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APS6 (APS-6) RIP-Kit

For a list of supported operating systems and computer requirements for
this particular device please email 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 APS6 RIP-Kit supports the following machines:
Includes TIFF and PDF 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.

    Variable Data
    Need the fastest performance possible for your variable data print jobs? Harlequin VariData greatly accelerates the printing of variable data jobs that were saved either as PDF/VT or as regular PDF. It is one of the unique features of the Harlequin print engine that gives it amazing power and productivity.
    Variable Data Information

    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

    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 architecture 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.

    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

    Harlequin Spot Color Editor
    Easily control and edit color output for exact matching of Pantone Spot Colors.
    Harlequin Spot Color Editor Information

    Minimum Dot Control
    Users now have the ability to specify a minimum dot which eliminates the harsh edges often seen in highlight areas. This feature will give you great looking highlight areas and allow you to print highlights and perfectly smooth vignettes from 0 through 100%.
    Minimum Dot Control 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

    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 Page Positioning
    Provides an easy method to position jobs on almost any output device.
    Simple Page Positioning Information

    Simple User Interface with Enhanced Output Controller
    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.
    User Interface Information

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

    Stochastic Yellow (requires HDS option)
    Users with the HDS Stochastic Screening option can now choose to output using a newly developed Stochastic Yellow feature. This feature allows users to output Cyan, Magenta, Black and any spot colors using Harlequin's conventional AM screen sets while applying a stochastic screen to the Yellow.
    HDS 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 DPM-2340, DPM-2508, DPX through TIFF downloader or existing RIP
    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 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

    AMSKY devices with TIFF input software including:

    Aura 600 series including 600E
    Aura 800 series including U832, U848, U864, T832, T848, T864
    Aura 1500 series including 1500E, 1500S
    Aurora 1200 series including U1200, U1200+, T1200
    Aurora 1400 series including U1400, T1400
    Aurora U8128, U8128N
    Ausetter 400 series including U424, U432, U448, T424, T432, T448
    Ausetter 800 series including U832, U848, U864, T832, T848, T864
    Ausetter V series including 4658U, 4658T, 5569U, 5569T, 5580U, 5580T
    Any Barco Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF
    Barco Megasetter, Barco Gigasetter
    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 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 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
    Any CST Direct to Screen Devices capable of accepting TIFF

    Cymbolic Sciences PlateJet 4, PlateJet 8, Newsjet using PlateQ
    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 C 55 Vx, CA 55 Vx, N 55 V1, N 55 V2, N55 V3
    DotLine Violight C35

    DotLine Violight C85
    Douthitt CTS Waxjet Digital Screen Imager
    astlaser DX 1160-I, DX 1160-II
    Eastlaser DX 1800, DX 2000, DX 2800, DX 4800
    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 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 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
    EXILE devices using a TIFF Catcher including:

    Spyder I and Spyder II
    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
    Flexo LaserSetter Nano, Piccolino, Piccolo, Piccolo FX, Medio, Largo, XLargo
    Fuji devices using Fuji Luxel Gateway, Output Director, Cegway, Flatrunner or Fuji PD System Pro TIFF Catcher including:
    Fuji Celix 2000, 4000, 8000, 8200
    Fuji DocuColor 1450 GA
    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 Luxel Saber vx6000, vx9600, v9600
    Fuji Sumo (Luxel F-9000)
    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 machines using TIFF Catcher
    HighWater Cobra 2, Cobra 8
    HighWater Python
    HighWater Platinum 2218, Platinum 2230, Platinum 2236
    HP Indigo 3500, 5000, 5500, 7000 Presses through existing RIP
    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)
    Kamman Presses (call for more information)
    KIWO I-Jet 2
    KIWO ScreenSetter Model 7050, 4030, 3030, 2820
    Kodak devices using Kodak TIFF Front End, Prinergy EVO TIFF downloader, Kodak TIFF Assembler Plus, Kodak XPO, existing Harlequin RIP or workflow including:
    Kodak Achieve T400, T800
    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 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 Prediction 1420, 2000, 2230, 4600
    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 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

    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 LightJet 430, Oce LightJet 500XL, LightJet 5000 Series including LightJet 5300, 5500 and 5900
    OLEC DSI 30, 40, 50
    Presstek Dimension 200, 400, 800, Karat
    Presstek Compass 4015, 4038, 8022, 8030
    Presstek DPM Pro 400
    Presstek MEGA Thermal CTP System
    Printware PlateStream Violet, Violet 4, VioletHS
    See Esko-Graphics listing above
    Richmond Graphics DirectJet CTS (Computer-To-Screen System)
    Richmond Graphics DirectJet Pro CTS
    RIPit SpeedSetter VM, VMPlus, VM4 using "ImagerQ" TIFF server
    See Creo listing above
    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, 8600MII-ZA, 8600MII-SA, 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 StencilMaster STM-Tex and other StencilMaster Devices using 1-bit TIFF
    Stork Prints Helios Direct Laser Engraver using 1-bit or 8-bit TIFF
    SuperLuck Thermal CTP SL-80CTP, SL-110CTP
    Any platesetter, RIP, workflow or output device that accepts TIFF
    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 VM2, VM2 Plus, VM4, VM4 News using Xante's ImagerQ 1-bit TIFF Server

    Any XEIKON devices that accept TIFF including XEIKON ThermoFlexX 18, ThermoFlexX 20, ThermoFlexX 30, ThermoFlexX 48, ThermoFlexX 60, ThermoFlexX 80
    Xerox iGen3, iGen4 Digital Press through Xerox FreeFlow Print Server or EFI Fiery Color Server
    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 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

    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 If you do not have an RTI Harlequin RIP and would like to test the RIP or RIP options please visit

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