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StudioRIP Workflow

StudioRIP is the most competitively priced RIP and workflow on the market today, known for its outstanding screening quality, user friendly interface, high speed and a vast array of features. StudioRIP is very flexible, it can be configured to meet your needs: StudioRIP is available in a range of standard editions as well as fully customised configurations.

StudioRIP uses its own technologies throughout. As well as allowing us to to offer a more competitive price than our competition, this also means that these modules are well integrated and fast, delivering high quality.

The latest StudioRIP XF is now available with an unrivalled feature set for all prepress users.

What our customers say

The improved speed of production through StudioRIP has probably been the most obvious improvement: faster plate production and faster printing of proofs. Prepress UK also helped us sort out profiles for our presses. We are now producing plates for each specific press and getting significantly more consistent colour printing as a result.”

- Matt Course, Production Manager - Guildhall Press

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We are delighted to have been introduced to the team at Prepress UK. They came in, appreciated our problems immediately, and were able to recommend a simple and straightforward solution based around StudioRIP Workflow. We now have full data integrity from proof to plate and from proof to digital print.”

- Anthony Underwood, Director - Truprint Media

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The StudioRIP Inkjet package not only solved our immediate problems, providing accurate, consistent colour proofs to ISO12647-2 standard, it actually speeded up the whole proofing process, with a 50% improvement in output speeds."

- Lyndon Murray, Production Manager - Severn

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Screening

StudioRIP’s SGSS (Second Generation StudioRIP Screening) technology offers hybrid and supercell AM screening as standard, and second order FM screening as an option, with a wide range of adjustable parameters (including flexo optimized features) at a fraction of the price of our competing systems. 

  • 4096 shades of gray even on line screen and resolution combinations like 150 lpi at 1200 dpi.
  • SGSS filters out the possible patterns caused by the dot gain of the imagesetter/CTP.
  • A low-pass filtering system smooths dot-gain spikes, offering perfectly linear behaviour after calibration.
  • CMK moiré is impossible with StudioRIP. SGSS offers perfect rosette consistency even on large format, high resolution and special angles.
  • Powerful Hybrid AM/FM screening as standard enables user to set up the minimum and maximum printable dot size to maintain highlights and shadows even at very high line screens.
  • Reproducing highlights is a key problem in flexography, and having pattern free highlights with good colour depth is critical in high end flexo print. SGSS flexo options offer extra smooth hybrid screens for flexography and advanced features to making printing easier and better quality.
  • SGSS offers a second order stochastic screening option.

 

Trapping

StudioRIP has a proprietary raster based technique for trapping with a rich set of features. Over and above the standard trapping features while also complying with the Adobe trapping rules.

  • Narrowed traps: There are cases where the full width of the trap does not fit into the available spread area, in which case StudioRIP will reduce the trapping automatically.
  • Sliding traps: As the colour varies continuously across a vignette, the trap might jump suddenly from one side of the boundary to the other at some point. StudioRIP avoids this using the sliding trap technique.
  • Anamorphic traps: The mi-sregistration in the X and Y directions in the printing process might be different. StudioRIP can compensate this by applying different trapping in X and Y directions.
  • Feathered traps: A blurred trap that has a more pleasant look than the traditional sharp traps.
  • Colour reduction: The visual impact of the trap can be minimized by reducing the density of the trap to match the original density.
  • Density limitation: A colour reduction that acts selectively for traps with a density over a certain limit, relative to the original density.
  • High quality shapes: Excellent behaviour in junctions, in the proximity of a third color, and with slightly different colours.

 

Proofing

StudioRIP provides three types of proofing to satisfy all needs and is ISO Fogra approved and comes complete with built-in tools to calibrate, create ICC profiles and check your proofer is matching the intended target colours.

Three types of proofing are provided with the StudioRIP Digital Proofing system:

  • Contone proofing is extremely colour accurate (typical average ΔE = 0.7)
  • Halftone proofing imitates the look and feel of the halftoned output with similar accuracy
  • Raster (or ROOM) proofing guarantees dot for dot halftone reproduction with an acceptable colour

 

Inkjet Film and Plate

Printing on film or plates with Epson printers are enhanced by StudioRIP's proprietary Epson driver, offering banding free and sharp output at the required density.

Imposition

StudioRIP has a post-RIP imposition system, which means that the imposition will be done on the processed and rasterized data rather than on the source PS/PDF files avoiding potential data integrity problems (it is impossible for the content of the pages to be changed by the imposition process).

  • Imposition style library: A built-in library of commonly used imposition styles such as 2 × 2 book or saddle stitched magazine impositions comes with StudioRIP.
  • Custom imposition styles: Users can define custom imposition styles, which can be saved for future use.
  • Flexibility: The imposition styles allow the user to define imposition schemes even page by page, if the built-in common techniques are not suitable for the required scheme.
  • Automatic imposition: Built-in or custom imposition styles can be applied on-the-fly (i.e. the first sheet will be imaged while others are processed) or after processing.
  • Manual imposition: Pages and pre-press marks can be manually placed, or automatic impositions can be manually modified.
  • Pre-press marks: Built-in library as well as user definable marks (users can define not just the design of the marks, but also complex placement rules).
  • Bleed: Using PDF files, bleed will be correctly recognized and used in imposition; Postscript files can be expanded and then cropped for bleed generation.
  • One interface: Imposition is done in the same StudioRIP environment, using the same interface, preview system and job management controls.
  • Pixel level control: Imposition can be examined down to pixel level, including the placement on the media (plate or film).

 

 

 

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