RIP Mate

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ECRM is pleased to announce the newest release of RipMate v8.1. Powered by the latest in Harlequin RIP technology, RIPMate along with its complementing counterpart WorkMates, together provides an ideal workflow solution for a wide variety of commercial printing and publishing applications. New support features make upgrading your current Rip a compelling reason to move up:

v8.1 Enhancements:
· PDFRaster Out of variable page sizes
· Support for PDF 1.7
· Support for PDF /X-4
· Multi-threaded rendering for better performance
· MS Vista Support
· Native Support for MS XPS 1.0
· Support for Macintosh OSX 10.5.x

Further, with the v8.1 release, the ECRM Filmsetter RIP, now called RIPMateLite, continues to support our buffered, on-line filmsetters, such as the Stingray and Marlin, in addition to the Mako and VR series models previously supported. This high value product, now shipping standard with all new film imagesetters, offers all the standard features of the existing ECRM RIP, except the ability to create TIFF output. TIFF output, required for most CTP and/or raster proofing systems, can be added to the ECRM Filmsetter RIP or RIPMateLite as a layered option if needed.

RIPMateProof RIP
Harlequin Genesis based stand-alone RIP for inkjet proofers. Recommended for high volume environments. Requires one ProofMate plugin, purchased separately.

The RIPMateProof RIP allows users to take full advantage of the current Harlequin based RIPMate 8.1 RIP to proof a job to an Ink Jet device, while keeping your imagesetter or platesetter workflow in full production mode. The RIPMateProof RIP has the same high quality feature set as the standard RIPMate RIP but priced right for the Ink Jet Proofing devices.

 

LAYERED OPTIONS

TrapMate

Trap width- create your required trap widths to be applied for specific press needs.
Trap color- change the “feathering” feature to have gradations applied to 2 trapped colors
Black trap- apply set backs to areas trapped against black objects
Traps created- Control the amount of traps created by changing the value in “relative color step limit”
Trapped objects- select between, spread, choke, center or automatic when trapping objects in a page.
Highlight trap- Preview your traps before platting in the RIP preview to ensure desired results

ImposeMate

Automated Imposition
Manual Imposition to create run lists and custom imposition for gang-up jobs
Manual Imposition allows override of resolution, screen frequency, and page set-up
Set Binding styles- Saddle stitch, Perfect bound, Cut and Stack and Work and Turn/Tumble.
Step and Repeat of pages
Creep Setting
Automatic Marks- Add Crop, registration or cut and fold marks.
Annotations- Create custom annotations labels to be applied to proofs or plate.

RIPMate Plus

Accelerate your productivity beyond that of a standalone RIP with ECRM's RIPMate Plus. RIPMate Plus contains software enhancements that enable remote control of the RIPing process. Any network workstation can now be used to view, roam and zoom (in or out) on any part of the rasterized image for soft proofing, as well as hold, release or re-direct a job without going to the physical RIP station. RIPMate Plus can be an invaluable enhancement to the workflow and quality assurance process of any print operation, at a very attractive price point.


RIP Mate Options

ImposeMate
Automated Imposition
Manual Imposition to create run lists and custom imposition for gang-up jobs
Manual Imposition allows override of resolution, screen frequency, and page set-up
Set Binding styles- Saddle stitch, Perfect bound, Cut and Stack and Work and Turn/Tumble.
Step and Repeat of pages
Creep Setting
Automatic Marks- Add Crop, registration or cut and fold marks.
Annotations- Create custom annotations labels to be applied to proofs or plate.

RIPMate Plus
Accelerate your productivity beyond that of a standalone RIP with ECRM's RIPMate Plus. RIPMate Plus contains software enhancements that enable remote control of the RIPing process. Any network workstation can now be used to view, roam and zoom (in or out) on any part of the rasterized image for soft proofing, as well as hold, release or re-direct a job without going to the physical RIP station. RIPMate Plus can be an invaluable enhancement to the workflow and quality assurance process of any print operation, at a very attractive price point. 

TrapMate
Trapping is a valuable timesaving tool for printers. As today’s competition grows, so does the pressure for cutting make-ready time on press. TrapMate uses object-based/vector-based rules to determine where traps are applied. This in-RIP trapping has full n-color support – both CMYK and spot colors and shaded fill support, and easily accommodates special inks. Trap sets are created in RIPMate’s TrapPro Management dialog where specified parameters are configured and saved in the RIP for reuse. The Highlight Trap feature allows for soft proof preview of trap placement, eliminating surprises on press.

CIPMate™
One of the greatest timesaving features for offset printing is automatic ink control on press. To be highly productive and competitive, this ability is a must. By adding CIPMate to RIPMate, the printer saves make-ready time and ink. PDF files are created at the same time the plate is produced, eliminating the need to print the file twice. Simple set-up is handled through the Device Dialog.

ScreenMate
The ability to supply printed jobs with FM screening gives print providers a strong competitive advantage. ScreenMate is based on Harlequin® HDS screening, offering increased sharpness over conventional screening methods. Additionally, HDS has corrected many of the deficiencies in other stochastic screening techniques to provide a robust and high quality screening solution for a wide variety of printing applications.

ProofMate for Epson, HP, Canon and Encad
ProofMate supports a wide variety of proofing options, including the most popular ink-jet proofers from Epson and HP. Adding the ProofMate module to WorkMates closes your color proofing loop, as using the same RIP for proofing and making plates ensures data integrity. ProofMate includes Harlequin Error Diffusion Screening designed specifically for inkjet devices, thus avoiding image artifacts in color proofs. ProofMate also comes with preset ICC color profiles, including calibration sets and full color profiles optimized for a variety of ink/media/resolution combinations, providing an excellent “out-of-the-box” color proofing tool.

ColorMate
ColorMate provides tools for color process control, delivering accurate, consistent and predictable color reproduction, and full support for industry-standard ICC profiles (including device ink profiles). By using in-RIP Color Management, decisions about color and output devices can be targeted (or re-targeted) to a particular printing process or proofer at the last moment without requiring any changes in the job itself.

ICCMate
ICCMate (SetGoldPro) is a wizard-based color utility tool that creates high quality gray balance or “Golden State” input, emulation, and output profiles optimized for RIPMate to satisfy today’s color-accurate proofing requirements. Color-accurate proofing is only possible if devices can be calibrated and profiles can be optimized for a given link, substrate, screening and resolution combination. ICCMate draws from the latest Graphic Arts Community research to deliver solutions for color profile making, resulting in greater color accuracy.