Compose Express RIP is the OEM version of Harlequin Scriptwork RIP, it provides exceptionally fast and efficient rendering for high-volume printing. Easy to integrate into your workflow it is proven to be the fastest renderer available, with no compromise on quality, enabling you to achieve rated engine speed with less processing power. And it makes it possible for you to minimize the hardware and development costs of for your frontend, shorten development cycles and get your printed matter to market quicker.
It comes with a wide variety of screening, suited for traditional AM screening or FM screening for different inkjet printer, in recent years Harlequin also offer Modulated screening (HXM) and Multilevel Digital Screening to meet the market expectation.
Harlequin also offers SetGold, to enable you to setup for highly accurate and stable color printing. Use it before profiling your device to record ink limit and gray balance data for your profile generation . Express RIP can then create a color configuration that is more than acceptable when printing using that media. ICC profile is a popular option with the RIP for the proofing market.
The RIP can also be optimized to speed up the processing of variable data saved either as PDF/VT or as regular PDF via a unique feature called Harlequin VariData™ which intelligently recognizes variable data and static backgrounds and only renders an image when it needs to rather than every time it appears on the page. Available in internal and external modes: the internal mode provides easy entry for digital press vendors into VDP optimization; the external mode achieves maximum performance by using vendor-supplied post RIP re-composition technology.
Over a long period of time, Compose has been integrating Express RIP with Hardware interface cards driving different high speed output devices, and driver development to drive most of the popular Inkjet or toner based machine. For further detail on other RIP features please read other articles from this column.
Compose Express RIP offers higher productivity and greater flexibility in prepress production; With resolution up to 9000 dpi it is suitable for a lot of application other than traditional book and Newspaper printing.
RIP Main interface
It's the only one commercially available which native PostScript®, native PDF and native XPS RIP for the Graphic Arts market. It can seamlessly integrate with Compose's Express workflow to create a number of printing solution as highlighted under Compose Prepress Solution on this site. Compose also provides output Driver development, which using the same RIP, users can drive their high resolution CTP and at the same time make color accurate proofs with the same RIP.
It is developed to provide you an impressive line-up of advanced screening, trapping and color management with increased efficiency. It's the ideal RIP engine to use across all your prepress and printing operations!
- Native support for PDF 1.7, also PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and PDF/X- 4
- Adobe PostScript Language Level 3 compatible
- Fully support HD photo, TIFF, JPEG & GIF files format
- In-RIP font emulation and composite font support
- Enhanced color management system
- Seamless integration with Compose workflow and pressroom products
- Supports multiple input channels
- Compliant with the JDF 1.3 specifications
- Multiple screening options
- Support over 200 output devices
Supports wide range of input files
- PostScript® Language Level 1, 2 and 3 specifications,
- native support for PDF 1.7 through to PDF 1.0, also PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and PDF/ X- 4, TIFFT 6, TIFF-IT/P1 (optional),
- XPS v.1.0, HD Photo, JPEG, GIF, DCS 1, DCS 2, EPS, JBIG2, and JDF 1.1a, 1.2 , 1.3 (optional).