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The CIP3 RIP-Kit includes a new Product/License Key for outputting CIP3 files.

CIP3 Plugin for RTI Harlequin RIP

The CIP3 Plugin is for use with existing RTI Harlequin RIP-Kits.

Supported Operating Systems
Users are able to print from both Macintosh and Windows systems to the RIP software. The RIP Software supports running under the following operating systems:
Windows® 7 64-bit
Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Windows® Server 2008 R2 64-bit
Windows® Server 2012 R2 64-bit
Windows® 10
Minimum Computer Requirements

Why use CIP3?

Whether you have an RTI RIP or a third party workflow, CIP3 is a great addition to any prepress environment. CIP3 saves time and money by presetting your ink keys on press. Save labor, ink and paper all through one software solution.

Time and material can be wasted at the start of each press run while waiting for a quality sheet to print. Presetting your presses is one of the most important aspects of a prepress workflow. CIP3 saves wasted time by analyzing the same data used for printing plates and then shares that information with the press control system. The software automatically includes press-specific ink key settings in a RIPped file. This data is then provided to the press as a PPF file (Print Production Format file). When the PPF file is read by a CIP3 job card reader or LAN connection on the press, it provides instructions for automatically setting ink fountains on press. It saves the press operator time, minimizes errors and reduces waste. PPF files may contain any or all of the following items relating to the front and/or back of fully imposed press sheets:

Press ink data with presets for automatic setting of the ink fountains on press.
Administrative data such as job name, application name, copyrights.

Preview images for color separation.
Plate size and mounting position in relation to the press.
Separations required for the job.
Positions and colors of test strips allowing automatic setting of closed loop adjustments on press.
Positions of registration marks allowing automatic setting of registration test meters on press.
Positions of fold and cut data allowing preliminary setup of post press operations to be handled automatically.

Output to any of the following supported CIP3 readers:
Heidelberg CPC32
MAN Roland PPI2

Graphics Microsystems, Inc. CIP3 reader
Heidelberg Web PrePress Gateway

The CIP3 RIP-Kit supports the following presses with CIP3 (PPF) capability:

Akiyama Printing Presses
Akiyama Jprint, Bestech, eXtreme, Supertech, 26, 28, 29, 32, 40, 44 vintage machines
Supported consoles include Akiyama Color Control (ACC) Console
Eltromat Presses
All Eltromat machines using the Eltromat console can be connected
Supported consoles include Eltromat FFS console (Off con I, II and III)
GMI Presses
All GMI machines using the GMI Microcolor console
Graphic Microsystems, Inc.
CIP3 Reader
Hamada Presses
Hamada Presses capable of reading PPF files including Hamada B452 Mark II, H434A, EV Master
Heidelberg Presses
Heidelberg Printmaster PM/GTO 52, Printmaster PM
Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52, Speedmaster SM 72, Speedmaster SM/CD 74, Speedmaster SM/CD 102, Speedmaster XL 105 and vintage machines (MO)
Heidelberg Web Presses including Harris/Heidelberg M600
Supported consoles include Heidelberg CPC 1.02, CPC 1.03, CPC 1.04, CPC32, Web PrePress Gateway and CP 2000
Other Heidelberg models accepting CIP3/CIP4 or Heidelberg Job Card
Heidelberg Folders
Heidelberg Stahlfolder with CIP3 capability
KBA Presses
KBA Comet 2/2
KBA Compacta 215, 217, 318, 408, 418, 618, 818
KBA Continent 2/1
KBA Karat 74
KBA Performa 66
KBA Rapida 74, RA74, 75, 105, RA105u, RA105, 106, 130, RA130, 142, 162, 162A, 185, 205
Supported consoles include Floppy Disk, Colortronic, Ergotronic, CIPLink
Komori Presses
Komori Sheetfed Presses including Lithrone 20, 25, 26, S26, S26P, 28, S29, S29P, 32, 40, S40, S40P, 44, S44, S44SP, 50, vintage machines
Komori SPICA 26, 26P, 29, 29P
Supported consoles include Komori PQC Console, Press Station, K-Station, CIPCONV or PCC(-IV)
MAN Roland Presses
MAN Roland Sheetfed Presses including Roland 50, 200, 200H, 300, 500, 600, 700, 700 HiPrint, 700 DirectDrive, 800, 900, 900XXL, vintage machines (Favorit, Rekord)
Supported consoles include MAN Roland RCI I, II, III, (PPI2) PECOM, MAN Roland Chip Card, Printnet Client Software
Mitsubishi Presses
Mitsubishi Sheetfed Presses including Diamond 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, vintage machines
Supported consoles include the Mitsubishi Console and PPC Server
Muller Martini Presses
Muller Martini Alprinta 52, Alprinta 74, Alprinta 52 V, Alprinta 74V, Concepta Web Offset Press
Planeta Presses
Planeta Sheetfed Presses including Varimat, Variant, Variomat 17, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33, 36, 37, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 54, 56, 57, 58, 64, 66, 67, 76, 77
Supported consoles include Fuji Varicontrol/Variocontrol & Web Printing Controls (WPC)
Ryobi Presses
Ryobi 522, 524, 525, 526, 684, 685, 686, 688, 6810, 754, 755, 756, 758, 7510
Ryobi 3302H/HA and 3304H/HA (with optional PCS-F)
Ryobi 524HX and 522HXX (with optional PCS-H)
Ryobi 524HXX, 525HXX, 526HXX
Ryobi 662HX, 662PFHX (with optional PCS-J)
Ryobi 780E, 784E, 784EP
Supported consoles include Ryobi PCS-G printing control system
Sakurai Presses
Sakurai Sheetfed Presses including Oliver 66SD, 66SDP, 66SI, 66SIP, 75SDw, 75SDPw, 96SD, 2102EPII, 474EPII DI, 475, 496SD, 575, 675, 466, 566, 666, 458, 558 (Sakurai SD & SDP, SI & SIP), vintage machines
Supported consoles include SCC Sakurai Color Console, Type I & Type II, PPF to PCF File Conversion
Screen Presses
Screen TruePress 344, 544
Shinohara Presses
Supported consoles include SRIM press console software
TKS Presses
TKS Color Top
TKS Newspaper Production Control System (T-NPC)

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 including Software Updates.

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

Are you looking for a RIP and prepress workflow that can grow with your business, or perhaps you are simply looking to increase efficiency and lower costs by reducing the need for multiple prepress applications. Now you don't have to run a separate application for trapping or have a separate RIP for proofing. Our software allows you to build a workflow that meets your specific needs.

Automated Trapping Option
TrapPro is an automatic, object-based in-RIP trapping solution available as an option for the RTI Harlequin RIP or Prepress Workflow. TrapPro is integrated into the RIP for enhanced workflow efficiency and maximum job throughput.
Learn more about TrapPro in-RIP Trapping.

Dispersed/Stochastic/FM 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 HDS and HDS Lite Stochastic Screening.

HXM Hybrid Screening
Hybrid Screening is a combination of AM and FM screening. Hybrid screening is designed to improve print quality by increasing the output LPI for any given resolution. For example, if a printer is currently imaging plates at 2400 DPI with output at 150 LPI and is able to hold a 1% dot when printing on the required substrate, using HXM screens it would be possible to print at 200-250 LPI without any special pre-press or on-press requirements.
Learn more about Hybrid Screening.

Acrobat Based Imposition
(from $1,720)
inpO2+ and inpO2 Pro+ are powerful PDF imposition applications that run within Acrobat DC. inpO2+ provides all the functions and features for contemporary printers deploying end-to-end PDF workflows.
Learn more about inpO2+ Imposition.

Easily Remove Die Lines
Many packaging and label jobs include die lines and other technical separations which often need to be printed for proofing, or for aligning prints and pre-cut media or post-print die cutting. Those separations need to be removed from the raster data for production printing. Harlequin Contour Processor™ intercepts specified spot separations.
Learn more about Harlequin Contour Processor.

Remote Access for your RIP
(from $950)
FirstPROOF is a powerful prepress workflow that allows users to control, track and view their jobs remotely prior to output.
Learn more about FirstPROOF Workflow Tools.

ICC Color Management. This option is included with certain RIP-Kits.
Harlequin ColorPro™ provides excellent color process control, giving accurate, consistent and predictable color reproduction for a wide range of workflows. Harlequin ColorPro provides full support for industry standard ICC profiles (including device link profiles) avoiding dependence on the generic, system level color management of the computer’s operating system.
Learn more about Harlequin ColorPro.

Optimized TIFF Output
Lightning TIFF is a high performance TIFF output plugin. The plugin's main benefit is its lightning fast performance.
Learn more about the Lightning TIFF Plugin.

Epson Plugins for Screen Printing Film or Color Proofing
(from $750)
Why add another RIP for your Epson when you can use an Epson Plugin from RTI and output to your Epson from the same RIP that produces all of your other output.
Epson Proofing Plugins
Epson Film Plugins

Preset Inks On Press
Time and material can be wasted at the start of each press run while waiting for a quality sheet to print. Presetting your presses is one of the most important aspects of a prepress workflow. CIP3 saves wasted time by analyzing the same data used for printing plates and then shares that information with the press control system.
Learn more about our CIP3 Ink Preset Software.

Maximum Throughput with Parallel Pages
The Parallel Pages option decouples interpretation from compositing and rendering, allowing one thread to interpret page two of a job while the other threads are still compositing, rendering and outputting page one. This ensures the highest possible throughput.
Learn more about Harlequin Parallel Pages.

Multi-threading Support
Multi-threading allows the RIP to take advantage of hyperthreading and multi-core CPU architectures as well as multiple processors. If you would like to use more than one thread you can purchase one of the Max Thread Options.
Learn more about Harlequin Max Threads.

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