Standalone and Network
If your Macintosh is not connected to a network, you are using
it as a "standalone" system, with your EPSON Stylus printer
directly connected to your system. Before you install the
StylusRIP software, you must set up your printer and test it
fully; see Chapter 1 for complete instructions.
If your Macintosh is connected in a network, there are two ways
to use the StylusRIP software, depending on how your network
It is best to choose a Power Macintosh with a fast processor and
ample RAM as your print server, allowing you to devote its
resources to printing the data sent over the network. LocalTalk
networks are not recommended for use with EPSON printers.
In a "direct connection" configuration (as shown below), the
Macintosh that is connected to the printer acts as the print server,
with the StylusRIP Server software installed on it. The other
computers in the network are "clients" of the server, with the
StylusRIP client software installed on them.