Caldera, part of Dover Digital Printing and Dover (NYSE: DOV), has announced the launch of a new version of its award-winning raster image processor (“RIP”) software. Version 12 has been configured to offer an enhanced user experience by bridging the gap between design and business. The suite also includes Digital Licences and CalderaDock, new tools that allow users quick access to what they need. On the functionality front, faster processing speeds and better colors will enhance productivity, and there is an extended range of user applications.
“Caldera 12 is one of the first solutions to integrate PDF Print Engine 5,” said Mark Lewiecki, Senior Product Manager, Adobe. “Caldera 12 customers will be ready for PDF 2.0 jobs, and will deliver efficient, state-of-the-art color reproduction that takes full advantage of their printers’ capabilities.”
This boundary-pushing print engine is the foundation for the next generation of PDF print workflows. It accurately renders PDF designs, providing reliable reproduction and full fidelity to the creator’s intent. APPE 5.0 harnesses the widespread adoption of the PDF imaging model to accelerate throughput efficiency, reduce costs and increase profitability, while delivering high-impact color rendering based on modern, ICC-based color management. This allows for the leveraging of the full color capabilities of whatever printer the system is driving. It also offers transparency support and 16-bit smooth shades, resulting in flawless reproduction of even the complex designs.
Also included is CalderaDock – a new, highly intuitive, user-friendly application that can be launched from within the RIP to access Caldera websites, tools and applications. Once installed, it provides users with an easy way to migrate from Version 11, using the new Save and Restore App for Linux and Mac.
Another notable feature is Huge Image Pipeline. This increases global acceleration by 10 percent compared to Version 11.2, and is four times faster on multi-layers PSD and TIFF and seven times faster at processing huge raster input files. Additionally, Tex&Repeat can now process very detailed patterns for printing on jumbo rolls for wallpaper, and the déco and textile markets. Digital Licences is a new flexible licensing system that, via the Caldera Workspace interface, gives access to new products and features faster and more easily. It allows users to digitally migrate licenses onto other sites and computer stations, speeding up production and dispensing with the use of dongles.
According to Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President Marketing & Communication, “Not only does the new Version 12 connect the design experience to business, but we are delivering greater productivity with faster processing speeds and more accurate color. The combined advances in this new suite accelerate throughput efficiency, reduce costs and increase profitability. As usual, we have put the user experience at the heart of the product, extending the range of functions and applications in line with what our customers are looking for out of their next generation RIP software.”
Headquartered outside Strasbourg in Eckbolsheim, France, Caldera is a leading developer and distributor of innovative software solutions serving the graphics and textile markets. Over the past 25 years, Caldera has developed recognition as the leading developer of raster image processing software, color management and workflow solutions for the graphics and textile space. Additional information is available on the company’s website at www.caldera.com
About Dover Digital Printing:
Dover Digital Printing is comprised of the brands of Caldera, Kiian Digital, J-Teck, MS Printing and Sawgrass Industrial and provides a complete solution of digital printing needs while driving efficiency for customers, and leading to greater speed, accuracy and profitability.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.