HighWater Launches RIP Once Proofing Solution

Press release from the issuing company

November 10, 2003 -- HighWater has released an updated version of PixelProof. It introduces new features for use with all current Harlequin RIPs running on PC platforms. PixelProof is a ‘RIP Once’ proofing solution which guarantees the data integrity between proof and plate by using the same high resolution RIPped files for both proofing on an inkjet and for final output. PixelProof can now take RIPped 1 Bit TIFFs from any RIP, or RIPped files in Harlequin's internal Page Buffer format, recombine them, and either display them on screen prior to printing, or automatically output a composite on any inkjet which has a Windows printer driver. Proofs must be approved before the files are released for output to film or plate. PixelProof also offers enhanced interactive soft proofing with multiple levels of magnification and highlighting of traps. There is accurate colour management of cmyk and up to nine spot colours in a job and a built in Pantone Editor. It is easy to install and to use and can handle large volumes of data and multiple page jobs. Paul Whelehan, HighWater's U.K. Sales Manager, says: “After listening to our customers we can now offer an affordable ‘RIP Once’ proofing solution which integrates into any Harlequin or 1 Bit TIFF based workflow. This means that users can be confident of the data integrity of the proofs. If a job element appears on the proof, it will appear on the press print. With PixelProof what you see is what you get!”