Caldera PrimeCenter prepress software for digital printing

Job preparation & nesting software

Prepare your print & cut files

PrimeCenter is a powerful prepress solution designed to optimize job preparation for digital printing and cutting.

Prepress plays a critical role in ensuring the quality and consistency of the final output. Automating repetitive tasks such as preflight, nesting, adding cut marks & annotations guarantees less bottlenecks, significant time and media savings— and increased productivity.

Caldera PrimeCenter, Prepress software, job preparation, nesting

What’s new in PrimeCenter

LATEST UPDATE / October 11, 2023 – Release of PrimeCenter 2.6
Read the What’s New and Changelog articles on HelpDesk.

  • Support of macOS Sonoma & ZCC4 Drivers

  • Enable/Disable orientation information from barcodes

  • View your most used profiles

An efficient workflow starts at the prepress stage



Import your jobs in PrimeCenter— either manually or automatically from a webshop or ERP solution— and prepare them for production.

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Manage media parameters, preflight, print bleed, cut contours, cutter registration marks, annotations, and the nesting of your images to maximize media usage.

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Export your ready-to-print & ready-to-cut files directly to your RIP software for production and finishing.

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Why choose PrimeCenter

Optimize job preparation to save time, reduce production costs and focus on added-value tasks.

Prepare print & cut files with PrimeCenter, Caldera's prepress software

Prepare jobs faster

Connect PrimeCenter with your existing tools (webshop, MIS/ERP software, RIP software) and automate the preparation of your files.  

Nest rectangular and complex shapes with Caldera PrimeCenter

Improve image nesting

Use the most powerful nesting engine on the market to nest rectangular and complex shapes— and make the most of your valuable media.

Automate prepress tasks with Caldera PrimeCenter

Automate complex tasks

Automate your prepress workflow, reduce time spent on repetitive tasks by 30% and boost your productivity.

They use PrimeCenter

We are a small, fast-growing e-commerce company mainly selling to private individuals. As we have a large flow of files to print every day, PrimeCenter is a very good software for us. We use it to organize files ordered via our webshop. It has simplified our work considerably. We drag the files into the recipe and it’s basically ready-to-print. The next step will be to implement an autoflow for the files to go through PrimeCenter, then through CalderaRIP to be printed automatically.
Logo Namly Design Namly Design with PrimeCenter Pro
We use PrimeCenter to prepare artworks before submitting them to CalderaRIP for printing. We are happy with PrimeCenter’s integration into our workflow. It has helped with our file manipulation and setup prior to the printing process. Two improvements that we have noticed right away were nesting complicated files and shapes more efficiently to save media, and visually inspecting for cut paths in the Studio window. The fixups are also a life-saver.
Caldera PrimeCenter icon PrimeCenter user Anonymous user
Our customers love PrimeCenter— it’s the missing piece between our prepress workflow solutions and their RIP, and the ideal tool to optimize nesting automatically while preparing cutting operations. Powerful, fast and fully customizable, PrimeCenter is perfect for digital printers who wish to optimize their media usage and fleet of printers. 
Hervé Schwertz Hervé Schwertz Co-Manager & Sales Director, Pixel Tech
PrimeCenter is compatible with any RIP and cutter controllers that support PDF file formats. When different input image files come in, PrimeCenter preflights & nests them into ready-for-production layouts. It doesn’t replace the RIP, but it’s far more effective to prepare files & prevent issues at the production stage.  
Michael Dreher Caldera Michael Dreher Director of Strategic Partnerships, Caldera
We use PrimeCenter to automatically nest incoming print files, and we use a separate computer running CalderaRIP for ripping. The recipe feature has been very convenient and allows us to automate our production process. It’s great that it works with Optiscout to generate cut files.
TeacherGeek logo TeacherGeek CalderaRIP & PrimeCenter user
We use PrimeCenter to expedite the production process between the design department and the printing department. Daily tasks for designers are minimized as they don’t have to carve out time for print file setups and can focus on design setup and client communication for proofing. The most obvious improvement since acquiring the software has been a higher turn over rate without increasing staff on duty for our custom orders especially.
Logo Throttle Syndicate Throttle Syndicate PrimeCenter User
We are happy with Caldera’s technical support. They have helped us via TeamViewer sessions until our basic setup was in place as well as shared our live recorded team viewer sessions so we can set up some on our own, allowing us to understand the software better.
Logo Throttle Syndicate Throttle Syndicate PrimeCenter Users
We find PrimeCenter to be incredibly useful, and we are pleased with the features it offers. Therefore, in addition to upgrading CalderaRIP, we want to extend our subscription to PrimeCenter. We are excited about the upcoming version and the enhanced capabilities it will bring.
logo DPC group Radovan Radulović DPC Group, Serbia


Prepare print & cut files for all types of indoor and outdoor applications.

Annual subscription plans

PrimeCenter is available in 3 annual subscription plans* with different automation levels.

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The manual version

1 user interface

Manual Import
Manual Apply Recipe
Manual Export

Access to knowledge base (HelpDesk) 

Access to technical support without SLA**

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The semi-automated version

1 user interface

Auto Import
Auto Apply Recipe
Manual Export

Access to knowledge base (HelpDesk) 

Access to technical support with SLA** & follow-up dashboard 

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The fully automated version

3 user interfaces

Auto Import
Auto Apply Recipe
Auto Export

Access to knowledge base (HelpDesk) 

Access to technical support with SLA** & follow-up dashboard 

*PrimeCenter subscriptions are automatically renewed annually. **SLA – Service-Level Agreement: guaranteed response time within 2h/4h/8h depending on the severity of the issue. 

Get started with PrimeCenter 

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