ColorGATE is in the process of updating its entire line of RIP software to version 8 for a planned September 2013 launch. The company began taking orders for the new software on July 1, 2013.
The pending version 8 release is highlighted by the fact that ColorGATE is moving all of its RIPs onto the Adobe PDF Print Engine.
ColorGATE’s RIP software is built on a modular architecture that can be extended when needed, based on what the company refers to as Output Management Sets (OMS). The RIP software is fully scalable via the application of OMS, which can contain the following components: A printer driver of the categories Cat.1, Cat.2 or Cat.3 or S, M, L or P, an Adobe PDF Print Engine RIP, and the optional Ink Saver Module.
According to ColorGATE, the Ink Saver Module allows users to reduce their total amount of ink usage by up to 30 percent. The Ink Saver Module is available for CMYK, light-colour halftone printing systems, as well as for multi-colour systems.