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Roland DG UK announces pre-launch demonstrations of its new RIP for Mac OS X at Sign & Digital 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Roland DG (UK) Ltd will offer visitors to Sign & Digital UK the opportunity to see pre-launch demonstrations of a powerful new RIP and print management solution for Mac OS X operating systems. This ground breaking application will be driving the SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 printer/cutter live on the main Roland stand throughout the three days of the show.  

Says Mark Elvidge, Print Product Manager, Roland DG (UK) Ltd:  “This new RIP software is the key for Mac users to unlock the full creative potential of Roland’s wide format printers, print and cut systems, and stand-alone cutters.   Through this new RIP application, design, print and graphics professionals using Apple computer products will be able to profit from working with Roland production technology.”

Described as the perfect counterpart to VersaWorks, Roland’s highly successful PC-based RIP, the new program is a full 64bit Mac application that incorporates the very latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE).  The APPE works with native pdf files quickly and accurately throughout the entire RIP - Print - Cut process.  Thereby increasing overall production speeds and eliminating problems often associated with layers and transparencies.

The exceptionally intuitive user interface boasts some of the most advanced workflow tools and colour management controls on the market.  The multitasking environment allows users to RIP, print and cut to multiple devices simultaneously.  Hot folders, job queue presets, automated true shape nesting and advanced tiling utilities all contribute to this easy to use but incredibly productive workflow solution for Mac based businesses. 

Included in the new RIP software are industry standard colour libraries and comprehensive spot colour matching functionality.  At no extra cost, there is also an embedded profiling module to enable operators to create custom ICC profiles that deliver consistently accurate colour reproduction whilst optimising ink consumption.

Concludes Elvidge:  “Sign & Digital UK will provide a great platform to preview the forthcoming launch of our new RIP.  The live demonstrations will give Mac users visiting the show an early opportunity to see first-hand some of the exciting features and functionality that we’ve packed into this new RIP.  Combine this experience with the wide array of Roland production technology and wealth of sample applications on our stand and you have the recipe for a truly inspirational and profitable day out of the office.”      

Visitors to Sign and Digital UK 2015 can test drive the new RIP for Mac software on the main Roland stand – G30.  The Sign and Digital UK exhibition runs between the 24th and 26th March 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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