Xitron Raster Blaster


Sittard, Netherlands


ModelRaster Blaster


Raster Blaster accepts screened, raster TIFFs from any workflow and images them to one of the 150 output devices that Xitron supports. This allows you to manage your workflow in almost infinite configurations.You now have the ability to route RIPed files to virtually any output device. Multiple Device Support Raster Blaster provides the functionality you need to connect your existing RIP workflow to a new output device. It can also help you connect a new RIP workflow to your existing output device. Raster Blaster accepts screened, raster 1-bit TIFFs and outputs them to over 150 output devices that Xitron supports. One RIP drives many recorders You can configure Raster Blaster to help you use one RIP to drive many recorders. One RIP generates bitmaps for several recorders, allowing you to use just one high-end RIP to drive multiple devices simultaneously. Multiple RIPs Drives one recorder Raster Blaster can also connect multiple RIPs to one recorder. Even in this day of fast RIPs and networks, high resolution, imposed “8-up” jobs can make a recorder sit idle while a job is RIPing and trapping.When Raster Blaster is configured with two RIPs, it improves throughput. Supported TIFF file types: Screened black and white TIFF files: • 1-bit/multiple strips • 2-bit/multiple strips • 1-bit/single strips Compression schemes including: • CCITT Group 3 • CCITT Group 4 • CCITT Huffman •LZW • Packbits Configuration Options Raster Blaster can be configured in any one of three ways: • From another manufacturer’s RIP or proprietary prepress workflow to any one of over 150 recorders and platesetters that Xitron supports. • From two RIPs to a recorder to ensure that it does not sit idle • From a single RIP through two Raster Blasters to drive multiple devices simultaneously. Benefits • Keep your existing RIP to output to new recorders • Flexible output configurations • Enhance the performance of your large format output device • Invest in one high-end RIP to drive many recorders • Monitor status from any web browser • Easy to set-up and configure • Optimizes RIP productivity