Large format printer RIP from ColorGate, Caldera and Onyx

Large format printer RIP from ColorGATE

ColorGATE develope software solutions for the graphic arts industry. They are specialists in workflow automation in the following sectors: Wide, large & grande format digital printing alongside commercial, prepress and packaging. ColorGATE is committed to internationally binding standards in the graphic arts industry and develops new solutions closely together with customers and industry partners.

Productionserver 8 (PS8) Family

Productionserver 8 (PS8) Family

The Generalist Productionserver (PS8) family is the universal production RIP software that ensures excellent color management with optimum color rendering and consistent reproduction for all applications. Whether large and wide format printing, digital production according to such international standards as ISO, FOGRA, PSD, Gracol, G7 as well as for campaign printing, textile or for screen printing and print and cut – the PS8 Line-up offers the optimal RIP configuration for all types of digital print services. ColorGATE utilizes the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) by default – The market-leading RIP engine for a fast image processing of complex graphics without any surprises.

Important features:

  • High-quality components
  • Optimal color reproduction
  • Consistency of reproduction at any time
  • Maximum productivity
  • Intuitive control concept and user interface

Filmgate 8

Filmgate 8

Worldwide leading RIP software for chemical-free film production using ink jet printers for screen printing, offset printing, flexo printing and pad printing in high-end quality.

For Specialist RIP software solution Filmgate 8, customers can choose between Output Management Sets with Adobe PDF Print Engine and different printer drivers for printers of the categories Small, Medium, Large or Production, according to the printers they use for production.

Plategate 8

Plategate 8

The suitable CTP RIP software

Plategate 8 combines the complete functionality for litho offset CTP with the additional features to produce printing plates on a standard inkjet printer. Compared with conventional CTP- RIP’s Plategates satisfies with it’s easy user interface and the intuitive control concept which is equipped with all the necessary tools. For Specialist RIP software solution Plategate 8, customers can choose between Output Management Sets with Adobe PDF Print Engine and different printer drivers for printers of the categories Small, Medium or Large, according to the printers they use for production.

Proofgate 8

Proofgate 8

Digital proofing in compliance with international color standards

  • Digital contract proofing based on ISO standard 12647-7 and FOGRA reference values
  • Integrated FOGRA media wedge and evaluation with reporting function for certified proofs
  • Pre-defined job and workflow settings for automated processes

For Specialist RIP software solution Proofgate 8, customers can choose between Output Management Sets with Adobe PDF Print Engine and different printer drivers for printers of the categories Small, Medium or Large, according to the printers they use for production.

Large format printer RIP from Caldera

Caldera is headquartered in Strasbourg France with international staff members in Brasil, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, China and a subsidiary in Minneapolis, USA.

Caldera is a software company with more than 20 years’ experience in developing, marketing and supporting high-quality technological software for wide-format imaging with a commitment to increasing productivity, cost-efficiency and colour output.

Caldera’s suite of award-winning, production-orientated print and print-to-cut workflow programmes offers colour management, imaging and driving solutions for large- and grand-format peripherals.

Caldera software is production and quality orientated, key to thousands of its professional customers worldwide. Take a look at the Caldera range of large format printer RIP and imaging solutions if you are in any of the following markets:

  • Engineering
  • Corporate graphics
  • Government
  • Reprographics
  • Graphic Design

What we do : Print & Print-To-Cut Workflow for LFP, True Adobe PDF Workflow, Colour Management, Automated Workflow, Cost Management, LFP Business Management, Digital Signage.

CopyRIP

CopyRIP

Light to medium production for single- or multiple-device environments

CopyRIP is the easy-to-use, yet powerful desktop RIP solution for small-volume wide-format Print providers running a small print operation.

With intuitive features such as Step & Repeat and Nest-O-Matik™ included as standard, CopyRIP optimizes your media usage on the fly, while SuperSpooler gives you ultimate control over your print jobs. You can stop, release, reorder or change a job at any time, even if you’re not at your desk, using a remote web browser.

Caldera’s straightforward interface combined with the ability to edit and enhance documents in the program, will save you time and increase productivity. Whether you’re processing PostScript or raster files or managing end-to-end PDF workflows with the integrated Adobe PDF Print Engine, Caldera CopyRIP delivers high-quality ICC-compliant output every time.

Visual RIP+

 Visual RIP+

Medium to high production for multiple-device environments

  • Sophisticated features
  • Intuitive GUI
  • Advanced tiling module
  • Fully modular and scalable
  • Now includes APPE & EasyMEDIA

VisualRIP+ is the comprehensive workflow solution for large-format print and print-to-cut production for use with multiple devices.

Integrated features including Tiling+ and Nest-O-Matik™ help you to make the best use of your media, and sophisticated Step & Repeat allows you to RIP an image once for multiple print jobs. Hotfolders and drag-and-drop functionality simplify your workflow while SuperSpooler effortlessly manages multiple printers simultaneously, allowing you to switch jobs between queues with ease.

With a powerful ICC colour calibration engine and spot colour matching incorporated, plus a host of optional add-on modules to increase functionality, Caldera VisualRIP+ is the trusted RIP solution that will not only help to grow your business but will also grow with it.

Visual RIP

Visual RIP

Powerful Production

VisualRip is Caldera’s software solution for professional large format Print and Print-to-Cut workflow. This solution is the ideal RIP tool for printing wide format jobs with eye catching colours and contrast.

VisualRip supports in standard major printer manufacturers such as Xerox, Canon, Epson, HP, Seiko, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Kodak/Encad, Océ, Colourspan, etc…

VisualRIP does not include Tiling+.

GrandRIP+

GrandRIP+

Medium to high production for multiple-device environments

  • Powerful production workflow
  • Grand format capabilities
  • Advanced overlap and tiling management
  • Flatbed Print-to-Cut control
  • Now includes APPE & EasyMEDIA

GrandRIP+ is the ultimate production workflow solution for large-scale wide- and superwide-format print and print-to-cut applications.

Built for speed, reliability and flexibility, GrandRIP+ represents the cutting edge of wide-format production software, supporting all popular large-format printer manufacturers. Incorporating the key features of all Caldera’s RIP packages, including Nest-O-Matik™, Step & Repeat, SuperSpooler and Tiling+, GrandRIP+ also includes SignMark to add eyelet, stitch or fold marks on your tiled output and make finishing a breeze.

GrandRIP+ keeps your business adaptable with the ability to add extra modules, including cutting solutions and cost management, as you need them. All these powerful and indispensable tools are controlled from within one simple, intuitive user interface, allowing you to manage your production quickly, easily and seamlessly from start to finish.

Onyx Graphics has been providing solutions since 1989 that drive smarter workflows and help companies improve their bottom line results by reducing printing costs and increasing productivity. In early 2012, ONYX ThriveTM software was launched. The first and only wide format print workflow solution that – end-to-end – uses Adobe® PDF print engine technology. By combining color science, image processing and print production knowledge, ONYX delivers powerful, reliable printing workflow solutions.

Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe motivate Onyx Graphics  to continually develop and enhance our market-leading technologies. ONYX is on display – through our customers’ work – in millions of places throughout the world. The global channel partners and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers strengthen their position as the market leader.

  • Easier, faster universal workflow
  • Award-winning color, “out of the box”
  • PANTONE® spot color matching
  • Free software updates & technical support
  • Superior flatbed tools
  • Extensive media profiles
  • Consistent market leadership

ONYX Production House

ONYX Production House

Driving Smarter Workflows with fewer steps to production

ONYX ProductionHouse is wide format production RIP software that delivers high levels of automation, enhanced for superior output color and quality. Print service providers can achieve a streamlined print production process and reduce the time needed to prepare print jobs resulting in sellable prints faster.

Key Features

  • Superior 32-Bit ONYX Color Engine optimized for wide-format inkjet technologies
  • Highly automated Print > Read > Next color profiling system
  • Proprietary PowerChroma™ black generation technology
  • Includes a comprehensive set of drivers with thousands of standard color profiles
  • Smart 16-Bit™ Processing
  • Exclusive ONYX PosterColor® rendering
  • Maximum workflow efficiency with automated and unattended Print and Print-and-Cut workflows
  • Complete printer operator feature set for automated nesting, tiling, color correction, job management and archiving
  • Automatic PANTONE®, RAL and HKS® spot color matching
  • White and specialty ink tools
  • Step-and-Repeater module for fast creation of textile patterns
  • RIP-and-Print on the Fly while processing other files
  • Recognized as a G7 Support Tool

ONYX Poster Shop

ONYX Poster Shop

Driving Smarter Workflows with fewer steps to production

ONYX PosterShop is wide format RIP software that enables shops to unify their print production process on more than one device and provides the tools to maintain consistent output quality. Print service providers will be able prepare jobs for print quickly and find it easy to automate repetitive tasks resulting in sellable prints faster.

Key Features

  • Superior 32-Bit ONYX Color Engine optimized for wide-format inkjet technologies
  • Includes a comprehensive set of drivers with thousands of standard color profiles
  • Smart 16-Bit™ Processing
  • Exclusive ONYX PosterColor® rendering
  • Maximum workflow efficiency with automated and unattended Print and Print-and-Cut workflows
  • Complete printer operator feature set for automated nesting, tiling, color correction, job management and archiving
  • Automatic PANTONE®, RAL and HKS® spot color matching White and specialty ink tools RIP-and-Print on the Fly
  • Recognized as a G7 Support Tool

ONYX RIPCenter

ONYX RIPCenter

Driving Smarter Workflows with fewer steps to production

ONYX RIPCenter RIP software provides the control and simplicity needed to help those getting started in large format print production to achieve consistent high quality output at an affordable price. Print shops will find it easy to manage a more efficient workflow with versatile tools to reduce error and improve automation to create greater overall confidence in their final output.

Key Features

  • Award winning 32-Bit ONYX Color Engine optimized for wide-format inkjet technologies
  • Includes a comprehensive set of small to wide-format driver with thousands of standard color profiles
  • Manual spot color replacement
  • Automated spot color replacement with included PANTONE Plus®, RAL and HKS® spot color matching
  • Smart 16-Bit™ Processing
  • Exclusive ONYX PosterColor® rendering
  • Maximum workflow efficiency with Quick Sets and Unlimited Hot Folders
  • Multi-Page PDF splitting and processing
  • Virtual printing from Macintosh® and Windows® workstations
  • Automated and unattended Print and Print-and-Cut workflows
  • Complete printer operator feature set for automated nesting, tiling, color correction, job management and archiving
  • RIP-and-Print on the fly
  • Official G7® Support Tool

ONYX Thrive workflow

ONYX Thrive workflow software offers print service providers a scalable print production solution based on Adobe® technologies. Print service providers can feel confident about investing in workflow software that fits the way their shop works today, with the peace of mind that comes with the ability to scale up their ONYX Thrive workflow software as their business grows. ONYX Thrive – including ONYX Thrive 211, ONYX Thrive 642, and ONYX Thrive 862 – enables a true end-to-end PDF workflow from digital file submission through color management, printing and cutting. The Thrive™ Production Manager browser-based user interface enables workflow control from anywhere, optimizing both operator and output device productivity.