Definitions for "Raster Image Processor"
The hardware and/or software that translates data from PostScript and other high-level languages into dots or pixels in a printer or imagesetter.
A device that translates the instructions for the printing of a page into the actual pattern of dots (i.e., a raster) needed by the printer in order to image the page.
A device--either a piece of hardware, or a computer running special software--that is designed to understand and interpret POSTSCRIPT. A RIP takes a description of a page, specified in PostScript, and turns it into a graphic image suitable for printing on a particular type of printer.
Keywords:  reprographics