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 subsidiary's site is the only one owned by ANL, and it houses Metro's newsroom, the Evening Standard's circulation department, and a separate polybagging operation.) To achieve uniformity among all the sites, ColorBlind, from San Diego-based Imaging Technologies Corp., is used for creating device profiles at each raster image processor (RIP), with in-RIP separations made for each press.
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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.
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.