Raster Image Processor


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raster image processor

[‚ras·tər ‚im·ij ′prä‚ses·ər]
(graphic arts)
A computer that accepts digital files and creates a print-ready file.

Raster Image Processor

(application, printer)
(RIP) A device (usually hardware but can be software) that takes a Page Description Language description of a page and converts it into a bitmap for printing.
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Commercial and newspaper are two different markets," said Masters, who noted that, on a monitor for commercial jobs, the system was running a Harlequin raster image processor while the monitor showing a newspaper work flow was running the PostScript interpreter used by many newspapers, 5D's Jaws.
Monotype Imaging's XPS to Image PDK works with the company's proprietary raster image processor and UFST([R]) (Universal Font Scaling Technology) subsystem.
Also new is Agfa's AccuRIP, designed as a cost-efficient PostScript 3 raster image processor to drive its AccuSet imagesetters, with which it is bundled.
RIP = a Raster Image Processor converts text and images that make up a printed page into printable form.
will supply its TurboRIP multiplatform raster image processor with Java-based user interface to all 15 Howard Publications newspaper sites.
Graphic Enterprises of Ohio showed its Page Scan 3 broadsheet device, producing output quality of 800x800 dots per inch, with an M3000 raster image processor from Harlequin.