Mercury RIP architecture

Mercury RIP architecture

The Mercury RIP architecture is a parallel processing framework for dynamically managing multiple Adobe PDF Print Engine instances, working in tandem on multi-core, networked, or cloud platforms. It’s a scalability platform optimized for outputting variable data printing jobs to the fastest digital presses 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 jobs, pages, and complete signatures occurs in parallel and can be load-balanced so that no CPUs remain idle while jobs 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.

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 assigned to a separate instance of PDF Print Engine. Tile parallel processing significantly reduces overall rendering time for posters, signage, and architectural drawings by processing multiple tiles in parallel and then seamlessly reassembling them.

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

Canon VarioPrint i300 and iX Series (PRISMAsync)

Fiery IC-315 server

Canon imagePRESS Server B5000 (Fiery)

Xerox Versant 3100 Press (Fiery)

Xerox EX-P 5 Print Server (Fiery)

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

Fujifilm JetPress 1160CF

Fujifilm Business Innovation 1400 Inkjet Color Continuous Feed Printing System

Fujifilm Business Innovation Jet Press 1160CFG

Fujifilm Business Innovation GX Print Server for the Iridesse Production Press

Fujifilm Business Innovation Jet Press 2150CFG

Fujifilm Business Innovation Revoria Flow Series

Gallus Labelfire 340

Ricoh ProVC40000, VC60000, VC70000 (TotalFlow R600A), VC80000 (TotalFlow Print Server R900A)

Screen EQUIOS for Truepress Jet520HD, 520NX, and 560 HDX series

Screen EQUIOS for Pac 520P, Pac 830F series

Xeikon X-800

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

Xerox FreeFlow Print Server for the Xerox iGen 5 Press