Shiraz Signature RIP software

Shiraz Signature

Atlantic is a national supplier for the Shiraz RIP technology, we supply the full range of RIP’s for all platforms together with the specific drivers for your printer. Atlantic offers complete support services for all new and upgrade Shiraz installations. Atlantic Shiraz packages include a health check to ensure that the specification of your Mac or PC platform is suitable for the installation of the RIP of your choice, arrange installation on a 14 day approval trial, install the full version after purchase and provide On-Site product training. The Shiraz program is supported nationally by our trained and experienced Shiraz support team who provide ongoing telephone and On-Site product support.

  • Signature comes with all the latest drivers.
  • Atlantic will supply Media Profiles for most leading products.
  • Easy and economical upgrade path to bigger solutions.
  • Atlantic offer a generous Trade In value against the return of your old RIP Software.

Features

Colour

Utilise the comprehensive list of colour editing features available here to visually alter and enhance images. Any correction made are applied to the selected images as would be when actually printing them and all previews are colour managed to show the colour alterations very accurately.

Special filters can be applied to images for specific effects such as sepia and grey scale. Other options available here include simulation of other printing processes for proofing or production purposes. All primary and secondary colours within images can be maintained if required.

Colour casts can be corrected for by adjusting the corresponding primary colour channels. User defined curves can be employed for predictable and powerful colour adjustments.

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This function enables users to interactively crop images as required. The system displays a crop guide overlay of Rule Of Thirds that help you place compositional elements at 1/3 increments. The cropping shield shades the image area that will be deleted.

The exact crop dimension and its coordinates can be entered manually if required. The image within the crop area can be altered after cropping by using the Pan function.

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A fully featured design front end for creation of the simplest to the most complex print jobs. The working area is automatically set by polling the information from the connected printer. The WYSIWYG layout editor enables the users to quickly and accurately create their print jobs.

All major graphics file format such as the Adobe PDF, Postscript, Tiff and Jpeg can be imported and mixed in any way required. All colour spaces supported by these file formats are fully catered for and the colour managed preview as well as the inbuilt pre-flight allows the users to correct any issues before costly printing are carried out.

The layout arrangement can be automatically optimised by the click of a button and further changed manually if needed. Crop marks, job labels or other print marks can be added to any of the images within the layout if required. Special functions for creating print jobs with large repeat quantity that are optimised for processing and printing throughput are available.

Other advanced features such as colour correction, spot colour support, cropping, tiling etc. are all included as standard and are further detailed in the following sections.

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This powerful feature enables operators to position and fit images very accurately on user defined panels. These can be fitted in various ways to suit the production requirements.

The four fitting options available are , Fit, Fill, Distort and Original.

  • Fit In – use this option to fit the image to the selected paper size with the maximum scale without any distortions.
  • Fill In – the entire page is filled with the image without distortions. This option may cause some cropping of the image.
  • Distort – as the name suggests the image is distorted in one or both dimensions to fill the page size.
  • Original – this option will keep the original image size and centres the image in the page.

Additionally it is possible to use the Pan function to move the image within the panel area if required.

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This is where all submitted layout jobs are managed and processed for output to the connected printer. It includes all the features and functionalities of a high end print server. It also includes unique advance features such as RIP buffering that RIPs ahead all incoming jobs so that they can be printed immediately without any further processing required.

All incoming jobs are checked against the currently loaded media size and type. Any mismatch detected such as the wrong media type will automatically hold the corresponding jobs till the right media type is loaded. Similarly if an incoming job cannot be fitted to the current media size then it will also be held till the right roll size is loaded.

Layout jobs can be examined and edited if required. Quantity repeat jobs are automatically step and repeated across the current media width and are optimised for processing and printing speed.

Once jobs have been processed and printed then they will be moved to the archive folders where users can re-submit them for more printing. Full log of all server activities are created daily and can be examined by users if required.

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Detailed information about the connected printer and various settings for the media type and dimensions are found in this window. There are also remote printer commands that execute different procedure such as head cleaning and media calibration on the printer.

Media type as well as its dimensions are queried from the printer and these information are used to set the working area as well as the media matching parameters.

The system constantly monitors and updates the information displayed here. The information is also used by the system for production management and media matching. Any serious problem reported back from the printer is immediately highlighted to the user for urgent actions, these include media and ink out, door open, connection problem etc.

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Whether designing exhibition graphics, pop ups, display systems, billboards, vehicle wraps or simply wanting to divide images to individual panels then the tiling module within the Shiraz Signature RIP is your ideal tool.

Simply specify the overall image size and the system will then automatically divide the image into tiles that can be printed on your currently loaded media. Alternatively divide the image manually to any user-defined sizes to suit your design. Break the image into regular (billboard format) or irregular one (truck graphics).

Specify the exact overlap or cut out dimensions required between adjacent tiles. Deselect tiles that are not required for output. Confirm visually the exact preview of the tiling job as would be printed. Add crop/overlap marks and job labels and then submit to the layout. All Tiles are then nested and printed in one layout job. Tiles can be reprinted individually later on if needed.