StudioRIP, the UK-based independent software RIP provider, has announced details of its Drupa 2012 exhibit, which can be found in hall 7A, booth E14, of the show. Print’s premier event in Europe runs from May 3 to 16, at the Düsseldorf fairground, Germany.
Following four years of significant growth for StudioRIP, including the continued expansion of the software product itself, Drupa 2012 offers further opportunities for the business and its worldwide distribution network.
Managing Director of StudioRIP, Darren Eliot, said: “From a small beginning at Drupa 2008 StudioRIP has grown quickly on the world stage – providing proof, if any were required, that there is a need for a robust and well designed independent software RIP solution.
“As a business we now have a formidable group of highly successful distributors and OEM’s around the world, and we are looking forward to welcoming these partners to our stand to discuss both current and future enhancements to our software.
“We would be especially pleased to meet with companies seeking to make the most of our recent StudioRIP developments, including our digital print engine, large format driver software, and sophisticated variable data handling.”
The StudioRIP product is compatible with PostScript Level 3 and PDF 1.7, and is designed for high performance imaging tasks, making it suitable for interfacing to a wide range of computer-to-plate systems, imagesetters, inkjet, laser printers, all known direct imaging presses, including those from KBA, Heidelberg, Adast, Presstek and Ryobi. Recent enhancements mean that a number of digital printing products can also be driven. One recent software development allows the RIP to drive HP Indigo digital print engines.
“Whilst our distribution network has grown significantly in recent years, there are still some territories where representation is required. We would welcome companies seeking leading pre-press products to visit the StudioRIP stand at Drupa to find out more about our software and our requirements. Companies manufacturing print engines for a wide variety of industry processes are also extremely welcome to visit and discuss the OEM potential of StudioRIP’s software,” confirmed Darren Eliot.
One significant advantage offered by the StudioRIP Workflow Edition over the majority of competing software RIP products is the extra features included as part of the package. Functions such as stochastic screening, imposition, trapping, ink duct control (CIP3), multiple print engines, and multiple clients are all included rather than users having to purchase separate software packages, usually at significant extra cost. StudioRIP is also “flexo friendly” with flexographic screening and distortion also available in the Workflow Edition.
StudioRIP’s “Smart Screening” offers customers the very latest in hybrid screening techniques – again, without the need to buy highly priced “extra’s”. Features of the AM screening package include user selectable screen angles, and smooth gradients via the combination of 4,096 shades of grey and low pass filtering.
The base RIP product, StudioRIP Standard Edition, can be enhanced to incorporate a range of additional software modules to provide a product that is configured exactly to a user’s needs. Such additions can include post-RIP imposition, in-RIP trapping, ink duct control software, second order stochastic screening (hybrid AM screening included as standard), TIFF output, multiple print engine output, and digital proofing output. StudioRIP Client software can provide for remote operation of all RIP functions from any PC or Mac workstation.
Further international translations have been added to the product range. Language versions of StudioRIP are currently available for: UK-English, American-English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Hungarian.