Minimal requirements to use Caldera software

Technical requirements

All you need to run your Caldera software 

Avoid performance & compatibility issues 

Before using any Caldera software, it is important to ensure your workstation meets the minimum system requirements. This will guarantee an optimal user experience while avoiding performance and compatibility issues. Check hardware requirements, OS compatibilities and supported file formats for CalderaRIP and PrimeCenter.  

Minimal hardware configuration  

Here are the minimal hardware requirements to ensure that your Caldera software will function properly.
The specifications below are valid for CalderaRIP and PrimeCenter.

PC configuration
Mac configuration
HardwareBe aware that using laptops for your production is strongly discouraged.Be aware that using laptops for your production is strongly discouraged.
SystemRefer to the OS compatibilities belowRefer to the OS compatibilities below
ProcessorIntel Core i3, i5 or i7Intel Core i3, i5, i7, M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max – Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac Studio
RAM4GB or 8GB (recommended). Minimum 1GB per core, recommended at least 2 GB per core.4GB or more. Minimum 1GB per core, recommended at least 2 GB per core.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)250GB250GB
Monitor/Video card1280×1024 minimum resolution. 1280×1024 minimum resolution
Caldera's pre-installed hardware range

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OS compatibilities 

Check the OS compatibility of Caldera solutions in the table below. Note that older software versions are no longer supported. More information is available on the Support & Hotline page

Linux

macOS

Windows

CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSIONS

CalderaRIP V17.x

Ubuntu 22.04
Buster 10 MATE
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Ventura 13
Sonoma 14
Not compatible

PrimeCenter V3.x

Ubuntu 22.04
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Ventura 13
Sonoma 14
Windows 10
Windows 11

CalderaDock v3.x

Ubuntu 22.04 
Buster 10 MATE
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Ventura 13
Sonoma 14
Windows 10
Windows 11

CalderaJobs v1.1

Ubuntu 22.04
Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
10.11 El Capitan
Sierra 10.12
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Windows 10
Windows 11
OLDER SOFTWARE VERSIONS

PrimeCenter V2.x

Ubuntu 22.04
Buster 10 MATE
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Ventura 13
Sonoma 14 (from 2.6)
Windows 10
Windows 11

CalderaRIP V16.x

Ubuntu 22.04
Buster 10 MATE
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Ventura 13
Not compatible

CalderaRIP V15.1.2

Ubuntu 22.04
Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Not compatible

CalderaRIP V15.x

Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Not compatible

CalderaRIP V14.x

Jessie 8.6 MATE
Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Not compatible

CalderaRIP V13.x

Jessie 8.6 MATE
Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
10.11 El Capitan
Sierra 10.12
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Not compatible

CalderaRIP V12.x

Jessie 8.x MATE
Stretch 9.5 MATE
10.11 El Capitan
Sierra 10.12
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Not compatible

CalderaRIP V11.x

Caldera Debian 2.x MATE
Jessie 8.8 MATE
Mavericks 10.9
Yosemite 10.10
El Capitan 10.11
Sierra 10.12
Not compatible

PrimeCenter V1.x

Buster 10 MATE
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Windows 10

CalderaDock V2.x

Ubuntu 22.04 
Stretch 9.x MATE (except CalderaDock 2.1. More info.)
Buster 10 MATE
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Ventura 13  
Windows 10
Windows 11 

CalderaDock V1.15

Ubuntu 22.04
Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
10.11 El Capitan
Sierra 10.12
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Windows 10
Windows 11

CalderaDock V1.14 & earlier

Jessie 8.8 MATE
Stretch 9.x MATE
Buster 10 MATE
10.11 El Capitan
Sierra 10.12
High Sierra 10.13
Mojave 10.14
Catalina 10.15
Big Sur 11
Monterey 12
Windows 10
Windows 11

Supported file formats

Caldera software support the most common file formats used in digital printing applications.

CalderaRIP supports PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, PSB (v12 or above), BMP, PNG, HPGL, PostScript level 3

PrimeCenter supports PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, PS, PNG, AI

Device & software compatibilities 

Caldera solutions integrate in most production environments to ensure a seamless workflow.

CalderaRIP is compatible with more than 1600 large-format printers and cutters. Please refer to the Supported devices to check whether your equipment is compatible.

PrimeCenter is compatible with any RIP software, and with any cutter controller supporting PDF. PrimeCenter can be fully integrated with CalderaRIP and Zünd Cut Center (ZCC).

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