|RIPs, Options & Output|
Compose has over twenty years' experience in the digital prepress industry. We have designed and developed a wide range of interfaces to drive more than 200 of the industries most popular imagesetters, platesetters, inkjet plotters, color laser printers, and color copiers. This makes Compose Express WorkFlow one of the most versatile solutions in the market for connectivity.
Express RIP (Full Version)
An integral part of any professional prepress system is the RIP. Compose Express RIP is designed to handle today's toughest industry requirement, complex file format, matching ICC color. Tiff In/out, Transparencey, Hybrid screening technology, high performance and productivity. An ideal partner for any workflow solution. Details
Express RIP (Low-Resolution Version)
Express RIP (Low-Resolution Version) supports a wide variety of proofing options, including most popular ink-jet proofers and laser printers. It comes with all the major features as Express High Res RIP but also additional features like tiling, step and repeat, which are most important to wide format Inkjet and digital printers. Low resolution RIP is limited to 1500 dpi. Details
Raster PrintStation provides you with tools to control your output device. Handling various input file formats, Raster PrintStation allows you to preview jobs, hold and release queues, redirect and reorder jobs in an output queue. Job queues can be controlled locally or remotely through a standard internet browser. In addition, the user has access to functions such as cropping, tiling and step-and-repeat. Details
Compose designs a range of PLX cards to interface with the most popular imagesetters and platesetters used in prepress production today. In addition to new output devices, Compose interface cards are available for a variety of legacy systems meaning existing equipment is not obsolete when new RIP or workflow technology becomes available.
Lightning TIFF is a high performance TIFF output plug-in for the Harlequin RIP / Express RIP that is designed to improve on the performance of the standard TIFF output. Depending on output mode, compression mode, resolution, screening, job content and platform, users should see anything up to a 4x overall improvement in performance and throughput when it is used. It is ideal for Newspaper meeting the tight deadline on final output. Details
CIP3 or Express InkScript
Harlequin CIP3 plugin is available as an option of the RIP, whilst Compose InkScript is available as a standalone module. Both plugins will automatically adds user-defined, press-specific ink key setting data to the RIPped file. When this data is read by a CIP3 reader (included with press control systems), it provides instructions for automatically setting ink fountains on press. It saves the press operator time, minimizes errors and reduces waste.
Harlequin TrapPro is a in-RIP trapping engine available with the Harlequin RIP. The TrapPro object-based raster engine delivers outstanding performance and excellent memory utilization. It adds the features demanded by top printers and publishers and is designed to trap jobs automatically. This in-RIP trapping can easily be set up to accommodate different types of jobs or customers. Trap settings can be saved to reduce system time improving both quality and consistency of trapped output. TrapPro will honor trap zones saved inside submitted PDF files
Harlequin Disperse Screening (HDS)
This most popular screening from Harlequin will be available from Compose for High Res and Low Res RIP.
Harlequin Modulated Screening (HXM)
This newly available Screening set is available to those who find hybrid screening useful. Please contact Compose or our dealers for detail.
Traditional AM screens suffer from a loss of detail, especially in the hilite and shadow regions. Although FM screens often improve detail, they tend to suffer from dot wear in hilite areas, an inconsistent dot structure in mid-tone areas resulting in noisy flat tints and significant gain issues in the shadow regions. This often causes these areas to fill in and lose detail. In contrast, Auraia screening maintains a carefully controlled and consistent dot throughout the tone range which produces a reliable hilite dot, smooth flat tints in mid-tone areas, whilst shadow regions are easily kept open and retain detail. Details
Different Language Support
Compose currently support Express RIP running in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, soon will be German, French, and Italian.
Proof Ready Plugin
Compose offers support to various model of Epson, HP, and Canon inkjet printers. Compose plugins will run on any Harlequin RIP either for Inkjet or toner based printer like OKI or HP Laser printers for accurate color proofing.