PrintSmith 8.1.14 is not compatible with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)

FYI: Ron Teller from PrintSmith posted this on the EFI Forum:

Mac OS 10.7
Everyone, this is just a reminder that PrintSmith is currently not
compatible with Mac 10.7. They have dropped Rosetta which is required to
run the current version. We are working on a version that will be
compatible and hope to have it out by the 4th quarter.

We will let you know when it is available.
In other words, don’t try to install 8.1.14 on a brand new Mac running OS 10.7 because the Rossetta emulation mode is no longer there. The next version required an entire re-write so things should get interesting when it finally arrives.

Wide Format Stock Definitions Can Be Tricky for Costing

Setting up a Wide Format can be challenging if you haven’t done it before. Take a close look at this screenshot to see how to do it.

Wide Format Stock Definition
Wide Format Stock Definition Screen Shot

I included the Production Data window from a job to show how the Costing works for the job. The important things to remember are:

  1. Check the Radio Button for Large Format, which uses a roll of stock.
  2. Keep your Minimum Order Length small, in the 12 to 24 inch range.
  3. Calculate your Costing Units by the Square Inches for the entire roll.
  4. Your Cost should be for the entire roll because that is how you order it from your vendor.

Give it a try and be sure to test the results with an actual estimate or job. Good luck!

Reset Your Help Button in the Help Bar

The Help button on the far right of the “Help Bar” should take you to a PDF of the manual of your choice.

To set the PDF it takes you to, do this:

Open your PrintSmith Folder

Find the “help.pdf” shortcut

Double Click on it

It will start looking for the PDF

Click the browse button to find the PDF you want.

I set mine to the 8.1 Release notes

You can download the support docs at: