Buy Harlequin RIPLightning TIFF Demo

Lightning TIFF is a high performance TIFF output plugin. It is designed to work with any full resolution Harlequin RIP dongle v.5 or later. As well as providing a significant number of additional features, the software's main benefit is its lightning fast performance. Most users will see up to a 4x overall improvement in performance and throughput when it is used. The speed depends on output mode, compression mode, resolution, screening, job content and platform. Lightning TIFF can be added to any full resolution Harlequin dongle v.5 or later.

Thank you for your interest in downloading our Lightning TIFF Demo. We are here to help so if you need assistance with any part of the installation please give us call at (941) 925-1303 or email

Configuring the Lightning TIFF Demo on an existing Harlequin RIP. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are already using a Harlequin RIP and would like to demo the Lightning TIF plugin in your existing RIP you can start at Step #1 listed below. If you do not have a Harlequin RIP and need to download a demo of the Harlequin RIP as well please email

Step 1: Download the plugin
Select the appropriate download based on your RIP version:

Download the Windows version of the LightningTIFF3 (32-bit) Plugin for Harlequin RIP v.10 (32-bit)

Download the Windows version of the LightningTIFF3 (64-bit) Plugin for Harlequin RIP v.10/v.11 (64-bit)

Download the Windows version of the LightningTIFF3 (32-bit) Plugin for Harlequin RIP v.9 and earlier (32-bit)

Download the Macintosh version of the LightningTIFF3 Plugin for the Macintosh Harlequin RIP

Step 2: Unzip and Install the Plugin
Once you have downloaded and unzipped the appropriate plugin you will need to startup the RIP software. Next, you will need to go to the RTI RIP-Kit menu and scroll down to Print File. Select a page setup and then browse to the Lightning TIFF Installer Postscript File (Lightning TIFF Once you have selected this file click PRINT. This will install the Lightning TIFF plugin into the RIP. Next, you will need to quit the RIP and start the RIP in order for the plugin to properly load. This plugin will run in a functional demo mode for 7 days at which time the plugin will stop working.

Step 3: Create a Page Setup
Go to the RTI RIP-Kit menu and scroll down to the Page Setup Manager. Click on New to create a new page setup. From the Device section, select Lightning TIFF from the Device popup menu. Next, click on the CONFIGURE DEVICE button and select your TIFF settings. Once you have configured your TIFF output settings, click OK to get back to the main page setup window. You may now select the standard settings for the rest of the Page Setup dialog including CMYK Separations under the Style drop down menu and the resolution in the upper right hand section of the page setup. Once you have finished configuring the page setup you can click SAVE AS to save the page setup.

Step 4: RIP Test Files
With a fully configured RIP you will be able to print directly to the RIP through a shared printer from other computers on the network. Since you will be using the demo version of the software, there is a very simple way to test jobs through the RIP without having to go through setting up shared printers. If you copy any PDF or PS file on to the desktop of the RIP you can go to the RTI RIP-Kit menu and scroll down to PRINT FILE. Next, BROWSE to your file and then change the page setup drop down to your newly created page setup. Next, click PRINT to process the file through the RIP. NOTE: If you do not change from the DEFAULT PAGE SETUP to your newly created page setup you will simply see a preview of the job at the RIP. Below is a sample PDF file in case you would like to run this file through the RIP: RTI Test File

TIFF output can be used with a wide variety of output devices including:

AB Dick DPM-2340, DPM-2508, DPX, Vector 52 through TIFF downloader or existing Harlequin RIP
Agfa devices using Agfa Print Drive, Agfa Open Connect or Agfa Arkitex Newsdrive including:
Agfa Acento E, Acento S, Acento IIE, Acento IIS, Acento LF
Agfa Antares, Antares 1000, 1000XT, 1600XT (CS Emerald PlateJet 4, Platejet 8, Newsjet)
Agfa Avalon II, Avalon LF, Avalon SF, Avalon VLF Thermal
Agfa Galileo V, Galileo S, Galileo VS, Galileo VE
Agfa Palladio I and Palladio II
Agfa Xcalibur 45, 50, 60, 70 or 80
Agfa Xcalibur VLF E, VLF E Elite, VLF S Elite, VLF XT, VLF XT Elite
Alfaquest devices with PrintExpress/CPM
Accelerao, NewsXpress, FasTRACK Direct through existing RIP software
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 400 including 440, 450, 440 SCA, 450 SCA, 440 MCA, 450 MCA)
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 800 including 840, 850, 840 SCA, 850 SCA, 840 MCA, 850 MCA)
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 5 including 541, 543, 544
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 6 including 646, 656
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 7 including 741, 736, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 11 including 1150, 1150 SCA, 1150 MCA, 1152, 1154
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 15 including 1550, 1550 SCA, 1550 MCA, 1552
BasysPrint UV-Setter Series 16 including 1650, 1650 SCA, 1650 MCA, 1652
BasysPrint UV-Setter 57 and UV-Setter 1116 with TIFF catcher
Creo devices using Creo Print Console or Prinergy EVO TIFF downloader including:
Creo Lotem 400V, 400V2, 800V, 800V2
Creo Trendsetter 3230, 3244VF, 3244, 3244S, 3244AL, 3244F, 4557F Quantum, Spectrum
Creo Trendsetter 4557, 5067, 5080, 5467, 5880
Creo ThermoFlex, ThermoFlex TFI 5067, 5280
Creo Trendsetter News
See HighWater listing
Cymbolic Sciences PlateJet 4, PlateJet 8, Newsjet using PlateQ
ECRM devices using manufacturer's TIFF catcher or ECRM CT Server including:
ECRM Mako 2, Mako 2x, , Mako 4, Mako 4x, Mako 8, Mako 8x
ECRM DPX 2, DPX 4, DPX 4 Eco
ECRM Stingray 63QS
ECRM Mako News, Mako News xtra, Mako NEWSmatic , Mako NEWSmatic HS
ECRM TigerCat 2, TigerCat 4
Escher-Grad devices using Escher-Grad ImageSpool including:
Escher-Grad Cobalt 4, 4 News, 4 Next, 4 Auto
Escher-Grad Cobalt 6, 6 News, 6 Next, 6 Auto
Escher-Grad Cobalt 8, 8 News, 8 Next, 8 Auto
Escher-Grad Cobalt 24, 32, 32VLF
Esko devices using Esko-Graphics or Direct TIFF Expose including:
Esko-Graphics DPX 4
Purup Esko CDI Spark 2120, 2530, 4260, 4260 Auto, 4835, Compact 4835, 5080, Advance 5080
Purop Esko CDI Advance Cantilever 1450, 1750
EFEI devices using FFEI TIFF Catcher including:
FFEI Alinte 4e, 4 range, 4 SAL, 4 MAL, 8 SAL, 8 MAL, 8 (HS) High Speed, 8 range
FFEI Alinte News VN10, VN20, VN30, VN40 range
Flexo LaserSetter Nano, Piccolino, Piccolo, Piccolo FX, Medio, Largo, XLargo
Fuji devices using Fuji Luxel Gateway, Output Director, Cegway, Flatrunner or Fuji PD System Pro TIFF Catcher including:
Fuji Dart 4300E, 4300S, 6000, T-6000, T-6000E, T-6000III

Fuji FinalProof Luxel CP-5600
Fuji Javelin 8300E, 8300S
Fuji Javelin 8600E, 8600S, 8600Z
Fuji Javelin 8800E, 8800S, 8800Z
Fuji Javelin Luxel F-6000, T-6000, VX-6000, F-9000, T-9000, T-9000E, T-9000II, T-9000HS, T-9000HS-S, P-9600, V-9600, VX-9600
Fuji Luxel T-6300CTP, T-6300CTP S, T-9300CTP, T-9300CTP S, T-9500CTP, T-9500CTP S, T-9500CTP HS, T-9800CTP II
Fuji PictroProof II
Fuji PlateRite Niagara, 8800II, 8600, 8000II, 8100
Fuji PlateRite Ultima 1600IIE, 1600IIS, 1600IIZ
Fuji PlateRite Ultima 24000S, 24000Z, 36000S, 36000Z
Fuji PlateRite News 2000
Fuji Sumo (Luxel F-9000)
Heidelberg machines using using Prinect MetaShooter including:
Heidelberg Prosetter P52, P74, PF74, P102, PF102
Heidelberg Suprasetter A52, 75, A75, 105, A105, 145, 162, 190
HighWater Cobra 2, Cobra 8
HighWater Python
HighWater Platinum 2218, Platinum 2230
CRON TP-3332, TP-3348, TP-3364, TP-4632, TP-4648, TP-4664
CRON UVP-4632, UVP-4648, UVP-4664
HP Indigo 3500, 5000, 5500, 7000 Presses through existing RIP
IWATSU machines using using IW TIFF Print from Iwatsu including:
Iwatsu LP-510e TIFF Application model (NON RIP model)
Iwatsu LP-610e TIFF Application model (NON RIP model)
KIWO I-Jet 2
KIWO ScreenSetter Model 7050, 4030, 3030, 2820
Kodak devices using Prinergy EVO TIFF downloader or workflow including:
Kodak Generation News
Kodak Trendsetter News
Kodak Magnus 200K
Kodak Magnus 400, Magnus 400 Quantum
Kodak Magnus 80 XLF Quantum
Kodak Thermoflex Mid Hybrid, Thermoflex Mid, Thermoflex Narrow Hybrid, Thermoflex Narrow, Thermoflex Wide
Kodak Polychrome DirectPress DI 5634 using TIFFs and an external program called DI Write
Kodak Matchprint One Bit TIFF Interface (OBTi)

Krause CTP Easy
Krause LS Jet, LS Jet Asia, LS Performance, LS Precision V8, LS Precision V16, LS Precision V24, LS Precision V32
Krause XJet
Krause Smart'n'Easy
Latran Prediction 1420, 2000, 2230, 4600
Luscher devices using Q2-Spooler or TIFF catcher including:
Luscher FlexPose!direct, FlexPose!direct 250L, FlexPose!direct 301, FlexPose!direct 602
Luscher XPose! 75, 130, 160, 180
Luscher JetScreen DX 22, 35
Mitsubishi devices using the TIFF capture option:
Mitsubishi DPX2, DPX4, DPX4 Eco
Mitsubishi Thermal DigiPlate TDP-459
OLEC DSI 30, 40, 50
Presstek Dimension 200, 225, 400, 425, 800, Karat
Presstek Compass 4015, 4038, 8022, 8030
Presstek DPM Pro 400
Presstek TX-52
Printware PlateStream Violet, Violet 4, VioletHS
See Esko-Graphics listing above
Richmond Graphics DirectJet CTS (Computer-To-Screen System)
Richmond Graphics DirectJet Pro CTS
RIPit SpeedSetter VM, VMPlus, VM4 using "ImagerQ" TIFF server

See Creo listing above
Screen devices using Screen Flatrunner or TrueFlow Dot Tiff Controller (DTC) including:
Screen PlateRite 8600, 8000II, 8100
Screen PlateRite Ultima 32000 and 32000Z
Screen PlateRite FX870 and FX1524
Screen Truepress 344 Printing Press accepts 1-bit TIFFs directly
Screen Truepress 544 Printing Press using existing RIP software
SuperLuck Thermal CTP SL-80CTP, SL-110CTP
Any platesetter, RIP, workflow or output device that accepts TIFF
Xante VM2, VM2 Plus, VM4, VM4 News using Xante's ImagerQ 1-bit TIFF Server

Xerox iGen3, iGen4 Digital Press through Xerox FreeFlow Print Server or EFI Fiery Color Server
Xitron Navigator v.4.5 or later and Raster Blaster accepts TIFF files
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