TEWKSBURY, MASS -- April 10, 2008 -- In line with ECRMs mission to provide the highest value at the lowest possible cost, ECRM today announced the release of RIPMate v8.0. More than just a PostScript language interpreter, RIPMates is an integral part of a complete PDF Workflow Management System called WorkMates. RIPMate also provides full production flexibility by accepting the widest variety of file formats including PostScript Level III, EPS, TIFF and PDF.
The RIPMate v8.0 Enhancements include:
PDFRaster output of variable page sizes;
Support for PDF 1.7 compliance;
Support for PDF /X-4 compliance;
Multi-threaded rendering for better performance;
Support for MS XPS 1.0;
And support for Macintosh OSX 10.5 and Vista operating systems.
Regardless of the size of the commercial printer, the extensive features and benefits in v8.0 are designed to improve the quality and performance of the print processes, stated Michael Mierjeski, Software Business Manager, ECRM. RIPMate accepts and processes all the latest PDF file versions and MS XPS formats. Whether or not the file contains a color space or transparency makes no difference because RIPMate supports all the latest technologies.
RIPMates: One of Five Standard Components of WorkMates
WorkMates is made up of five standard components, allowing a printer to quickly and easily create PDF files, impose, RIP, proof, and manage their print jobs. Users benefit from a high degree of automation, thereby reducing prepress, make-ready, and production time. Based upon a robust and versatile Harlequin RIP core, RIPMate allows users to perform most tasks in-RIP, saving time and money by eliminating manual work. By delivering a wide range of plug-ins and applications, RIPMate becomes a future-proof investment, enabling users to expand or change their business direction.
WorkMates 3.0 to be Exhibited at DRUPA
DRUPA will be where ECRM officially launches the next release of their commercial PDF workflow, WorkMates v3.0. WorkMates 3.0 sports an entirely new Graphic User Interface. This allows users to either view all or selected workflows. Users can choose to drop jobs into automatic flows for complete automation, or manual flows to create custom impositions to selected output devices. WorkMates 3.0 is a client server package offering users both Macintosh and PC clients with unlimited client connections. In addition, WorkMates 3.0 includes the latest Harlequin RIP release version 8.0 which offers PDFRaster output and increased performance from multi-threaded CPUs.
Existing users of previous RIPMate versions may upgrade to the latest v8.0 technology with a phone call to the ECRM Technical Support Center (800-537-ECRM x2610). For more information about WorkMates or ECRM, go to www.ecrm.com.
WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's leading independent media organization with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.com, PrintingNews.com and WhatTheyThink magazine versioned with a Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage edition. Our mission is to provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow.