Need help with Agfa proset 9800 with star 400 rip

jamied

New member
Hi all. I have acquired an old Agfa proset 9800 imagesetter with star 400 rip. Trying to run film to make photopolymer plates. I am from an offset background but know NOTHING about prepress.
What do I need to do now to get this thing set up to use it?? I tried downloading a driver from a number of different sites on a pc with windows 8 and had no luck. All I know is I need a computer hooked to the rip with s driver but that's the extent of my knowledge
Thanks
 

michaelejahn

Well-known member
I think you need to set up your computer with a PPD so you can print to it. I think you need to use an application that can output separated PostScript. I think the last time I answered a question like this was in 1994.

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You might need to have a windows computer running XP

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You might consider getting rid of that Star RIP and contacting Compose or Xinet

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When I worked for Compose, we sold a RIP that drove an EPSON inkjet printer - that would print on clear film, and was used to expose photopolimer plates.

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Hope this helps !
 

28-yr-AGFA-SE

Well-known member
Hi all. I have acquired an old Agfa proset 9800 imagesetter with star 400 rip. Trying to run film to make photopolymer plates. I am from an offset background but know NOTHING about prepress.
What do I need to do now to get this thing set up to use it?? I tried downloading a driver from a number of different sites on a pc with windows 8 and had no luck. All I know is I need a computer hooked to the rip with s driver but that's the extent of my knowledge
Thanks

You might try Agfa proset 9800 // Drivers Software Updates as they indicate that they have a driver for the Proset and Windows 8. Can't vouch for the usefulness or accuracy of this driver as I haven't tried it. AGFA stopped all support for this machine back in or around 1999. If speed is an issue for you, be advised that it is a very slow machine relative to newer units produced after it. As an example, the Accuset with a software RIP is about 20 to 30 times faster than the combo that you have.
 

auchprinting

Active member
It is best to just throw the machine out. I had the machine. Problems just loading film. If you get a jam, have to take it all apart. How about parts? Cleaning, if you gets lenses out of whack, cannot be fixed.The Accuset is a superior machine, that can be purchased for around $1,000.00. I run mine w/ Appletalk. So I have a MAC that runs the older software. Can run poly.
 

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