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Move to Version 10 of the Harlequin RIP® to enjoy even faster performance and a new range of productivity features for your print shop. Whether you're an existing Harlequin RIP user or want to switch from your existing product to using Harlequin MultiRIP 10 you can Try Before You Buy. So why not give your supplier a call now or complete and submit the form? The Harlequin RIP continues to outpace other RIPs in its processing speeds and flexibility. You can use it to drive your CtP, proofing , digital presses and wide format devices. It offers you workflow options that run inside the RIP rather than on separate applications, saving you time and money.

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And it processes PDF and PostScript® natively in one RIP engine (as well as TIFF™, JPEG), so handling mixed workflows with consistent output is easy because print shops can use the same screening and color management across all files .

The developers of the Harlequin RIP take pride in providing you with the features and added efficiencies that you need across all your pre-press and printing operations.

For consistency of output use the Harlequin MultiRIP to drive all of your pre-press and printing equipment, from your CtP and proofing devices through to your digital press and wide format printer. The Harlequin RIP simple to use and provides you with one common operating environment which means that your operator training costs are kept under control.

Native PDF processing: no need to flatten transparency
Native PDF, PostScript, and XPS processing
The Harlequin RIP has processed PostScript files natively since 1988 and PDF files natively since 1997, including rendering of live PDF transparency since 2002. It also processes XPS, the print and document format from Microsoft natively.

The Harlequin RIP has a rich feature set which includes many pre-press processes which are normally run on separate applications, giving workflow functionality. By reducing the requirement for additional applications, the Harlequin RIP increases efficiency and reduces costs.

Upgrade now to the Harlequin MultiRIP and experience the difference it will make to your print operation!

What’s new in Version 10?

More speed = print more jobs in a shift

Extensive multi-threading allows maximum use to be made of multi-core CPUs so that pages pass through the RIP faster than ever before. With Harlequin Parallel Pages™ the RIP will interpret one page while it’s still rendering the previous one. A 64-bit RIP build now allows use of virtually unlimited amounts of RAM to ensure that even the most complex jobs run at high speed.

Color accuracy: significant improvements for proofing, making CtP plates or driving a digital press. Reduced color errors for any given printer, ink, media, screening and resolution combination and optimum use of the printer’s gamut

Variable data support

Harlequin VariData™ greatly accelerates the processing time of PDF/VT and PDF files containing variable data, by using a unique method of intelligently recognizing repeated content. Even jobs with single-use images, QR Codes for purls, or personalized graphics can now be output at full engine speed.

Great color “out of the box”

It’s easier to achieve consistent, predictable and repeatable color reproduction across any number of devices by tight integration of Harlequin MultiRIP with third party closed loop color controls for automatic updates.

One RIP for proofing, CTP, digital print and wide format

For consistency of output use the Harlequin RIP across all your pre-press and printing equipment from your CtP device and proofing device through to your digital press and wide format printer. It’s easy to use and provides you with one common operating environment so that you can keep your operator training costs under control.

PostScript and PDF in one RIP

You need to able to handle mixed workflows and a RIP that can process PostScript and PDF natively in one RIP engine is faster and more efficient. And with only one RIP interface to learn there is less of a training overhead. Processing files natively means there is no intermediary conversion to another file format so that files are rendered more speedily and accurately. The Harlequin RIP has processed PostScript files natively since 1988 and PDF files natively since 1997, including rendering of live PDF transparency since 2002. It also processes XPS, the Microsoft Windows print and document format, natively.

Ideal for hybrid workflows

If you’re looking to add a short run digital press alongside your analogue and CtP device for on demand printing such as one page leaflets, small booklets and business cards, make sure you use the Harlequin RIP. The proven RIP engine is inside a wide variety of digital presses, including HP Indigo, and with an extensive track record in analogue, it’s the ideal RIP to use in your hybrid workflow.

Workflow options

The Harlequin RIP has a rich feature set which includes many pre-press processes which are normally run on separate applications, giving workflow functionality. By reducing the requirement for additional applications, the Harlequin RIP increases efficiency and reduces costs.

A diagram showing various input file formats processed by the Harlequin RIP and layered options

Whether you're an existing Harlequin RIP user who wants to try, or upgrade to, Harlequin MultiRIP 10, or you want to switch from your existing product to using Harlequin MultiRIP 10, please complete and submit this form.

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Harlequin in-RIP features available for purchase include:

In-RIP Imposition LogoIn-RIP Imposition; economical, straight forward 2-up and 4-up imposition support to provide cost-efficiency and faster turn-around
TrapPro LogoTrapPro TM; an object-based trapping engine that uses the Device-Oriented Display List that is generated in the Harlequin RIP. TrapPro allows the trapping engine to trap everything the RIP renders, with pixel accuracy, and with great speed
Harlequin Dispersed Screening LogoHarlequin Dispersed Screening (HDS) enables reproduction with greater sharpness even at relatively low scanner resolutions and is ideal for reproducing subjects which are susceptible to moiré and where detailed reproduction is required
ColorPro LogoColorProTM ensures that all workflow color challenges can be accurately configured in the RIP prior to printing, plating or proofing