An imagesetter is basically an extremely high quality printer. Imagesetters are used to create the film in computer based pre-press operations. In process color work the imagesetter creates the separated output film by printing the image four times: 1 Cyan, 1 Magenta, 1 Yellow, 1 Black.
A high resolution device that prints directly to plate ready film.
The equipment used to produce a high resolution image on paper, film and other substrates. See also: PostScript; raster image processor; typsetting, digital; vectors.