Using the PDF Parallel RIP

InfoPrint Manager provides the PDF Parallel RIP only when using the CPSI processing engine to improve the speed of PDF transforms for most color jobs. InfoPrint Manager converts a PDF input file into a PS file that is divided into separate pages, and distributes these pages to several RIPs running in parallel. Then, it combines the resulting AFP data stream into a printable document.

If you define two RIPs on the same InfoPrint Manager server for a PDF input file with pages of a uniform complexity, the Parallel PDF RIP client can render this file into AFP in half the time of the standard PDF transform. While the greatest performance improvements occur for jobs printing on the InfoPrint 5000 printer, you can use the Parallel PDF RIP client on any printers that produce AFP data.

Note: You cannot use the PDF parallel RIP with the PDF APPE processing engine.