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Microspot Ships X-RIP 1.5 for Mac OS X

New version supports TCP/IP networking By Dave Nagel
Microspot has announced an update to its X-RIP raster image processing software for CAD, photography, publishing and graphic design. Version 1.5 now offers support for Mac OS X 10.2.4 and also adds TCP/IP networking and other functional improvements. It's available now for Mac OS X only.

According to Microspot, X-RIP 1.5 now supports printing directly through USB and over a TCP/IP network. WIth this feature, a master computer prints to an attached printer, while other computers on the network print to it via that computer's Printer Sharing. The new version also includes support for custom paper sizes and improvements for printing to virtual printers.

Microspot X-RIP requires Mac OS X 10.2.4 and is available for $549. Additional hardware keys run $249. Updates for current users are available at a "nominal charge," according to Microspot. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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