Definition of raster image processor in English:

raster image processor

(also RIP)


  • A device that rasterizes an image.

    • ‘Many wide-format printers employ their own native printer drivers, while others may need a RIP (raster image processor) to function at their best.’
    • ‘The newest raster image processors can support PDF / X - 3, preserving the original RGB (red, green and blue) images and ICC profiles until the last moment when the files are converted to printing plates.’
    • ‘The process of setting up your printer, the use of raster image processors and color management are also given the attention they deserve.’
    • ‘HyperXpress, for example, is a high-performance printing and plotting software program that uses a RIP (raster image processor) to print large files.’
    • ‘A Windows driver and Roland's VersaWorks RIP (raster image processor) are included.’


raster image processor