This page lists the recommended Windows system specs for optimal performance of Sign Wizard 7, assuming some large format printing usage. Neon and vinyl only users can use lesser specs.
For wide format printing, we recommend at least a 2Ghz Quad Core with at least 4GB RAM. Quad Core is also very beneficial when using Dynamic Outline, Dynamic Shadow and Bevel, because those can be calculated in parallel and greatly improve the overall responsiveness—like going from a two lane highway to a four line highway. For just vinyl cutting, a 1Ghz CPU with 2GB RAM is sufficient, although Dynamic Outline and Dynamic Shadow—both vinyl ready features—are accelerated with a Dual Core or Quad Core system.
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit) only.
Note for Mac owners: The software does function properly under VMWare Fusion for the Mac when used with Intel Macs, as well as Parallels for Mac. The USB dongle can be used in the VM.
4GB, depending on the size of prints and the size of the source images. 6GB or more is recommended when creating large prints, for example, for vehicle wraps.
400MB required, 4GB free for RIP scratch space, layout files, etc.