CalderaRIP lava

All-in-one RIP software for large-format digital printing

Drive your production

Raster Image Processing solutions are an essential part of the digital printing workflow. They convert textes and image data from many formats (PDF, TIFF, JPEG…) into a format that printing and cutting devices can understand.

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.

Intuitive and fully scalable, CalderaRIP is ideal for both growing businesses and high-demanding production environments.

What’s New in CalderaRIP

NEW / October 24, 2023 – Release of Version 17
Read the What’s New and Changelog on HelpDesk.

  • Adobe PDF Print Engine 6.2
  • Official support of macOS Sonoma
  • Enhanced printing, cutting and color management possibilities

Why choose CalderaRIP 

More than a simple RIP, CalderaRIP is a complete workflow solution to manage your production.

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One RIP to drive all your devices

CalderaRIP is compatible with more than 1600 print & cut peripherals. Drive your entire production fleet with one RIP, reduce your training time and manual errors.

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Match precise colors on all printers & substrates

CalderaRIP embeds the unrivaled X-Rite i1Prism Profiler for advanced color management. Create your own ICC profiles to match precise colors across different media and printing technologies.

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Increase your productivity

Drive several workstations with one software license, and balance your production across all your devices. Make the most of your equipment and reduce production downtimes to achieve a fast return on investment.

Streamline print & cut operations

CalderaRIP includes a wide range of prepress, color management & processing tools for your daily operations.

Prepare large format jobs from an intuitive interface 

  • Drag & drop your jobs in the software  
  • Prepare complex jobs with the Tiling module 
  • Easily prepare big batches  
  • Preview your jobs in HQ before printing 

Master your colors across multiple media, devices & printing technologies 

  • Create advanced ICC profiles easily with EasyMedia, powered by x-rite technology 
  • Match precise colors across different media & printers 
  • Match & replace Spot colors 
  • Refer to official spot color libraries (Pantone, RAL, HKS, NCS) 

Track all your jobs and reduce costs for maximum profitability

  • Track, preview, (re)print, delete or archive jobs from the CalderaJobs application 
  • Multi-queue Spooler for maximum productivity 
  • Measure production-related costs 
  • Download profiles to reduce ink consumption 
  • Use PrintProof to avoid production waste 

Produce high-quality textile products and diversify your production 

  • Print richer, deeper blacks  
  • Expand your color gamut with unique ink configurations 
  • Easily repeat & align patterns 
  • Ensure consistent colors from design to production 

Automate your workflow and increase RIP performance to deliver all your jobs on time 

  • Drive all your print & cut peripherals from one interface
  • Process incoming jobs simultaneously  
  • Save & reuse print configurations  
  • Scale your RIP to drive your growing production fleet  
  • Save time, reduce errors & training time 
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Keep control of your production fleet 

Use the CalderaJobs app to manage all your print & cut jobs
  • CalderaJobs is included with CalderaRIP software
  • Manage all jobs of all your printers from one interface
  • Easily find, preview, archive, delete or (re)print any job at any time
  • Preview & check your jobs before printing
  • Avoid data loss & save time in future reprints
  • CalderaJobs is available on Linux OS, macOS and Windows

Keep your production running at all times

CalderaCare is our premium support & maintenance contract.

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

They adopted CalderaRIP

Regarding the finished product on the print side, color and repeatability are paramount, and this is where Caldera comes in. Although Caldera is performing well, we are always looking to extract the most benefit from the software, so it’s a work in progress – and as we add new products and new customers, the software is growing with us.
Steve Grundner Steve Grundner Vice-President & General Manager, Tectonics
Communicating our story requires a lot of printing in all our stores, with constantly changing point-of-sale advertising material. Our advertising and in-store communication can change on a daily basis, and Caldera allows us to respond quickly to the demands of the business. We need Caldera for its quality – it provides us with a finished product that is impeccable.
Thierry Veil Thierry Veil Founder & CEO, Bagelstein
We’ve been using Caldera RIP software for about 10 to 15 years, and we’re very happy with the customizability it offers. Our operators are constantly changing their preferences in color management and Caldera caters to this. It allows us to achieve color consistency over both locations, which is very important to us. Caldera allows us to keep our offerings at a consistently high quality.
Kyle Niner Kyle Niner Jersey City General Manager, CGS
Caldera is perfect in workflow, ripping, printing, cutting and packaging. I have worked with Caldera software for over ten years now, and there’s never been an end to learning what the software is capable of.
Daniel Oschatz Daniel Oschatz Co-CEO, Oschatz Visuelle Median
Caldera is the best program in the market right now. It is extremely fast, stable, completely user-friendly and has a great interface. I am often approached by manufacturers to use other workflows and I choose Caldera every time.
Eyal Shemesh ES Digital El Shemesh ES Digital, Israel
Having a single RIP driving our operation and interacting without problems with our workflow means that we’ve cut costs across the board. Caldera’s partner strategy means that new drivers and modules are in continuous development, so we are certain we’ve got a software backbone that is ready for whatever is thrown at us on a given day.
William Lambrecht William Lambrecht Visix, Belgium


Caldera solutions are used by thousands of print service providers around the world for signage, visual communication, industrial and textile printing. 

Caldera VisualRIP, subscription RIP package for printing signs and visual communication

The essentials of CalderaRIP

Now available in annual subscription plans

Besides our perpetual software packages, CalderaRIP is now available in 2 annual subscription plans: VisualRIP Essentials and VisualRIP Pro.

VisualRIP includes all the essential features to print at a professional level. Benefit from Caldera’s intuitive and powerful RIP solution to quickly crop, rotate, resize and color manage your files before production.

Compare our RIP packages

CalderaRIP is available in different packages according to your needs.

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The essentials of CalderaRIP for signs & visual communication— ideal for 1 or 2 printers.


Available in annual subscription plans


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The standard solution for printing large-format signage & visual communication.  


Available in perpetual licenses

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The solution for grand-format visual communication, packaging and industrial printing. 


Available in perpetual licenses

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The solution for quick, precise and profitable textile printing (soft signage, fashion, home décor).


Available in perpetual licenses

Boost your CalderaRIP with additional modules

We offer additional modules to boost the performance of CalderaRIP. Our catalogue includes cost modules, color modules, cut modules, performance & automation modules to match specific needs.

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

Color management modules

Cost management modules

Cut management modules

Performance & automation modules

Get started with CalderaRIP 

Contact us for a custom demo with our specialists, or to start your free trial.