Navigator Harlequin RIP and Workflow

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The Path to Prepress Independence

Xitron’s Navigator Harlequin RIP and Workflow is a best-in-class implementation of Global Graphic’s Harlequin RIP technology. Providing prepress environments with fast, predictable, and reliable interpretation of PostScript, PDF, and EPS format files, Navigator is the most trusted name in RIP architecture with over 35,000 installations worldwide.

  • TrapPro: TrapPro is an object-based Harlequin trapping option for the Navigator RIP that delivers outstanding performance with excellent memory utilization.
  • Simple Imposition: Harlequin RIP Simple Imposition is an easy-to-use tool designed to address the most common imposition layout schemes, often eliminating the need for a separate imposition application.
  • HDS Screening: Frequency Modulated Screening (FM) places dots of varying sizes in a pseudo-random way to produce the required image without standard halftone screening.
  • HXM Hybrid Screening: Designed to improve print quality by increasing the output LPI for any given resolution, Hybrid Screening uses a combination of AM and FM dots.
  • CIP3: Automatically generate .ppf ink control files for press consoles capable of CIP3 import.
  • Raster PDF: Create rasterized PDF files of jobs for soft proofing or output on third-party systems while maintaining RIP accuracy.


Building on this successful foundation, Navigator Harlequin RIP and Workflow adds cross-platform functionality and user control from any workstation on the network. Protracted scalability enhances performance while maintaining the overall low cost of ownership.

Low Cost of Ownership – Prolong the life of expensive CtP systems by updating only the element that requires attention; the rip software! Productive Navigator RIP and workflow modules are the least expensive components to replace, keeping your system current with modern design and layout applications like CS Cloud.

Interpretive Accuracy – New PDF functionality can cause problems for older RIPs. Native PDF processing in the Harlequin RIP software means features like transparency are handled cleanly and correctly, greatly reducing interpretation errors while saving you time and money.

Network-wide access – Client/Server architecture allows jobs to be accessed from anywhere, not just at the output device. Cross-platform compatibility and administrative security give operators the precise job control they need, right from their own workstations.

A Preview That Doesn’t Stop Production – View RIPed data from any workstation . . . without halting the Harlequin RIP and stifling production. Choose from multiple magnifications, single plates or combos, spot colors, and traps down to the pixel level. Verify the data before it makes its way to the plate and costs you money.

Intelligent Job Tracking and Search – Navigator RIP software conforms to your environment. Whatever your naming convention; ticket number, customer, job, date, or combination of several key fields, Navigator’s intelligent search feature works across all workflows in real time. You won’t waste a moment locating jobs in the system.

Output to Hundreds of Devices – Xitron built its reputation as an alternative to proprietary systems with the Navigator RIP and Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher. If you want to keep your current output device while improving your prepress production, Xitron probably has the answer. Whether you are running offset, flexo, digital, commercial, packaging, labels, or dozens of other applications, most major markets and methods are covered with the Navigator Harlequin RIP and workflow.

Recommended Specs:


Core‐I 3, 5, or 7 processor at 3 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent

Operating System

32‐bit Navigator is supported on:

  • Windows 7 SP1 (excludes Starter edition)

64‐bit Navigator is supported on:

  • Windows 7 SP1 (excludes Starter edition)
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (requires SP1, Standard edition only, excludes Server Core configuration)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard edition only, excludes Server Core configuration)

Hard Drive

500 GB or larger, preferably 7200 RPM or higher


4 GB RAM if not using TrapPro; 8 GB RAM when using TrapPro

Workflow Operating System:


  • Windows 7, 32, and 64 bit
  • Windows 10


  • OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.14

Note: The use of more than 4 GB RAM implies a 64‐bit RIP build

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 2 × 9 in
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