Color Management

Print accurate, vibrant colors with Caldera

Master your color output 

In digital printing, color management refers to the process of ensuring consistent and accurate color reproduction across different printers and substrates. Color management is essential because each device has its own color gamut (range of colors it can reproduce), and color space (representation of colors). Different devices may interpret and display colors differently, resulting in variations and inconsistencies in color reproduction.  

Achieving a balance between nice gradients, vibrant colors and precise reproduction is a challenge requiring proper color management practices— including color measurement, profiling, regular device calibration and proofing processes.  

Key steps of color management

Understanding color spaces

Color spaces refer to the range and gamut of colors that can be represented or reproduced by a device (RGB for screens, CMYK for printers).

Performing calibration

Calibration refers to the process of adjusting a device to ensure accurate color output. It involves measuring and adjusting various parameters, and must be done regularly to maintain consistency over time.  

Using color profiles

A color profile is a digital file describing how a device renders color. Each device used in the printing workflow should have its own profile. ICC profiles are commonly used in color management to ensure consistent color reproduction. 

Get training on Caldera software

New to color management?

Caldera offers several color management trainings.

You can get trained in our facilities, from the comfort of your workplace, or online.

Print accurate colors across your devices with Caldera  

No matter the application you are printing for and the printer-media-ink configuration you are using, Caldera helps you to print accurate, vibrant colors.  

CalderaRIP provides advanced ICC profile creation, spot color libraries (Pantone, RAL, HKS, NCS), spot color matching & replacement tools to help you deliver precise colors. Our software can be used with a range of spectrophotometers to measure all your physical samples.

Benefit from intuitive color management tools
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Print consistent colors across media & technologies 
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Why printing professionals love Caldera

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
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

Get started with Caldera  

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