Features and Comparison List

Software Title Overview License Type
VinylMaster XPT V4.0 – VMX VinylMaster XPT is our full-featured software package offering a total solution for all your signmaking needs. Packed with tools and features to design and output everything from vinyl signs, decals and stickers right through to banners, full color posters and super-sites. VinylMaster XPT allows you to produce the most visually stunning signs you’ve ever seen. The Special Effects are spectacular and unequalled in the industry.

VinylMaster XPT also comes packed with an arsenal of text, curve, bitmap and object tools and features plus the most powerful tracing utility and mask editing on the market today! Coupled with a highly productive suite of cutting tools and powerful contour cutting PLUS a full-featured RIP* with direct drivers and ICC support VinylMaster XPT is the Experts choice in signmaking software.

Expert
Full-Featured
VinylMaster DSR V4.0 – VMD VinylMaster DSR is the Designer edition of the VinylMaster Series and includes all the same tools and features found in VinylMaster XPT. So is packed with a large selection of tools and features for designing and laying out all types of signs, decals, posters and graphic artwork for vinyl cutting and/or to be published for a large format printer or service bureau.

Note: VinylMaster DSR does not include the VinylMaster RIP to dircetly print to a large format printer. Instead you can publish your artwork ready to be printed by anyone with a printer.

Designer
Full-Featured
(less RIP)
VinylMaster PRO V4.0 – VMP VinylMaster PRO is dedicated signmaking software designed specifically for making the most amazing vinyl signage. VinylMaster PRO allows you to produce a wide range of vinyl lettering, logos, signage, pinstriping and comes with a suite of powerful text, curve and object tools.

There is simply no other dedicated vinyl sign software on the market today which has the truly amazing features, built in training and ease of use of VinylMaster PRO.

Professional
Mid-Level
VinylMaster LTR V4.0 – VML VinylMaster LTR is dedicated sign software designed specifically for making the most amazing vinyl lettering. VinylMaster LTR allows you to produce a wide range of vinyl lettering, logos, signage, pinstriping and comes with a suite of powerful text, curve and object tools.

There is simply no other entry-level vinyl sign software on the market today which has the truly amazing features, built in training and ease of use of VinylMaster LTR.

Home/Hobby
Entry-Level
VinylMaster CUT V4.0 – VMC VinylMaster CUT is for simple vinyl cutting and allows you to produce vinyl lettering, logos and pinstriping. VinylMaster CUT comes with a suite of text, curve and object tools and fully supports ARMS and Laser cutters for contour cutting. Vinyl Cutting
Basic
Legend: Red means new and/or improved since V3.0 | a small grey dot • means a basic inclusion | a large green dot means a full inclusion
Interface Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Platform (inc. Windows 10) Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP (All variations in 32/64 Bit)
Professional GUI (improved) VinylMaster is set out in a logical and easy to follow layout and uses a highly professional and contemporary Graphics User Interface (GUI) meaning that it’s easy to use and to understand
Document Tabs (new) Easily switch between documents with Document tabs rather than using a menu item
DesignCenter (new) A major development with groups of related tools now in an easy to use set of specialist Tool Panels on the right side of the program for much easier and repaid design
Smooth Screen Display Fully anti-aliased graphics for the sharpest and clearest on-screen experience possible
Zero-wait state™ (improved) Zero-wait state instantly adapts as you design, so no matter how large or complex the Project this means you never have to work in draft or normal view mode
Intelrtrack™ (improved) Intelrtrack continually monitors your steps and allocates resources ahead of time for what you are most likely to do next. This reduces the time the program needs to react to your commands
Intelrstep™ (improved) Intelrstep works with Intelrtrack by providing the tools and features required as you develop your work and seamlessly presenting these in predefined areas, rather than trying to cram in hundreds of unnecessary buttons in an over complicated layout
On-Screen Editing (improved) Do most operations in the main designing window with clever live and interactive editing tools (Gizmos) rather than wading through too many pop-up modules which are confusing and hard to find when you most need them
On-Screen Feedback Clever nodes that highlight with an unobtrusive hint to let you know what something is and what can be done with it
Menus & Information Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Comprehensive Menus (improved) Comprehensive suite of Program menus to perform all major operations and apply settings
Power Menus Intelligent ‘Right Click’ menus that dynamically update to match the current operation or situation
Launch Instantly load Snap-Ins and Plug-Ins from a drop down list
Status Bar (improved) Full Interactive Status Bar that continuously reports what each tool does, where the mouse is and other important information such as memory usage and availability
Heads Up Display (improved) Transparent ‘Program’ menus that dynamically appear to match the current operation(s) along the bottom of the designing area
Long Hints Highly explanatory hints (tool tips) that appear over each button and control
Statistics Dynamic statistics provide throughout the program to keep you informed about a large range of issues
User Modes Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Workspace Modes (new) Instantly switch between Production and Expert Modes to suit your preference
Hide/Show Toolbars (new) Turn Tool-bars on and off with just one-click
Display Options Large range of display options set by the user
Settings Large range of user preferences and settings for individual tastes and advanced customization
Short Cut Keys Extensive set of Shortcut keys throughout the main program and major modules
Security-1 Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Set Access Rights/Permissions Set access rights and up to 10 permissions including not being permitted to open, alter, export, cut, save, print or RIP etc.
Guest/Employee Mode Set a password for your employees or guests to restrict usage
Administrator Rights Log in as the Administrator with full access rights and permissions
Password Protect Documents Set a password for individual documents meaning only authorized users can open these along with given permissions
Password Protect the Program Set passwords for the entire program
Spatial (Workspace) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Paper & Envelope Sizes (extended) Includes all ISO (A) (B) (C), JIS and US Page Sizes (Metric & Imperial) e.g. A0 thru A6 and Letter thru Broad Sheet, plus any User Defined Page Size – up to 656′ (7,872″) – 200x200M
Sign Blanks Large set of Sign Blanks in both Imperial and Metric units from an 18′ x 24′ through to a 96″ x 96″ – up to 656′ (7,872″) – 200x200M
Banners Large range of Banners in both Imperial and Metric units from a 2′ x 2′ to a 65′ x 6′ Banner – up to 656′ (7,872″) – 200x200M
Drawing Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Object Selector (Pick Tool) Central Creation, Selection, Resizing, Rotation and Stretching tool for rapid Project Development, Editing and Control
Select Mode (Pick Tool) Objects and Text are touch selectable
Freehand Curve Curves drawn with the mouse or a pen (freestyle) directly onto the drawing area and automatically smoothed (improved) by the program once completed
Create Curve (Poly Curves) Create Super Smooth Polycurves and Conic Sections using technically superior: Rational Quadratic B Spline Curves which remain fully editable along the full length of the curve i.e. you can go back and node edit the curve as you’re creating it!
Create Line Create any line based shape with perfectly horizontal and vertical constraints. Lines remain fully editable along their full length i.e. you can node edit the line plus you can even create curve sections while you’re drawing the line!
Smooth Line Creates the smoothest mathematical curve between 2 points and is ideal for hand tracing around an image or object where you wish to create the most accurate representation of that object or to develop the most pleasing curve based artwork possible
Vector Brush Vector brush drawing tool with brush shapes
Basic-Shapes Large selection of Basic Shapes, Arrows, Flow Chart Symbols, Stars, Banners and Call Outs
General Power-Shapes Arc, Pie, Circle, Ellipse, Border, Square and Rectangle (with rounded corner tool), Triangle and Polygon (with number of points)
Advanced Power-Shapes Arrow, Rounded Arrow, Star, Rounded Star, Chaos Star, Logarithmic and Archimedes Spiral (with number of loops and starting point/angle)
Parametric Drawing Create Shapes, Curves, Arcs and Lines Numerically
Parametric Editing Edit Shapes, Curves, Arcs and Lines Numerically
Node Edit Tool (improved) Power Nodes, Object Control Points, Add/Remove Nodes, to Line, to Curve, Open/Close Shapes, Create Sharp, Smooth and Symmetrical Nodes. Interactive Connector, Auto Join and Smooth
Knife/Slice Separate/Chop Vectors and Bitmaps along a specified Vector Path
Knife/Delete Cut curve sections out of any Vector Path
Eraser Erase/rub-out bitmap and vector shapes. Features Round and Square Brushes in any size. Rubbed out area of Bitmaps also become transparent (see-through) with an adjustable opacity and color
Reverse Eraser Add back to bitmap and vector shapes. Features Round and Square Brushes in any size. Added area of Bitmaps also become transparent (see-through) with an adjustable opacity and color
Paste Mode Specialist recall mode of the last inserted item such as Clipart
Paste Image Pastes any image that has been copied onto the Windows clipboard
Apply Last Scale Rescales the current Object to the same Scale used on the previous Object
Reserve Fill (improved) Take any Fill and add it to the reserve to then apply to another object(s)
Interactive Drawing Tools Interactive Blend, Contour, Distortion, Envelope, Extrude, Shadow, Transparency and many more
Curve & Shaping Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Curve Type Highly-advanced ‘Rational Quadratic B Spline Curves’ for superior design, unparalleled smoothness and ultimate shape development and control
Curve Tools (improved) Delete Curve Section and Auto-Join (seamlessly joins completely separate curves/shapes together). Tangent (extrapolated corner). Powerful and Interactive curve cleanup, Break curve, Close curve
Extract Contour Extracts the selected curve from within a Curve Object
Self-Weld Automatically converts individual shapes into a single shape and removes their overlapping sections (curves)
Delete Contour Deletes the selected curve from within a Curve Object
Corner to Curve to Corner Converts a Corner Section into a Smooth Section and back again
Reverse Direction Sets the curve (path) to go from clockwise to anticlockwise or vice-versa
Smooth Close Continues the shape of the Curve Object when closing the curve, rather than using a straight line to close the curve
Connector Tools Curve Connector tools that allow you to interactively connect curve objects to together with either a Smooth or Tangential curve section or a Straight-line section
Append to Curve Adds (appends) to the end of any curve shape i.e. you can keep creating any pen curve section from an existing curve
Replace Section (improved) Replaces any section of curve (seamlessly replaces curve section with smoother section)
Erase Section Erases any section of curve by interactive selector
Node Types Sharp, Rounded and Smooth Corner Nodes. Weight node (adjusts curve smoothness/sharpness). Tangent node (adjusts position, type and shape). Corner, Curve and Cusp nodes and Node snapping
Node Sliders Slider Nodes adjust the smoothness of each Curve section providing you with the finest of curve shape editing
Node Alignment Align Nodes (left, right, top, bottom and centers)
Node Frame Displays a Node Editing Frame. Ideal for editing the edges of images or editing complex curve sections over dark backgrounds
Reduce Nodes Reduce Nodes across the entire Curve Section with Smoothing Tolerance and by Quarters
Reduce Nodes (by Section) Reduce Nodes by Section with on-screen controller
Editing (Visual) Constrain to horizontal, vertical, on a straight line. Create arcs and elliptical sections on-the-fly, smoothen by user-defined section, smoothen corners, smoothen whole shapes, reduce nodes. Measure and apply lengths and angles. Join, break and snap nodes on the same or multiple objects. Soft snap
Measurement Tools Calculates length and area of lines and closed objects
Convert to Curves Converts any vector object into curves
Stroke (Pen/Line) Set Stroke Thickness, Style (Dots/Dashes), Start/End Caps (Arrows, Stops, Crosshairs)
Welding Weld All, Weld Front Object and Weld Front Object & Retain
Shaping Common, Trim, Common and Trim, Front Minus Back (Punch Out), Back Minus Front (Stamp), Break Apart and Combine
Advanced Shaping (improved) Weld layers – automatically removes overlapping sections of the curve objects. Intersect and Keep
Import/Export/Publish Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Raster (Image) Formats (improved) Import the most popular raster (image) formats including .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .psd, .raw, .rle, .tga and .tiff and Export .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .tiff
Vector/Raster Formats (improved) Import the most popular vector based formats including .ai, .dxf, .emf, .eps, .hpgl, .pdf, .plt, .ps, .psd, .pdoc, .vClip, .vLogo, .wmf plus many more and Export .ai, .dxf, .eps, .pdf and .plt
Exporting Files (improved) Export the most popular vector and raster based formats including .ai, .bmp, .dxf, .eps, .jpg, .pdf, .plt, .png, .svg, and .tiff
Publish to CMYK (new) Publish your artwork in CMYK – ready for Offset Printing in either .tiff or .pdf
Publish to PDF (improved) Greatly improved with many advanced features inc. Contour Cutting marks for all major Auto-Detect vinyl cutters and Spot Colors for Large Format Printing
Effects Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Contour Interactive Contour Tool and Color Blend across Contours
Basic Distortions Flag, 2D Perspective, Corner, Cylinder and Arc
Advanced Distortions Fish, Squeeze, Globe, Envelope, Waves
Bonus Distortions 3D Perspective, Tube, Wave, Linear Flag
Opacity Set the transparency level (see-through) of Objects and Images
Transparency Tool Interactive Transparency Tool to create a fully opaque to 100% Gradient on all Objects and Text
Power Clip Clip (crop) other objects such as curves, images and text including special effects to the inside or outside bounds (perimeter) of the Power Clip object
Keyline Effect Overlapping Contour Effect using a Pen Z Order
Outline/Inline Effect Expand/Outline/Inline tool with offset
Multi Outline/Inline Effect Multiple Expand/Outline/Inline tools with Offset and Size Tools
Outline Module (new) Apply an Outline by measurement (units) as a separate contour
Corner Styles Inline and Outline Effects also come with Sharp, Smooth, Rounded and Mitered Corner Styles
Line Styles Set the Inline and Outline Effects to use Single Line, Combined Line or Gradient Fill
Stripes Object or text is divided into stripes. Start width, end width, distance and the number of stripes can be set
Block Shadow Set the color, offset amount (stroke/thickness) and an inset (gap). You can also set the Vanishing Point and Style
Drop Shadow Set the color, x and y offset and an inset (gap)
Special Effects & Shading Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
3D Text Create Fully rendered 3D Text inc. Wet Look (Glossy), Aqua, Plastic, On-Fire, Gold/Chrome Lettering, Marbled, Textured, Rivets, Checker Plate, Cracked, Split etc.
3D Modelling Specialist 3D Modelling tools to transform Vector Objects into 3D Objects with Rotation, Extrusion, Bend, Lens, Shadow and Lighting Tools. Also set Color, Brightness and Contrast to create amazing 3D effects
Shading Apply lighting and shadow effects using a suite of provided textures, gradients and profiles to transform objects with rich 3D Effects
Shading Tools (improved) Comprehensive suite of specialist Shading Tools and Features including Light Position and Intensity, Surface Materials (Gloss, Highlights, Diffuse Shading and Surface Brightness) Profiles, Bump and Reflection Maps and many more
Quality Levels Set the quality levels to maximize your processor’s time
Shading Presets (extended) Large list of live and fully editable presets to convert any selected Vector Objects into Plastics, Metals, Woods and many types of Effects. Many new Presets recently added
Highlights Selection of Special Effects that you can edit with the Gizmo (on-screen controller) and the Shading Effects Editor
Shine
Reflective
Bumps
Soft Shadows High-Resolution and accurate Soft Shadows with Color Control, Opacity and Feathering tools
Glow High-Resolution and accurate Glow effect with Glow Color, Intensity, Offset and Blur. Set the Glow to an inside, outside, top, bottom, right, left or gradient glow
Reflection High-Resolution and accurate Reflection effect
Fire High-Resolution and accurate Fire effect with Flame Width, Position and Height. Also includes Turbulence and a Flame Seed to create an infinite range of flame effects
Bevel Set the Bevel Offset, Height and Color on Shaded Effects
Prismatic Turn regular Text/Objects into a Prismatic effect
Display Shading Effects Display Shading Effects in the Drawing Area
Fill & Pen Styles Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Fill Styles Clear, Reverse (invert), Uniform Color, Gradient, Texture, Bitmap (includes Alpha Channel) and Vector Fills
Fill Mode Interactive Gizmo to apply and edit all types of fills including position, rotation, skew and size
Gradient Fills (improved) Multi-Color with Alpha Channel (Transparency) in: Linear, Radial, Square and Conical Fill Styles with Interactive Size and Position Gizmo
Preset Gradients (extended) Large suite of preset Gradient Fills sorted into related categories. Many new categories and gradients
Gradient Picker Takes a path along any image and converts it into a Gradient Fill
Color Picker (new) Apply any color on-screen to the Reserve fill to apply to any Object
Texture Fills Factory Default and Custom Texture Fills with Interactive Size and Position Gizmo
Image as Texture Save any Image into the Texture’s Library for permanent access
Image Fill Insert any Image as an Object’s fill
Reverse Fill Sets the Display Color of an Object to off-white so it remains visible when above an Object of the same color that is to be cut out
Pattern (Hatch & Island) Fills Vector Based Hatch and Line Fills (S-Sweep, Line and Island Fills)
Wireframe Fill Special Wireframe Mode for Curve Objects which removes the fill to reveal only the curve
Pen Styles (Stroke) Set Stroke Thickness, Style (Dots/Dashes), Start/End Caps (Arrows, Stops, Crosshairs)
Pen Tools Set Pen Corner Style, Z Order, Scale and Convert Pen to Curves
Stroke (Line) Styles Large selection of Dotted and Dashed Line Styles
End Caps Large selection of Start and End Caps including Arrows, Stops, Crosshairs and Clipart styles
Arrange Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Circle Array (new and improved) Auto Layout (Circular, Arc and Spiral) to any radius and quantity of a selected item
Matrix Array Auto duplication of selected item(s) by dragging to reveal clones
Tile Array (new and improved) Auto duplication of selected item(s) by number
Work Sheets View all pages in document on one page as a Worksheet/Collage
Step & Repeat (new and improved) Auto duplication of selected item(s) by number and offset
Z Order (Above/Below) Bring To Front/Send To Back, Up one level and Down one level
Page to Fit Object (new) Automatically resizes the Page to fit the selected Object
Nest to Page (new) Automatically positions objects onto the page to save room
Design Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Background Bitmaps Locked bitmap background clipped to the page or to the width proportionally
Clones (improved) Creates a perfect copy or copies of an existing object that automatically update whenever the original object is modified
Clipart Libraries Stock Clipart Libraries sorted by Category
Road & Related Signs Large set of Road, Highway and Related Signs sorted by Category
Templates Create Templates out of existing documents which open as Untitled so you cannot save over them
Image Template (new) Auto create a page with an existing image set as the background at a user-defined size
Color Pallets (improved) CMY, CMYK, Greyscale, Lab, RGB, Spot Colors and Ink Channels, System (Non-printing) Colors (Contour Cut, Registration, Under Base)
Color Libraries (updated) Over 10,000 Vinyl and Named Color Pallets
Objects/Symbol Files Create, Save and Manage Object Files (Symbols and Logos) for use within the current document (vLogo)
Group/Ungroup Infinite level of Groups, Group/Ungroup All
Lock/Unlock (improved) Lock single or multiple objects from editing interactively on screen
Show/Hide Switch an Object to display on or off
Object Statistics View an objects: Length, Perimeter, Area, Width/Height and Number of: Colors, Curves, and Nodes
Multiple Object Clipboard Last 9 items held on file to be reposted
Snap (improved) Automatically Snap Nodes, Lines, Edges, Centers, Graviton and Tangents of Objects. Snap to Guides, Grid and Objects
Transformations Rotate, Size, Skew, Stretch, Mirror and Position
Edit Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Copy & Apply Properties Copy text or an object’s properties (attributes) and apply to other text or object
Curves Break Apart, Combine, Node and Micro Edit, Reduce Nodes, Smooth Contours/Section
Cut, Copy, Paste Applies to text and objects and is an easy way to get artwork from other applications into VinylMaster
Duplicate Duplicate the selected item perfectly above the original
Edit Modes Curve, Gizmo, Interactive, Object, Node, Text edit modes
Fit Object to Auto Fit to Page, Fit All to Page Width, Fit All to Page Height, Stretch All to Fit Page
Move Object to Move Objects between Pages
Nudge Move text and objects using keyboard arrow keys by any preset distance
Smart Nudge Relative Nudge i.e. based on actual size (intelligent nudge)
Text Wrapping Set an Object to allow Text to Automatically Wrap to its Left, Right, Above & Below, Around, Inside, Inside and Outside and at what Offset and to the Contour of the Object or Squared off
Elastic Mode Objects and Text are resized as if they were made from Rubber
Select by Object(s) Find and Select Objects by attributes/properties
Find & Replace Fonts Find & Replace by Font or Font Style (Bold, Italic etc.)
Find & Replace Text Find and/or Replace Text by attributes/properties
Select All Current page-wide selection of all items
Select By Color (improved) Current page-wide selection of all items by selected color
Select By Attributes Select text and objects by their Attributes/Properties
Size Tools & Information Full suite of Size, Position and Ratio Tools which automatically update when selecting and editing Objects with a one-click Origin Position Tool
Pure Size Suite of Specialist Size Tools which report an Object’s Actual Special Size and Coordinates not just its Bounding Area
Undo/Redo Unlimited Undo & Redos
Resize & Rotate Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Resize (new) Inserts the selected Object(s) into a specialist module to resize (rescale) the Object(s) using an on-screen and interactive ruler
Measure (new) Inserts the selected Object(s) into a specialist module to accurately measure any distance relating to or within the Object(s) using an on-screen and interactive ruler
Rotate (new) Inserts the selected Object(s) into a specialist module to rotate the Object(s) using an on-screen and interactive ruler to any angle or to set any part of the Object(s) to 0 degrees etc.
Reapply (new) Reapplies any rescale or rotation previously applied to the selected Object
Document Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Recent Documents (new) Large thumbnail preview in a dropdown list of recent documents
Explorer Thumbs (new) View VinylMaster documents in a thumbnail preview directly in Windows Explorer
File Types .pDoc, .vClip, .vDoc, .vLogo
Legacy Formats Import .vjb, .vmo and .vmp files
Legacy Files – Batch Converter Automatically makes a 2nd copy of all your .vjb, .vmo and .vmp files from any nominated folder or HDD and creates a new .vDoc file ready for you to use.
Master (Background) Pages Set up to 9 Master Pages with multi-view and frosted layer options
Copy & Apply Document Attributes Copy Guides, Shapes, Size, Contents and Fill and Apply to another Page
Document Pages Work with any combination of Page Sizes throughout a document
Multiple Pages Work with an unlimited number of pages in a single document
Insert Page Insert a page or pages before or after the nominated page
Page Control Change Orientation, Delete, Duplicate, Move, Name and Rotate Pages
Page Background Set Background Color, Texture, Gradient, Insert Bitmap or Fill
Page Border Turn the Page Border on or off (Pageless Document)
Page Objects Objects on/off, Display/Hide: Color/Alpha Channels, Effects and Masks
Page Origin Set X and Y origin point to top or bottom left corner of the page
Page Thumbnails (improved) Built-in Thumbnail Viewer of all Pages within the Document
Page Navigation Easily move through and go to pages. Large set of Page Zoom tools are also provided at Page Navigation
Extract/Insert Pages Copy and Paste Pages to create new Documents
Clone Page Create an exact copy of all a Page’s Attributes and Contents to a new Page
Screen Previews Solid move in real time, anti-aliasing
Full Screen Preview See the current page in a full screen preview
Units Work in inches (in), feet (ft), feet and inches (‘, “), yards (yd) , millimeters (mm), centimeters (cm), meters (m) and points
Unit Display View current measurement(s) and all the equivalents via the tool tip (hint) on unit edit boxes
Unit Independence Type any unit type into any unit field e.g. type 1 inch into a mm box and it will automatically be converted into 25.4mm and vice versa
Unit Box (Field) Intelligence Type functions such as: /4 for the Unit Box to divide the typed units by 4 i.e. apply 25% of the original unit size etc.
Layout Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Anchor Points Measures the distance from the 9 major points of any Object to the page’s x and y origin
Grid Independent X and Y coordinate grid, displayed as dots or lines
Guides (extended) Horizontal, Vertical, Text Baseline and Origin Guides with Snap controls
Guide Styles Set the Guide Color and Line Style (Solid, Dotted or Dashed)
Dynamic Guides Object based guides that automatically update when the object is resized or moved. Can be Anchored or free moving
Rulers (improved) Fully Interactive Rulers that can be undocked i.e. Sliding Up/Down, Left/Right and Semi-Transparent with a shadow
Page Setup Set Page Size and Orientation, Background Color/Gradient/Texture or Image. Turn Page Border On/Off
Alignment Tools (improved) Horizontal & Vertical to Page, Left, Center, Right and Object(s) with an Interactive on-screen preview
Smart Align Aligns selected but ungrouped objects to page as groups (intuitive alignment)
Distribute Tools (improved) Distribute to selection, to page or over user defined distance to Space, Edge or Center with an Interactive on-screen preview
Space Apart Tools (improved) Space objects apart over user defined distance to Spaces, Edges or Centers with an Interactive on-screen preview
Dimension Tools Dimensions come with their own specific settings and choice of units. Units and angles auto-update when resizing or rotating
Dynamic Dimensions Object based (Dynamic) Dimensions come with their own specific settings and choice of units. Units and angles auto-update when resizing or rotating the dimensions object
Visual Dimensions & Guides Guides and Dimensions can be set by color, thickness, font style and point size
Object Management Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Object Manager Select, edit, move and manage objects from a comprehensive and expandable list. Set Display, Cutting and Lock on/off
Object Selector (new) Thumbnail Viewer and Selector of all the Objects on the current page. A very useful tool
Property Inspector The Property Inspector lets you edit and set practically every attribute and property for the entire document and VinylMaster itself – an indispensable feature
Dynamic Content Both the Object Manager and the Property Inspector are dynamic, meaning that they instantly update automatically as circumstances change on-screen so you have absolute control over the Document and VinylMaster at all times
Display (View) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Display Modes (extended) Simple Wireframe, Wireframe, Cuttable, Enhanced (default), Preflight Print
Display Options (extended) One-Click: Toolbars, Spot Colors, Rulers, Grid, Dimensions, Guides, Heads Up, Object Manager/Selector, Property Inspector, Page Thumbnails, Masks and Effects on or off
Display/Hide Work with the programs default toolset or a great range of custom sets of tools
Zoom Tools In, Out, Pan, To All, Selected, Page, Page Width, Page Height, Scale/Ratio And %
Color Management & Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Color Models/Space Work with and create CMY, CMYK, Greyscale, HSV, Lab, RGB, Spot Colors and Ink Channels, Vinyl pallets, Named pallets, System (Non-printing)
Colorbar 2 Column Colorbar selector with Interactive Color Suggester
Spot Colorbar (new) 2 Column Spot Colorbar selector (pop-in and pop-out)
Print Spot Color Charts (new) Print in-house Color Charts for super-accurate proofing against existing artwork or other color charts such as Pantone and Versaworks. Prints a numeric reference for each color to easily cross-reference and use in VinylMaster
Uniform Color Powerful CMY, CMYK, HSV, Lab and RGB Color Mixer
Vinyl Color Pallets (improved) Work with the latest Vinyl Color Pallets from leading manufacturers
Named Color Pallets (improved) Create and work with your own Custom & Spot Colors and Color Pallets
Import Color Libraries (new) Easily upload and download (share) your color libraries online with friends and colleagues
System (Advanced) Colors Set Registration, Contour Cut and Under Base and Finisher
Default Fill and Pen Color Set a Default Fill and Pen Color for all Objects
Select by Color Module Select all Objects that share the same Color(s)
Color Selector (new) Select Objects by Color, Invert, Hide and inside Groups
Color Applicator (Fill) Set a Reserve Uniform Color to be applied to another Objects Fill
Colors in Use Switch between the current Color Pallet and Colors in Use
Color Management Set and Manage Color Pallets, Program and Document Properties
Project Management Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Auto-Save/Backup Background System-Wide saving of Files, Fonts, Images and Dependant Files
Flash Backups Set Backups to: Continuous, Every 30 Seconds, Every Minute, Every 5 Minutes or Every 10 Minutes – When continuous never lose more than the last 10 seconds of your work even if the power goes off!
Backup Wizard Set and apply all your Backup Settings
Settings/Preferences/Options Comprehensive list of the programs default Settings, Preferences and Options to completely customize the software to suit your needs, working style and taste
Document Statistics View statistical information about the Document
Project Information Database of Project and Customer information
Project Invoice Generate an Invoice from the Project Information
Comments & Notes Create comments/notes about the Document/Project
Printing (Desktop) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Print Dialog (improved) Full Suite of Printing Setup and Layout Options with a Large Preview and Thumbnail Viewer to manage print files
Setup Set Printer Properties (Duplexing, DPI, Color Depth), Print Range, Copies, Collating etc. Also Print as Image and Print to File
Layout Set the Page Position and Zoom Level (Scale) to be printed on the page both Visually and Numerically. Rotate and Mirror
Print Options Print: Grid, Guides, Rulers, Dimensions, Images, Background, Border, Master Pages, In Black, Wireframe, Cut Color, Reg-Color and Base-Color
Print Thumbnails View a Thumbnail Preview of each page of the Document in the Print window
Fonts Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Font Matching & Management Font Detective and Font Management Tools (see below)
Favorite Fonts List (new) Add Fonts to your Favorite Fonts list to access these fonts from a single dropdown
Fonts (True Type) High Quality True Type Fonts
Fonts (Type 1) View and use Type 1, 2 and 3 Fonts
Font Preview Fonts selected from a drop down list with full size preview and category selector to greatly assist in selecting fonts
Font Library Sort Fonts into a Font Library and edit and access Font Management tools
Font Categories View Fonts by Genre and Similar Fonts to the Currently Selected Font
Unicode Support Means that documents are truly portable across any language of the operating system
Text Types Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Artistic Text (improved) For Text Headings and Special Effects in Text
Paragraph Text (improved) Suite of Word Processing tools and features (Text Box)
Multi-Language Editor Type in any installed language and auto-weld text to remove overlapping contours
Vertical Text Text that automatically types in vertically
Toggle to Vertical Text Automatically switches Horizontal Text into Vertical Text which is ideal for Arc and Path text
Arc Text Fit text to an Arc or Circle (under/over/centered) with power nodes for precise control and effects
Path Text (improved) Fit text to any Path or Shape and set any offset (inc. a negative offset)
Text Styles Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Text Appearance Bold, Italic, Bold/Italic and Underline Styles
Text Styles Small Caps and All Caps, Normal, Super and Sub Scripts
Underline Styles Single Underline, Thick Underline, Double Underline, Overline and Strikethrough
Subscript & Superscript Set Sub/Superscript Size and Position
Text Editing Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Break/Split Text By Character, Line, Word or Paragraph (local selection or entire document)
Change Case Sentence case, lowercase, UPPERCASE, Title Case, tOGGLE cASE
Cut, Copy, Paste Applies to text and objects and is an easy way to get artwork from other applications into VinylMaster
Character Selection Select individual characters of text throughout a text field
Drag Character Drag individual characters along or away from the text’s path
Insert Symbol (improved) Insert Symbol (special characters) and bitmaps directly into text
Font Size & Attributes Set Font Point Size and Width both Visually and Numerically
Font Scale (physical size) Set Font Size to use either the Typographic Size or the Fonts Capital ‘H’ Size (or equivalent)
Character Skew Skew characters independently of each other or as a group of text
Tracking Ultra Narrow, Narrow, Normal, Wide, Ultra Wide and Custom Spacing between Characters/Glyphs
Line Spacing (Numeric) (new) Set line spacing numerically or the space between individual lines (baseline to baseline)
Line Spacing (Manual) Manually adjust individual lines of text with the Mouse
Word Spacing Ultra Narrow, Narrow, Normal, Wide, Ultra Wide and Custom Spacing between Words
Kerning/Kerning Pairs Embedded, Factory Default, Touch Kern, Ultra Tight, Tight, Normal, Loose, Ultra Loose Kerning
Visual Editing (improved) Set Kerning Pairs, Tracking and Line Spacing visually in Node edit mode
Find & Replace(Text or Fonts) Search through selected or all text and find and/or replace text or by Font or Font Style
Convert Text Convert one type of Text into another
Text Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Text Menus Right-click Text Menus for a large range of specific Text tools and Functions
Spell Checking Suggestions, Add to Dictionary, Dictionaries
Statistics/Word Count Number of: Pages, Words, Characters (spaces/no spaces), Paragraphs, Lines
Advanced Text Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Serialization (Auto Numbering) Auto incrementing numbers including header, starting point, prefixes and suffixes.
Text Effects Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Text on Path (improved) Fit text to any Path or Shape and set any offset (inc. a negative offset)
Text on Arc (Circle) Fit text to a Circle (on top, top and bottom or to the bottom) with power nodes for precise control and effects
Paragraph Text Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Bullets (Symbols) Add Symbol Bullet points
Bullets (Numbered) Add Numbered Bullet points
Bullets (Customized) Manually insert, position and align bullets to suit any layout
Columns Set number of Columns and Offset and Text automatically flows to the next column
Tabs (improved) Left, Center, Right, Decimal and Custom Tabs with Interactive Slider (similar to guides)
Indent Indent any line of each paragraph to a preset or any user defined measurement
Justification (Horizontal Alignment) Left, Center, Right, Full, Force and Optimal Paragraph Layout. Justification can be set independently to each line of text within a textbox
Paragraph Tools Set the Composing Method, Word Space Ratio, Elasticity and Word Break over lines
Wrap Text inside a Textbox (Paragraph Text) automatically wraps around objects to user specified distance and direction
Images (Bitmaps) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Import & Export (new and improved) Import and Export the most popular raster (image) formats including .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .png, .psd, .raw, .rle, .tga and .tiff plus many more
Insert Image Insert any image into an Object as its fill and save any Image to the Textures Library
Color Space Work with Monochrome (1-bit), Greyscale (8-bit), Duotone (8-bit), Paletted (8-bit), RGB (24-bit), Lab (24-bit), CMYK (32-bit) Bitmaps
Convert To Bitmap (improved) Converts any object into a bitmap to a resolution defined by the user. Also add padding and set crop options
Statistics/Information (improved) Number of pixels, color space, compression, saved file format etc.
Image Transparency (Mask) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Alpha Channels Work with the Bitmap’s Alpha Channels (transparent area)
Opacity (Transparency) Set overall level of opacity from completely opaque through to entirely transparent
Transparency by Color Range Sets the selected color to 100% transparent and by using a slider extends that color’s range further and further until all the colors of the entire Image become 100% transparent
Masks & Mask Editing (improved) Create and edit Masks (transparent areas) within the Bitmap directly with the Mask Editor (see below)
Image Filters & Special FX Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Image Adjustments (improved) Adjust Temperature, Saturation, Brightness and Gamma. Set to Greyscale and Reset
Color Correction Adjust Red, Yellow Green, Cyan, Blue and Magenta Color Channels and Reset
Special Effects Large set of Image effects inc. Anti Alias, Color Noise, Contrast, Darkness, Emboss, Fish Eye, Greyscale, Invert, Lightness, Mono Noise, Mosaic, Posterize, Saturation, Smooth, Solarize, Split Blur, Split Light, Spot Light, Tile, Trace and Twist
Color Reduce Auto color reduction tool to a user defined number of colors
Blur Blur the Bitmap across its Red, Green and Blue channels
Image Effects Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Basic-Bitmap Distortions Flag, 2D Perspective, Corner, Cylinder and Arc
Advanced-Bitmap Distortions Fish, Squeeze, Globe, Envelope, Waves
Bonus-Bitmap Distortions 3D Perspective, Tube, Wave, Linear Flag
Duotone (improved) Set Bitmap color range to 2 colors to create a Duotone effect such as Sepia
Image Editing Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Node Editing Node edit the perimeter of a bitmap to create any shape and/or to create transparent areas
Pixel Editing Edit the Bitmap at the pixel level (change color, erase, cut, copy, paste, brush, airbrush, flood fill and more)
Crop Crop the Bitmap to the left, right, top, bottom or to a user defined area
Flatten Convert an edited Bitmap to a flattened (single) Bitmap
Resample (improved) Set the Bitmap’s resolution, size and filters
Vinyl Cutting (improved) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Contour Cutting Wizard (new) Interactive Contour Cutting Wizard that supports Auto-Mark (Auto-Detect) Cutters and Laser Pointer Cutters to quickly guide you to Print and Cut on 2 Devices or to Print, Laminate and then Cut on the same device. Easily calibrate your laser pointer and work with rotated artwork
Auto Cut (new) Send a Cut File to your Cutter for Immediate 2-Click Cutting
Cut Documents (new) Cut documents contain a set of pages based on the media (vinyl) at the right size, separated by color. Easily position or nest your artwork exactly where you want to cut it. Add Weedboxes, Speedweed, Alignment Marks and Easy-Lift marks etc. Plus you can save Cut Documents for later use and the original artwork remains completely unaffected
Contour Cutting Tools (new) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Auto-Detect Marks (new) Supports all major makes and models which Detect printed Alignment Marks, so you can print from a device then cut from another, or print, laminate and then cut on the one device
Laser-Pointer Cutters (new) Supports all major makes and models that have a Laser Pointer fitted for Contour Cutting. The Contour Cutting Wizard comes with easy to use Calibration tools for easy setup and use
Contour Cutlines (improved) Easily create an Outline around Effects, Images, Objects, Shapes and Text etc. using the Create Cut-Contour module
Printing Artwork (new) Either (1.) Create a PDF with alignment marks for printing from any printer to be loaded into a cutter after printing (all versions of VinylMaster), or (2.) Send to the RIP to Print then Cut using a Large Format Printer and/or Printer-Cutter (VMX only)
Step & Repeat (new) Simply design or import your artwork and send it to the Wizard where you can set the number of copies across and down with a space (if required) for perfect duplication of your artwork without any need to calculate or position the artwork – it’s all done for you and perfectly!
Preflight (new) See a large full color preview of the artwork along with the Alignment Marks that will be printed with an option to view: (a) Print only, (b) Cutlines only or (c) Both Print and Cutlines
Advanced Tools (new) Preserve Spot Colors, Convert Vectors to CMYK, Rasterize, Set Quality Levels, Add Padding or a Weedbox etc.
Cut Document Tools (new) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Preview (Preflight) Dynamic preview of Cutfiles in relation to the Plotter/Vinyl Cutter (WYSIWYG)
Nesting Automatically positions objects of the same color together to minimize media (vinyl) wastage
Edit Tools (new) Cutfile editing tools to improve layout and cutting including Automatic and Manual Align Marks, Chopping Guide with Overlap, Lift Marks, Speed-Weed, Group/Ungroup, Break Apart/Combine, Rotation and Duplicate
Merge Colors (improved) Takes selected colors and merges these into one color for cutting
Tile Bleed (Overlap) Suite of tools to manage overwide cut files and create an Overlap to deal with shrinking on site
Step & Repeat (Copies) Set the number of copies of each Cutfile
Crop (Trim) Tools Trim Options (Trim from: Left, Right, Top and Bottom) to Position your Artwork precisely where you want it to cut out on the vinyl
Rotate, Size and Position Set the media (vinyl) size along with the position of the artwork (Cutfile)
Absolute Position (new) Forces the Cutfile to cut where it was positioned on the Media (vinyl)
Tile Box (new) Places a Cutline where artwork has been overlapped to improve weeding
Side-View Mode Rotates the Cutfiles for much easier layout of long artwork
Dimensions Onscreen dimensions of Cutter and Cutfile which automatically update as changes are made
Auto Cut (improved) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Preview (Preflight) Dynamic preview of Cutfiles in relation to the Plotter/Vinyl Cutter (WYSIWYG)
Crop (Trim) Tools Trim Options (Trim from: Left, Right, Top and Bottom) to Position your Artwork precisely where you want it to cut out on the vinyl
Rotate, Size and Position Set the media (vinyl) size along with the position of the artwork (Cutfile)
Absolute Position (new) Forces the Cutfile to cut where it was positioned in the artwork
Combine Colors (new) Send all artwork (Cutfiles) together directly to the Cutter
Registration Marks (new) Applies registration marks to each color for easy alignment on-site
Dimensions Onscreen dimensions of Cutter and Cutfile which automatically update as changes are made
Weeding Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Easy-Lift Marks™ (new) Special marks applied to the inside of letters and objects with a hole, for example: a, b, d, e, g etc. which make it much easier to remove these areas from each letter or object
Speed-Weed™ (improved) Fits a Weedbox and then inserts lines through a Cut File without effecting the strokes of text for rapid weeding. Cutlines are inserted automatically and can also be inserted manually by simply double-clicking wherever a vertical or horizontal weed line is required
Speed-Boxes (improved) Places a cutline around the perimeter of the Artwork with a internal cutlines to improve weeding
Weed-Boxes (improved) Automatically applies a border around objects and allows for manual (Horizontal and Vertical) Cutlines for easy weeding
Vinyl Spooler (improved) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Production Queue Cut/Plot to multiple plotters at the same time over multiple ports and/or an Ethernet connection
Auto-Save Media (new) Takes any selected Cutfiles, Nests and places them into a single queue ready to be immediately sent to a Vinyl Cutter or Plotter
View Cut File By Size/Color/Date Easily track cut files by Color, Job, Size and Date
Cutfile Management Save, Hold, Resend and Archive Cut Files
Export/Import Device Settings (new) Export your device (Cutter/Plotter/Engraver) settings to a file for use on another computer or as a backup to avoid losing your settings i.e. Import settings if lost or corrupted
Vinyl Cutters Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Connection Types Supports Ethernet (Network), Printer (LPT), Serial (COM) and USB Ports
Network Cutting Cut over a TCP/IP Network, Background Cutting
Plotter Control (improved) Control of Plotter Settings: Speed, Acceleration, Pressure, Offset, and Pen Numbers and many other advanced tools
Vinyl Cutter Drivers (extended) Supports over 4,500 Vinyl Cutters, Plotters, Engravers and other Devices with a new and improved Setup Wizard and includes CSR, DMPL and HPGL Plotters
Polling Advises the current media width loaded and cuttable in the plotter (where available)
Simultaneous Cutting Operate multiple Plotters/Vinyl Cutters simultaneously
Vinyl Cutter Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Blade Compensation (improved) Prevents the Plotter/Vinyl Cutter from Rounding-off Corners and stopping short of completing the cut. Ideal for small text and intricate designs
Overcut Extends the Cut just past the start point to compensate for a Cutter’s Trailing Blade
Preserve Cutting Order (new) Minimizes cutter movement and wear
Optimize Cutter’s Path Minimize the Plotter’s Travel
Device Settings (improved) Comprehensive and dedicated Device Settings module to set and adjust a large number of advanced settings such as Emulation Commands/Language, Units, Origin etc.
Installation & Licensing Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Try Before you Buy Download or order a Free Trial on disc to see VinylMaster for yourself on your system
Easy-Step Install (unrestricted) Install with fewer clicks and less nag screens. Install to any drive without any restrictions or issues and only 1 number to type in
Setup Wizard (improved) Dynamic and intuitive Setup Wizard for installing and setting up Vinyl Cutters, Large Format Printers and Activating VinylMaster.
No Dongle VinylMaster does not require a Dongle or ongoing Registration meaning that it has never been easier to own VinylMaster and get it up and running as quickly
Easy Activation VinylMaster now Activates itself with just a few clicks when connected online
No Numbers to Type in! Even if you don’t have an online connection you can easily Activate VinylMaster without typing in any numbers!!
Licensing Options (improved) You can now pay-off a VinylMaster License or simply Subscribe for a low monthly fee
Help Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Getting Started Guide Printed material in Product Packaging
Fast Hints Specialist (right-side) Hint Panel that update automatically based on what you are doing in the program
Built-In Help Feature/Project specific help window, extensive button hints, status bar
Built-In Manual Very comprehensive and interactive manual with intuitive navigation and search functionality
Tool Tips Highly explanatory hints (tool tips) that appear over each button and control
Micro Help Help icons are carefully placed throughout the application that pop-out short yet highly informative help files that focus specifically on any complex issue
Training & Support Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Lessons Short and to the point Lessons on a large number of topics
Tutorials Comprehensive Training Videos that deal with many operations
Engraving Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Engraving Tools Engraver Module with S-Sweep, Line (Ver/Hor) and Island Fill
Engraving Features Set Tool Diameter, Flange, Fill and Hatch Offset – Cut Original and a Cleanup Flange
Vectorizing (Scan & Trace) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Vectorizer (improved) Easily trace bitmaps to create accurate vector paths ready for cutting using the Vectorizer
Trace Tools (improved) Suite of specialist Tracing tools including Color Reduction/Replace, Flood Fill, Paint and Magic Brush to rapidly Trace Bitmaps
Color Vectorization Auto-Bitmap Preparation, Color Filtering, Matching, Reduction, Separations and Flattening
Trace Options Range of Advanced Options to adjust the level of Accuracy and Smoothness of the Trace Contours for Optimal results
On-Screen Digitizing Powerful B-Spline Curves for unparalleled smoothness and ease of editing
Acquire Image Opens the Scanning module to Scan-in an Image to be Vectorized
Twain Support Direct Scanning from a Device (where available)
Mask Editor (Transparency) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Masks (improved) Create and edit Masks (transparent areas) within the Bitmap directly with the Mask Editor
Mask Edit Tools (improved) Suite of specialist masking tools including Flood Fill, Erase and Magic Brush to rapidly create or edit Bitmap Masks
Mask Filters Suite of specialist filter tools including Smoothen, Sharpen and Vectorize mask to rapidly filter across Bitmap Masks
Fatline™ Highly advanced tool to automatically Mask-Out difficult areas within Bitmaps
Linear Gradient (Transparency Tool) Interactive Transparency Tool to create a fully opaque to 100% Gradient
Vignettes (improved) Create a range of Vignette Effects
Blur Tool for Creating Advanced Vignettes and Masked Effects
Clipping Paths Create a Vector-Based (Node editable) Clipping Mask
Alpha Channels Work with a Bitmap’s existing Alpha Channels (transparent area) in the Mask Editor
RIP (Large Format Printing) Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Artwork Manager (improved) Specialist tools and features to take artwork and prepare it for the RIP Manager, which will then RIP the artwork to be printed by a large format printer or to be print and cut by a large format printer-cutter
RIP Manager (improved) Processes Print Jobs using a built-in RIP engine and sends these files to a printer or printer-cutter. Also used as a File (Print Job) management utility that stores processed and unprocessed Print Jobs to sort and filter into a single Job Queue using Optimize and Nest to be processed as a single RIP file
Media Profiles Library Specialist utility to combine complex data into a single Media Profile by taking media and ink combinations and their respective settings along with the related .icc profile to create a unique Media Profile for each set of these combinations
ICC Profile Support Full ICC Profile Support and implementation
PDF & Postscript Level 3 Import .eps, .pdf and .ps files directly into VinylMaster which you can then RIP, Print and/or Cut
Auto RIP Automatically RIP files as they are sent to the Job Queue
RIP Features Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Simultaneous Ripping RIP, Print & Cut to multiple printers/printer-cutters at the same time over multiple ports and/or over an Ethernet (Network) connection
Multiple Multithreading CPUs Dedicate up to 8 CPUs to Process RIP Files and execute complex instructions in parallel using multithreading
Multitask Environment Lets you background RIP, Print, Cut, so that you can Layout, Nest, Edit Profiles, Color Correct etc. at the same time
Job Queue Load, position and prepare separate Print Jobs into the Job Queue to RIP, Print & Cut Multiple Print Jobs at once. Hold Print Jobs for later or overnight printing
Color Correction Adjust Temperature, Saturation, Brightness and Gamma along with the Red, Yellow Green, Cyan, Blue and Magenta Color Channels based on the current Media and ICC Profile using Soft Proof for very accurate Color Correction and Adjustments
Soft Proof (Preflight) Full color simulation of RIP files before you RIP for pre-printing approval (WYSIWYG)
Nesting Automatically positions separate Print Jobs together into a Single Print Queue ready to be immediately Ripped or printed out to minimize media waste
Optimal Packing Takes selected Print Jobs and places them into a Single Print Queue ready to be immediately Ripped or printed out to minimize media waste
Block Nesting (Media Length) Lets you set the Maximum Print Length to avoid long printing misalignment and device ink limits that incorporates the Nesting feature to work in Blocks (Sections) within the set Media Length
Tiling Suite of tools to Split and Manage oversize Print Jobs. Ideal for Billboards and Super Sites
Registration/Crop Marks Apply Registration/Crop Marks for Trimming, easy Alignment, Onsite Layout and Contour Cutting
RIP Spooler Easily view and track Print Jobs by Name, Quantity, Production Number, Size and Date
Spot Colors Automatic detection and targeting of spot colors with full rendering simulation based on Media Profiles
Print Spot Color Charts (new) See Color Management (above) for details
Step & Repeat Automated feature that operates with Optimal Packing to repeat Print Jobs and only RIP a single instance of the repeated file
Layout & Compose Size, Crop, Position and Rotate Print Jobs
RIP, Print & Cut (improved) Fully supports Large Format Printer-Cutters with Contour Cutting module and tools
Manual Reposition Module Specialist wizard to take a print out from the one device (Printer) and then cut out the cutline on another device (vinyl cutter)
White Channel & Under Base Work with 4, 6 and 8 Color Printers including Under Base, White Channel and Clear Coat (Finisher) Printers
RIP Tools Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
RIP Help & Advice Comprehensive Help files that explain in detail what a RIP is, how it works and the issues around color reproduction and ICC Profiles
Simulated Print Simulated Preview of the Printer with the Print Job once printed
RIP to PDF Send your RIP’d artwork to PDF for printing from a third party RIP
View Modes Displays the Print Job as either Printed, Print & Cut or Cut only
Dimensions On-screen dimensions in any units that automatically update with each Print Job
Media Profiles (.vMedia) Set Media Type, Name, Print Mode, Render Intent and ICC Profile for each Media Profile which can be recalled on-the-fly as a single group of settings
Thumbnails (Print Proof) Print out sample thumbnails of the current Print Job for visual proofing of the artwork before printing it out
Test Ramp (improved) Print out sample swatches to Adjust and Modify Ink Limits and Ink Channel Splitting
Color Profiles (ICC) Work directly with ICC Profiles with several hundred provided free of charge. Profiles are then automatically updated with Live Update
Profile v RGB Gamut View 3D Top and Spinning Side view of the Profile and RGB Gamut and Hue along with the Tone Reproduction Curves
Print Mode Selects from a list of available Print Modes (Quality) that your printer operates with based on the manufacturer’s specifications
Rendering Intents Select from Absolute and Relative Colorimetric, Saturation and Perceptual Rendering intents
Render dpi Sets the Quality of the Print Job in conjunction with the selected Print Mode
Contrast Curve Powerful and Interactive Contrast Curve that lets you finely adjust Contrast using Soft Proof to obtain the best possible results from your Print, Ink and Media
Ink Channel Adjustments Set Ink Limits and Adjusts each or All Ink Channels with Adjustment Curves or Numerically
Ink Channel Splitting Sets the direct relationship between the light variant of an ink channel with its fully saturated (darker) variant
Auto RIP Automatically RIP files as they are sent to the Job Queue
Keep Jobs Holds Ripped files in the Job Queue to be Printed at a later time
Weed-Box Create a Weed-Box to automatically trim Print & Cut Jobs
Mirror Mirror the Print Job for reverse printing
Job Info Prints out the Job’s Name and any other Information that you include with the Print Job
Cut Sheet Sets the printer and/or printer cutter to cut off the media at the end of the print out
File Management System Set of File Management Folders to store, delete and repeat on-going Print Jobs
Printers/Printer-Cutters Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Connection Types Supports Ethernet (Network), Printer (LPT) and USB Ports
Network Printing Print over a TCP/IP Network, Background Printing
Printer Control Control of Printer Settings: Resolution (DPI), Ink Channels, Variable Dot, Number of Passes, Print Direction, Feed, and many other advanced tools
Printer Drivers (improved) Supports many of the major makes and models inc. most Agfa, Canon, DGI, Encad, Epson, Graphtec, HP, Kodak, Mimaki, Mutoh, Oce, Roland, Seiko, Summa Printers
Ink Channels/Sets (4, 6 & 8 Color) Work with 4, 6 and 8 Color Printers including Under Base, White Channel and Clear Coat Printers
Simultaneous Printing Operate multiple Printers and Printer-Cutters simultaneously
Font Detective Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Font Detective™ Font Detective is a specialist font matching/finding utility that is designed to rapidly compare a scanned-in sample of a particular font against any or all the fonts on your computer. It has been completely redesigned to be much easier to use with built-in OCR and now works with full-color artwork and blocks of text for the most accurate of Font Finding!
Hyper-Speed-Match™ Font Detective can compare the scanned sample with tens of thousands of Fonts from the FutureFonts Collection within seconds even if they’re not on your system or you don’t have the full set. Meaning you can find the font you need and if required order it for a very low price online
Font Manager Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Font Manager Font Manager lets you browse visually through your Font Collections it also lets you easily install fonts directly from within the program and sort your favorite fonts into the Font Library for instant access in VinylMaster from the program’s built-in Font Selector.
System Resources The advantage with Font Manager is that you can use as many fonts as you like on-the-fly without slowing down Windows
Print Font Lists You can change the Preview Text, create a printable PDF file of the current Font List and even make a Copy of the Font File to any location on your system.
Font Backup Scans all local drives and makes one folder containing all available Fonts for saving onto a CD/DVD or an External Drive. Meaning that in the event of a disaster all Fonts can be restored with One-Click
Extras Description VMC VML VMP VMD VMX
Clipart Stock Clipart Libraries sorted by Category (the quantity provided per version is listed on the right) 192 3604 9609 17279 17279
FutureFonts Collection High quality true type fonts (the quantity provided per version is listed on the right) – Numbers are approx. 5200 10500 13900 13900
Corporate Logos Comprehensive set of the world’s leading brands and companies (the quantity provided per version is listed on the right) 10000 40000 82000 82000
Signs & Road Signs Comprehensive set of standard Signs and Road Signs (the quantity provided per version is listed on the right) 313 1059 1500 1500
Textures High quality Textures (the quantity provided per version is listed on the right) 478 1164 2348 2348
Vinyl Color Pallets Huge range of Vinyl & Named Color Charts 10000+
Legend: Red means new and/or improved since V3.0 | a small grey dot • means a basic inclusion | a large green dot means a full inclusion
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