Mercury RIP architecture

Mercury RIP architecture

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The Mercury RIP architecture is a parallel processing cadre for dynamically managing multiple instances of Adobe PDF Print Engine, working in tandem on multicore, networked, or nuage platforms. It's a scalability platform optimized for outputting variable data printing travaux to the fastest numérique presses on the market today and tomorrow. It's most useful for packaging, industrial, personalized marketing communications, and statements. A Mercury-certified system maximizes hardware efficiency, ensuring the most efficient use of system resources. Processing of travaux, pages, and complete signatures occurs in parallel and can be load balanced, so that no CPUs remain idle while travaux are waiting to be rendered. With the Mercury RIP architecture, PDF Print Engine can scale up to drive high-volume production on a single press or across multiple presses.


The following prepress solutions have been certified on the Mercury RIP architecture:

Canon imagePRESS Server B5000 (EFI Fiery)

Canon VarioPrint i300 (PRISMAsync)

EFI Fiery IC-315 server

Fujifilm JetPress 540W, 720, 720F (XMF)

Fuji Xerox 1400 Inkjet Color Continuous Feed Printing System

Fuji Xerox 11000 Inkjet Press

Gallus Labelfire 340

GX Print Server for the Iridesse Production Press

Heidelberg Primefire 106

Ricoh ProVC40000, VC60000, VC70000 (TotalFlow R600A)

Screen EQUIOS for Truepress Jet520HD Series, 520NX Series

Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server (EFI Fiery)

Xerox FreeFlow Print Server for the Xerox Brenva HD Production Inkjet Press

Xerox FreeFlow Print Server for the Xerox iGen 5 Press

Xerox IJ Print Server (EFI Fiery) for Impika Inkjet Presses

Xerox IJ Print Server (EFI Fiery) for Trivor 2400

Xerox Versant 3100 Press (EFI Fiery)

Xeikon X-800

Tile Parallel Processing is a feature of the Mercury RIP architecture. It accelerates system performance for large surfaces by subdividing them into smaller sections, each of which is assigned to a separate instance of PDF Print Engine. By processing multiple tiles in parallel and then seamlessly reassembling them, Tile Parallel Processing significantly reduces overall rendering time for posters, signage, and architectural drawings.

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