Caldera enables CopyTop, the number one digital printer in France, to extend its offer of services to digital grand format reproduction.
COPY-TOP, leader in the digital printing industry in France, has retained Caldera Graphics, the French publisher of large printing solutions, within the context of the renewing of its stock of large-format inkjet printers.
The experience acquired by COPY-TOP in large-format color inkjet printing rested almost exclusively on machines equipped with internal PostScript controllers whose functionalities were limited. COPY-TOP’s decision-makers quickly realized that only a RIP software solution would offer their users the versatility and flexibility necessary to answer every demand coming from the customers in the stores.
« We’ve chosen Caldera’s solution, first for the quality of reproduction it guarantees on Epson printers, but also for its automatic nesting function (Nest-O-Matik) which allows us to make a substantial economy of media », explained Sylvain Rodet, Technical Director. «The suggested rival solutions didn’t bring us such a level of quality and functionality.»
The whole equipment was provided and installed by the PixelTech company, who has been a partner of Caldera and Epson for a very long time. Pixel Tech has also ensured the
training of the users on the spot, and maintains a daily phone support service. In the end, 19 of the 28 stores of the network have been equipped with an Epson 9800 printer driven by Caldera’s VisualRIP. Additionally, in some of them, the number of HP printers already installed have also been connected to the newly-deployed Caldera RIP, offering them a second youth and allowing them an access to the advanced printing functions specific to
Caldera’s VisualRIP (automated nesting, Step & Repeat, spooler management…).
Caldera Graphics is a software publisher, specialized on Mac OS X and Linux platforms, who offers solutions dedicated to color management, imaging, and to the driving of large-format printing peripherals. For more than 15 years, Caldera’s solution have been production-oriented.
Caldera numbers to date several thousands of users throughout
the world, among professionals of visual communication that are reprographers, silkscreen printers, stand-creators, sign-makers and photo labs. In 2006, Caldera’s GrandRIP has won the DPIA (Digital Printing & Imaging Association) Product of the Year award at the SGIA exhibition in Las Vegas.
Nowadays, COPY-TOP is the leader in digital printing, graphic services and digitization solutions (Scan/GED). With 30 years of experience and expertise, COPY-TOP offers a complete range of products and services for businesses, public services and private individuals. From single copies to long series, in black & white or in color, from paper
originals or computer files, everyone will get, thanks to its highly-qualified teams, the advice necessary to producing quality works within short and well-kept delays. Whatever the document to create, COPY-TOP will do everything in its power, including the use of the most performing materials and most recent technologies, to guarantee its customers an optimal quality and competitive prices.
COPY-TOP, much more than printing
About Pixel Tech
Since 1997, Pixel Tech has been offering integrated systems for acquisition, processing and color printing to professionals of largeformat visual communication. A historical partner of Caldera Graphics, Pixel Tech counts many references in graphic arts, reprographics; silkscreen printing, sign-making and photo labs. Thanks to its strong abilities in the field of large format reproduction workflows and color management, Pixel Tech has managed to stand out as a key player on the market of large-format digital printing.