Lightning LEN is a high performance LEN output plugin for the Harlequin RIP that is designed to output Esko compatible LEN files.
As well as providing integration capabilities with the high performance industry standard Harlequin RIP, its main benefit is its lightning fast performance; the combination of the Harlequin RIP and Lightning LEN gives Esko users access to what is widely acknowledged as being the fastest PostScript/PDF RIP on the planet, something that has been confirmed in numerous independent speed tests over the years.
The high performance that the Lightning LEN output plugin achieves is obtained through a unique method for implementing LEN compression, along with a significant number of code optimisation techniques that have been applied. In addition, Hamillroad engineers have built in the use of advanced multi-threading software techniques, which when used with the latest multi-core CPUs, such as the Intel Core i3/i5/i7, provide a near linear additional increase in performance.
The results of this are the creation of LEN files at extremely high speed, allowing for both greatly increased throughput and faster last minute production of time critical plates.