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This video shows a TechStyler thermal imagesetter. The Liberator uses the same technology with support for 1200 dpi.

Liberator Packages include the following: Liberator Thermal Imagesetter, Harlequin RIP-Kit, License/Product Key, Install DVD and Installation Instructions. Film and computer sold separately.

Liberator XE 1812 (18.25" wide) with Harlequin RIP-Kit

Liberator XE 2812 (28.5" wide) with Harlequin RIP-Kit

Liberator XE 3612 (36" wide) with Harlequin RIP-Kit

Liberator XE 4212 (42" wide) with Harlequin RIP-Kit

Liberator XE 5412 (54" wide) with Harlequin RIP-Kit

Liberator XE Features & Benefits
NO Harmful Chemicals, NO Darkroom, NO Processing Equipment, NO Inks or Toners

When purchasing a Liberator imagesetter you eliminate the need for hazardous developing and fixing chemicals used in traditional film imagesetting systems. You also save space by eliminating the need for a darkroom which also cuts down on energy costs because the imagesetter does not require a processor.

RTI helps you to deliver those more demanding jobs efficiently while producing full-size film up to 54 inches wide. That is about 4 times bigger than other conventional products currently on the market. Our thermal imagesetter technology offers clear, compact, environmentally friendly solutions to artwork production, enabling you to eliminate outsourcing of large-format films and bring production control in-house. The unique, chemistry-free, dry-imaging ThermoImpression® film requires absolutely no fixers, developers, inks or toners while providing UV densities that exceed industry standards.

The new high performance 1200 dpi Liberator XE Wide-Format Thermal Imagesetter enables you to produce superb quality film separations right in your own shop without a darkroom, processor or chemicals. Create great looking film positives or film negatives using one machine. It truely is the ultimate film solution for the screen, gravure (engraving), flexo (flexography), textile, POP, sign, banner, corrugated and offset printing markets.

The Liberator XE Series is built using the latest innovative technologies, including: Closed Loop Registration (CLR) control for accurate registration overlay, Multi-Level Pulsing (MLP) for superior dot quality, and Enhanced Nib Management (ENM) to provide smooth, high-quality images every time. Liberator XE ThermoImpression Systems include a new RTI Harlequin® RIP. This forward thinking, trouble-free fully featured RIP is PostScript compatible and is fully compliant with PostScript Level 3 specifications. Each system includes media saving functions and can be customized with trapping, proofing, and specialized screening to fit your requirements. The bottom line: accurate registration, higher performance, versatility and flexibility.

• 18", 28", 36", 42" and 54” media widths
• 600 or 1200 dpi resolution
• Up to 120 lpi (line screen)
• Produce dark films with density between 4.0 and 5.0 using SPx or XP film
• Outputs film positives and negatives
• Great for flexo, offset and screen printers
• Imaging speeds up to 6 inches per minute
• Closed Loop Registration (CLR) control
• Multi-Level Pulsing (MLP) for superior dot quality

• Enhanced Nib Management (ENM)
• Latest Harlequin RIP with media saving
• Chemistry, darkroom and processor-free
• NO inks, toners, cameras or disposal costs
• Automatic media cutter
• In-house production control
• Low maintenance
• Accurate registration and repeatability
(plus or minus 0.01% measured at a length of 60 inches)

Harlequin RIP Features

Exceptional Halftone 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.
Learn more about Harlequin Precision Screening and view sample dot shapes.

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.

Supports Multiple File Formats
Process a variety of file formats directly including PDF, PS, EPS, XPS, TIFF and more. Natively process the latest PDF and PostScript® Level 3 data with full compatibility from the latest design and printing applications.
Learn more about processing files directly.

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.
Learn more about processing Variable Data.

Pantone Plus Support for Extremely Accurate Color
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.

Precisely Calibrate Your Output
With the RTI Harlequin RIP you can calibrate your output devices using the built-in calibration manager. The RIP also includes color and monochrome calibration targets to help you perfectly linearize your output devices.
Learn more about the built-in calibration tools.

Highlight Areas Done Right
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%.
Learn how our minimum dot control feature can help improve your output.

Certified PDF Processing
When enabled the control strip feature will verify that proofs and prints made from files transmitted as PDF/X have rendered correctly.
Learn more about the Control Strip and PDF verification.

Built-in Proofing Capability
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.
Learn about PDF Proofs.

Wide Variety of Options
Increase productivity and enhance quality by customizing your RIP with a variety of options including Trapping, Hybrid Screening and more.
View our Harlequin RIP Options.

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.