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Panther Pro & Plus RIP-Kit

Compatible with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit edition). NOTE: While you can print from 64-bit systems to the RIP, the RIP for the Panther Pro needs to run on a 32-bit operating system.
When running the Windows version of the RIP, users have the ability to print

from both Windows and Macintosh operating systems over to the RIP computer.

The Panther Pro & Plus RIP-Kit supports the following devices:
Panther Pro, Panther Ultara 36, Panther Catara 36, Panther Pantara 62, Panther Pro 36 HS, Panther Pro 46 HS, Panther Pro 62 HS

Panther Plus 36, Panther Plus 52
Includes TIFF and PDF Raster Output Capability

Includes the following:
RTI Harlequin RIP-Kit DVD

Installation and Configuration Instructions
90 Days of FREE Technical Support including online assisted support

License/Product Key (no dongle required)
Interface Card and Cable


Harlequin RIP Features

Harlequin Precision Screening
Every RTI Harlequin RIP includes Harlequin Precision Screening (HPS). When placing color separations on top of one another the RIP precisely calculates screen angles and frequencies to avoid moiré patterns. HPS also uses an adaptive screening technique that adjusts each halftone dot so that it is placed within one half pixel of its ideal location. The RIP allows users to control and manage resolutions (dots per inch or dpi), line screens/frequency (lines per inch or lpi), screen angles, dot shapes, scaling, crop marks, mirror image, negative/positive, rotation and much more. Our screening technology is also designed to work with a wide range of printing processes including Flexography, Offset Lithography, Screen Printing, Gravure, Engraving and Digital Printing.
Screening Information and Sample Dot Shapes


Native PDF, PostScript & XPS
Support for PDF v.1.0 through v.1.7, PDF/X formats, JPEG2000, ISO 32000-1, optional content, cross-reference streams, compressed object streams and 16-bit images. PostScript® Level 3 support also gives users full compatibility with the latest design and printing applications including XPS documents with PrintTickets.
PDF, Postscript and XPS Information


Color Accuracy with Pantone Plus
The Harlequin RIP will ensure optimum use of the output device's color gamut. Pantone Plus support also ensures that emulation of Pantone colors printed using other inks (e.g. CMYK) are as accurate as possible. It is now even easier to achieve consistent, predictable and repeatable color reproduction across any number of devices through tight integration of the RIP with third party closed loop color controls.


Electronic PDF Proofing
Output electronic proofs that accurately represent the final print. The PDF Raster Output feature can be configured to output composite halftone, composite contone or separations.
PDF Proof Information

Built-in Calibration Manager
Calibrate your output devices using the built-in calibration manager. The RIP also includes Genlin which can be used with a supported spectrophotometer to read target data.
Calibration Manager Information


Control Strip Verification
When enabled the control strip feature will verify that proofs and prints made from files transmitted as PDF/X have rendered correctly.
Control Strip Information


Direct Printer & Spoolfolder Configurations
Users can quickly create shared printers or spoolfolders within the RIP which can then be accessed from other Windows or Macintosh systems on the network. The RIP software also includes the latest RTI universal printer description.
Printer & Spoolfolder Information


Advanced Media Saving
This feature can be used to automatically gang or nest smaller jobs together saving you money on consumables.
Media Saving Information


Hyperthreading & 64-bit Speed
The RTI Harlequin RIP now takes advantage of hyperthreading, multi-core and multiple CPU architectures for faster processing. The 64-bit version of the RIP also increases performance by allowing access to more RAM so that even the most complex jobs, rendered at the highest resolutions, can run at full speed.


TIFF Output Capability
This feature gives users the ability to output 1-bit or 8-bit TIFF files which can be used to drive a variety of output devices including but not limited to digital presses, platesetters, TIFF catchers, proofers or direct to screen machines.

Built-in Preflight Profiles
The Halrequin RIP's built-in preflight profiles are based on the Enfocus PitStop library. This feature helps ensure the quality and consistency of the final product by streamlining operations and certifying PDF files before they are output.
Preflight Information


Built-in Preview
Save material and consumables with the built-in preview feature. Users have the ability to preview individual separations or preview in full composite color before releasing jobs to their output devices.
Preview Information


Extended Font Support
Extended font support includes PostScript Type 0 (composite), Type 1, Type 3,Type 4 and fonts, as well as native processing of Type 32 and Type 42 True Type fonts. Ever had a rush job that was missing fonts? The RIP also includes a feature that when enabled will make a typographically acceptable match to missing fonts with no text overflow.
Font Information


Simple User Interface
The Harlequin RIP was designed with the end user in mind. The main RIP monitor window gives users access to pertinent job information while the output controller window allows users to manage jobs and control output.
User Interface Information


Wide Range of Options
Increase productivity or enhance quality by customizing your RIP with a variety of options such as Trapping, Stochastic Screening, Hybrid Screening and more.
RIP Option Information



TIFF Supported Output Devices

Platesetter & Imagesetter RIP-Kits include TIFF output capability and can be used with the following 1-bit or 8-bit TIFF catchers along with a wide variety of third party applications and workflows:
• Agfa Print Drive, Agfa Open Connect or Agfa Arkitex Newsdrive
• Creo Print Console
• CTS Computer to Screen Equipment with TIFF Input Capability
• DLE Direct Laser Engraving Systems with TIFF Input Capability
• DTS Direct to Screen Equipment with TIFF Input Capability
• ECRM CTServer
• Escher-Grad ImageSpool
• EskoTIFF, Esko Grapholas or Purup Direct TIFF Expose
• Fuji Luxel Gateway

• Heidelberg Prinect MetaShooter
• Laser Photoplotters with TIFF Input

• Luscher PrintQ or Q2-Spooler
• Presstek DiTools (not required with DI Press RIP-Kit)
• RIPit ImagerQ or Xante ImagerQ
• Screen TrueFlow Dot Tiff Controller (DTC) or Screen FlatRunner

This RIP includes the ability to output a 1-bit or 8-bit TIFF file. The Harlequin RIP produces TIFF files which are compatible with TIFF 5.0, Classes B (bilevel), G (gray scale), and R (RGB color). Single bit TIFF output with CMYK color separations are also supported as defined in the published TIFF 6.0 specification. Users can also set the compression format for TIFF files being output from the RIP using one of the following compression formats: None, CCITT Huffman, CCITT Group 3 (CCITT G3, CCITT T.4), CCITT Group 4 (CCITT G4, CCITT T.6), LZW or Packbits. Convert XPS or PDF files to separated or composite TIFF files using the RTI Harlequin RIP. TIFF Output can often be used with a variety of platesetters, TIFF catchers or used to send pre-screened files to other RIPs or workflow systems. Our digital front end (DFE) software can be used with a wide variety of output devices. Most of the devices listed below are available with a TIFF catcher that allow them to accept a TIFF file from the Harlequin RIP. If you do not have a TIFF catcher or need to drive an imagesetter or platesetter directly please visit our Imagesetter & Platesetter RIP-Kits page.

AB DICK
AB Dick DPM-2340, DPM-2508, DPX through TIFF downloader or existing RIP
AGFA
Agfa devices using Agfa Print Drive, Agfa Open Connect or Agfa Arkitex Newsdrive, Agfa Arkitex Newsdrive N including:
Agfa Acento E, Acento S, Acento IIE, Acento IIS, Acento LF
Agfa Advantage N
Agfa Antares, Antares 1000, 1000XT, 1600XT (CS Emerald PlateJet 4, Platejet 8, Newsjet)
Agfa Avalon N4, N8, 10E, 10S, 20E, N8 20S/Sr, N8 50S, N8 50XT, N8 70XT, Avalon II, Avalon LF, Avalon SF, Avalon VLF Thermal
Agfa Avanxis 4, Avanxis 8
Agfa Galileo V, Galileo S, Galileo VS, Galileo VE
Agfa Palladio I and Palladio II
Agfa Polaris X, XTV, XTV-S, XC, XCV, XCV-S, XDV
Agfa Xcalibur 45, 50, 60, 70 or 80
Agfa Xcalibur VLF E, VLF E Elite, VLF S Elite, VLF XT, VLF XT Elite
ALFAQUEST / PANTHER
Alfaquest devices with PrintExpress/CPM, RIPExpress with TIFF input or existing Harlequin RIPs including:
Alfaquest Accelerao, Espirit, FasTRACK, FastTRACK V, NewsMate, NewsXpress, Panther, PantherPlus, PantherPlus/36, PantherPlus/46, PantherPlus/52, PantherPro, PantherPro/36, PantherPro/46, PantherPro/62HS

BARCO
Any Barco Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF
Barco Megasetter, Barco Gigasetter
BASYSPRINT
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 400 including 440, 450, 440 SCA, 450 SCA, 440 MCA, 450 MCA)
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 800 including 840, 850, 840 SCA, 850 SCA, 840 MCA, 850 MCA)
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 5 including 541, 543, 544
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 6 including 646, 656
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 7 including 741, 736, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 11 including 1150, 1150 SCA, 1150 MCA, 1152, 1154
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 15 including 1550, 1550 SCA, 1550 MCA, 1552
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 16 including 1650, 1650 SCA, 1650 MCA, 1652
BasysPrint UV-Setter 57 and UV-Setter 1116 with TIFF catcher
CREO
Creo devices using Creo Print Console, Creo XPO or Prinergy EVO TIFF downloader including:
Creo Lotem 400V, 400V2, 800V, 800V2
Creo Trendsetter 3230, 3244VF, 3244, 3244S, 3244AL, 3244F, 4557F Quantum, Spectrum
Creo Trendsetter 4557, 5067, 5080, 5467, 5880
Creo ThermoFlex, ThermoFlex TFI 5067, 5280
Creo Trendsetter News
CRON
CRON TP-2616X, TP-2424X, TP-2632X, TP-3332, TP-3348, TP-3364, TP-3632X, TP-3648, TP-3664, TP-4632, TP-4648, TP-4664
CRON UVP-2616X, UVP-2624X, UVP-2632X, UVP-3632X, UVP-3648X, UVP-3664X, UVP-4632, UVP-4648, UVP-4664
CST
Any CST Direct to Screen Devices capable of accepting TIFF

CYMBOLIC SCIENCES
Cymbolic Sciences PlateJet 4, PlateJet 8, Newsjet using PlateQ
DIAMOND CHASE DIGITAL
Any Diamond Chase Digital machine capable of accepting TIFF including S-800, M-800, M-1200, L-1200, L-1600, XL-1600, XL-2500, XL-3000, XXL-3000, SAK M-1200, SAK L-1200

DOTLINE
DotLine C 55 Vx, CA 55 Vx, N 55 V1, N 55 V2, N55 V3
DotLine Violight C35

DotLine Violight C85
DOUTHITT
Douthitt CTS Waxjet Digital Screen Imager
EASTCOM
E
astlaser DX 1160-I, DX 1160-II
Eastlaser DX 1800, DX 2000, DX 2800, DX 4800
ECRM
ECRM devices using manufacturer's TIFF catcher or ECRM CT Server including:
ECRM Mako 2, Mako 2x, , Mako 4, Mako 4x, Mako 8, Mako 8x, Mako 800
ECRM DPX 2, DPX 4, DPX 4 Eco
ECRM Stingray 63QS
ECRM Mako News, Mako News xtra, Mako NEWSmatic , Mako NEWSmatic HS
ECRM Nautilus 8
ECRM NEWSmax, NEWSmax SA
ECRM TigerCat 2, TigerCat 4

ESCHER-GRAD
Escher-Grad devices using Escher-Grad ImageSpool including:
Escher-Grad Cobalt 4, 4 News, 4 Next, 4 Auto
Escher-Grad Cobalt 6, 6 News, 6 Next, 6 Auto
Escher-Grad Cobalt 8, 8 News, 8 Next, 8 Auto
Escher-Grad Cobalt 24, 32, 32VLF
ESKO-GRAPHICS
Esko devices using Esko-Graphics, Esko Grapholas or Direct TIFF Expose including:
Esko Caslon
Esko Espresso
Esko-Graphics DPX 4
Purup Esko CDI Spark 1712, 2120, 2530, 4260, 4260 Auto, 4835, Compact 4835, Spark 5080, Advance 5080
Purup Esko CDI Advance Cantilever 1450, 1750
FFEI
EFEI devices using FFEI TIFF Catcher including:
FFEI Alinte 4e, 4 range, 4 SAL, 4 MAL, 8 SAL, 8 MAL, 8 (HS) High Speed, 8 range
FFEI Alinte News VN10, VN20, VN30, VN40 range
FLEXOLASER
Flexo LaserSetter Nano, Piccolino, Piccolo, Piccolo FX, Medio, Largo, XLargo
FUJI
Fuji devices using Fuji Luxel Gateway, Output Director, Cegway, Flatrunner or Fuji PD System Pro TIFF Catcher including:
Fuji Dart 4300E, 4300S, 6000, T-6000, T-6000E, T-6000III

Fuji FinalProof Luxel CP-5600
Fuji Javelin 8300E, 8300S
Fuji Javelin 8600E, 8600S, 8600Z
Fuji Javelin 8800E, 8800S, 8800Z
Fuji Javelin Luxel F-6000, T-6000, VX-6000, F-9000, T-9000, T-9000E, T-9000II, T-9000HS, T-9000HS-S, P-9600, V-9600, VX-9600
Fuji Luxel T-6300CTP, T-6300CTP S, T-9300CTP, T-9300CTP S, T-9500CTP, T-9500CTP S, T-9500CTP HS, T-9800CTP II
Fuji PictroProof II
Fuji PlateRite Niagara, 8800II, 8600, 8000II, 8100
Fuji PlateRite Ultima 1600IIE, 1600IIS, 1600IIZ
Fuji PlateRite Ultima 24000S, 24000Z, 36000S, 36000Z
Fuji PlateRite News 2000
Fuji Saber VX 9600
Fuji Sumo (Luxel F-9000)
HEIDELBERG
Heidelberg machines using using Prinect MetaShooter or existing Harlequin RIP including:
Heidelberg Duosestter
Heidelberg Herkules Pro, Pro M, NP, Basic, Elite
Heidelberg Primesetter 74, 102
Heidelberg Prosetter P52, P74, PF74, P102, PF102
Heidelberg Quasar 3020, 3030
Heidelberg Quickmaster DI 46-4 Classic, Plus, Pro
Heidelberg QuickSetter 46, 350, 400, 460 (Ultre 5400, 5800)

Heidelberg Signasetter, Signasetter Pro
Heidelberg Suprasetter A52, 75, A75, 105, A105, 145, 162, 190
Heidelberg TopSetter 74, P74, 102, P102, PF102
Heidelberg Trendsetter 3230, 3244, TS8
Heidelberg Trendsetter 5467, 5467 VLF, 5880, 5880 VLF
HIGHWATER
Highwater machines using TIFF Catcher
HighWater Cobra 2, Cobra 8
HighWater Python
HighWater Platinum 2218, Platinum 2230, Platinum 2236
HP
HP Indigo 3500, 5000, 5500, 7000 Presses through existing RIP
IWATSU
IWATSU machines using using IW TIFF Print from Iwatsu including:
Iwatsu LP-510e TIFF Application model (NON RIP model)
Iwatsu LP-610e TIFF Application model (NON RIP model)
KAMMANN
Kamman Presses (call for more information)
KIWO
KIWO I-Jet 2
KIWO ScreenSetter Model 7050, 4030, 3030, 2820
KODAK
Kodak devices using Kodak TIFF Front End, Prinergy EVO TIFF downloader, Kodak TIFF Assembler Plus, Kodak XPO, existing Harlequin RIP or workflow including:
Kodak Flexcel NX, Flexcel SRX
Kodak Generation News
Kodak Trendsetter News, 400 III Quantum, 800 III Quantum
Kodak Magnus 200K
Kodak Magnus 400, Magnus 400 Quantum
Kodak Magnus 80 XLF Quantum
Kodak Thermoflex Mid Hybrid, Thermoflex Mid, Thermoflex Narrow Hybrid, Thermoflex Narrow, Thermoflex Wide
Kodak Polychrome DirectPress DI 5034, 5334, 5634 using TIFFs and an external program called DI Write
Kodak Matchprint One Bit TIFF Interface (OBTi)
KRAUSE
Krause CTP Easy
Krause LS Jet, LS Jet Asia, LS Performance, LS Precision V8, LS Precision V16, LS Precision V24, LS Precision V32
Krause XJet
Krause Smart'n'Easy
LATRAN
Latran Prediction 1420, 2000, 2230, 4600
LUSCHER
Luscher devices using PrintQ, Q2-Spooler or TIFF catcher including:
Luscher FlexPose!direct, FlexPose!direct 250L, FlexPose!direct 301, FlexPose!direct 602
Luscher Multi DX Hybrid, IR, UV

Luscher JetScreen DX 22, 35
Luscher XPose! 75, 130, 160, 180
MITSUBISHI
Mitsubishi devices using the TIFF capture option or existing Harlequin RIP:
Mitsubishi DPX2, DPX4, DPX4 Eco
Mitsubishi SDP-ECO 1630
Mitsubishi SDP 1800 and SDP 2600 (Silver Digiplater)
Mitsubishi Thermal DigiPlate TDP-324/TDP-459

MIVA TECHNOLOGIES
Any Miva Technologies Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF using Netlink (MIVA Bitmap Interpreter) including:
Miva 1450, 16xx, 1606E, 1612E T3, 1624E T3
Miva 25xx, 2512E T3, 2524E T3
Miva 26xx, 2612 ReSolution, 2616 ReSolution, 2624 ReSolution, 2632 ReSolution, 2664 ReSolution
Miva 2632 Chrome, 2664 Chrome, 26128 Chrome, 2605 DI, 2610 DI
Miva 28xx, 2812 Premium, 2832 Premium, 2864 Premium, 2832 Chrome, 2864 Chrome, 28128 Chrome
Miva Turbo, A012E, A024E, LS3012E, LS3024E
OCE
Oce LightJet 430, Oce LightJet 500XL, LightJet 5000 Series including LightJet 5300, 5500 and 5900
OLEC
OLEC DSI 30, 40, 50
PRESSTEK
Presstek Dimension 200, 400, 800, Karat
Presstek Compass 4015, 4038, 8022, 8030
Presstek DPM Pro 400
Presstek MEGA Thermal CTP System
PRINTWARE
Printware PlateStream Violet, Violet 4, VioletHS
PURUP-ESKO
See Esko-Graphics listing above
RICHMOND GRAPHICS
Richmond Graphics DirectJet CTS (Computer-To-Screen System)
Richmond Graphics DirectJet Pro CTS
RIPIT
RIPit SpeedSetter VM, VMPlus, VM4 using "ImagerQ" TIFF server
SCITEX
See Creo listing above
SCREEN
Screen devices using Screen Flatrunner or TrueFlow Dot Tiff Controller (DTC) including:
Screen DT-R 1065, 2035, 2065, 3075, 3100, 5120, 6120 (Tanto 5120, 6120)
Screen MT-R 1100, 1120
Screen PT-R 2000, 4000, 4100, 4300, 4300E, 4300S, 8000, 8000II, 8100, 8300E, 8300S, 8600, 8600E, 8600S/Z, 8800, 8800E, 8800S, 8800Z, 8800ZX, 8800II
Screen PlateRite 2055, 2055VR, 2055Vi-S
Screen PlateRite 8200 Niagra
Screen PlateRite 8600, 8000II, 8100
Screen PlateRite Ultima 16000, 28000, 32000, 36000, 40000
Screen PlateRite FX870, FX870II, FX1200 and FX1524
Screen PlateRite News, News 2000, News 2000+, News 2000S+

Screen Truepress 344 Printing Press accepts 1-bit TIFFs directly
Screen Truepress 544 Printing Press using existing RIP software
SIGNTRONIC
SignTronic StencilMaster STM-Tex and other StencilMaster Devices using 1-bit TIFF
STORK PRINTS
Stork Prints Helios Direct Laser Engraver using 1-bit or 8-bit TIFF
SUPERLUCK
SuperLuck Thermal CTP SL-80CTP, SL-110CTP
TIFF
Any platesetter, RIP, workflow or output device that accepts TIFF
ULTRE
Ultre 5400, 5800

Ultre ACF-3604 P, ACF-3604 HP, ACF-3604 H, ACF-3604
Ultre ACF-3606 H, ACF-3602, ACF-3602 H
Ultresetter 460, 530M
XANTE
Xante VM2, VM2 Plus, VM4, VM4 News using Xante's ImagerQ 1-bit TIFF Server

XEROX
Xerox iGen3, iGen4 Digital Press through Xerox FreeFlow Print Server or EFI Fiery Color Server
ZBE
Any ZBE printer capable of accepting TIFF files including Chromira 5x 50, Chromira 5x 30, Chromira 1x 50 and Chromira 1x 30 Roll to Roll Printers, Chromira SE Lab, Chromira Pro Lab


Free Technical Support and Free Calibration Services for 90 Days
Free Technical Support
All new software purchases include 90 days of free technical support via TeamViewer Remote Support, Phone, Chat or Email. TeamViewer allows RTI to assist you using a high speed internet connection. RTI also offers Annual Support which includes one year of technical support and one year of RIP software upgrades.

Free Calibration Services
RTI includes calibration with every new software purchase if done within the technical support period. RTI can calibrate proofers, platesetters, imagesetters and printing presses.
RTI Calibration Information



RIP Options

If you already have an RTI Harlequin RIP and would like to test any the RIP's options please call (941) 925-1303 or email sales@rti-rips.com. If you do not have an RTI Harlequin RIP and would like to test RIP or RIP options please visit ripdownloads.com.