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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The Company's broad technology portfolio includes: Raster Image Processors that convert text and images into printable form; software for document conversion and manipulation; and, components for digital workflows and color management.
This alliance provides CAD users, scientists, GIS professionals, engineers and others with ENCAD's newly introduced, top-of-the-line CADJET(R) 3D printer bundled with Pinebush's Raster Image Processor (RIP) software that is ENCAD branded as V/R Xpress(TM).
The raster image processor (RIP) design of the controller features EFI's RIP-While-Print technologies, maximizing throughput in high production environments.
The Ci1000 features a built-in Fiery(TM) X2e Raster Image Processor (RIP) capable of printing from any PC or Macintosh business or graphics application package at full-rated engine speed.
As an extension of this work, Global Graphics is debuting its own new generation of Raster Image Processor (RIP) and Page Description Language (PDL) solutions which will be made available under license to hardware and software vendors to support this new print and document format in their products.
These include ScriptWorks(R), the DP&P industry's high-quality raster image processor, and Watson(TM), the IM industry's most effective intelligence analysis and visualization system.
At the heart of Global Graphics' demonstrations is its new Raster Image Processor (RIP), which takes text and images that comprise the "Metro" document and converts them into a high-quality raster form for printed output.