March 6
YARC Redesigns RIP
Focuses on six-color inkjet printers

by David Nagel
Senior producer

YARC Systems Corp., Camarillo, Calif., has released version 1.5 of its PostScript Level 3 RIP, which is geared toward six-color inkjet printers. The software, which implements ICC capabilities to be compatible with Apple's ColorSync, is specifically designed for printers that use cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan and light magenta (CMYKcm). It also includes support for CMYK, orange and green (CMYKOG) printers.

Version 1.5 of the RIP contains six-color driver support for the Epson Stylus Pro 5000 desktop proofer and the Stylus Pro 9000 wide-format printer.

YARC's Epson RIPs come in several hardware and software varieties. On the software-only side, the YARC EZ runs anywhere from $980 to $1,470 for the Mac OS. A pro version is available for $1,970 and includes support for several other printers as well.

On the hardware side, the company' base model YARC XL, which can handle Windows and Macintosh networking simultaneously, goes for $4,395. A multiprocessing server for Macintosh environments only sells for $3,395 in the base configuration and runs all the way up to $3,895.

YARC also develops software for Linux platforms, including a system that allows printing over the Internet and a Linux color server. For more information, visit

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