v17 available immediately

Caldera releases latest version of CalderaRIP

CalderaRIP 17: Bicubic resampling reduces pixelation issues

Caldera has released the latest version of CalderaRIP for large-format digital printing and cutting.

The French developer said version 17 was available immediately upgrade, and that users should upgrade their RIP to experience the full range of new features and improvements.

Highlights of v17 include official support for Mac OS Sonoma, the integration of Adobe PDF Print Engine 6.2, more than 30 new drivers, and an extended range of new features to improve colour management performance and facilitate printing and cutting tasks.
Arnaud Fabre, head of product at Caldera, said: “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.”
The developer said v17 boasts an array of powerful colour management features. For the first time, users can share their spot colour libraries, a highly requested feature that significantly accelerates the setup of new work stations. Within EasyMedia, Caldera's colour management module, users gain the ability to select the formula for measuring colour distances, improving accuracy for a wide range of substrates. EasyMedia also features Auto-Smoothing, which 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, simplifying the process of achieving precise brand colours.

Users with a CalderaCare subscription will now be eligible for one InkPerformer licence for one printer, a resourceful solution that can reduce ink consumption by up to 35%, potentially cutting production costs significantly.

With v17, Caldera has introduced its own Rest API, for subscribers, enabling integration of CalderaRIP with third-party applications such as e-commerce sites or ERP software. The Rest API makes job submission more efficient and improves job cost-tracking.

Bicubic resampling is included, which enables operators to rescale images without pixelation issues, resulting in sharper and more detailed output. The SmartImport and PrintProof features also remain exclusive to CalderaCare subscribers.