What’s new in Version 15.1
Benefit from an improved Nesting algorithm, CalderaJobs’ compatibility with Windows, and five new exclusive features for CalderaCare users.
Improve cutting on non-white media
The White Under Marks feature has been designed to improve cutting accuracy on all types of non-white media. When printing on dark, transparent or metallic substrates, and if white ink is available on the printer, CalderaRIP adds white ink under and around the cutting marks and codes to improve the cutter detection.
Inspect your jobs before printing
With the Preview, we have made job verification and production management a lot easier. Within the Caldera Spooler and CalderaJobs, open a preview in full screen and zoom in to easily identify the jobs inside the nest and check the marks before printing to avoid unwanted errors and waste.
Manage your fleet from any of your workstations
CalderaJobs is now supported on Windows!
Send ripped jobs to your printers, balance the workload and check the statuses and connectivity of your fleet*— all from any of your RIP stations. You can also filter your RIP stations to focus on a subpart of your fleet.
The toolbox to manage your Caldera solutions
Login to your WorkSpace account directly from CalderaDock to access your important information, and benefit from increased flexibility, security and control during the installation process.
Download the new version of CalderaDock on WorkSpace.
Users with an active subscription to our CalderaCare maintenance contract benefit from additional, exclusive features in CalderaRIP.
Available in Fileman or in combination with the Smart Hotfolders, SmartImport extracts metadata from the filename (number of copies, targeted printer and presets, height, width & scale) to further automate job submission and avoid manual errors.
Improve your customer validation workflow by exporting TIFF proofs of your jobs after ripping and send them to your customers to reduce unwanted waste.
Have several projects with different cut contours? Group them into multi-page PDF files and submit them directly to CalderaRIP. Handling fewer files guarantees a more efficient workflow.
When preparing your jobs, CalderaRIP builds the rows by grouping the shapes by images, which helps the head of your cutting device to follow an optimized path and avoid unnecessary back and forths.
Rotate your jobs by 180° in VisualCut or GrandCut to streamline two-step workflows such as sublimation or lamination — and have ready‑to‑cut jobs right after printing.
To accelerate the ripping process of repeated patterns, you can choose between the RIP’s S&R optimization, or the new “Printer S&R” option*.
*Currently available for Reggiani Renoir, EFI COLORS-340 & POWER-340, Kornit Allegro, and all MS printers. See the updated list of printers supporting the “Use Printer S&R” option on www.helpdesk.caldera.com.
Instead of re-cutting the same job multiple times, use the Passes parameter in VisualCut to save time and increase the cutting precision on thicker roll materials.
The Nesting algorithm generates even more optimized layouts with your designs, saving the need to nest them manually in Compose & Nest-O-Matik.
CalderaRIP includes a new update of the Pantone Fashion and Home Interior Spot Colors library. In addition to the current 2310 colors available, these new 315 color references further expand fashion and home décor printing possibilities, while enhancing the accurate reproduction of colors.
When producing many custom jobs of different sizes on a roll printer, automate your trimming workflow using the ASP* (Automatic Slicer Positioning) functionality of the Fotoba XLA 170 to reduce manual processes and guarantee maximum cutting speed, flexibility and precision.
The ASP feature requires the Trim-O-Matik option.
TileOrder from Bottom Right
Extended settings have been added to TileOrder to ease the production of large-format projects. When creating a poster or another project in Tiling+, you can now select to start printing from bottom-right for more flexibility and to save valuable time on-site.
Wide Contour Offset
Benefit from an increased range of Cut Contour offsets (from [-10mm, +10mm] to [-100mm, +100mm]) to improve cutting accuracy on shrinking or distorting textile substrates.
For the company 30th anniversary, our RIP has been improved with a range of new features revealing our commitment to leverage your production workflows. I am delighted to see that our maturity is still fueled by innovation and that our customers can benefit from our rock-solid foundation to address new challenges.
Compatible with more than 1,600 devices from major manufacturers, Caldera is a comprehensive solution that can be integrated in any wide-format Print & Cut production environment. Check whether your printers & cutters are supported by the Caldera solutions.
More than 42 new print & cut drivers included in the V15.1 ISO
Official support of Linux Ubuntu
Benefit of Caldera’s ecosystem to scale up your production- PrimeCenter for prepress, optional modules for CalderaRIP, and CalderaCare to access even more features and benefits.