Software developer Caldera has released Version 17 of CalderaRIP for large-format digital printing & cutting.

Highlights of this new Version include the official support of macOS Sonoma, the integration of Adobe PDF Print Engine 6.2, more than 30 new drivers, and an extended range of new features to facilitate colour management, printing and cutting tasks.

Arnaud Fabre, head of product at Caldera, says, “CalderaRIP remains at the forefront of PDF performance with the integration of the latest version of Adobe PDF Print Engine. This integration not only ensures compatibility with Adobe Creative Suite’s evolution, but also guarantees precise rendering for all PDF files.

“As always, our users can rely on Caldera’s stability and high performance to deliver perfect results, streamline their processes and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing industry.”

Version 17 features

Colour management features in the new version enable sharing of spot colour libraries, which helps make new workstation setup easier. Within EasyMedia, Caldera’s colour management module, you can select the formula for measuring colour distances, helping to ensure accuracy for a wide range of substrates. The Auto- Smoothing option improves linearisation curves and eliminates colour management inaccuracies. In addition, Caldera continues to provide official access to spot colour libraries, including Pantone, RAL and HKS. Version 17 enables the latest additions of Pantone Solid Coated V5 and Solid Uncoated V5.

A CalderaCare subscription allows one InkPerformer license for one printer. This solution can reduce ink consumption by up to 35 per cent, according to Caldera.

Caldera REST API enables integration of CalderaRIP with third-party applications such as webshops or ERP software. It allows more efficient job submission and improved job cost-tracking. In addition, Caldera has integrated the bicubic resampling feature allowing operators to rescale images without pixelation issues.

Version 17 of CalderaRIP also allows you to leverage the ‘repeat_y’ metadata within SmartImport to set the desired number of vertical pattern repetitions, opening the door for automated wallpaper production.

Samin Sarkar, general manager at Caldera, says “Caldera continues to push the boundaries of digital printing technology, and this latest Version shows our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. With its array of new features and enhanced performance, users can expect improved efficiency, precision, and creative possibilities.”

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