Global Graphics Software, a developer of software for printing and electronic document applications, has released a major update to Harlequin Server RIP, its flagship software for handling print jobs across a wide range of devices and workflows. Version 9.0 provides faster performance than its predecessors and includes a new range of productivity features for print shops.
Harlequin Server RIP 9.0 introduces FOGRA certification (FograCert Contract Proofing System), features full-support for the new PANTONE Plus library, provides accelerated live transparency processing and is PDF/VT compliant. The new version is also compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2.
The key features of Harlequin Server RIP Version 9.0 include:
Processes PDF, PostScript and XPS natively in one RIP engine (including TIFF and JPEG)
One RIP for proofing, CTP, digital print and wide format
FOGRA certified using the new plugin for Epson Pro 7890 proofer
Supported on Windows Server 2008 R2
Increased optimization for PDF files with live transparency
Roaming negative pages for faster and easier inspection by allowing the operator to view pages in positive mode
Cross-modulated screening with added option for HXM for use on lower resolution devices between 900 and 1500 dpi
Closed-loop calibration with new API to install and manage calibration curves in the RIP automatically
Variable data print with a new external mode for PDF retained Raster that accelerates VDP jobs for digital production presses
Supports PDF standards including support for Extended PDF/X, PDF update after ISO 32000-1, Japan 1-6 character collection
Ideal for hybrid workflows. For example, it is ideal for running a short-run digital press alongside the analogue and CtP device for on-demand printing such as one-page leaflets, small booklets and business cards
Variable data in PDF files
Harlequin Server RIP Version 9.0 is available from Global Graphics' network of OEMs. Read more or get a free trial version of Harlequin Server RIP Version 9.0 at Harlequin website.
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