How to Install ImagePrint R.E.D.  |

ImagePrint R.E.D. is the first separations software that works with any device that can connect via USB. Whether you’re printing large format photos, stickers, or film transparencies, you can use ImagePrint. Just got your ImagePrint software in the mail? Wondering how to install it? Here’s a walkthrough to help you get started.

Separation software sitting on a laptop next to films


If you look at the packaging, you will see your dongle number/code both on the dongle and on the back of your package. Open the package, but keep it nearby. You’ll need that code later on. 

On the back of the insert in the package, you’ll find a website URL. Open your computer and head to Once you’re there, you’ll see three boxes with different instructions. From left to right, they read, “Activate your License,” “Download Software,” and “Save and Print Setup Instructions.” 

Start by activating your license. Click on the far left button to get started. 

Remember that code written on your dongle and packaging? Plug it into the “Dongle Number” box. You’ll also find a Login ID number on the back of the packaging. Enter that in the “Login ID” box. 

Lastly, enter the email you will want to use to receive your activation code. If you do not see it within a few minutes of activation, please check your spam folder. You will also see a pop up window that you can screenshot or snippet/clip and archive if you want.

The activation code you receive in the email and/or pop up will be used later during the install process. Confirm that all the information you entered is correct and that you’ve saved the email or pop up about your activation code. 

Got it? Let’s move on to the next step.

A laptop running separation software sits open with a design of a squeegee


After you’ve activated your license and confirmed all the info, you can download ImagePrint. From the home screen, move to the middle box labeled “Download Software.” Click the button pertaining to your computer type (Mac or PC). The software’s download time will vary based on your current internet speed. 

Once you’ve downloaded ImagePrint, insert your dongle into a USB port or a USB hub to finish the installation process.


Once the software is finished downloading, you can find it in your “Downloads” folder. Double click to open the package and then double click again to launch the software installer.

Pro Tip: On some Macs, it is possible that your computer can’t auto run the software installation. This is most common in older iOS versions. If you see a window that says “‘ImagePrint Installer.pkg’ can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer,” click “Ok.” Then, hold the “Control” key and click the package file again. Select open to prompt an option to launch the program. 

Open and install ImagePrint, following the steps on the installer. If you have security on your computer it will ask you if you want to install the program, or it may ask for a password. Click “Yes” and enter your password if needed.

Continue with the set up steps, accept the terms of agreement, and install the software.


Once ImagePrint is installed, you’ll see a button that says “Launch IPSetup.” Make sure the dongle is inserted into your computer for this part. Your dongle number will be displayed at the top of the window. Confirm everything is accurate before proceeding.

Once you’re sure everything is correct, click “Add Printer.” Choose the printer you’ll be using with ImagePrint. Continue the install process until a new window pops up asking you to provide your license number. 

Remember that email and pop up you saved? That’s your activation code. Copy and paste it in the box. Select continue to give your ImagePrint printer a name. You can name it whatever you’d like, as long as you know which printer it is. 

Now, you can see the dongle/license number at the top of the window, and you can see that the printer is licensed for use. Close the window to go back to the setup window and click “continue.” Click “close” to finish setup. You’re ready to go!

A hand holds a film of a squeegee over a laptop with the same design for comparison

Click the application to launch it! You’re ready to get separating. If you haven’t already, be sure to take the course on how to use ImagePrint R.E.D. The free course will show you how to import designs into the program, how to separate, and how to print. Then, you’re ready for anything.

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