Caldera’s signature RIP is now fully approved for use with the HP PageWide range of technical wide-format printers. Specialists from HP have completed a variety of tests to guarantee compatibility between the print suite and the machine itself, making Caldera V10 architecture a natural choice for those wanting the most from their investment in PageWide.
The 1.02m (40″) HP PageWide XL 8000 and its sister models, the PageWide XL 5000 and multi-functional XL 4000, are capable of achieving speeds of up to 30 A1 pages per minute for architectural, in-house, cartographic and some point-of-sale work. In order to achieve those speeds in combination with the potential upper quality of 1,200 x 1,200dpi, a RIP needs to be able to serve it at the right speed – with Caldera V10 unquestionably up to the task.
HP’s deep testing scenario measures the performance of the RIP against attributes that reflect a true production environment, using images that reflect both graphics and technical applications to ascertain fidelity. Stress and load tests make sure that data transmission can stand up to queues of jobs without delay, whether they contain detailed line drawings and regardless of whether they are repeated or in multiple. Bidirectional communication between the HP PageWide XL and the Caldera RIP is also vital to make sure true production data are reported faithfully to the user.
As owners are likely to invest in the folder, stacker and basket options available with HP PageWide, the examination also makes sure that these compilation options are fully compatible. With multiple media types supported, Caldera fully supports mixed media across multiple rolls, as well as providing its sophisticated job management capability to supplement PageWide’s natural speed.
“Although HP PageWide has only been on the market for a short time, Caldera has witnessed huge demand from technical and graphics print houses alike,” comments Joseph Mergui, CEO at Caldera. “Users of Caldera are often the first to invest in new technologies and it’s important to us that we give them the tools to do so as early as possible, which is why we’re delighted to have passed HP’s compatibility testing for the PageWide XL series.”