Software Packages & Plans

Caldera solutions for digital printing

Compare our software packages

CalderaRIP is available in several packages (annual subscription plans or perpetual licenses) and PrimeCenter is available in annual subscription plans. Make sure you check our supported devices and technical requirements before purchasing our solutions.

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CalderaRIP

Drive your print & cut production

CalderaRIP is a comprehensive RIP software designed to improve productivity and color output. It is the preferred choice of print service providers around the world to drive all their large format printers and cutters. It provides advanced color management, prepress, imaging and processing tools to produce all types of indoor and outdoor applications.

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CalderaRIP is available in annual subscription plans (VisualRIP) or in perpetual licenses (VisualRIP+, GrandRIP+). To subscribe to VisualRIP, go to our webstore. To purchase a perpetual package, contact us.

Note that licence upgrades are only available from VisualRIP+ to GrandRIP+.

CalderaRIP Packages
SUBSCRIPTION
ENTRY-LEVEL RIP
(Drive 1-2 printers)
PERPETUAL
ALL-IN-ONE RIP
(Drive an unlimited number of printers)
PACKAGE
VisualRIP
VisualRIP+
GrandRIP+
Markets
Signage & Visual Communication
Signage & Visual Communication
Visual Communication, Packaging & Industrial Printing
Edition
Essentials
Pro
Essentials
Pro
Pro
Enterprise
Platinum
GENERAL
Print drivers included
1 Large
2 Large
1 Large
2 Large
1 Grand
1 Grand
4 Grand
Additional print drivers (unlimited)*
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
Users included
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Adobe PDF
Adobe Light
Adobe PDF Print Engine
Adobe Light
Adobe PDF Print Engine
Adobe PDF Print Engine
Adobe PDF Print Engine
Adobe PDF Print Engine
PREPRESS TOOLS
- Step&Repeat
- Compose
- Tiling+
- Print & Cut Miror
- Print bleed
COLOR MANAGEMENT
X-Rite ICC Profiling Engine
Not available
Option
- Spot color libraries (Pantone, RAL, HKS...)
- Advanced spot color management
- Colorbooks
- Last-minute color correction
- Color replacement
- Relinearization
- Support of White, Silver, Varnish inks
RGBWorkflow
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
CustomInkset
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
PrintStandardVerifier
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
PRODUCTION & COST OPTIMIZATION
CostProof
Not available
Option
Option
InkPerformer
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
Hardware Acceleration
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
CUTTING & FINISHING
- Support of barcodes & QR codes
- ContourNesting
- CutServer
GrandCutServer
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Trim-O-Matik
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
AUTOMATION
- Drag & Drop images
- QuickPrint & presets
- Save & import archived jobs
Unlimited Hotfolders
Not available
SmartImport
Not available
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
Nexio
Not available
Not available
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
SUPPORT
- Knowledge base (HelpDesk)
- Ticket-based technical support
Phone-based support with SLA**
Not available
Not available
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
Unlimited access to online trainings
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
SOFTWARE UPDATES
Updates (minor versions and corrective patches)
Upgrades (major versions)
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
CalderaCare
BROCHURES
Download the VisualRIP Datasheet
Download the VisualRIP+ Datasheet
Download the GrandRIP+ Datasheet

*Additional drivers must be purchased.

Adobe Light vs. Adobe PDF Print Engine

Both Adobe Light and Adobe PDF Print Engine fully support PS and PDF files and guarantee accuracy in gradients and transparencies. Adobe PDF Print Engine provides additional features (FineLine Rendering) and hardware speed optimization.

Adobe Light
Adobe PDF Print Engine
Support of PS & EPS files
Support of gradients
Support of transparencies
Multi-page PDF
✓*
FineLine Rendering
Overprint options
Anti-aliasing
Selection of preview resolution and size
Multithreading**
XObject catching (PDF-VT optimization)***

*Reduced performance when processing heavy multi-page PDF files.

**Multithreading impacts the performance of complex files with lots of transparencies, overprint, huge raster images embedded, and/or complex gradients.

***XObject impacts the performance of PDF-VT (variable data for label and packaging). 

CalderaRIP options

Additional modules are available to match specific needs. Click here to learn more about CalderaRIP optional modules.

  • Color management modules
  • Cost management modules
  • Cut management modules
  • Performance & automation modules

Color management modules

Cost management modules

Cut management modules

Performance & automation modules

CalderaCare, the support and maintenance contract

Keep your production running at all times

CalderaCare is our premium support & maintenance contract.

Get priority access to technical support, unlock exclusive features in your software, get all major & minor upgrades and unlimited access to online training courses.

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