I too am looking into a color server. Here’s what’ I’m needing, and what equipment I’m doing it with…
A method to automate our color management policies, regardless of originating graphics program.
Capable of handling LARGE (3+ Gb.) files
3 - Lambda 130 printers (using Endura, Duraflex, Duratrans, and Metalic)
2 Vutek UltraVu 3360
9 Mimaki JV4
These printers print to dye sub transfer paper, which goes through heat transfer to fabric.
1 Vutek PressVu 360 UV
15 Mac based operator stations for setting up jobs to send to the printers.
With this many operators, working in 3 shifts, color management rules are difficult at best to implement. We have been testing the Alwan Color Hub, but it has a 1.5Gb file size limit. Some of our jobs exceed 200 inches by 600 inches, so filesizes tend to be large.
Any input would be appreciated!