Overdrive processes your files and handles color in ways your print driver and applications can't. With Overdrive you can print documents with elements in different color spaces (CMYK, RGB, and grayscale all in one document), print complex transparencies correctly, match Pantone colors without trial and error. The Overdrive Job Manager makes printing easier by letting you reorder and prioritize jobs and reprint files by dragging them from the Done list to the Job list. Overdrive saves all of your print settings in an Environment that can be reloaded in a single step.
The Overdrive demo is exactly the same as the full Overdrive RIP Server product except it expires after 15 days. The demo is the 64" Overdrive RIP Server, so you can print on printers up to 64" wide with the demo.
Your Overdrive demo begins after you click the Try Demo button, send your information, and the program successfully launches. You will then have 15 days to try the product. Each time you run Overdrive the splash screen will indicate how many days are left in your "test drive."
The online order form accepts credit cards and PayPal account payments through PayPal. To use a credit card without logging in to PayPal, click the "Pay with Bill Me Later, Debit or Credit Card" link on the PayPal checkout screen.
Overdrive has a 45 day return policy. Please email ColorBurst Systems at email@example.com if you would like to return your product. You will need to deactivate your Overdrive license before you receive a refund.
After purchase, you will receive your Overdrive and Overdrive Layout serial numbers by email. Launch each application and click the Activate button. Enter your serial number, including dashes, in the Activation dialog to activate your software.
Your Overdrive and Overdrive Layout serial numbers are listed on your Overdrive invoice email. If you did not receive this email after purchase or can not locate your serial number, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Overdrive v1, go to the Help menu and select Deactivate to deactivate the license. In Overdrive v2, Deactivate is found in the ColorBurst Overdrive menu. In Overdrive Layout, Deactivate is found in the ColorBurst Overdrive Layout menu. Each program will quit when you select Deactivate, so make sure you are ready to close the program before deactivating.
Overdrive won't print until you have created an Environment and your Output ICC profile settings are set properly. In the Job Manager window, look below the preview for an error message in red text. Once the errors are corrected, you will be able to print. Refer to the Overdrive 2 Quick Start Guide to build an Environment.
The beauty of Overdrive is that it works with any printer. Your printer's driver settings are loaded into the New Environment dialog. Because every printer driver is different, your settings will probably not match those shown in the documentation, but many of the settings will be similar to yours. Overdrive's universal printer compatibility means you'll need to locate your printer settings that accomplish the same task.
Overdrive 2 provides the best results when color management is turned off in the printer driver. If you can't turn it off, you can still use Overdrive 2 by selecting a ColorSync profile instead, making sure to set Overdrive's output profile to match. You can use a custom paper profile, or select Adobe RGB 1998 in both settings.
At the top of the Job List, you will see a Print Preview button. This is selected by default, and it sends a preview of the ripped file to Preview before printing. (The ripped file shows exactly how the file will print, but it is not color managed to your screen, so it is not an accurate indicator of color.) To print the file from Preview, click the Print button at the bottom of the window, or press the Return key. If you want to skip the Preview, deselect the Print Preview button.
At the top of the Job List, you will see a Receive On Hold button. This is selected by default, and it places your files on Hold so you can perform any scaling or rotation before they print. If you want your files to come in with a status of Ready, deselect the Receive On Hold button.
Many files contain multiple "geometries" such as page size, crop box, or art box. For most files, these geometries match, but some files have different sizes listed internally. Overdrive selects one of the sizes to use, but on occasion it may not be the size you intended. For files with multiple geometries, you can right-click the file in the Job List to select a different geometry to use. (Files whose geometries match will not show any sizes on right-click.)
When a multi-page file is opened in Overdrive 2.0, the first page is shown in the preview, but all pages will print. Additional multi-page support, including preview and selection of subsequent pages, is in the works and coming in a future update of version 2.
When creating a new environment in Overdrive 2, a disabled AdobePDFPDE screen may appear as the default printer setting for each printer. This is caused by an outdated Adobe PDF plugin, which is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later (see Adobe's support notice). To remove this screen from Overdrive's Printer settings, remove the AdobePDFPDE.plugin file from the Macintosh HD/Library/Printers/PPD Plugins folder.
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