Pantone logo It's time to redefine your expectations of RIP software. Overdrive for Windows takes the print workflow of ColorBurst Pro a step further by eliminating complicated color management workflows and tedious CMYK ICC profiling, while still providing high-end print quality and accurate color proofs. Overdrive works its magic on top of your printer's driver and RGB media profiles to make accurate color both automatic and effortless.


Overdrive for Windows is a PostScript RIP that uses new advances in color management and printing technology to deliver high-end color, accurate proofing and Pantone matching for any inkjet printer. Support for any paper is immediately available due to the universal nature of Overdrive's color management.

Accurate CYMK proofing — no CMYK media profiles necessary!
• Internal testing shows Overdrive for Windows consistently achieves a Delta E(ab) average of 0.8 or lower from an IT8.7/4 target on Epson and Canon printers, well within industry standards of 1.5 maximum average

PANTONE Color Matching
• ColorBurst Overdrive includes the full licensed PANTONE Color Library
• ColorBurst's AutoSpot™ technology greatly improves the accuracy of Pantone colors
• All colors are handled automatically during processing

Integrated Layout with Tiling included
• Layout is integrated into Overdrive for Windows
• Nest, scale, crop, rotate, step and repeat or tile images with optional crop marks and job titles
• Refit images in a layout based on "best fit" to save media or "rows" for easy trimming
• Versitile layout editing — layouts can be edited after sending to the Job List

Full PostScript and Raster File Support in Overdrive
• EPS, PS, and PDF files
• RGB, CMYK, and grayscale 8-bit and 16-bit support for TIFF (LZW compression is supported), JPEG and BMP

Input ICC Profiles
• Overdrive has separate Input ICC Profile settings for RGB, CMYK, and grayscale images
• Any ICC input profile can be utilized with one of 4 different rendering intents
• An option to use embedded profiles can be turned on or off

Output ICC Profiles
• Overdrive uses RGB output profiles
• Overdrive can use any paper manufacturer's RGB ICC profiles
• Custom RGB ICC profiles are much faster to make than CMYK profiles used by other RIPs, and can be made using profiling software that typically comes with spectrophotometers

Job Manager
• Files and folders can be dropped directly into the Job Manager, opened from the File menu, or saved to the Hot Folder
• Jobs can be reordered, deleted, or placed on hold to be processed later

Print from Applications
• Print directly from image-editing and layout applications, such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Select the Overdrive printer from in the Print dialog to send files directly to Overdrive Job Manager

Hot Folder
• Print to the Overdrive Hot Folder locally or across a network
• Automatically scan the Hot Folder at a user-defined interval



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Overdrive for Windows
Windows RIP Server for most inkjet printers

Up to 17" wide $795
Up to 24" wide $1,095
Up to 44" wide $1,395
Up to 64" wide $1,595

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any inkjet printer with a print driver for Windows is supported

Operating System
Windows 7, Vista: all workflows supported

Windows 8: printing from applications is not supported (files can be sent to the Hot Folder or placed directly in the Job List to print)

Dual-core 2.6 GHz CPU or faster recommended

4 GB minimum, 8 or more recommended

1024x768 minimum