Exceptional Halftone Screening Every Xitron Navigator 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.
Position and Placement Tools Provides an easy method to position jobs on almost any output device.
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%.
Drag and Drop files
into Spoolfolders Do you have PDF, PS, EPS, XPS, or TIFF files that are ready for processing?
The Xitron Navigator RIP allows users to drag and drop supported file formats directly into a shared spoolfolder for processing.
CertifiedPDF Processing When enabled the control strip feature will verify that proofs and prints made from files transmitted as PDF/X have rendered correctly.
Wide Variety of Options Increase productivity and enhance quality by customizing your RIP with a variety of options including Trapping, Hybrid Screening and more.
Stochastic Screening for Inkjets All of our Epson Film RIP include 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
Font Manager with
Font Emulation 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.
INK CHANNEL CONTROLS
Take Control of Your Ink Our built-in inkjet ink channel manager gives users the ability to control what ink channels are utilized on output. Users can output films using an individual ink channel or enable multiple ink channels depending on what is needed.
Precisely Calibrate Your Output With the Xitron Navigator 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.
Simplified Job Control The Harlequin RIP was designed with the end user in mind. The main RIP monitor window gives users access to peXitronnent job information while the newly redesigned output controller window allows users to manage jobs and control output.
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.
Great Density with Support for Standard Epson Inks or UV Blocking Inks The Xitron Navigator RIP allows you to control how much ink is being placed down on output. Users can achieve densities of 4.0 or higher.
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 Xitron 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.
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.
Advanced Color Management ColorPro™ provides excellent color process control, giving accurate, consistent and predictable color reproduction for a wide range of workflows. 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.