External PDF retained Raster: a new external mode for this existing feature that accelerates VDP jobs for digital production presses. It allows the RIP to deliver page foregrounds and backgrounds as rasters for management and aggregation outside the RIP to give additional speed increase.
Roaming negative pages
Faster, easier and less error prone inspection by allowing the operator to view negatives in positive mode.
HXM light option
A new option for HXM ( Harlequin Cross- Modulated Screening) geared explicitly towards use on lower resolution devices between 900 and 1500 dpi.
PDF standards support
Extended PDF/X support: the RIP will apply color management and overprint control as required by PDF/X-4p:2008; PDF/X-4:2010; PDF/X-4p:2010; PDF/X-5g and PDF/X5-pg. It can also be configured to reject jobs that do not conform to a specific standard.
PDF update after ISO 32000-1: Version 9.0 uses the corrected equations for calculating ColorDodge and ColorBurn transparency blend modes in the ISO 32000-2 expected in 2012.
Japan 1-6 character set: support for those cases where the required font is pre-installed in the RIP as well as being embedded within the PDF.
The Harlequin Server RIP Version 9.0 is available from Global Graphics’ network of OEMs and system integrators. These include Xitron, HighWater, ECRM, PressTek, and Compose.