updated 02:10 pm EST, Fri February 23, 2007
Fusion RIP 7.2 Universal
Fusion Systems International today released Fusion RIP 7.2 (site down) for Mac OS X as a Universal Binary that runs natively on Intel-based Macs. The latest release is also twice as fast on PowerPC machines, according to the company, and expands on features developed for Fusion RIP 7.0. Enhanced features include in-RIP font emulation as well as support for the JDF 1.2, PDF/X-1a:2003 and PDF/X-3:2003 specifications. The Mac OS X RIP is natively compatible with PDF 1.6, allowing users to avoid converting to PostScript which is a potentially time-consuming process. Certified JDF enablers allow reference file format support of 1-bit TIFF-based workflows (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).