Wasatch Computer Technology has released Wasatch SoftRIP® version 6.1 featuring the industry’s first full 16-bit colour rendering pipeline. This innovation builds upon Wasatch’s Precision Stochastic Screens halftoning method to bring high definition colour quality to the printing process.
16-bit rendering improves image quality in much the same way as switching from a glossy file format like a jpeg to the data rich RAW format used by professional digital photographers. RIPs with 8-bit rendering lose colour data in the printing process. SoftRIP v6.1 maintains the colour data to produce output that is truly faithful to the original source image. The effects of this innovation will be particularly dynamic when working with vector gradients and printing with lower quality consumables.
“With SoftRIP’s 16-bit colour pipeline, colour accuracy is improved and tonal banding becomes a thing of the past,” says Wasatch Vice President Jay Griffin. “Wasatch 6.1 will create a new definition of colour quality in the digital inkjet market.”