Compatible with Windows XP (32-bit edition) or 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 & Benefits
Easy to Configure
If you have a mixed workflow and receive files in more than one format you don’t need to learn different tools for color management, trapping, transparency or screening when using the Harlequin RIP. The software gives you the ability to print across the network to the RIP through shared printers which means faster output times and less hassle trying to resave jobs into different applications.
Printer Setup Package
This software package allows users to quickly create shared printers which can be accessed by Windows or Macintosh systems on your network. Includes our Macintosh Printer App that allows users to easily add Harlequin RIP printers to any Macintosh OS X machine.
Printer Setup Information
PostScript® Level 3
Support for PostScript® Level 3 means compatibility with the latest design and printing applications.
Support for PDF v.1.7, PDF/X-4, PDF/X-1a, JPEG2000, optional content, cross-reference streams, compressed object streams and 16-bit images. Supports Variable Data Printing with Retained PDF Raster feature for faster processing.
Support for XPS v.1.0 Documents with PrintTickets (DocumentPageRanges, PageBlendColorSpace, PageMediaSize and PageResolution).
PDF Raster Output
Output electronic proofs for faster approvals.
PDF Raster Output Information
Supported File Types
For users that are not printing to the RIP through a shared printer, the RIP or workflow can process the following file types directly or through a shared spoolfolder (drop folder):
• PostScript 1, 2 and 3
• PDF 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
• PDF/X-1a:2001 and PDF/X-3:2002
• PDF/X-4, PDF/X-4p:2008, PDF/X-4:2010, PDF/X-4p:2010
• PDF/X-5g, PDF/X-5pg
• WDP HD Photos
• TIFF 6
• JPEG, GIF, EPS, JBIG2
• DCS and DCS 2
Harlequin Precision Screening
Every RTI Harlequin RIP includes Harlequin Precision Screening (HPS). When placing color separations on top of one another, the angles and frequencies at which those separations are produced should be calculated very accurately to eliminate moiré patterns. To reduce moiré patterning, HPS uses an adaptive screening technique that can adjust each halftone dot so that it is placed within one half pixel of its ideal location.
Separations and Screening
The RIP allows you to control and manage resolutions, line screens (frequency), screen angles and dot shapes.
Separations and Screening Information
Calibrate your imagesetter, platesetter, proofer or printing press using the software's built-in calibration tool.
Calibration Manager Information
Color Accuracy & Pantone Plus
The Harlequin RIP will ensure optimum use of the output device's color gamut and adds Pantone Plus support to ensure that emulation of Pantone colors printed using other inks (e.g. CMYK) are as accurate as possible.