epson 4880
Epson 7400 Epson 7450 Epson 7600
Epson 7800 Epson 7880 Epson 7900
Canon LP17 Canon 650 Canon 655
Canon 750 Canon 755

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The FilmMaker XL+ Features:

  • Featuring patent pending variable dot halftoning technology
  • Biggest selection of printer support
  • Easy to use interface featuring Visual Production Manager (VPM) a multiple printer and queue job management system
  • Costing - FilmMaker can automatically calculate the cost of Ink and Film for each Separation, you can even add labour and taxes and save this data as a standard delimited text file for Excel or other accounting system.
  • Templates – Allows you to setup repeatable exact positioning on the Film and custom nesting. Great for CD printing when you need the C,M,Y and K plates precisely nested.
  • Advanced printer controls - Talks directly to the Epson Printer port – doesn’t use the Windows spooler, so when you cancel a job, its cancelled
  • Full Support for Head cleaning, nozzle checks and ink levels built into FilmMaker. No need to use the Epson driver.
  • Setup automatic scheduled head cleans.
  • Multiple Queues
    • Setup queues with different line screens for quality output.
    • Access queues directly from the control panel in any application.
  • Visual Production Manager Controls in queue
    • Automatically or Manually nest multiple page jobs together.
    • Media setup, including special support for sheet and roll feed media.
      • View jobs in page overlay mode when printing sheets.
      • View each page in the nested mode when printing rolls.
    • Print page control plus visual sizing and positioning of jobs.
    • Cropping and tiling of jobs directly in the queue.
  • Halftone Controls allow you to select halftone settings for each color plane separately.
  • Ink Volume Control
    • Control and adjust ink usage, available on 1400, 1900, 4800-9880 printers.
  • Built in density calculator to automatically calculate the % for the right density
  • Built in crop marks, automatic mirror and automatic rotate.
  • PS, EPS, PDF, etc. supported Drag and Drop.
  • PDF support including full transparency.
  • Hot folders and control panel access to all queues.
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FilmMaker XL+ - The screenprinters choice

What few people realize is that CADlink Technology has been developing software for creating inkjet films for over 12 years. (FastRIP and QuickFilm RIP) In fact, there are more people worldwide using CADlink software for this application than any other. It’s simply branded under different names since we have been creating this product as OEM software for a wide-group of solutions providers.

Our inkjet filmmaking software market has been going so well, we decided to bring our own brand to market. WELCOME TO FILMMAKER!

5 Great Reasons Why FilmMaker should be your ONLY choice when selecting a software package for creating screenprint films on an inkjet printers.

  • 1- It really is the easiest to use software. See for yourself.
  • Easy to Use
  • 2- Faster print times, higher density films using our unique, patent pending approach to variable dot printing! Not sure what that is? Take a look here.
  • Fast Variable Dot Printing
  • 3- 99% of people use either Corel Draw!™ , Adobe Illustrator™ or Adobe PhotoShop™ for their design work. With FilmMaker you can send the job to FilmMaker directly from these design applications with a single click!
  • Print from Corel Draw
  • 4- With FilmMaker you can send the job to FilmMaker directly from these design applications with a single click!
  • Print from Illustrator
  • 5- Check out how easy it is to send jobs from Corel Draw!™ Illustrator™ or PhotoShop™
  • Print from Photoshop
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The FilmMaker Difference

 Patent pending variable dot halftoning technology

FilmMaker provides the most precise ink volume controls available today Faster print speeds ….. and higher line screens at lower printer resolutions. FilmMaker leverages Epson’s printer variable dot halftone technology. Other RIP’s claim to but they don’t completely. FilmMaker controls the mix of small, medium and large dots. In doing so, you can control exactly how much ink is being used. Other RIP’s simply select one size dot per job and cannot offer nearly the same type of precision.

variable dot printing

Precision ink volume controls

Controlling the ink volume when producing film separations with an inkjet printer is the most important feature of any RIP. If you put down to little ink you will have weak density and this will cause problems when exposing the screen. Too much ink and you will have drying problems, bleeding and lose details on text edges.

“The Ink Volume control is a unique feature that lets you control exactly how much ink you use in each halftone cell, you need exactly the right amount in order to get good density without bleeding, nothing else comes close to giving you such precise control.”

 ink volume control

Print directly from your favorite design application

  • From your favorite application
  • Within FilmMaker

 ink volume control

Control Halftone setting from wherever you prefer

  • From your favorite application
  • Within FilmMaker

 print from your favorite application

print from your favorite application

Unique FilmMaker Visual Production Manager Interface

  • Run a single printer or multiple printers, run a single queue setup or multiple queue set-up all simultaneously not only from one work station but from one window is the software!
  • Support for Multiple Printers
  • Support for Multiple Queues for different printers and / or preset settings
  • Multiple RIPS, RIP two jobs at once or Print while RIP’ing the next job
  • Job Archiving
  • Automatic and Manual nesting

 Complete job control within FilmMaker

Support sheet fed or roll fed media that also includes nesting of jobs. Rotate, scale, mirror, invert and apply crop marks to jobs as required.

 control halftone setting from wherever

Page overlay mode

Multiple page overlay provides the option to view whichever page in a job you choose. You can also print selected separations.

 control halftone setting from wherever

View raw data

FilmMaker allows you to View the Raw Data before printing. So you can view pixel for pixel each separation before printing, check your halftones and content of each separation in detail and avoid printing mistakes and wasting valuable Film.

 View Raw Data

Lots of other great features!
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System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

CPU: P3 600 MHz
Hard Drive: 20 GB
RAM: 256 MB
Operating System: Windows XP™, Vista and 7

Suggested System Requirements

CPU: P4 2 GHz (or higher)
Hard Drive: 120 GB
Operating System: Windows XP™, Vista and 7

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