Computer to Plate (CTP) system that produces conventional offset plates of laser quality (175 lpi), plate sizes up to 91 × 150 cm, low cost consumables (typical price $6,5–7,8/sqm). Proven in the field by its successfull application in many printshops.

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Dynamic density modulation

  • Films or papers can only take about 40% of ink on 2880 x 2880 dpi, 100% ink causes ink flow
  • A 40% ink density is achieved by removing 60% of the droplets
  • Competitor RIPs apply uniform density control across the entire halftone percentage range, resulting in broken halftone dots (see the above illustration)
  • StudioRIP applies different ink density to the different halftone percentages
  • This way small halftone dots have no pixels removed
  • The result is sharp, compact, round dots across the entire halftone tonal range

Ink spread compensation

  • Thin lines and texts print too thick on inkjet printers due to various factors (droplets of 35 microns, mechanical inaccuracy)
  • StudioRIP compensates this by making objects thinner by 1-3 pixels, this way the actual result will have the desired thickness
  • Very thin lines are protected from being removed by the Ink Spread Compensation algorithm, the line thickness is not allowed to fall below 2 pixels (or any other user definable amount)

Edge enhancement

  • Printing the edges will full ink density on 2880 x 2880 dpi creates a local ink excess that will makes all lines thicker but sharper
  • The wrong thickness will be then corrected by the Ink Spread Compensation technology
  • The result is a sharp edge with accurate line/text thickness, just as sharp as the output of a laser imagesetter

RIP-based interlacing (MicroWeave)

  • The printer builds the 2880 dpi image from 720 dpi head passes with an interlacing algorithm called MicroWeave
  • This algorithm is optimized for high speed color prints, and is not suitable for high LPI color separations
  • StudioRIP is the only RIP bypassing the MicroWeaving module of the EPSON printer firmware, controlling the head directly
  • This allows StudioRIP to improve the quality on the expense of the speed by using less nozzles or having more passes