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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So while newspapers could keep the raster image processors (RIPs) that drove their film imagers, they could not keep their plates.
The upgrade offers enhanced compatibility with prepress applications and raster image processors to ensure more reliable printing and prepress workflows.
Typical color and monochrome applications include: high-speed copiers, fax machines, scanners, printers, multifunction peripherals, digital cameras, and raster image processors.
In the meantime, it replaced two of its three raster image processors -- DEC Alpha-based RIPs that reached their upgrade limit.
Making what ProImage Application Engineer Mike Monter called "minor changes to accommodate new RIPs," headquarters staff in Israel modified the software to work with Lexington's Xitron raster image processors (NewsWay has embedded Harlequin RIPs); tested its ability to meet customer scheduling, editioning, and work flow; and compressed the software for downloading via the FTP site.
Thrush from sales and marketing vice president to president of the Autologic Information International subsidiary that develops and integrates raster image processors. Before joining Xitron in 1996, Thrush served in sales and marketing at Gerber Scientific, Crosfield Electronics, and Scitex America.
Installed in the editorial and prepress departments, the systems consist of SeeColor raster image processors and 36-inch-wide Hewlett- Packard DesignJet 2000CP printers fed with end rolls of newsprint from the pressroom.
With newer, faster IPTech raster image processors being fine-tuned, hung-up ads are especially frustrating.
The Chronicle has been processing PostScript output through Hyphen raster image processors and Bidco recorders.
Based on its 3810 technology, it will create a "dumb" 3850 recorder capable of interfacing to various raster image processors, including PostScript devices.
The unit's server, based on a fast '486 CPU, can accommodate a publication's growing needs by driving up to four parallel Adobe Emerald-based Autologic Page Image Processors (PostScript raster image processors) in one cabinet.
In cooperation with Hoechst, Gerber will provide LE55s to newspapers and printers and will market the product on an OEM basis for integration with other vendors' raster image processors and front-end systems.