Harlequin Rip

Harlequin Rip

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Harlequin RIP was first released in 1990 under the name "ScriptWorks" running as a command-line application to render PostScript language files under Unix. It was developed by Harlequin, a software company based in Cambridge, England. In the early 1990s Harlequin was commissioned by Xenotron to develop a raster image processor to run on Macintosh computers to drive their Ultre-based image setters, exposing onto film and resin-coated paper. The Macintosh version proved successful and Harlequin signed up a number of other Original equipment manufacturer partners to sell it, including Pongrass, ECRM, Autologic, Xitron, Koronix, Purup, Graphic Enterprises and Compose. In 1992 a DOS variation of the same core RIP was developed and was also sold through OEM partners before being replaced by a version running under Microsoft Windows in 1993. In 1999 The Harlequin Group went into receivership and was bought by Global Graphics. The Harlequin Group, including all staff and assets, was renamed to Global Graphics Software Limited. The Unix-based command-line version of the RIP was phased out and a few years later the RIP was finally renamed from ScriptWorks to the Harlequin RIP.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136679809
  • 9786136679808