Beyond the Basic Print Driver: Five Benefits of RIP Software

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The Raster Image Processing (RIP) Software converts your digital image created in a graphics software (CorelDRAW, Illustration, Photoshop) to a ready-to-print file with the most ideal resolution for inkjet printing. A RIP program offers a print shop multiple benefits beyond the basic printer driver. Some of the advantages to utilizing this software include:  

  • Saves media and ink cost with advanced ink control and nesting features in many common RIP programs
  • Color profile management for a variety of media, ink technologies, and application purposes
  • Multi-printer management with the ability to print up to four printers from a single computer
  •  Faster image processing, which handles a wide variety of file types including high-resolution vector and raster images
  • Upgrade features are available to add-on, such as variable data printing, automatic color separation, halftone screens, and much more