There is only one right move for any given scenario – so choose a path for your business that ensures success instead of chaos. Separo is standalone software that doesn’t require setup, and can be taken anywhere. They tout the ability to show “soft proofs” to customers even on mobile devices. It is highly automated – just put an image into the software and it returns ink combinations based on the image provided. Hailing itself as an “intelligent screen print graphics pre-processing pipeline,” Separo is a new player in the color separation business.
Instead of downloading software or utilizing a series of Photoshop plugins, Separo is cloud-based. A set of tools for editing and creating vector images, InkScape is designed with illustrators and artists in mind. It has an impressive feature list and represents a true alternative to Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. Like GIMP, it has a large community that is enthusiastic about providing support and developing more features. Affinity has a solid reputation for providing the necessary tools for screen printing art design.
In a UV printer like this, print-time should depend primarily on z-axis height. So as far as print-time is concerned, it shouldn’t matter much whether you print a solid block completely filling the entire build volume or a single thin spindle, so long as they are the same height.
According to its specs, the Elegoo Mars is supposed to print at 22.5mm (about The Sims 4 0.9 inch) per hour, though that may depend on settings. When setting up for a print, the resin tank only needs to be filled about 2/3 of the way. If you run out of resin while printing an object, you can always pause the print to add more.
Their Photo product is ideal for raster editing, while their Design tool seamlessly edits raster images. The mobile app is a nice touch, as well, though we don’t see many professional designers giving up their mouse and desktop anytime soon. There’s a lot of software involved with making great screen prints. Screen printing isn’t just pulling a squeegee and dragging ink across a screen.