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Harlequin RIP Software
Epson Film RIP-Kit
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Liberator XE Thermal Imagesetter
TechSetter2 Thermal Imagesetter
Thermal Film

Harlequin RIP Options

TrapPro in-RIP Trapping
TrapPro in-RIP Trapping for Inkjets
Stochastic Screening
Contour Processor
Max Threads
Parallel Pages

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Eliminate the hassle of traditional film imaging and processing systems with the chemical free Techsetter2 imagesetter from RTI. Using an all new 1200dpi printhead design, the Techsetter2 offers the best and fastest image quality to date for a dry film thermal output solution.

With the Techsetter2 you can produce fast, high quality, full width film positives and negatives at up to 14” (358mm) wide. The maximum imageable size with this machine is 14" x 20.5" (35.5cm x 52cm). This turnkey imaging system enables you to image graphic arts films that are ideal for screen printing, engraving, rubber stamp printing, pad printing, narrow flexo web, envelope printing and many other film applications.

The Techsetter2 is a clean and compact solution for artwork production, enabling you to eliminate outsourcing and bring production control in-house. The unique ThermoImpression film requires no fixers, developers, inks or toners and provides a superior UV density that exceeds industry standards. The Techsetter2 includes the option of a fully featured RTI Harlequin® RIP-Kit. The RIP-Kit is fully compliant with PostScript Level 3 specifications and includes sophisticated halftoning and color separation features to give you full control over your prepress workflow. Density calibration, media saving and a PDF proofing tool are also included. Optional add-ons for automated trapping and color management are also available.

• Ultra fast imaging speeds up to 70 square feet per hour
• 1200 dpi with excellent dot quality
• Dry film imaging ensures clean dot formation & sharp line reproduction with minimal dot gain
• Halftones up to 120 lpi

• Maximum imageable size: 14" x 20.5" (35.5cm x 52cm)
• 1 Year Full Parts Coverage

Already have a RIP that can output 1-bit TIFF files? TechSetter2 Thermal Imagesetter without a RIP ($16,615)

TechSetter2 Thermal Imagesetter with Harlequin RIP-Kit ($18,750)

ThermoImpression™ Film is a specially coated polyester which, instead of being light sensitive like other graphic art films, is heat sensitive. When the imagesetter applies heat to the film, the reactive layer turns black and creates the image. Our thermal film doesn't require messy toners, dyes, inks or transfers.

Thermal Film Features:
• .005” thickness for better handleability
• Lays flat before and after exposure
• Dimensionally stable for accurate registration
• Light safe
• Produce dark films with density between 4.0 and 5.0

TechSetter2 Thermal Film TS 14.25 inch x 200 feet

Our Harlequin RIP software includes over 30 different dot shapes along with Stochstic Screening (FM Screening). Getting jobs into the RIP and output is easy. Printing to the RIP can be done through a shared printer, or users can drag and drop PDF files into shared spoolfolders for processing. The easy-to-use interface and ability to preview will help you produce great looking films, and the RIP's built-in positioning and ganging/nesting features can help optimize film usage.

Exceptional Halftone Screening
Every RTI Harlequin RIP-Kit™ 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.
Learn more about Harlequin Precision Screening and view sample dot shapes

Stochastic Screening
The RIP included with the thermal imagesetters includes Stochastic Screening. With this option users can output using our FM/Stochastic screen sets, and now you can also output using a newly developed Stochastic Yellow feature. This feature allows users to output Cyan, Magenta, and Black along with any spot colors using Harlequin's conventional AM screen sets while applying a stochastic screen to the Yellow.
Learn more about Stochastic Screening

Print Directly to the RIP
Users can quickly create shared printers at the RIP which can then be accessed from other Windows or Macintosh systems on the network. The RIP software also includes the latest RTI Postscript Printer Description (PPD) for loading on to design stations or the RIP. This universal printer description is designed to work with all of our supported output devices.
Learn more about creating shared printers at the RIP

Drag and Drop files into Spoolfolders
Do you have PDF, PS, EPS, XPS, or TIFF files that are ready for processing? The RTI Harlequin RIP allows users to drag and drop supported file formats directly into a shared spoolfolder for processing.
Learn more about shared spoolfolders

Simplified Job Control
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 newly redesigned output controller window allows users to manage jobs and control output.
Learn more about the Harlequin RIP™ User Interface

Preview Before Outputting
Save time, material and consumables with our 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.
Learn more about previewing jobs

Save Media and Ink
This feature can be used to automatically gang or nest smaller jobs together saving you money on consumables.
Learn how Advanced Media Saving can save you money

Position and Placement Tools
Provides an easy method to position jobs on almost any output device.
Learn more about Simple Page Positioning