TIFF Supported Output Devices

The Xitron Harlequin TIFF RIP is a software based RIP that can be used with the following 1-bit or 8-bit TIFF catchers along with a wide variety of third party applications and workflows:


  •  Any Harlequin RIP v.5 or later

  • Agfa Print Drive, Agfa Open Connect or Agfa Arkitex Newsdrive

  • Creo Print Console

  • CRON Computer to Plate (CTP) Equipment with TIFF Input Capability

  • 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 or ECRM Harlequin RIP v.5 and later

  • Escher-Grad ImageSpool

  • EskoTIFF, Esko Grapholas or Purup Direct TIFF Expose

  • Fuji Luxel Gateway

  • Heidelberg Prinect MetaShooter or Heidelberg Harlequin RIP v.5 or later

  • RIPit ImagerQ or Xante ImagerQ

  • Laser Photoplotters with TIFF Input

  • Luscher PrintQ or Q2-Spooler

  • Presstek DiTools or Presstek Momentum Harlequin RIP v.5 or later

  • RIPit ImagerQ or Xante ImagerQ

  • Screen TrueFlow Dot Tiff Controller (DTC), Screen FlatRunner or Screen HQ Harlequin RIP v.5 or later

The TIFF RIP software produces TIFF files which are compatible with TIFF 5.0, Classes B (bilevel), G (gray scale), and R (RGB color). Single bit TIFF files 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 Xitron Navigator 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 already have a Harlequin RIP v.5 or later driving one of the devices listed below you can also output TIFF files to your existing RIP software giving you compatibility with the latest applications. We offer customized RIP packages for high resolution applications and photoplotters often used within PCB, LCD, LEF and Chemical Milling Industries. If you do not have a TIFF catcher or need to drive an imagesetter or platesetter directly please visit our Imagesetter & Platesetter RIPs page.


AB Dick DPM-2340, DPM-2404, DPM-2508, DPX, Vector 52 through TIFF downloader or existing Harlequin 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 or existing RIPs capable of accepting TIFF including:
Aurora U8128
Aurora 600 series
Aurora 800 series
Aurora 1200 series
Aurora 1400 series
Aurora 1500 series
Autosetter 400 series
Autosetter 800 series


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 including Douthitt CTS30, CTS50 and CTS52


Eastlaser DX 1160-I, DX 1160-II
Eastlaser DX 1800, DX 2000, DX 2800, DX 4800


ECRM devices using a TIFF catcher, ECRM CT Server or existing Harlequin RIP 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 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, Fuji XMF Workflow, Fuji PD System Pro TIFF Catcher or existing Harlequin RIP 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, T-6000E, 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 Sumo (Luxel F4080, F9000)
Fuji Luxel Saber vx6000, vx9600, v9600


Any Glaser Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF including Galaxy 3000, 4000 and 6000 series photolotters (call for details)


Hanky CTF-100 or CTP-100


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
Heidelberg Trendsetter 5467, 5467 VLF, 5880, 5880 VLF


Highwater 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, Kodak Prinergy, Kodak Prinergy EVO TIFF downloader, Kodak XPO, Kodak TIFF Assembler Plus, 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 5634 using TIFFs and an external program called DI Write
Kodak Matchprint One Bit TIFF Interface (OBTi)


Konika Minolta devices using TIFF downloader or existing Harlequin RIP including:
Konica EV Jetsetter 1000, 1100
Konica EV Jetsetter 2000, 2000T, 2100, 2100T
Konica EV Jetsetter 3000, 3100H, 3100S
Konica EV Jetsetter 4000, 4000T, 4100, 4100T, 4500
Konica EV Jetsetter 5000S, 5100H, 5100S, 5200, 5500
Konica EV Jetsetter 6100, 6200
Konica EV Jetsetter 7100, 8100, 9100


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'Eas


Latran Prediction 1420, 2000, 2230, 4600


Any Lavenir Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF including Pulsar 8000, Pulsar 8000 SE and RPG series photolotters (call for details)


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


Any Mania Barco Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF including Crescent 30 and Crescent 40 photolotters (call for details)


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-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


Any Orbotech Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF including Orbotech LP 7008, LP-9 RS, LP-9 HS, LP-9 US, 5008, 5008 XP


Presstek Dimension 200, 225, 400, 425, 800, Karat
Presstek Compass 4015, 4038, 8022, 8030
Presstek DPM Pro 400
Presstek TX-52
Presstek MEGA Thermal CTP System


Printware PlateStream, PlateStream Elite, 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, TrueFlow Dot Tiff Controller (DTC) or existing Harlequin RIP including:
Screen DT-R 1065, 2035, 2065, 3075, 3100, 5120, 6120 (Tanto 5120, 6120)
Screen MT-R 1100, 1120
Screen PT-R (PlateRite) 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 PT-R (PlateRite) News, News 2000, News 2000+, News 2000S+
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 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


Any UCAMCO Photoplotter capable of accepting TIFF including BG-7300, BG-7400, BG-3800, BG-3900, BG-7500, SilverWrite, Calibr8tor (call for details)


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


Xitron Navigator v.5 or later and Raster Blaster accepts TIFF files


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

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