Introduction to RIPping

This is an ancient document! I wrote this document in late 1997. I make it available because some of the techniques still retain some relevance.

Raster Image Processing, or RIPping, refers to the conversion of a PostScript file to a high-resolution bitmap, a necessary process in typographic-quality printing. In high-end printing, RIPping is performed by the PostScript interpreter that resides in a laser printer or filmsetter.

Here you can access four brief documents that introduce you to RIPping, in order to get a document from a Macintosh to a commercial printer:

Rip out your TrueType fonts!

Submitting raw PostScript to a print shop

Preparing to RIP

Preparing to RIP on a DocuTech

Submitting PostScript files to a commercial printer

DocuTechs I've known

Charles - Mac
2000-03-31 (a)