ApogeeX 2.5 without PrintDrive

We recently picked up an ApogeeX server from an auction as a back-up for our current system. Our current system uses PrintDrive to image plates. Files are stored on the PrintDrive server so that they can be replated at any time. Our new system bypasses the PrintDrive server and prints directly from the ApogeeX client. I was wondering how someone is able to replate a job without reprocessing the entire job? What workflow process allows you to store the job so that it can be replated?
 

mac310

Member
You can buy "digital film manager" option for ApogeeX (may be ApogeeX upgrade to newest version will be required for new option) or connect your "new" ApogeeX directly to your PrintDrive.
 
You can buy "digital film manager" option for ApogeeX (may be ApogeeX upgrade to newest version will be required for new option) or connect your "new" ApogeeX directly to your PrintDrive.
Without the PrintDrive option installed, after plates have been processed I have found that I need to reprocess the flats which re-renders the job with the same settings. Am I exposing myself to any issues going this route?
 

Lukas Engqvist

Well-known member
That is sort of correct. You can put a "keep result" on the renderer, and then your rendered results will archive with your jobs. You can continue from kept results, (or even from a restored jobs kept results) and that means you can reimage rendered plates.
 
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Lukas Engqvist

Well-known member
Just make sure you test it before leaning too hard, I just know the theory, never used it for that ;) (saving ripped data)
 

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