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.
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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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(1) (rip) To convert optical media into a totally electronic format. See ripping.

(2) (Raster Image Processor) The hardware and/or software that prepares data for display or printing. See rasterize. See also image processor.

(3) (Routing Information Protocol) A simple routing protocol that is part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. It determines a route based on the smallest hop count between source and destination. RIP is a distance vector protocol that routinely broadcasts routing information to its neighboring routers and is known to waste bandwidth. It also has a limit of 15 hops. If a route is advertised as having 16 hops, it is flagged as unreachable. All earlier networks (AppleTalk, NetWare, VINES, DECnet) used their own incompatible versions of RIP. See routing protocol.

(4) (Remote Imaging Protocol) An earlier graphics format from TeleGrafix Communications, designed for transmitting graphics over low-speed lines. Using a communications program that supported RIP enabled graphical interfaces to be used on a BBS with respectable performance via modem.
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Also upholding premium label quality and positive consumer interaction, raster image processing (RIP) provides colour-matching technologies that maintain consistency between runs, preserving brand image.
It will focus on familiarizing operators with the press components and functionality, cover Raster Image Processing for the X-800 digital front-end, look at standard digital front-end RIP settings and review ways to maintain good print quality.
Cygnus is based around Cametrics' iXpressia PrintEngine product, which supports image input in standard file formats, ICC colour management, raster image processing (RIP), print swath generation and variable image elements.
The presses' automation and the future physical separation of the publisher and printer drove the Mittelbayerische Zeitung to adopt printnet OM, which automates raster image processing, imaging, production monitoring and proofing, adjusting the processes as needed, especially for APL.
The 9110 system has also reduced production time by speeding the raster image processing (RIP) that takes place prior to printing.
It has alleged that Harlequin Ltd, a UK-based producer of raster image processing (RIP) software, has infringed its patents in a case that has been working its way through a US District Court in California for the past ten months.
Several government agencies including NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) contributed information for the CD-ROM known as the GRIPS (Government Raster Image Processing Software and Data) disc.
The OKI pro-Color Series of commercial grade digital color printers delivers professional, production-quality color output and color accuracy powered by industry leading raster image processing (RIP) solutions from Global Graphics Software and EFI on select models.
Under the agreement, Stork Prints will enable all engraving systems to be fully compatible with Artwork Systems" Nexus comprehensive RIP (raster image processing) workflow solution for label and packaging environments.
newspapers remains in force, said Van Damme, with other suppliers "that agreement is going to come to an end in all likelihood." For raster image processing, "obviously, Harlequin has been a de facto success for newspaper applications," he said, referring to Autologic's use of PostScript software developed by the Global Graphics subsidiary.
Both units use two microprocessors, one to handle network communication and raster image processing and the second to manage all functions related to xerographic imaging, document scanning and machine operations.
An additional raster image processing (RIP) choice, the Adobe RIP, which was specifically developed and optimized for Esko and Indigo technology; The Adobe RIP has significantly improved processing speeds, by up to 90 percent.