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Running the Harlequin Core with clrip (Linux, macOS, and Windows)

This page applies to Harlequin v14.0r0 and later; and to Harlequin Core only.

To run the prebuilt test harness for Harlequin Core:

  1. Open a terminal window or a command prompt in the directory where the RIP was installed.
  2. Change directory into the bin folder, which contains the clrip executable.
  3. To verify the installation and LDK key, run the command clrip -l.
  4. A list of output options is displayed.

Simple usage

The simplest way to rip a job with Harlequin Core is to run clrip, as follows:
    clrip –c <config> <inputfile>

In the above command line, <config> is the name of a configuration file, such as Monochrome72dpi. The file contains configuration details that set items such as output colorants, resolution, and so on. These files are read from the SW/TestConfig folder.

Black and white (monochrome) output

The following configuration produces a black and white, halftoned 72 dpi .tif output file:
     clrip –c Monochrome72dpi ../Samples/IceCreamLabel.pdf

Color (CMYK) output

The following configuration produces a contone CMYK 300 dpi .tif output file:
           clrip –c CMYKComposite300dpi ../Samples/IceCreamLabel.pdf

Advanced usage

The following clrip.exe parameters control the basic operation:

-c <configuration>A configuration file in the SW/TestConfig folder that sets parameters such as mono/CMYK/dpi, and so on.
-o <pagebuffer>Format of the output file, TIFF, JPEG, RAW, None, and so on. You should only use this option for experimenting with output formats. It does not work with the Scalable RIP nor raster parameters. Use the setpagedevice operator's /PageBufferType key in the configuration in preference.

They can be used together. For example, a CMYK 300 dpi with JPEG output follows:
     clrip.exe –c CMYKComposite300dpi –o JPEG ../Samples/IceCreamLabel.pdf

The configuration is a PostScript-language file.

Further configuration examples used in this guide are available in SW/TestConfig; they are documented in Guide to Harlequin Core Resources.

To list all available command-line options for clrip, type clrip with no arguments. To list all configurations and page buffer types, use the lower-case l option:
     clrip -l

Detailed instructions on using clrip are in The clrip application.

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