Our recommendations and minimum system requirements are meant to provide general guidelines for running PrintFactory.

For hardware, we recommend systems that meet or exceed the specifications listed below.

For operating systems, these specifications are the currently approved and tested versions.  Therefore please do not install a new version of operating system if it is not listed as this means it has not been approved and may contain issues which affect the operation of PrintFactory.

For best stability and performance we strongly advice that the PC running the RIP has no third party applications installed on it.

Having third party applications installed might interfere with the RIPs performance and functionality and hinder our ability to troubleshoot and fix problems should they occur.

If in doubt please contact support.

Windows or macOS minimum specs

  • Windows 7 – 10, Server 2008 R2 (64bit), Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 650, 3.2Ghz (no AMD support)
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Disk: 160 GB
  • macOS® 10.11 – 10.14
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Disk: 160 GB

Windows or macOS recommended specs for RIP for improved performance

  • Windows® Windows 7 – 10, Server 2008 R2 (64bit), Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 2.7 Ghz and above
    • Memory: 16 GB
    • Hard Disk 1: 128 GB SSD (OS)
    • Hard Disk 2: 256 GB SSD or more
    • Hard Disk 3: 256 GB SSD or more
  • macOS® 10.11 – 10.14
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 2.7 Ghz and above
    • Memory: 16 GB
    • Hard Disk 1: 128 GB SSD (OS)
    • Hard Disk 2: 256 GB SSD or more

Spectrophotometer support

  • Barbieri
    • Spectro LFP
    • Spectro Swing
    • SpectroPad
    • Spectro 50xy
  • X-Rite
    • i1 Pro
    • i1 Pro v2
    • i1iO
    • i1iO v2
    • i1iSis
    • i1iSis XL
    • i1iSis v2 (5.0.14 on)
    • i1iSis XL v2 (5.0.14 on)
    • SpectroScan
    • SpectroLino
    • SP62
  • ColorScout A
  • EPSON SpectroProofer (built-in)
    • IL20 unit
    • IL30 unit
  • HP DesignJet (built-in)