From V6.1.0: the speed of RIP-ing when Textile Step & Repeat is used has been drastically reduced: if there are for example 100 repeats vertically then the RIP time is reduce to 1-2% of the original time.
Also the META data (ROOM doc) is reduced in size.
However there are some limitations:
– PrintStation can’t be used
– This system will only kick in when the step and repeat document is the only item on the page and no decorations (marks, strips, etc) are present.
– Screening (1 and 2 bit printers, not for CT) might show a break and depending on the printers quality show a slight banding at the repeat.
– Internal repeats of Mimaki Tiger and Durst Alpha are not yet triggered and the “exploded” file is still sent.