Fusion Systems International announced release of iTrap, their new In-RIP, interactive trapping solution for use with all OS X based Harlequin RIPs. Fusion iTrap for OS X is the first software package available for OS X that provides Harlequin RIP users with very high-quality in-RIP, interactive trapping. Also available on Windows, the iTrap plugin was developed for OS X by Fusion Systems International in conjunction with Lucid Dream Software, who provided core trapping software.
Features of iTrap include cross-platform support (Windows and Apple Macintosh); tight integration with Fusion Systems International's workflows for advanced workflow automation solutions; I-Link technology which allows for trap once, output many (TOOM) formats; powerful on-the-fly trapping, allowing users to preview current trap settings in an easy-access zoom window; tools to adjust trapping parameters on a page and page-zone basis for single or multi-page jobs; a graphical configuration tool allows editing of ink-based trapping parameters; special image and vignette trapping options; an intelligent brush that automatically adjusts the width at the corners and when creating complicated trap shapes; a setup tool that helps to configure trapping queues in the Fusion RIP (or other Harlequin RIP); an improved workflow management tool; the iTrap viewer, which works as a remote- or server-based automatic trapping station via a watch folder; fast performance on the local networks.
Three Configurations Available Including iTrap Full Server
iTrap is available in three configurations -- iTrap Full Server, iTrap Full, and iTrap Auto Viewer. Lucid Dream, who provided the core trapping software, is a leading developer of trapping solutions and has been building advanced trapping solutions since the late 1980's.
PDF and JPEG Optional Enhancements Available
iTrap can be enhanced by the free I-PDF, an optional pdf trapper; as well by I-JPEG a soft-proofing option for producing excellent-quality soft proof files; and also by I-PDFxM for creating raster-based PDF/x format files.
For more information about iTrap, see http://www.FusionSystems.com/fsi/products/iTrap.do.