I too would be keen to get an answer to Scott’s earlier question about whether to enable anti-aliasing or not.
I’d have assumed not, mainly because i’m guessing it gets done at the slice stage, not at the print stage, and so the aa would be done in Print Studio for a non pattern mode print… but i’d be keen to hear a definitive answer.
I’d a little experience with processing in the past so wasn’t as daunted by the faff involved, but to be honest, the processing was a doddle, and it was the rezipping all the files that caused me the most stress.
I followed the mac instructions for taring and zipping to the letter, and the tar.gz file i created was constantly rejected by my printer.
in the end i realised that the tar was being created inside a phantom . folder, which unzipped fine but wasn’t what the ember wanted. i had to use 7-zip to make my tar.gz file on windows, which is a pain as i was hoping to automate the whole process with a little unix scripting. perhaps 7-zip has a command line mode i’ll be able to use to do something similar on windows.
Sadly after finally getting the whole process working, my print (a simple engagement ring) was indistinguishable from a non pattern mode print (though on a par with the best of my prints in non pattern mode).
i’m thinking perhaps i might try a print with anti aliasing off next time to see if i notice any difference.
will post an image or two if i get a chance next week.