In his first article Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, discussed the basics for calculating the required data rate of a RIP, the second article deals with the selection of the class of the Raster Image Processor (RIP):
- Up to 250 MB/s: a single RIP with multi-threading is sufficent.
- Up to 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs should be used on a single server.
- Above 1 GB/s: multiple RIPs distributed over multiple servers are required.
The articles are primarily aimed at manufacturers of output systems (digital printing, CTP). However, it is also interesting for users who wish to learn more about the architecture of RIPs.