Visitors to the InfoTrends breakfast meeting at Graph Expo on October 8th will learn about the power of the new Harlequin “digital” RIP to drive high- speed digital presses in a White Paper that is being distributed at the event.
The InfoTrends White Paper contains the results of independent speed tests carried out by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on the Harlequin Host Renderer. The results confirm that the Harlequin Host Renderer has so much processing speed that it not only reduces the risk of poorly constructed jobs slowing down production but exceeds industry requirements in keeping presses running at full speed.
This amount of power has benefits for press manufacturers in potentially reducing their bill of materials for the Digital Front Ends driving presses. It benefits print shops by providing a faster return on press investment and future-proofing their operation against the accelerating trend towards personalization of data.
“The high-speed digital print production market is in full development,” says Kaspar Roos, associate director, InfoTrends. “We can expect future products to be faster, wider, use more colorants, or print at higher resolution. All of this puts tremendous requirements on the RIP. Our speed test showed that Global Graphics has highly efficient and robust technology to play in this market. OEMs developing high-speed, high-volume printing equipment should consider adding Global Graphics to their evaluation list when sourcing RIP technology”
The tests were conducted by RIT’s School of Media, under the auspices of Administrative Chair and Gannett Distinguished Professor, Chris Bondy. The test file suite, developed by RIT, comprised files created using Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, XMPie and GMC, selected to provide a good representation of the standard production tools used to create static and variable data pages for six sample categories - label printing, direct mail, transactional printing, commercial printing, publications and photo books.