Roland DG launches Mac-based wide format RIP

Roland has announced a new RIP and print management software, Rolandprintstudio, for Mac OS X that will work with its range of printers and cutters. It’s a 64-bit applications based around the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

It can RIP, print and cut on two devices simultaneously. It can store and sorts images for quick access and uses hot folders to automate processes. Naturally, it includes nesting and tiling as well as a costing function to automatically calculate print costs for easy quotations.

It comes with standard colour libraries including all RAL, HKS and pantone colour swatches and can create white, gloss or metallic colours from CMYK data. It includes a profiling module for creating ICC profiles and users can adjust artwork for perfect pixel to pixel registration.

Rolandprintstudio is supplied on a USB key and is available in 11 languages. Roland continues to sell its PC-based VersaWorks RIP.

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