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A typesetting device that produces very high-resolution output directly from a computer file, as for camera-ready copy.
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(ˈɪm ɪdʒˌsɛt ər)
a printer or typesetting machine for producing professional-quality text with extremely high resolution.
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Built around the Harlequin RIP core technology from Global Graphics and the Adobe PDF Print Engine from Adobe Systems, Xitron engineers continue to develop solutions for the graphic arts market, driving hundreds of different models of imagesetters, proofers, platesetters, inkjet printers, and digital presses.
Xitron RIPs, Workflows, andTIFF Catchers can drive hundreds of the Cotnputer-to-Plate devices, imagesetters, proofers, digital presses, highspeed copiers, and ink jet printers on the market today.
Light Impressions, of which McGrew as a leading shareholder, installed one of the first Imagesetters.
Prepress can upgrade from film imagesetters to platesetters, reducing materials costs, effluent and labor, while speeding platemaking and improving print quality.
The Massachusetts-based company has sold and supported more than 5,000 computer-to-plate devices and over 27,000 imagesetters in 110 countries around the world.
includes: professional and consumer film and cameras; digital imaging products, including cameras and printers for commercial and consumer use; digital minilabs and kiosks; photographic paper and photofinishing supplies; professional motion picture film; high-capacity floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, tape cartridges and other data storage media; videotape and audiocassettes; professional and consumer optical discs; microfilm and other micrographic products; and graphic arts film, conventional and digital printing plates, analog ad digital color proofing systems, drum and flatbed scanners, imagesetters and computer-to-plate systems.
In Wilmington, N.C., Morning Star Managing Editor John Meyer says, "We have generator and battery UPS [uninterruptable power supply] backup to operate all newsroom systems, wires, imagesetters, etc., and all in-house systems have been subjected to thorough Y2K compliance review."
The chemical-free (also called dry-processing) imagesetters change the process subtly, near the beginning of the pipeline.
* Lino-Server 5100 (14GB)--Links all color workstations for sharing data and moving files from one output queue to another, thus keeping the traffic load manageable for the imagesetters.
Aim of the volume is to provide step-by-step "instructions for getting great-quality images out of your scanners, laser printers, and imagesetters, using a variety of software."
"Two, new breakthroughs in laser technology have drastically reduced the price of high-resolution printers and imagesetters capable of printing text in traditional and new typefaces."