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Express RIP Editions

Compose Express RIP is the OEM version of Harlequin Scriptwork RIP, it provides exceptionally fast and efficient rendering for high-volume printing. Easy to integrate into your workflow, it is proven to be the fastest renderer available with no compromise on quality.

Express Harlequin RIP comes with a wide variety of screening, including multi-bit and cross modulated screening for inkjet press, flexo and offset print. Exceptional color management is provided with ColorPro and a suite of tools for calibration, correction and spot color matching.

Express HarlequinRIP is suitable for a wide range of printing including transpromo, transactional, direct mail, commercial print, publications and books, labels and packaging, industrial and functional print.

The Express Harlequin RIP is available in different editions. All editions have the same functions and options but the output resolution and the user interface language may be restricted.


Compose Express RIP offers higher productivity and greater flexibility in prepress production; With resolution up to 9000 dpi it is suitable for a lot of application other than traditional book and Newspaper printing. 

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It's the only one commercially available which native PostScript®, native PDF and native XPS RIP for the Graphic Arts market. It can seamlessly integrate with Compose's Express workflow to create a number of printing solution as highlighted under Compose Prepress Solution on this site. Compose also provides output Driver development, which using the same RIP, users can drive their high resolution CTP and at the same time make color accurate proofs with the same RIP.

It is developed to provide you an impressive line-up of advanced screening, trapping and color management with increased efficiency. It's the ideal RIP engine to use across all your prepress and printing operations!

  • Native support for PDF 1.7, also PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and PDF/X- 4
  • Adobe PostScript Language Level 3 compatible 
  • Fully support HD photo, TIFF, JPEG & GIF files format
  • In-RIP font emulation and composite font support 
  • Enhanced color management system
  • Seamless integration with Compose workflow and pressroom products
  • Supports multiple input channels
  • Compliant with the JDF 1.3 specifications
  • Multiple screening options
  • Support over 200 output devices